Michael L. Shawbitz, M.D.

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Board-Certified Neurologist

Board-certified in neurology, Dr. Michael Shawbitz specializes in neurology and spine care. He joined Orthopaedic Associates in March 2013.

After completing his undergraduate studies, Dr. Shawbitz received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Shawbitz went on to complete an internal medicine internship at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and a neurology residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago in Peoria, Illinois.

Dr. Shawbitz is available to see patients at our locations in Fort Walton Beach and Niceville.



  • Bachelor of Science: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1973
  • Doctor of Medicine: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids, MI, 1977


  • Internal Medicine Internship: OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL,  1977 – 1978
  • Neurology Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago, Peoria, IL, 1978 – 1981
  • As the orthopaedic providers in the region, the doctors and staff at Orthopaedic Associates have proudly provided orthopaedic care for our athletic community and their fans since 1988. As members of this community, where we live and raise our own families, we have dedicated our time, resources, and expertise to support all athletes in this region.