Dr. Scott Shorten, MD

Dr. Scott Shorten, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
33 y/o

Accepting new patients

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.

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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Care Philosophy

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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Dr. Shorten's Experience

Dr. Shorten's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurology
  • Board certified in Neurology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Insomnia
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Shift Work Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Apnea


  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Sleep Study

Background Check

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Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

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.


  • 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

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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
based on 1 review (1 with a comment)
Dr. Shorten's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 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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Now Accepting New Patients
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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