Dr. Roger Shortz, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 80

Dr. Shortz
Accepting new patients

Earth and Air Wellness Acupuncture & Alternative Medicine Inc.

140 Gregory Ln Ste 210 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

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(510) 243-2130

Dr. Roger Shortz, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Pleasant Hill, CA and has over 54 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Miami / School of Medicine medical school in 1968. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus and L A Downtown Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shortz to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Shortz's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shortz treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 60% of his peers

Dr. Shortz treats this condition more than 60% of his peers

Herniated Disc
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Dr. Shortz treats Herniated Disc more than 40% of his peers

Dr. Shortz treats this condition more than 40% of his peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shortz treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 33% of his peers

Dr. Shortz treats this condition more than 33% of his peers

Dr. Shortz's conditions and procedures:

  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neurostimulation
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis

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Dr. Shortz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Basic PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Shortz's Reviews

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3.2

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This doctor performed my first multi-level fusion and shortly I had a massive bacterial infection from the surgery. I had to go to the emergency room and soon after found out that this doctor has no hospital privileges anywhere because he only operates out of surgical centers so at this point I was on my own. I almost died from the bacterial infection and luckily another surgeon saved my life. The bacterial infection returned a couple more times like the new surgeon told me it might so at that point all of the hardware needed to be removed because that was the source of the bacterial infection.
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  • 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
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Jamie Distefano – Nov 21, 2021
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Dr Shortz was my surgeon a few years ago and I am in the exact same pain so I'm sure the degenerative disc disease has made it's way to another disc or More!¡! I am hopin and praying I can get him to be my surgeon Again because HE WAS AMAZING
What went well
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  • 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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Amy Fitz in Stockton,ca – Jun 06, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Roger Shortz, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Pleasant Hill, CA and has over 54 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cosmetic Medicine
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Education

1974
Miami Affil Hosps
Residency Hospital
1969
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1968
University of Miami / School of Medicine
Medical School
1964
Florida State University
Undergraduate School
United States
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. Roger Shortz, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shortz frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Spine, Herniated Disc, and Intervertebral Disc Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shortz treats.

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Dr. Shortz's office is located at 140 Gregory Ln Ste 210, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Shortz speaks Spanish, Chinese, and English. View profile to see all.

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Earth and Air Wellness Acupuncture & Alternative Medicine Inc.140 Gregory Ln Ste 210 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Shortz is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus

Berkeley, CA

59% Patient Experience Rating, 10% lower than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

L A Downtown Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

56% Patient Experience Rating, 13% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Sutter Solano Medical Center

Vallejo, CA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

West Anaheim Medical Center

Anaheim, CA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)