Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Shoulder
Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Disability, Joint Replacement, Metabolic Bone Disease, Osteoporosis, Pain, Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fractures
My approach to treating patients
"The best compliment I receive is when patients recommend me to one of their family members or friends. My patient's trust is of utmost importance to me. Any injury causes you concern and anxiety - you may not know what is wrong and what needs to be done to correct your injury. My main approach to helping heal your injury is to keep you well informed as we get you back into the game, back to work, or just back to living and enjoying your life. It is my job to help you understand why I take, or do not take, certain actions. I believe that knowledgeable patients make the best decisions about their own treatment."
Dr. R. Shane Barton is a native of East Texas. He graduated as a Presidential Endowed Scholar from Texas A&M University, working as a computer engineer with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. He then attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, graduating with Honors. After completing his Orthopaedic surgery residency program at Baylor College of Medicine, he went on to the Harvard Medical School-Massachusetts General Hospital where he finished his fellowship training in Shoulder and Sports Medicine in 2005. He is an Assistant Professor at LSU-Health Sciences Center, in Shreveport, Louisiana, and is the Medical Director of Sports Medicine for the Willis Knighton Health System, and was previously a Graduate Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Barton specializes in disorders of the shoulder, knee, elbow, and ankle, as well as all sports-related injuries. He uses state-of-the-art open and arthroscopic surgical techniques to restore damaged joints, ligaments, and bones for patients who suffer traumatic, sports-related, or degenerative injuries so that patients can remain active and pain-free.
While in Boston, Dr. Barton worked with Drs. Bert Zarins, Tom Gill, J.P. Warner,George Theodore, Peter Millett, and Art Boland.
During his fellowship, he served as the assistant team physician for:
- New England Patriots professional football club
- Boston Red Sox professional baseball club
- Boston Bruins profession hockey club
- Harvard University, Cambridge, Ma.
- Curry College, Milton, Ma.
He now serves as the team physician for:
- Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs professional hockey club of the Central Hockey League (CHL)
- Shreveport Sports professional baseball club of the American Association Independent League
- The USA Weightlifting Development Center at LSU in Shreveport, caring for members of USA Weightlifting's World and Junior World Teams
- Louisiana State University-Shreveport (LSUS)Pilots
- Bossier Parish Community College Cavaliers
- Calvary Baptist Academy Cavaliers, Shreveport, La
- Justin Sports Medicine Team, providing medical carefor regional professional (PRCA, PBR) and amateur rodeo competitors in Texas, Louisiana, and the Southeastern U.S.
- NCAA College Football PetroSun Independence Bowl
- Ringside coverage of local Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) contests
He is an assistant team physician for:
- C. E. Byrd High School, Shreveport, La
- Airline High School, Bossier City, La
- Benton High School, Benton, La
- Evangel Christian Academy High School, Shreveport, La
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