Dr. Robert Shortell, DC

Chiropractic  |  
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Age 46
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Dr. Robert Shortell, DC
Dr. Robert Shortell, DC is a chiropractic provider who practices in Cromwell, CT. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 20 years.

28 Shunpike Rd

Cromwell, CT 06416

Contact Information

(860) 635-4455

Dr. Robert Shortell, DC

Dr. Robert Shortell, DC

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

My goal is to provide you with excellent care to improve your overall well being. People that have health problems and want to enhance their natural healing ability choose chiropractic care. I treat people of all ages with many different problems. Chiropractic care allows you to have more energy, better sports performances, higher resistance to disease, greater relaxation and improved quality of life.
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  • Chiropractic

Board Certifications

Dr. Shortell does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Back Injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Whiplash


  • Low Back Procedure
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Physical Therapy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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.


  • State University Of New York At Oneonta
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Life University / Lincoln Chiropractic College
    Medical School | Graduated 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Shortell has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Shortell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shortell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shortell to family and friends
based on 45 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Shortell's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Cromwell, CT |
I had never been to a chiropractor before seining Dr. Shortell so I was unsure of what to expect. Dr. Shortell is very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. He puts you at ease, and got me feeling great again in no time. I look forward to my now monthly visits to Cromwell Chiropractic, and I have referred several people to Dr. Shortell who have all had success treating their pain.
in CT |
Dr. Robert Shortell is an AMAZING Chiropractor. He has worked on my neck and knee for years. Dr. Shortell is very professional, always strives for the best care for his patients, and has an extremely courteous staff. Very convenient hours for those who work, easy access right off the highway in Cromwell, and is super easy to get an appointment with. Dr. Shortell also is AMAZING with children. If you need a chiropractic for you or your children, Dr. Shortell is the definitely the one to call
in Cromwell, CT |
I have been a patient of Dr. Shortell's for a variety of painful issues since April 2015. I received excellent recommendations prior to his services. At the conclusion of treatments for each issue, when I was about to conclude my care, another "need/hurt" would occur! Throughout his treatments, I have trusted him and feel that he has been successful in treating me.
in Meriden, CT |
I have been a patient with Dr. Shortell for about 15 years now. I originally was introduced to him at the Durham Fair, where his office had a table which asked a question that caught my eye: Do you suffer from headaches? For several years I suffered from neck related headaches and only ibuprofen or aspirin would relieve it when it got too much to function normally. I have a better understanding of what was going on, and through Dr. Shortell's care I have not suffered from these headaches
in Middlefield, CT |
I've been seeing Dr. Shortell for years. He's helped me with back problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. He's got a great gentle approach that keeps me aligned so that I can continue to enjoy my active lifestyle!
Dr. Shortell services our whole family. Due to the excellent care he has given, my kids have been able to play high school sports with consistency and good health. He helped me through a painful neck injury. I was able to take up running and my neck and back feel great. He is a life changer! I always recommend him to friends and family. Great human being too!
New York, NY |
When I went to Dr Shortell it was for problems that several months of physical therapy did nothing for. I was severely depressed t=witht e thought that I would always have this back pain that would affect the quality of life I had before (gardening, excercise, sleeping, etc). I have been going to Dr Shortell for a few months now and I have to say I am amazed and can bend over again with ease and am sleeping again! PS Dr Shortell was recommended to me by the PT I was going to!
in Cromwell, CT |
I had back issues years ago, and went to Dr. Shortell and my visits with him helped a great deal. My husband couldn't get up and walk good at all one day, I called Dr. Shortell, who at the time never met him, and he went into the office to meet us. My husband left his office walking and continued therapy with him, which has helped a great deal as well. I have been having back problems again, so I am seeing Dr. Shortell again, which is definitely helping.
in Watertown, CT |
I just wanted to say I was very impressed with Dr. Sortell. My daughter was seeing him and she would rave about him. when I had an issue my daughter said you should go see Dr. Sortell. So I did. I am glad I listened to her. found that Dr. Shortell took his time with and explained everything to me. Which a lot or doctors really don't do that. I was also impressed with the outcome. I feel better!!!! His office staff is very pleasant and informative. I have recommended him to others
in Cromwell, CT |
I have been chiropractic for over 40yrs. When I moved I needed a new one. I went to Cromwell Chiropractic and Dr. Shortell. I'm impressed. He is very nice, smart and knowledgeable. He took his time with me and I never feel rushed at an appointment. I'm pretty old now and have some new problems but Dr. Shortell took me through them. He was honest about what he could and couldn't do. I admire that. He has helped and guided me and I am much better and well on the road to recovery. His offi
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Dr. Shortell accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS

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