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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (11)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Adam Shimer is Good. Dr. Shimer has been reviewed by 14 patients who have provided 11 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.6
Promptness 4.5
Courteous Staff 4.2
Accurate Diagnosis 4.0
Bedside Manner 4.1
Spends Time with Me 4.2
Follows Up After Visit 4.2

Specialties & Research

Dr. Adam Shimer, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 7 areas:
  • Back Pain
  • Chordoma
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Vertebroplasty (Kyphoplasty)

Education & Awards

Dr. Shimer graduated from University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He has 8 awards.

2013 Nominee for North American Spine Society Value Award
2011 AO Spine North AmericaYoung Investigator Research Award
2004 North American Spine Society / The Spine Journal Outstanding Paper Award
2004 Cervical Spine Research Society 1st Place Fielding Resident/Fellow Research Award
2012 Runner-up North American Spine Society / The Spine Journal Outstanding Paper Award
2002 Gratton Alexander Litz III Award
2009 AO Spine North America 7th Annual Fellows Forum, 1st Place
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
Charlottesville, VA
Orthopaedic Surgeon


Dr. Shimer has 5 hospital affiliations:

  • UVA HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital 
  • University of Virginia Medical Center 

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Additional Information
Dr. Adam Lynn Shimer MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 9 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Where does Dr. Adam L. Shimer practice?
Dr. Adam Shimer has 4 office locations.
Dr. Adam Shimer practices Orthopaedic Surgery near Charlottesville, VA.
Additional practice locations include: Pittsburgh, PA.
See Charlottesville Orthopedic Surgeons.