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Dr. Elian Shepherd, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery*
4.1 (21)
Map Pin Small Merrillville, IN
Accepting new patients
54 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Elian Shepherd, MD

Dr. Elian Shepherd, MD is an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon in Merrillville, IN. They specialize in Orthopedic Spine Surgery, has 54 years of experience, and is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery. They graduated from University Of Damascus, Faculty Of Medicine and is affiliated with Methodist Hospitals-Northlake Campus. Dr. Shepherd, completed a residency at University Ill Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Shepherd an average 4.1 star rating.

Dr. Shepherd works at Practice in Merrillville, IN. They frequently treat conditions like Low Back Pain and Back Pain along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Shepherd's Office Locations

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    Merrillville Surgery Center LLC
    101 E 87th Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (219) 738-2255

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  • Methodist Hospitals-Northlake Campus

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Low Back Pain
Back Pain
Chronic Neck Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Hip Tendinitis
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Sciatica
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Scoliosis
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spondylolisthesis
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Laminoforaminotomy
Adhesive Capsulitis Shoulder
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Ataxia
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Autoimmune Diseases
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Broken Arm
Broken Neck
Bursitis
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Bursitis of Hip
Cancer
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cervical Radiculopathy
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Cervical Stenosis
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Clavicle Fracture
Coccygeal Pain
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Difficulty With Walking
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Femur Fracture
Foot Conditions
Fracture
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Gait Abnormality
Ganglion Cyst
Gout
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Hand Conditions
Herniated Disc
Hip Fracture
Hip Pointer
Hip Sprain
Internal Derangement of Knee
Joint Pain
Knee Disorders
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Limb Pain
Lumbar Compression Fracture
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
Lumbosacral Stenosis
Myelopathy
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Osteopenia
Osteosarcoma
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pelvic Fracture
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Piriformis Syndrome
Plantar Fasciitis
Polyneuropathy
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Pseudoarthrosis
Radiculopathy
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rib Fracture
Rotator Cuff Tear
Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
Sacrum Disorders
Scapular Fracture
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Shoulder Dislocation
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Osteophyte
Spinal Stenosis with Neurogenic Claudication
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylitis
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Tethered Cord Syndrome
Thoracic Compression Fracture
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Upper Back Pain
Vertebral Column Tumors
Bunion Surgery
Cervical Spinal Fusion
Closed Hip Fracture Treatment
Disc Replacement
Dressing and Debridement of Wound or Infection
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Elbow Repair
Excision of Radius or Ulna
Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
Facet Blocks
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hip Dislocation
Joint Drainage
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Lumbar Fusion with Robotic Assist
Lumbar Spinal Fusion
Musculoskeletal Function Test
Neuroplasty
Open Hip Fracture Treatment
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Percutaneous Kyphoplasty
Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
Peripheral Nerve Block
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Somatic Nerve Block
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Decompression
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spine Fracture Treatment
Steroid Injection
Synovial Biopsy
Trigger Point Injection
Wound Repair
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    4.1
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    About Dr. Elian Shepherd, MD

    Specialties*
    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 54 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Arabic
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    NPI Number
    • 1700921996
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • University Ill Hospital
    Residency
    Internship
    • Damascus General Hospital
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • University Of Damascus, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    Dr. Elian Shepherd, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Shepherd is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

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    Dr. Shepherd has seen patients for Low Back Pain and Back Pain, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Shepherd on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    21 patients have reviewed Dr. Shepherd. The overall rating for this provider is 4.1. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Shepherd.

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