Dr. Scott Shorten, MD

Dr. Scott Shorten, MD

Neurology  ·  
Male  ·  
34 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Scott Shorten, MD is a neurology specialist in North Kansas City, MO and has been practicing for 3 years. He specializes in neurology and sleep medicine.Read his story

Meritas Health Neurology

2790 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 1235

North Kansas City, MO 64116
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Insurance Accepted

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

Learn about Dr. Shorten

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Top Care Areas

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

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

Dr. Shorten's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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."

2  Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

44  Conditions Treated


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4  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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
5 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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

    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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