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MD, Jefferson Medical College Philadelphia, PA
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
UPMC Magee-Womens HospitalUPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and are displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Total Comments: 105
I would highly recommend this provider. She is very vested in my care and progress. I feel 100% confident with her as my physician.
Dr. Shah does an amazing job relating to my teen. she speaks directly to her and explains her issues in detail that are easy to understand. I feel she truly cares for her patients and spends time with us at every appointment . This is how all docs should treat their patients. I would recommend her to anyone!!
Dr. Shah is an exceptional physician. She is very good in working with children to make them feel comfortable and explain things to help them understand what is going on with their body.
our provider was excellent!
Dr. Shah and her staff are excellent. they have help myself and my daughter through many hurtles. we love Dr Shah and Shirley
Dr was awesome. attentive, knowledgeable, informative. helpful and explained everything at length to is and what to expect.
excellent we love dr. shah
love the provider but wished she got back to MyUPMC question faster.
Dr. Shah is very kind, compassionate, and knowledgeable. Her positive energy always makes us feel hopeful about whatever my daughter is going through.
Dr. Shah has always responded to any questions that we had when emailed and in the office explains the information very thoroughly.
I just love Dr. Shah she is so compassionate and caring of my son! I love the fact that she knows him inside and out and he's not just another patient to her.
dr shah is always amazing to work with!
Dr. Shah is a great health care provider for our child. She takes the time to understand our daughter and tries to ease her anxiety. She is very compassionate and cares for her patients as well as their families. We are fortunate to have her as our child's health care provider.
I love dr Shah. she and the other gastro doctors at Children's are hands down the best doctors in the entire world. I couldn't ask for anyone better for my little man.
always a good visit
our provider is the best very caring
I do not want to go to another doctor. she always explains everything and has a true compassion for her patients
Dr Shah has been a lifesaver for my daughter and our family. We are so very grateful for the time and care she has given our daughter over the past 5 years!
She is always on top of my needs and my concerns. She listens to our questions and gives us answers directly related to them.
she is very understanding, she works on all problems relating to your GI system, she listens, she works with you & solves problems
she was very personable, kind, knowledgeable, and attentive.
Dr Shah was absolutely amazing!! my son is autistic so sometimes appointments can be difficult but this appointment was great! She was so good with him and explained things so we'll. We have been to CHOP and Geisinger pediatric GI in the past and she greatly surpassed any other providers we ever saw there!
dr shah is amazing. one of the best physicians we have ever seen!
Dr Shah is especially personable and pleasant and thorough in her care for me !
She was wonderful. very kind and knowledgeable. will recommend in future.
Dr. Shah is very thorough, she knew everything about my child before walking into the room. She already had an idea of what the problem might be before she came in. She listened to my questions, concerns and did not make us feel rushed. I am very thankful we were able to get in with her as quickly as we did.
To sum it up...we love Dr. Shah! She is very knowledgeable, listens and doesn't make you feel like you know nothing or doesn't sound like she knows nothing! It's refreshing!
Dr Shah was friendly, kind, warm and highly knowledgeable. She took time to explain and illustrate what was going on with my son, and I appreciated that.
excellent visit ......dr was awesome !
she is wonderful very caring and always available to give advice answers questions and deal with concerns
Dr. Shah is an amazing doctor. She is concerned about my son's health and is quick to help him with any treatment he needs. She explains things in a thorough and easy to understand manner. I highly recommend her services!
Dr. Shah is amazing. She was running a little behind the day of my daughter's appt. but we don't mind because she is thorough and takes her time with every patient.healthcare shouldn't be on 15 minute scheduled apptsshe is the best!
Dr. Sapina Shah is a wonderful kind and smart doctor. I would recommend her to anyone needing a gastroenterologist ! she takes her time to listen and speak with you and your child.
Dr. Shah is outstanding -- we always have a great experience with her.
doctor shah is one of the most compassionate, caring ,knowledgeable physicians we have ever had.
took the time to listen to concerns, and address them thoroughly. never felt rushed.
I am extremely pleased with Dr. Shah and her nurse, Shirley. Very professional, very caring, answered all questions including the frantic email I sent. Called right away to make sure I got the info I needed. They have been wonderful during our whole experience. I am so glad that I made the choice to come to Children's.
very nice and professional..good interaction with my child. very easy to understand explainations
Dr. Shah and her team are amazing!! she and her staff really care and take time to help you every step of the way! I tell everyone about her and her staff!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE SAPANA!!!!!!!!
Dr. Shah is wonderful. Our family is very grateful to be assigned to her, and we love her!
we appreciate dr shah courtesy and heart she has for her patients.
Dr. Shah has always shown care and respect for my son, and consistently talked to him about his condition, his treatment regimen and addressed his questions. Now that he is older, he understands his responsibility in addressing his medical care, not because his parent tells him it is important but because he understands this himself. I think this understands is because of the way Dr. Shah involved him in his care from the start.
we love her
we love her.
Wonderful physician! Highly recommend!
The doctor we saw was amazing!!
Dr. Shah is a wonderful, caring and compassionate provider who takes the time and provides her experience to figure out what is going on with my daughter to be able provide the best care for her.
We love Dr. Shah! She is a wonderful,compassionate and knowledgeable person and we're grateful to have her caring for and helping our son.
dr shah is wonderful! has been a blessing to our family and helping figure out constipation issues with both of our kids.
Dr Shah is very congenial and personable in her interaction with both patient and family. This was the case for our visit 2/4/19. She never seems to be in a hurry, always willing to interact until all concerns are thoroughly addressed.
Dr. Shah is very thorough and really takes the time to listen to our concerns.
Very impressed on the short wait time prior to appointment and not waiting a long time in the examination room!
Dr. Shah is wonderful! A great doctor I would highly recommend!
I just love Dr.Shah! she is such a caring and compassionate Dr. she takes the time with my child and listens to him and I feel like he's not just a patient she remembers him and addresses him like she's known him all his life. My son loves her just as much!
Dr. Shah is great! she listens and takes her time. My child doesn't sit still and she was extremely patient with him. She explained everything in great detail.
Dr Shah is the BEST!!! Shirley is the BEST!!!
Dr. Sapana J. Shah made my daughter and me feel very comfortable from the start. She is so easy to talk to and explains everything in a way that is easy to understand. We were very pleased with our experience.
Dr. Shah is awesome. She is very attentive to my daughter. Talking to her directly rather than myself (the parent) She talks to my daughter on her level and listens when she speaks. Acknowledges how she feels and validates her feelings.
Dr Shah truly cares about my son and his health. We are thankful she is his doctor :)
We were very pleased with her willingness to address all of the concerns as well as the time she took to educate us on his issues.
I like to schedule this appointment well ahead. We scheduled this appointment at our yearly last year, but schedules are not out yet for this coming year. Would love to see scheduling available for further out dates.
Dr. Shah listened to everything we were saying. She was very concerned. I called the office the next morning, and talked with the nurse to explain the problem... later that afternoon...Dr. Shah called me herself, asked me questions, then ordered tests. Finishing them up, and then wait for results or further instructions.
very happy with this doctor, would recommend this doctor to anybody. She really listens to me and takes her time explaining mydisease to me.
My daughter absolutely loves Dr. Shah. She is always very kind and considerate. Always a pleasure to go see her.
Dr Shah is a good listener and attentive physician.
She is an amazing doctor. She is one of the best I've ever been to she is patient and kind and explains everything.
We starting seeing Dr. Shah when we were referred to Children's Hospital with my son and have been dealing with this for about 9 months. We seem to have graduated to an "as needed" basis and we couldn't be happier with the care he received and how different it is from our hometown.
I'm not a fan if children's hospital I've had horrible time there in the past but dr shah was great she listened and actually seemed like she wanted to help my daughter shes very caring and very patient
Love Dr. Shah she listens and explains things clearly where you can understand everything she tells you.
Dr. Shah obviously has the highest level of knowledge about all elements of her specialty combined with an uncanny ability to communicate those things to non-experts like us. We believe her knowledge touches "all elements" because our son's case was complicated and she navigated it perfectly, making a series of decisions and judgments (in coordination with her partners) that were beyond helpful and perhaps life saving. We have the utmost gratitude for Dr. Shah.
we were running late, so my mom called he office and when we showed up they were very respective and understood why we were late. Evwn though we were the last patient of the day, no one was rushed to get us out of there and everyone too their time with with!
Dr. Shah took her time to evaluate my daughter and spoke to her in a way for her to easily understand. My daughter really liked having Dr. Shah. We felt lucky to get her as we were trying to get an appointment as soon as possible.
Dr. Shah is a fantastic provider. She listens to the parent and is respectful and knowledgeable about my child's condition. I would highly recommend her!
always amazing visits with DOC Shah
Dr Shah is great she listens and answers all my questions
Dr. Shah is an A+++ Doctor. We are lucky to have her as my sons physician!
Dr. Shah is excellent! She is extremely thorough in her explanations and makes sure that not only the parent, but the patient understands as well. She always asks my son questions and truly listens to his answers. She is top notch!
dr shah is amazing. very caring. would recommend her every time!
She was really nice and understanding. She thought about my best interest short and long term. 10/10
LOVE THE DOCTOR SHE IS AWESOME WITH MY SON AND THE CONDITION HE IS BEING TREATED FOR
She was amazing and I have already passed on the excellent care she provided my son!
Dr. Shah was fantastic! Took plenty of time with my son and me and thoroughly explained what she felt was going on with his belly issues. She drew diagrams and spent way more time with us than most specialists have over the years. For the first time in 6 years I am confident that we have a doctor willing to help us solve problems!
She is the best Doctor and we are so glad to have her!
I just love Dr. Shah and her nurses they are so nice and have helped us in the past six months with everything that my son has gone through and because of them my son is back to his normal self and they continue to make sure that his health stays on track!!
Provider listened to my child!!! Who knows better than a parent what a child is going through other than that child!
I recommend her to anyone that has a child that need gastro intervention.
I really enjoyed the doctor. She was very helpful and thorough. Highly recommend her.
We love Dr. Shah! First time seeing her she walked in the room and told us what our daily life looks like to her. She was a breath of fresh air, FINALLY someone understood us! She also has a way of talking to my 7 year old that relates to her. We just love Dr. Shah
our experience with Dr. Shah was wonderful! She left a great impression and we really liked her!
Dr. Shah is a fantastic doctor.
I called this office because my child was being sent home from school frequently due to illness. The first available appointment was in 6 months. I wish my child could have been seen sooner.
We are very happy with the time Dr. Shah takes with us in trying to figure out what is going on with my son.
Very impressed with Dr. Shah's knowledge, ability to communicate effectively, and kindness.
Dr. Shah was very informative at my son's visit and I appreciate it very much.
would highly recommend this provider. She spent so much time with me and really explaining my disease to me. She makes me feel like I always have somebody in my corner with me.
We absolutely love Dr. Shah. She is an amazing physician.
Dr.Shah is the first gastroenterologist who took my daughter's symptoms seriously. Dr. Shah never stopped her attempt in trying to find a diagnosis for my daughter. She also, never dismissed our concerns or treated my daughter as if she were lying or imagining her symptoms as had other doctors before her. when my daughter finally received a diagnosis, it was Dr. Shah who reassured my daughter that she was never imagining her pain. I thank her every day for giving my daughter the strength and encouragement to continue fighting when everyone else had let her down.
it was a wonderful experience, Dr. Shah explained everything that our daughter was going through and what she could do the help her.
Dr. Shah is the best. She is so caring and thoughtful.
very good experience
We love Dr. Shaw! She always takes the time to listen and explain to us and our son, in non medical terms, that we can understand. She is always open to trying "new science experiments" as we like to call them with our son's diet in order to manage his condition the best we can. We are truly blessed and thankful to have her as our son's gastro doctor.
Dr. Shah is so thorough and holistic in her approach. She engages with my son personally to build a trusting relationship and never makes us feel rushed or like we are wasting her time. As a medical professional, I have very high expectations and she meets them every time.
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