Dr. Scott Shawen, MD

Dr. Scott Shawen, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Scott Shawen, MD is an orthopedic foot & ankle surgery doctor who practices in Charlotte, NC. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Read his story

15825 Ballantyne Medical Pl Ste 100

Charlotte, NC 28277

Contact Information

(704) 323-3400

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Tricare

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Top Care Areas


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Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ankle Fracture
more than 83% of peers
Achilles Tendinitis
more than 84% of peers

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Dr. Shawen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shawen "Dr. Shawen's medical career has taken him all over the world. Prior to joining OrthoCarolina, Dr. Shawen served as an Associate Professor of Surgery at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland and Residency Program Director and Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Service Chief at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. While at Walter Reed, Dr. Shawen focused on lower extremity trauma and amputation surgery and was intimately involved in the care of wounded soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Shawen deployed with the 14th Combat Support Hospital and supported the 7th Group Special Forces during his tour, caring for many local nationals and injured coalition soldiers. He is very happy to return to Charlotte after retiring from 21 years of military service."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shawen "Kind, Compassionate, and Personalized care for every patient is a must."


  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • Amputation
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Byu
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Duke University
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Miller Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shawen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shawen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shawen to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Shawen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Rock Hill, SC |
I first met Dr Shawen in July of 2016 after breaking my leg and ankle. I was verry pleased with the care I received and would highly recommend him to anyone. He is such a knowledgeable, caring, kind and considerate Doctor.
in Ft Mill, SC |
Dr. Shawen is thorough in his explanations and excellent in his knowledge and care of his patients. I had extensive surgery on my foot. He provided the best alternative and I am able to walk without pain. I highly recommend him.
in Charlotte, NC |
Dr. Shawen, is a very dedicated, patient, and caring physician. He was very patient with me, taking the time to listen to my problem and my questions. I recommend him very highly to anyone who needs an orthopedic surgeon specializing in ankle.
in Ft Mill, SC |
Great Doctor! Very personable and explained things in great detail. Very knowledgeable and really put me at ease!
in Charlotte, NC |
Dr. Shawen was amazing!! He has a great personality and explained my issue very well. He gave me different options, and his team worked with me to get surgery scheduled around insurance issues. This whole process was an excellent experience!!!
Charlotte, NC |
He took the time to explain everything in a manner that was easy to understand. You can tell that he really cares for the pain and suffering his patients have been living with.
in Charlotte NC |
He is great, takes time to listen to my concerns and make sure my questions are answered. I have had surgery to my foot and he's been great with my overall care
Gastonia, NC |
From day one he made sure I understood what was going on and my options. He took his time to make sure my questions were answered and walked me through the process. Lacrosse is my passion and a way for me to be with my friends post collegiate. He put me at ease with the decisions I was making for my treatment.
in Knoxville, TN |
Dr Shawen recently performed fusion surgery on my right foot . While I am still in th healing process, I cannot say enough good things about the care and excellent bedside manner that Dr Shawen has provided. While I had one doctor in Knoxville Tennessee tell me my foot could never be fixed and removing it was the best option (not joking) Dr shawen never blinked an eye and had no issues telling me that by following his instructions my foot could be repaired. he has done what he said. A++++
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Dr. Shawen accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Tricare

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Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy
2001 Vail Ave
Charlotte, NC 28207
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