Dr. Robert Shugart, MD

Dr. Robert Shugart, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Robert Shugart, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Fort Wayne, IN and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.

7601 W Jefferson Blvd

Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Contact Information

(260) 436-8686

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

77  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis


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18  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • San Francisco Spine Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shugart has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shugart's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shugart to family and friends
13 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Shugart's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I love Dr. Shugart. I had surgury, decompression/fusion and highly recommend him and his staff!
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After dealing with severe sciatic pain, I was referred to Dr. Shugart. Conservative routes (2 injections and PT) were attempted with no relief. Feb. 2017, I had a microdiscetomy and removal of bone spurs to relieve a pinched nerve. I did well for a short time, with returned symptoms. Due to an...more
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UPDATE: After a month when all the drugs wore off the pain started to gradually come back, went through therapy, and tried a couple different pills he put me on with no success. I am now back where it was before the operation, sometime it's better to leave things the way they are, because surgery...more
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