Dr. Raymond Sheppard Jr, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 50

Dr. Sheppard Jr
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

General Surgery Associates PC

4704 Whitesburg Dr Sw Ste 200 Huntsville, AL 35802

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(256) 880-4510

Dr. Raymond Sheppard Jr, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Huntsville, AL and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Alabama School Of Medicine medical school in 1996. He is affiliated with Crestwood Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sheppard Jr to book an appointment.

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Dr. Sheppard Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sheppard Jr performs Gallbladder Removal more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Sheppard Jr performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cholecystectomy, Open
  • da Vinci® Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sheppard Jr performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Sheppard Jr performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sheppard Jr performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Sheppard Jr performs this procedure more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Sheppard Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Boil
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Screening
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cellulitis
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Cold Sore
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Distal Pancreatectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Intertrigo
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Keloid Scar
  • Laparoscopic Adrenal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Herniorrhaphy
  • Latex Allergy
  • Lipomas
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Open Adrenal Surgery
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Hernia Procedures
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Screenings
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Total Splenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Ventral Herniorrhaphy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Sheppard Jr accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Dr. Sheppard Jr's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sheppard Jr

5.0

Based on 124 ratings

5 Stars
98.38709677419355%
(122)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
0.8064516129032258%
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Listened & answered questions (116)
  • Explained conditions well (115)
  • Staff friendliness (112)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (3)
  • Long wait times (3)
  • Office environment (2)
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Dr Sheppard is an excellent surgeon with a great bedside manner. If you’re looking for a skilled and compassionate doctor he should be tour first choice.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Ondrea – May 27, 2021
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Very helpful
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
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May 22, 2021
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Dr Sheppard was professional, caring, answered my questions and spent quality time with me.
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
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Ronald Swaim – May 13, 2021
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Friendly and informative. He answered all my questions. I did not feel rushed.
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
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May 08, 2021
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Very personable; good listener.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jack B. – May 07, 2021
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I had my gallbladder removed Wednesday April. 28,2021 at Crestwood Hospital. Dr. Shepard is the best doctor, his bedside manner is EXCELLENT. He is very caring, and one on one. I would recommend him to anyone needing health care. Hardly no pain, no port, little gas.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Tammy Curry – Apr 30, 2021
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It all went much better than I was expecting.
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
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Apr 25, 2021
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Was a straightforward Dr that did a excellent job on fixing my hernia.
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
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Chad Allan Spencer – Apr 04, 2021
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Dr. Sheppard performed a double mastectomy on me. He was clear in his explanation of the procedure. He is so kind and thoughtful. His staff is superb.
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
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Mar 31, 2021
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This was my third appointment withDr Shepard Jr. He has superb "bedside manners," he stays on top of your status,, and discusses your issues calmly. He knows what your issues are before you finish your concerns. If something needs his attention he will review your records and makes sure he, and his patient are on the same playbook page.
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
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Nuss, Allen – Mar 23, 2021
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Follow-up office visit at one month after my hernia surgery, Dr Shepard did an outstanding job review my recovery progress, framing my path forward and answering my questions. He has the experience and professionalism to provide outstanding general surgery and medical support. I trust his judgement and value his opinion, he is cares about his patience and their well being!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Harry Spear – Mar 18, 2021
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Dr. Sheppard was extremely knowledgable and well prepared for my visit by reviewing previous CT scans to accurately diagnose my issue. Very personable and thorough. All the staff were friendly and accommodating .
What went well
  • 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
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Jim H – Mar 04, 2021
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Follow up on laparoscopic hernia repair with mesh. Determination that small bump was scaring and not a concern.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Barry – Feb 20, 2021
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Courteous, professional, and thorough treatment by Dr. Sheppard and entire staff. Highly recommended.
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
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Wayne and Julia Blackwell, Huntsville, AL – Feb 18, 2021
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Very friendly staff. Was in and out within an hour. Dr Sheppard jr was very professional and straight to the point. I left there in a state of peace about my situation!
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
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Jessica Gable – Feb 06, 2021
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Dr. Sheppard has been my surgeon a second time and i am very pleased with his surgical help to restore my health. He is very personable and i would highly recommended his surgeons expertise.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 01, 2021
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Dr. Sheppard and his staff were very professional, friendly and showed genuine care and concern to me during my initial visit, procedure and follow up visits. Thank you for you the excellent care I have received.
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
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Tammy Holloway – Jan 30, 2021
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My visit was very good, I call it excellent. I am Blessed and grateful to have God favorite to a godly man as my doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jan 28, 2021
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I think Dr. Shepherd should be rated one of the Top Surgeons in Alabama. He always acts in a professional manner but is so caring while showing his patients total respect. He ALWAYS acts concerned and covers every aspect of his diagnosis and makes Sure you understand everything he is saying.. He NEVER makes you feel rushed even when you know he is slammed because of all the people in the waiting room. He operated on me and made sure I understood EVERYTHING that was going to go on in the operating room before I went back to surgery. I have told every Dr. that I’ve seen since I became a patient of Dr.Shepherds that they should refer ALL of their general surgery Patients to him.
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
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Lane Ryan – Jan 14, 2021
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Good visits, good bedside manner. Office staff polite and professional. Minor surgery performed with little to no scar remaining. Based on my experience Dr. Sheppard is highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
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Rich W – Dec 08, 2020
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Compassionate, state-of-the art surgical care with an emphasis on minimally invasive surgery, especially gallbladder and robotic hernia repair.

Biography

Ray Sheppard Jr., MD, is an expert in hernia repair, gallbladder surgery, and surgery for breast diseases including treatment for breast cancer.   Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Robotic Surgery
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Board Certifications

Education

2001
Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX
Residency Hospital
1997
Caraway Methodist Med Ctr-Birmingham, Al
Internship Hospital
1996
University Of Alabama School Of Medicine
Medical School
1992
Georgia Institute Of Technology
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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Does Dr. Raymond Sheppard Jr, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Sheppard Jr has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Raymond Sheppard Jr, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Raymond Sheppard Jr, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sheppard Jr frequently treats Gallbladder Removal, Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic, and Appendectomy, Laparoscopic. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sheppard Jr treats.

Where is Dr. Raymond Sheppard Jr, MD's office located?

Dr. Sheppard Jr's office is located at 4704 Whitesburg Dr Sw Ste 200, Huntsville, AL 35802. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

General Surgery Associates PC

General Surgery Associates PC4704 Whitesburg Dr Sw Ste 200 Huntsville, AL 35802
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Sheppard Jr is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Crestwood Medical Center

Huntsville, AL

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received