Stephanie J. Shell, DO

Family Medicine
21300 Gertrude Avenue Suite 1
Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Get Directions
Stephanie J. Shell, DO
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Annual Membership Fee

450.00 every 3 months
900.00 every 6 months
1,800.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I am passionate about helping my patients improve the quality of their lives by providing the preventive healthcare. In my MDVIP-affiliated family medicine practice, you will receive personalized care, including a comprehensive wellness program and action plan, as well as access to online tools and resources on your personal health website. I will be your coach and partner, as well as your primary care physician, as you navigate your course to achieving a healthier, happier life. 

I am one of the few female physicians practicing in this style of practice in Charlotte County, Florida and proud to be board certified by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. As a private doctor, I care for a limited number of patients – just a few hundred instead of the thousands that are typically a part of most primary care practices today. My smaller practice gives me extra time to work very closely with my patients to help them achieve better health. Similar to conveniences often associated with concierge medicine practices, I also offer same- or next-day appointments that start on time. 

I am an attending physician at Fawcett Memorial Hospital and Bayfront Medical Center. This means that when you are hospitalized, I will follow you throughout your stay, as I believe you should be cared for by the physician who knows you best – me. 

My practice serves all of Charlotte County, including Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Arcadia, Boca Grande and Rotonda West.

Dr. Shell's Credentials

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Ohio University, Saint John West Shore Hospital
Westlake, OH
Family Medicine 2000-2002

Sun Coast Hospital
Largo, FL

Medical School:
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine 1999

Capital University
Columbus, OH
Bachelor of Arts, Biology and Chemistry 1995

American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
Federal Drug Enforcement Administration
Fawcett Memorial Hospital
Peace River Medical Center
Reader's Choice Award for Best Primary Care Physician in Charlotte County, Charlotte County Sun-Herald Newspaper 2004, 2011, 2012, 2013
Pharmacy Committee Member, Fawcett Memorial Hospital 2004-2006
Urgent Care Physician, Emergency Professional Services Urgicare 2001-2002
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Community Service Programs 1996-1998
- Comrade 1997
Teaching Assistant, Capitol University 1993-1995
American Osteopathic Association
Florida Osteopathic Medical Association

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Shell

from Joanne in FL March 14, 2020 for Stephanie J. Shell, DO

I had a stroke last year and asked for her help on a number of issues. She was always there for me. She also went out of her way to visit me. It meant a lot. One time we were talking and I said the one thing I missed the most was Dairy Queen ice cream. When I went to see her a few weeks later, she had a Dairy Queen cone waiting for me. I never have a problem getting hold of her and her… See more

from Mary in FL March 11, 2020 for Stephanie J. Shell, DO

As an RN with 45 years experience I have worked with many doctors Dr Stephanie is one of the best I know. She always makes time for me as a patient and because my family lives out of state she will see them if needed One time my daughter was here and she had forgotten her Rx Dr Stephanie saw her and gave her the Rx and talked to her for about a half hour.

from Nancy in FL March 10, 2020 for Stephanie J. Shell, DO

When I first met Dr. Shell I was frustrated with the run around I was getting for hip pain. She was able to cut through all the "Big Practice" procedures and get me the test I needed. She then reviewed the medical language with me, word by word. I felt so much better about making a surgical decision. The pre and post care was first rate!

from Darcy in FL March 10, 2020 for Stephanie J. Shell, DO

Compassion, consideration, affirmation and strong desire to be the very best doctor is what makes all the difference, I don't have a dramatic story, I just know Dr Shell is always a phone call or an email away from answering questions and Listening! Thank you!

from Carol in FL March 28, 2018 for Stephanie J. Shell, DO

The personal attention and care I have received from Dr. Stephanie Shell has helped me become a healthier more productive senior. Thanks to Dr. Shell I am still able to do the things I love. She encourages me when needed, refers me to specialists if necessary, answers my questions and is always available either by phone, text or emails! When travelling there have been health problems and… See more

from Mary in FL March 21, 2018 for Stephanie J. Shell, DO

Dr. Stephanie Shell is always there for my husband and myself. She treats our
aches and pains, helps keep us well, and refers us to great specialists. Dr. Shell
noticed when a doctor gave Jerry a prescription that would negatively affect his heart rate and blood pressure and solved the problem. Thank you Dr. Stephanie for all you do for the Massey family!!

from Katherine in FL March 5, 2018 for Stephanie J. Shell, DO

She always takes her time and really listens ,explains she always wants the right things for you and is very knowledgeable about current medical treatment . I feel with her knowledge and concern I have come so far since the day She started researching what. Was going on with my body I am one hundred percent better today . The best doctor I have ever had in my life and I am 65 years old.

from June in FL March 2, 2018 for Stephanie J. Shell, DO

I cannot express how much Dr Shell has done for my mom Edna and how much my mom loves and depends on her. We are so thankful for all she's done and what she has done for me for many years..God Bless