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About Dr. Lawrence M Shall
Dr. Lawrence M Shall, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Virginia Beach, VA. He has 38 years of experience. His specialties include Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Shall is affiliated with Bon Secours Depaul Medical Center and Sentara Leigh Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Lawrence M Shall has the following 2 specialties
- Sports Medicine
A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.
- Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Lawrence M Shall has the following 4 expertise
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Sports Medicine
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
Dr. Lawrence M Shall is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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.
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I have never seen a doctor with as poor of a bedside manner as Dr. Shall. Not only did I wait over an hour past my appointment time to see him for both of my appointments, but he was gruff and inconsiderate when talking with me about my condition. He did not give any explanation for what he thought was going on, and he did not listen well to the concerns I brought up, causing me to instead feel stupid in the appt. After waiting for him for over an hour, he only spent about 2-4 minutes in the exam room with me for both appointments. When I respectfully confronted him about his lateness and bedside manner, he proceeded to yell at me (with my husband in the room) to intimidate me. He said he overbooks his appointments as a way to "keep busy" as his excuse for being so late to the appointments.
Worst experience I have every had with a dr he was eating something and was spitting while talking to me he never apologize for making me wait for him for almost 3 hrs the nurse came and got me for a xray and he never look at it before he came to see me he told me I would never get in to see him or another dr this quick if it was quick wow who does he think he is I have never experienced anything like it I walk out
Dr. Shall, while quick and blunt, does care about his patients. I came in with my history from an old doctor about hyper-mobile patellas. We took x-rays and tried physical therapy first, rather than diving right into surgery. When the therapy didn't help, we decided on an MPFL Reconstruction. He didn't force the idea on me and when I had questions, took the time to re-explain things that I didn't understand the first time. I've had some healing complications due to infection and he's been very empathetic about it. He referred me to a plastic surgeon to revise my wounds but still kept up with me. Him and the other doctor were very good about communicating and doing what was best for me. Every subsequent visit where my wound was not better, you could tell he was very upset and emotional about it. He was truly disappointed that things weren't going as planned. He gave me all my options: another debridement, reversing the surgery and re-doing it at a later date, or reversing it and doing a different one. Despite his lack of optimism about another debridement, he had no qualms doing it for me anyway because it was what I asked for. He's also launched an investigation at the outpatient facility to make sure that the infection didn't come from there, as to prevent any future complications for people in the future. My last debridement was yesterday so, we'll see how that goes. As for my knee, it's healing as planned. A bit of pain here and there but my knee hasn't fully healed yet so it's to be expected. If you can't handle a doctor that is blunt and tells you exactly what he's thinking, then this isn't the doctor for you. However, when it comes to medical treatment, I'd much prefer someone tell me exactly how it is and Dr. Shall does just that.
Dr. Shall is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
38 Years Experience
Ohio State University College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1980
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Lawrence M Shall accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
Locations & DirectionsAtlantic Orthopaedic Specialists, 230 Clearfield Ave Ste 124, Virginia Beach, VA
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