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Dr. Michael Shen, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 43

Dr. Shen

Saddleback Valley Neuroscience

24012 Calle De La Plata Ste 150 Laguna Hills, CA 92653

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Dr. Michael Shen, MD is a neurology specialist in Laguna Hills, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in neurology.


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Dr. Shen accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
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Select Plus HMO
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Cigna PPO
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Shen's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Peripheral Nerve Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shen treats Peripheral Nerve Disorders more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Shen treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Alcoholic Neuropathy
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Auditory Neuropathy
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Carcinomatous Polyneuropathy
  • Carotid Sinus Syncope
  • Chronic Demyelinating Neuropathy With IgM Monoclonal Gammapathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Congenital Neuropathy With Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
  • Congenital Sensory Neuropathy With Neurotrophic Keratitis
  • Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hereditary Neuropathy With Liability to Pressure Palsies
  • Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy, Type I
  • Infantile Refsum Disease
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Inflammatory Neuropathies
  • Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
  • Metabolic Neuropathy
  • Motor and Sensory Neuropathy With Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Bouldin Type
  • Motor Neuropathy
  • Motor Neuropathy, Peripheral With Dysautonomia
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy With Conduction Block
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Jerash Type
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type III
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type VIIa
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Lom Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Okinawa Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Radicular
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type I
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type II
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type IV
  • Neuropathy, Motor & Sensory
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Pudenal Neuropathy
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Retrobulbar Neuropathy
  • Sensory Neuropathy With Spastic Paraplegia
  • Spinal Bulbar Motor Neuropathy
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia With Axonal Neuropathy, Type 2
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Autosomal Recessive, With Axonal Neuropathy
  • Toxic Polyneuropathy Due to Acrylamide
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Neuropathy
Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shen treats Migraine more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Shen treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shen treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Shen treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis

Dr. Shen's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

About Me

Biography

Dr. Michael Shen, MD is a neurology specialist in Laguna Hills, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Education

2001
Tufts University School Of Medicine
Medical School
2001

Dr. Shen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shen

4.0

Based on 29 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
24.137931034482758%
(7)

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Highly recommend Dr. Shen. I am so glad to finally found a top notch Neurologist! I've been seeing another doctor at Hoag for over a year and was not happy with my progress. I waited to be Dr. Shen's new patient and it was so worth the wait. Dr. Shen is very caring, knowledgeable, and I feel much better with great progress! Very friendly staffs at newly renovated office! I am in the best hand!
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Dr. Shen did not provide insight or follow-up to my visits and tests. I was expecting so much more from a medical professional, especially a neurologist. I was disappointed, and phoned to discuss, share, express my concern, then was dropped immediately and told that he would no longer see me, suggesting another doctor. Staff was not friendly.
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Probably the most efficient physician's office I have been to. Tests and referrals are approved by my HMO often by the time I walk out of the exam room. Dr. Shen is outstanding. Extremely patient, interactive and caring. He's also very well informed. He doesn't hesitate to make a referral for the most comprehensive type of testing etc. that might be needed. Very impressed.
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My husband and I really appreciate Dr. Shen for his knowledge, understanding and care. Going through a surgical procedure and recovery process was not easy, but with Dr. Shen's care we were able to stand strong. Every day is very precious and choosing a right Doctor is very important. I was a teacher and my husband was an attorney in LA. We had a different Neurology Specialist Dr in LA but chose Dr. Shen after we retired and moved to OC. We are really happy and highly recommend him. Thank you.
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My family struggled to find the right Neurologist to care for me while I was stuck with DO in Orange. Dr. Shen was recommended to them by one of his patients. He is caring, understanding, and easy to talk to.
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Dr. Shen came highly recommended. I was very impressed with his office staff and with him. He's very caring, very knowledgeable and takes his time to sincerely consider individual needs. My previous DO from Hoag wasn't thorough, so I searched for the best MD in the Orange County and I found Dr. Shen.
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I highly recommend Dr. Shen. Their newly renovated office in the new building is very clean and staffs are friendly. They are the largest neurology group in southern California and I am very happy to be Dr. Shen's patient.
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wish i could rate this no stars. This guy truly does not care about his patients, and the poor ratings justify it. But just a bit of insight on this gentleman. I work 60 hours a week and for me it can take up to 2-3 days to respond in a timely manner. He withdrew me from seeing him because i did not respond within that window. Which is okay, I was not seeing him for advice or to obtain information because he is not that educated in his field to begin with. You will pick that up once you see him
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Dr. Shen is very knowledgeable about all kinds of neurological disorders. He is very friendly and really cares about his patients. The staff has been incredible with me. They are extremely friendly and have gone above and beyond to answer questions, authorize treatments, and even have greeted me with hugs because I've had some challenging transition of meds this past year.
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I would highly recommend Dr. Shen. He is extremely knowledgeable, very thorough, caring and patience. He listens to my symptoms and explains in very understandable terms. He communicated with my primary care Doctor to ensure they were on the same page. I referred him to several friends and they all have Dr. Shen as their Neurologist. Dr. Shen has been nominated as Top Doctor for many years and they are the largest Neurology group in Southern California.
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Hard to schedule appt with front office, takes forever to have someone gets back ! I would not recommend this facility to anyone !
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I would never refer anyone to this Dr. My PCP referred me to him and I made an appt. After cancelling 2 appts with plenty of notice, was told that if I wanted to reschedule, I would have to see another Dr, as he is upset that I had to cancel. His staff thanked me for calling saying lots of people don't call. My reason for cancelling was due to my adult daughter being very ill. His office girl seemed embarrassed to tell me of his tantrum. Don't need this kind of medical help! Praying for him.
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His manner is terrible and he misdiagnosed my symptoms. The combination of bad manner and problematic diagnostic skills created lots of unnecessary problems for me. I would avoid this doctor at all costs.
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Receptionist unfriendly upon check in. Check out receptionist very friendly and helpful. Dr. Shen was border-line RUDE with my 83 year old mother. Of course she is struggling, that is why she is there!! He treated her as if she was a 2 year old, totally condescending and impatient. My mother does not want to go back, and now I have to try to convince her!
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