Dr. Shelby Bailey, MD

Dr. Shelby Bailey, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Shelby Bailey, MD is a general surgery specialist in Florence, AL and has been practicing for 30 years. He specializes in general surgery.Read his story

Shoals Surgical Group, Shoals Vein Center, Madison Vein Center

501 E Dr Hicks Blvd Ste A

Florence, AL 35630
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

Learn about Dr. Bailey

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Top Care Areas

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

Venous Sclerotherapy
more than 80% of peers
Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
more than 47% of peers
more than 5% of peers

Dr. Bailey'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. Bailey's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Bailey "Dr. Shelby K. Bailey was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in July of 1956. While growing up, his family moved several times until arriving in Alabama when he was in grade school. They moved again however, but Dr. Bailey eventually made it back to Birmingham, Alabama after graduating from high school in the Midwest. Dr. Bailey attended Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1978. He received his degree in medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1983. Following his medical degree, Dr. Bailey completed a five year residency in General Surgery at Carraway Hospital in Birmingham, finishing this in June of 1988. During this time, Carraway hospital operated a three helicopter emergency transport system and was one of the busiest surgical trauma centers in the entire state. Dr. Bailey has been in private surgical practice in the Shoals area since 1991. When not at work, Dr. Bailey enjoys playing music and working with digital video editing. He is also an instrument rated private pilot and likes to take his wife and/or three children along on trips."


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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

54  Procedures


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

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 Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Carraway Meth Mc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Carraway Meth Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bailey has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Shoals Hospital, Chief, Department of Surgery

Dr. Bailey's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bailey to family and friends
10 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Bailey'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)

Awesome place, staff and doctor! Everyone was so friendly, knowledgeable and my legs feel better than they have in years!!!!!!!
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