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Joe Shelton, MD

  • Accepting New Patients
  • NPI Number: 1801888334
  • Primary Specialty: Pediatrics

About Joe

Joe Shelton, MD is a pediatrician at Altru Health System. He enjoys helping families with infants through children and youth through young adulthood. Dr. Shelton supports population health initiatives and is interested in improving the mental health of children of all ages. He has a special place in his heart for military families, families in crisis and larger families with many children. Dr. Shelton enjoys living in the country, and spending time with his wife and family. In his free time he is a hobby bee keeper.

Professional Memberships

Lectures on childhood obesity and diabetes, Pediatrician and Physician in the USAF Medical Corp, Decorated American Veteran

Philosophy of Medicine

I approach patients with the attitude of holistic health in mind. I view my role with parents as a supportive coach to help improve the health of their children. I see children with minds, bodies, and spirits that need nurturing, direction, and even correction. I attempt to keep that focus in dealing with the smaller and the larger issues of these children and their families. My hope is to clarify, to the best of my ability, the diagnoses and treatments available for children in ways that parents can understand.

Locations Altru Family Medicine Center
  • Medical School
  • F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
    Bethesda, MD
  • Board Certification
  • Pediatrics American Board of Pediatrics
32 Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Our Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider related questions from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Overall Rating

4.7 out of 5
4.7 out of 5 Stars

Access to Timely Care


4.9 out of 5 Stars

Communicates Clearly


4.8 out of 5 Stars

Time with Provider is Meaningful


4.8 out of 5 Stars

Listens Well and is Respectful


4.6 out of 5 Stars


Reviews are collected from our patient experience survey results. Comments may be edited or omitted in some instances, for example to remove protected health information or a reference to irrelevant information. We do not alter any information that would change the meaning or sentiment of the comment.

  • 01/27/2023

    Waited over an hour past appointment time to see the doctor.

    Rating: 4.14