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Dr. Neal Shparago, DO

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 64

Dr. Shparago

Dr. Neal Shparago, DO is a rheumatology specialist in Jackson, MS and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of North Texas Health Science Center / Texas College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1990 and specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.


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(601) 352-2273

Dr. Shparago accepts the following insurance:

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Superior Health Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. Shparago's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Autoimmune Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shparago treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Shparago treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Gout
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shparago treats Gout more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Shparago treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Juvenile Gout
Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shparago treats Osteoporosis more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Shparago treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip

Dr. Shparago's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Biological Therapy
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursa Injection
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Injection of Tendon
  • IV Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • X-Ray

About Me

Care Philosophy

My philosophy is simple: Do the best that I can for every patient.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

1994
Walter Reed Army Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Tripler Army Med Center
Residency Hospital
1991
Tripler Army Med Center
Internship Hospital
1990
University Of North Texas Health Science Center / Texas College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1976
University Of Illinois
Undergraduate School
1994
1993
1991
1990
1976

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Shparago's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shparago

3.8

Based on 13 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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(3)

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I AM VERY PLEASED TO KNOW HE'S BACK IN JACKSON MS..I WAS HIS PATIENT BEFORE HE MOVED..I ALWAYS LOVED HIS CARE FOR HIS PATIENTS ARE SO EXTREME...
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I waited 2 months for an appointment. I arrived at appointment time, the time that Baptist hospital mychart notifications told me to be there. The receptionist and his rude secretary told me I was supposed to have been there 30 minutes before appointment time. I certainly could have been if I had been told that ahead of time. I never got to see the doctor because they told me I was “late”. Iasked for a manager but was told there was not one there. Filing complaints with Medicare Medicaid and adm
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Excellent! But it's a bit difficult to see him as an emergency appointment re: a flare...an appointment may take months to get on his schedule. Concerned about refills on medication.
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Dr Shparago was wonderful! My appointment today was very positive. My appt was at 9. I was told to get there at 8:30. I was through by 9:15. He was very thorough. I really appreciate the fact that he doesn’t make you wait forever at your appointment!
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He may be a great doctor, I wouldn’t know. I read my appointment time wrong & showed up 20 minutes late instead of 20 minutes early & my appointment was canceled. After waiting 4 months to see him, I was told I could schedule an appointment for 3 months later. His secretary is rude & extremely unhelpful. She was almost arrogant & turned up her nose. He may be a wonderful doctor, but I will go elsewhere because of how I was treated.
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One of the most thorough Drs I’ve ever known. Shows genuine concern for his patients. Excited he’s back in town. I had considered driving to Temple Texas area to see him.
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I was so happy he came back to Mississippi! He's the only rheumatologist who has ever been able to keep my rheumatoid arthritis under control. Feels like family.
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Dr. Shparago is an amazing physician. He has a great bedside manner with his patients and will go the extreme for his patients. He has been a blessing to my family. I am so glad he is back in Jackson, MS.
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