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Shelly D. Timmons, MD

IU Health

Neurosurgery

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  • Biography
  • Insurance
  • Locations
  • Specialties & Details
Biography

Dr. Timmons knew she wanted to be a neurosurgeon since high school, when she became fascinated with the brain, working with her hands, and helping people who need it most. She loves getting to know her patients over the long-term and making a difference in their lives. When not practicing medicine, Dr. Timmons enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, hiking, playing piano, drawing, and writing.

Dr. Timmons earned her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center - Memphis, where she also earned her PhD. Dr. Timmons is a board-certified neurological surgeon, specializing in neurotrauma and neurocritical care. She became chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine in September 2019. She is the first woman to lead the department at IU Health, and only the fourth woman to serve as chair of a neurosurgical department at a U.S. medical school.

Insurance

Insurance plans accepted by this provider are below.

  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Anthem Healthy Indiana Plan
  • Anthem Hoosier Care Connect
  • Anthem Hoosier Healthwise
  • Anthem Medicare HMO
  • Anthem Medicare PPO
  • Anthem Pathway Essentials Network
  • Care Source Healthy Indiana Plan
  • Care Source Hoosier Healthwise
Cigna
Cofinity
Community Health Alliance
  • Community Health Network - Employee Plan
  • ProHealth/Community Health System
  • CorVel/Corecare - Workers Compensation
Coventry/First Health
Deaconess OneCare
  • Encore Workers Compensation
EyeMed
  • Health Alliance Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Indiana Health Network - Workers Compensation
  • Indiana University Health Workers Comp
IU Health Plans
Lutheran Preferred
  • Managed Health Services Healthy Indiana Plan
  • Managed Health Services Hoosier Care Connect
  • Managed Health Services Hoosier Healthwise
  • Managed Health Services Medicare Advantage
  • MDWise Excel Hoosier Healthwise
  • MDwise Excel Healthy Indiana Plan
MultiPlan/PHCS
NaphCare
  • Parkview Health Plan Signature Care PPO
  • Point Comfort - Refugee Medical Assistance Program
  • Point Comfort - Unaccompanied Children Program
Sagamore
Select Health Network
SIHO
Spectera
Suburban Health Organization
  • The Healthcare Group Encircle
  • The Healthcare Group Encore
  • TriCare Select
  • United DSNP
  • United HMO
  • United HealthCare
  • United HealthCare Hoosier Care Connect
  • United Medicare Advantage
  • United PPO
  • VA - CCN via United Healthcare
Vision Service Plan (VSP)

Note: Although this listing was accurate at the time of posting, insurances change regularly, and insurance plans listed may not be accepted at all office locations for this provider. Please confirm with your insurance company that this provider is covered by your plan before your appointment.

Locations
Specialties & Details

Specialties:

Neurosurgery

Hospitals & Affiliations

Hospital Privileges:

IU Health Methodist/IU Health University, IU Health North, IU Health West

Physician Group:

IU Health Physicians

Research

Research Publications
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