Dr. Shaka Walker, MD

Dr. Shaka Walker, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Dr. Shaka Walker, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Belle Vernon, PA. He has been practicing for 17 years.

800 Plaza Dr Ste 240

Belle Vernon, PA 15012

Contact Information

(724) 379-5816

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • UPMC

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection

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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

  • Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Walker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Walker to family and friends
3.4
based on 12 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Walker's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Pittsburgh, PA |
I saw Dr. Walker and his PA for knee pain. I was told that I was "of age" (I am 45). I was told that I am overweight ( I am) and I was told that the pain was due to arthritis. His PA was the most condescending person I have ever met. I found her rude and to be honest, stupid. I saw another doctor and was diagnosed with a torn meniscus. I have since had surgery and have had no problems since then. I would under no circumstances want Dr. Walker and/or his PA to ever attempt to treat me again.
Pittsburgh, PA |
Dr. Walker is fine but the staff is awful...rude and seems to forget who pays their salary...PATIENTS! Also was shocked to discover that this office charges $25.00 to complete a form. Not interested in taking care of patients.
in Upper St. Clair |
Dr. Walker started transferred practices and I can only assume the lower ratings may have been the result of how his previous group operated because my experience with him and his staff was phenomenal. My appointments started on time, every time, which is nearly unheard of. He is incredibly personal, described everything in a way that I clearly understood and he was very generous with his time. Before and after my surgery, he had a very down to earth bedside manner.
Pittsburgh, PA |
Very rude staff and misdiagnosed shoulder injury
McMurray, PA |
Dr. Walker saw me on Friday after I received a dog bite on my hand. It was right before a holiday weekend and he was concerned about infection spreading. He made a special trip to an outpatient center closer to my house on Saturday morning to reevaluate the bite and make sure I didn't need to be admitted for IV antibiotics. He went above and beyond and was extremely kind and patient. He even gave me a contact number to reach him directly since the office was closed for the holiday.
in Elizabeth, PA |
Dr. Walker is is knowledgeable and professional. His surgical skills reduced my recovery time exponentially. I recommend him highly.
in San Antonio, TX |
I would highly recommended Dr. Shaka Walker! After a failed previous surgery from another doctor, I spent 10 years limping on a rare ankle injury. I was given almost no hope from many doctors. Finally, after many prayers, the Lord sent me the right Doctor. He is extremely intelligent, very positive and upbeat. He explains things very well and patiently takes his time to go over any and every detail. It took me 3 years to completely heal but now I am pain free! I am forever grateful to this man!
in Bethel Park, PA |
Dr. Walker was easy to talk to, responded to questions with informative answers, and willing to work with me. He helped me decide how to proceed with a very challenging complicated shoulder rotator cuff problem. We're not finished yet but working on it.
in Pittsburgh, PA |
Dr. Walker completely misdiagnosed me as having a patella (kneecap) issue and arthritis. He sent me to physical therapy and the PT immediately suspected I had a torn meniscus. I saw another doctor who ordered an MRI and I have a torn meniscus. I have spent the past month limping around and in pain. If Dr. Walker had examined me thoroughly and not relied on his PA for diagnosis, I would have had this taken care of much earlier and not suffered as much. Would not recommend him to anyone.
in Yuba City, CA |
I had right shoulder surgery in October 2013 to repair a posterior labral tear. I trusted his suggestion to have surgery but my shoulder has been in MUCH worse condition since. I wish I never had the surgery to begin with. Every 3 months for a year I would schedule a follow up appointment to try to figure out why I was experience even more discomfort, pain and lack of mobility. His only answer was to wait a couple more months. When it comes to shoulders, find a different surgeon.
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Dr. Walker accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • UPMC
    UPMC PPO

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Uniontown Hospital
500 W Berkeley St
Uniontown, PA 15401
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Monongahela Valley Hospital
1163 Country Club Rd
Monongahela, PA 15063
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Saint Clair Hospital
1000 Bower Hill Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
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