Alan G. Shepard, MD

Alan G. Shepard, MD

4.7 
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Primary Specialty

Neurology

Secondary Specialty

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine - 1988
Internship:
Louis A Weiss Memorial Hospital - 1989
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1992
Fellowships:
Rush University Medical Center - 1993

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Clinical Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.7
4.7 

1371 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 31, 2021

5.0

nice doctor

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August 30, 2021

5.0

He listens.

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August 29, 2021

5.0

He is very thorough and explains treatment options and possibly side effects

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August 28, 2021

5.0

He was nice and very through about my condition. Explained it all to me & husband.

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August 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Shepard is thorough, listens tentatively during the visit and provides a well balanced diagnosis. He extends options whenever necessary in a practical manner.

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August 26, 2021

4.0

He seemed knowledgeable, polite, professional.

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August 25, 2021

5.0

Everything that he did and said sounds right.

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August 24, 2021

3.0

I feel like he was in a rush in the end to get to next appointment and didn't really elicit time for questions. Outside of telling me to take caffeine, there wasn't really a good game plan put into place for if I have another bad headache.

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August 16, 2021

5.0

Extremely professional and knowledgeable about what needs to get done to get back on a recovery path

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August 15, 2021

5.0

Dr Shepard always listens to my health concerns and makes me feel like he cares about my overall well-being.

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Dr Shepard is very knowledgeable and takes the time to listen to concerns.

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August 11, 2021

5.0

Dr Shepard always listens and is very helpful

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August 10, 2021

5.0

He is the best doctor I have had between Northwestern and Mayo Clinic.

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August 10, 2021

5.0

Great & Caring Neurologist

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Outstanding physician

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August 09, 2021

5.0

No complaints and very efficient

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August 07, 2021

5.0

He does his job and very good at it

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August 05, 2021

5.0

He was direct and thorough. Gave me a great referral to another doctor.

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August 04, 2021

4.0

Very confident and knowledgeable

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August 04, 2021

5.0

He was personable, listened, caring and professional

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August 04, 2021

5.0

Excellent patient care and very knowledgeable in the field of Neurology.

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Dr Shepard is kind, compassionate, highly intelligent and perceptive. He finds solutions to his patients problems with the sort of ease thats not seen with most physicians

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Kindness, understanding, knowledgeable and wonder bedside manner!

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August 02, 2021

5.0

He made me feel as if he had my best interest at heart,along with being very professional

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Good advice

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July 30, 2021

5.0

He spends time listening to the issues that I may be experiencing. He is open to hearing my thoughts. He never rushes me and always respond in a timely manner. He very much understands the sense of urgency.

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July 30, 2021

5.0

He is knowledgeable and friendly

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July 30, 2021

5.0

Dr Shepard has been wonderful, he listens and I trust his advice.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

He was friendly snd professional. You can tell he's well versed and up to date in his field.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

Good care. Attention to details of my health.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Shepard listens and is positive, collaborative, and flexible, not to mention that I've felt a million times better since I started seeing him.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Attentive and caring. Very thorough.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

very good

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July 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Shepard was thorough with his evaluation and recommendations. He wasn't rushed and took time to answer questions.

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Dr Shepard was very patient while listening to all of my concerns. He reassured me of my worries and eased my mind. I didnt have to wait long, and I didnt feel rushed during the appointment. My prescription that he sent to my pharmacy was ready for pick up before we got home. He was very professional and I am very pleased I chose him as my new neurologist.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Kind, honest, professional

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July 18, 2021

5.0

The value then explains the next steps from second opinion.

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July 17, 2021

5.0

He listens to concerns

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July 17, 2021

5.0

Great Å“bed side? manner, gives different recommendations and Ive known him for 18 years

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Shephard always provides great service!

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Compassionate & efficient

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July 15, 2021

5.0

He genuinely demonstrates his care, listens and take his time to help you.

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Efficient and knowledgeable

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Dr Sheppard has been Jeffs neurologist fir 13 years and has always provided excellent and expert care. He is one of the few neurologists who understands Jeffs condition and is not afraid to stand up for him.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Medical expertise, good listening, practical advice.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

He gave me a recommendation of a new medication to try that might work better.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Excellent and thoughtful

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Great deal of comfort when working with Dr. Shepard.

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July 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Shepard took the time to listen, discussed new options for me, and explained the options in detail. He very promptly submitted my prescriptions, and also allowed me the opportunity to ask questions and have them answered.

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July 09, 2021

5.0

Smart

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July 09, 2021

5.0

Dr Shepherd was thorough and told me exactly what I needed (and was hoping) to hear. Height of professionalism.

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July 08, 2021

3.0

No me sentí bien atendida, estuve en una espera de dos horas para una atención de el doctor de dos minutos

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Great communicator, always answers all questions honest and helpful.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

Very attentive, great listener

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July 07, 2021

5.0

Hes kind, caring s as d compassionate. Great doctor

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July 06, 2021

4.0

The reason I gave that score was he did some tests on me explain his concerns the best he could.

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July 06, 2021

4.0

The Dr was informative and patient with my questions.

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July 06, 2021

5.0

Dr Shepard was professional and thorough. He answered my questions.

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July 05, 2021

5.0

Been consistent in n medical care

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July 03, 2021

5.0

Great doctor!

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July 02, 2021

5.0

Hes the best. Shared medical decision making, collaborative, kind.

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July 02, 2021

5.0

He seemed genuinely interested in helping me understand my concern. He was extremely kind and respectful.

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July 02, 2021

5.0

He is very efficient and caring.

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July 02, 2021

5.0

He has been my neurologist for the past 11 years. He has always been great with my care.

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July 02, 2021

5.0

Good eval. Didnt feel rushed

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June 30, 2021

5.0

Hey was he was very caring.

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June 29, 2021

5.0

Caring about the patients

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June 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Shepard seems to really care and takes his time to great out my concerns I trust him and his suggestions

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June 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Shepard is knowledgeable, kind, and compassionate with an excellent staff.

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June 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Shepard delivers excellent care. You are a person to him not just a number and he treats you with the utmost care and is concerned for your well being

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June 18, 2021

5.0

My results are better since seeing him.

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June 18, 2021

5.0

Good demeanor. Very thorough. Good listener

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June 18, 2021

5.0

Dr Shepard is kind, creates a personal connection, and highly knowledgeable.

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June 17, 2021

5.0

me explico muy bien mis preguntas

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June 16, 2021

5.0

I like my doctors.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

Excellent Dr and very thorough

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June 12, 2021

3.0

Not a good listener Jumped to some conclusions that will prove to be incorrect (e.g., if my symptoms are exclusively on one side of my body, how could the cause be fibromyalgia?)

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June 11, 2021

0.0

This was my first visit. I will not judge anyone on a less than ten minute encounter

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June 11, 2021

5.0

He explained everything very well.

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June 09, 2021

5.0

He was honest and genuine and a great listener. He recommended solutions but also listened to my concerns and preferences.

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June 08, 2021

5.0

Was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions .

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June 08, 2021

4.0

He was very knowledgeable and took the time to educate me on the diagnoses. My appointment was for 7:30 but I wasnt called back to the room until 8:15a

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June 08, 2021

5.0

Have been a patient with Dr. Shepard for over 10 years. Always appreciate his knowledge of new treatments, compassionate, understanding and very responsive whenever I need assistance.

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June 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Shepard was very thoughtful, thorough and responsive. Asked many questions and listened carefully to my answers. Appreciated his sense of humor. Also, appreciated treatment plan moving forward.

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June 04, 2021

5.0

El doctor da tiempo para que yo le diga mis problemas médicos y ofrece sugerencias.

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Shepard listens and offered options to address my concerns.

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June 02, 2021

5.0

He was easy to talk to and listen to me

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June 01, 2021

5.0

Really reassuring, took the time to do a quick exam and told me not to worry. Was promptly on the time and easy enough

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Very compassionate considerate and empathetic

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable works with pt well

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May 27, 2021

5.0

He is a good doctor and I've had him since 1993

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Shepard was attentive and knowledgable. No complaints whatsoever.

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May 26, 2021

5.0

Very professional and knowledgeable and qualified.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

He's clear on treatment, makes you feel at ease and a light touch during treatment.

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May 21, 2021

5.0

Very understanding quick to understand my symptoms as a covid19 patient I felt comfortable knowing that dr.Shepard will get me thru this episode Dr Shepard is my HERO.

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May 21, 2021

5.0

Good care

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May 20, 2021

5.0

He has a great bedside manner. He is calming and helpful.

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Excellent listener, examiner and gives very logical answers to our questions.

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November 13, 2020

5.0

Good experience. First time meeting the Doctor for something new.

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November 13, 2020

5.0

I have only had two appointments. So far the experience has been top notch.

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