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Dr. Wayne Shen, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 62

Dr. Shen

Wayne Shen, MD

1033 Los Palos Dr Ste A Salinas, CA 93901

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(831) 422-7195


Dr. Wayne Shen, MD is a neurology specialist in Salinas, CA and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University Of Michigan Medical School in 1983 and specializes in neurology.


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Dr. Shen accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna PPO
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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. Shen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Tension Headache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shen treats Tension Headache more than 100% of his peers

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

Peripheral Nerve Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shen treats Peripheral Nerve Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Shen treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Alcoholic Neuropathy
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Auditory Neuropathy
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Carcinomatous Polyneuropathy
  • Carotid Sinus Syncope
  • Chronic Demyelinating Neuropathy With IgM Monoclonal Gammapathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Congenital Neuropathy With Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
  • Congenital Sensory Neuropathy With Neurotrophic Keratitis
  • Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hereditary Neuropathy With Liability to Pressure Palsies
  • Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy, Type I
  • Infantile Refsum Disease
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Inflammatory Neuropathies
  • Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
  • Metabolic Neuropathy
  • Motor and Sensory Neuropathy With Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Bouldin Type
  • Motor Neuropathy
  • Motor Neuropathy, Peripheral With Dysautonomia
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy With Conduction Block
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Jerash Type
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type III
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type VIIa
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Lom Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Okinawa Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Radicular
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type I
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type II
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type IV
  • Neuropathy, Motor & Sensory
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Pudenal Neuropathy
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Retrobulbar Neuropathy
  • Sensory Neuropathy With Spastic Paraplegia
  • Spinal Bulbar Motor Neuropathy
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia With Axonal Neuropathy, Type 2
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Autosomal Recessive, With Axonal Neuropathy
  • Toxic Polyneuropathy Due to Acrylamide
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Neuropathy
Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shen treats Brain Disorders more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Shen treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Shen's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

Dr. Shen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shen

3.9

Based on 8 reviews

5 Stars
62.5%
(5)
4 Stars
12.5%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
25%
(2)

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The worst! Our relative had a stroke at a relatively early age. He prescribed a medication used for Alzheimer's patients. That is NOT used even off label for stroke survivors with short term memory loss. He also prescribed a medication for seizures. There was ONE episode of spasticity with her arm. Spasticity is common post-stroke and is NOT a seizure. He also doubled up on blood thinners which put her at extremely high risk for bleeding. He also never gave her a baseline memory test!
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We initially went to Dr. Shen for a second opinion relating to post-seizure neurological and behavioral problems our elderly mother was exhibiting. Dr. Shen quickly determined that they were due to inappropriate medication she had been prescribed, and he solved the problem. We can't praise Dr. Shen enough for the core competence, expertise, and effectiveness he demonstrated during this stressful time. The quality of our several follow-up visits have been consistently first rate. He is excellent
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I've been seeing Dr. Shen for about 10 years for MS. He listens to my concerns and encourages me to take good care of myself to prevent relapses. His staff is fantastic and very responsive to my needs. I feel blessed to have a local neurologist that have so much confidence in.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Wayne Shen, MD is a neurology specialist in Salinas, CA and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University Of Michigan Medical School in 1983 and specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

Indiana University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Harbor-Ucla Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Harbor-Ucla Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1983
University Of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
1983

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average