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About Dr. John K Shuster
Dr. John K Shuster, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Spokane, WA, with other offices in Spokane, WA and Ponderay, ID (and 1 other location). He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine. Dr. Shuster is affiliated with Providence Holy Family Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. John K Shuster has the following 2 specialties
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine
Dr. John K Shuster has the following 6 expertise
- Spinal Fractures
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Spinal Stenosis
Dr. John K Shuster has 1 board certified specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
Dr. John K Shuster is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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He listens to the patient and treats you like you have the right to make your own decision. He makes you feel that you can ask any question without the pressure to rush through the appt. He is a very caring Dr. who makes it feel more like a partnership rather then he given the orders. Yes, I would recommend him to anyone.
I had horrific arm pain on both sides, with spasms. A chiropractor ordered and MRI and a herniated disk was seen. Shuster spent five minutes with me and then ordered physical therapy which really inflamed the area. I tried to return to him but he called me and told me there was nothing wrong with my neck and to get off the drugs. Because of him, my doctor took me off hydrocodone which helped me endure the screaming nerve pain. I suffered so long that my spinal cord was compressed and I had a hard time to walk from the moderate stenosis. An excellent neurosurgeon from the area operated on my neck and my recovery may be as long as a year since my nerves and my spinal cord were compressed so long. This guy is inaccurate in his diagnostic skills and assumes that everyone on narcotics is an addict. Some of us just need to find someone who can read an MRI, make an accurate diagnosis and perform surgery so we can get off pain meds! I would never recommend this doctor.
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I had my back fused in 2004 after 2years of pain the first surgeon I had truly was horrible in that after he removed the bulging disc he sent me home in severe pain after 3 days when he couldn't figure out why after 2 months of agony ' numerous visits with my primary doc and ER visit all saying I needed to see my surgeon whom had no time to get me in Dr Shushter kindly within two weeks at a call from my doctor fit me in. That is not normal for a busy specialist he took great care of me and I owe my pain free exsistence to him now. I recommend him to my friends and would never let anyone else cut on my back. I think sometimes when we are in pain we are short-tempered and should reevaluate what we expect.
I don't actually know too much of how "friendly" Dr. Shuster was since I only really talked to him for about 2 minutes after the operation, nor do I really care since he is a medical professional and not my paid buddy. Anyways one day I was driving to work and in the next moment I wake up in a hospital bed surrounded by my family, shattered femur, shattered tibia&fibula, and broken left arm all with new titanium rods and plate for the arm. I was told I was hit by a truck (I was in a small car) and then an on-coming truck after that, both were frontal collisions on the highway. I stayed in the hospital for about a week, my recovery went so well that I went home and did my physical therapy with my parents, never finished my first bottle of pain medication and was able to get back into paint ball and fencing sports in the next couple months. Since then and now three years later you could never tell I have 3 metal bones (except for scars of course)I am able to do all the sports/work I want unhindered by my body. And I thank it all to a little self determination and Dr. Shuster's great work in helping me get put back together.
Dr. Shuster is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
27 Years Experience
Pritzker School of Medicine - Univ of Chicago
Graduated in 1991
Loyola Univ Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Dr. John K Shuster accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Idaho
- Blue Cross ID PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Group Health Coop
- Group Health Coop Alliant Plus Connect
- Group Health Coop Core
- Moda Health First Choice Network
- Premera Heritage Signature
- Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
- Premera LifeWise Connect
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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