Dr. Scott Shorten, MD

Dr. Scott Shorten, MD

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33 y/o
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Dr. Scott Shorten, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in North Kansas City, MO. He is 33 years old and has been practicing for 7 years. Read his story

Meritas Health Neurology

2790 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 1235

North Kansas City, MO 64116
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Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Shorten performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Restless Leg Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Insomnia
very high
more than 99% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Shorten's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shorten "Dr. Shorten grew up in rural Kansas and continues to call Kansas home. When not working he and his wife enjoy an active lifestyle including tennis, mountain biking, hunting and fishing."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shorten "Dr. Shorten is board certified in neurology and sleep medicine. He practices general neurology with a specific interest in sleep medicine. As a neurologist, Dr. Shorten chose to specialize in sleep medicine due to the interwoven nature of sleep health and neurological function. In addition to sleep disorders, Dr. Shorten has interest and experience in general neurological problems. He is experienced in the use of botulinum toxin (BOTOX) for treatment of migraine headaches. He particularly has interest in stroke, dementia and Parkinson's disease."
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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Concussion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Dystonia
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Shift Work Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Sleep Study

Background Check

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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.

Education

  • University Of Kansas / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2006
  • University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • University Of Kansas Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • University Of Kansas Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Vanderbilt University Mc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shorten has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Shorten does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Shorten and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

North Kansas City Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Stroke Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Shorten is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Shorten's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shorten to family and friends
5.0
based on 3 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Shorten's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Dr. Shorten is the fourth neurologist I've seen, and he's the most capable. I'll keep my care with him for as long as I can. He's very knowledgeable and is a top notch communicator.
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Dr. Shorten accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Shorten has admitting privileges

North Kansas City Hospital
2800 Clay Edwards Dr
North Kansas City, MO 64116
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