Dr. Neal Shparago, DO

RheumatologyMaleAge 67

Dr. Neal Shparago, DO is a Rheumatology Specialist in Jackson, MS and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shparago to book an appointment.

Dr. Shparago

Baptist Premier

1200 N State St Ste 500 Jackson, MS 39202
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Shparago's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gout
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shparago treats Gout more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Shparago treats this condition more than 97% 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 96% of his peers

Dr. Shparago treats this condition more than 96% 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
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Rheumatoid Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shparago treats Rheumatoid Arthritis more than 91% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist

Dr. Shparago's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Biological Therapy
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursa Injection
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Injection of Tendon
  • IV Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • X-Ray

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(601) 352-2273

Dr. Shparago accepts the following insurance:

Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Dr. Shparago's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shparago

3.7

Based on 15 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
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What went well
  • Office environment (10)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (9)
  • Explained conditions well (9)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
  • Appointment was rushed (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...
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Veronica BRADLEY in Jackson, MS – Jan 23, 2019
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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
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Nov 21, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
1 person found this helpful
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Hasanati in Jackson, MS – Nov 21, 2018
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Oct 13, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
4 people found this helpful
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Jackson, MS – Oct 05, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Lynda Betts in Florence, MS – Sep 23, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
13 people found this helpful
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J.C. in Madison, MS – Jan 19, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
13 people found this helpful
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Jackson, MS – Oct 19, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

Tripler Army Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1994
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Tripler Army Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1990
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
,

Awards

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What are Dr. Neal Shparago, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Shparago frequently treats Gout, Osteoporosis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shparago treats.

Where is Dr. Neal Shparago, DO's office located?

Dr. Shparago's office is located at 1200 N State St Ste 500, Jackson, MS 39202. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Baptist Premier

Baptist Premier1200 N State St Ste 500 Jackson, MS 39202
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Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Jackson, MS

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)