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Dr. Shuntaro Shinada, MD

Rheumatology •  Male • Age 49

  
Dr. Shinada

USC Hospital Internal Medicine

1520 San Pablo St Ste 1000 Los Angeles, CA 90033
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(323) 226-8000

Dr. Shuntaro Shinada, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1998 and specializes in rheumatology.


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(323) 226-8000

Dr. Shinada accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Shinada's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shinada treats Elbow Injuries more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shinada treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shinada treats Fibromyalgia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shinada treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shinada treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shinada treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shinada's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Dr. Shinada's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shinada

4.0

Based on 12 reviews

5 Stars
75%
(9)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
25%
(3)

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I would not recommend Dr. Shinada to anyone. If you want a provider who is professional, empathetic, and timely, I urge you to look elsewhere. I initially chose Dr. Shinada to be my rheumatologist because of the hundreds of positive reviews and his years of experience. There were a few people who seemed to have negative interactions with him, but I chose to ignore them, which I regret. Looking back at those reviews now, I can relate to the same frustrations including lack of timely follow up and responses to emails (voicemails are literally never answered), even in regards to more urgent matters like authorizations for pain medication. To me, his bedside manner was indifferent and impersonal, at most he was cordial, but there never seemed to be any empathy or genuine concern. My experience with Dr. Shinada and his team has been by far the worst -- to the point where I transferred care to a new provider.
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I saw Dr. Shinada one time. He ordered lab tests and told me to message him through the patient portal when I got the lab work done, which I did. I did not get a response from him, or USC for a follow up. I messaged again a few months later when symptoms increased, no response. This was my first time to a rhuematologist, I live in a rural area and drove 5 hours to see him. Some kind of response or instruction would have been appreciated.
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With hands down this is one of the best doctors my husband has seen at USC. He has great people skills and takes time and explains everything. Compassion is the best word to describe him. What a great and wonderful doctor!
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Been under Dr. Shinada's care and I must admit that he is an excellent medical provider. I trust his knowledge and appreciate his care toward my needs.
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Dr. Shinada is very kind, professional and respectful. He has been taking care of me for my Lupus and daughter for RA for more then 10yrs. I also see him when my PMD is too booked to get a appointment and I can see him within 24 hrs. or sooner. He is the Best !! He really care about the whole person.
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Biography

Dr. Shuntaro Shinada, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1998 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

2004
Lac/Usc Mc
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Lac/Usc Mc
Residency Hospital
1998
Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
Medical School

Languages

  • Japanese
  • English

Awards

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Keck Hospital of USC

Los Angeles, CA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average