Dr. Brian Shimkus, MD

Dr. Brian Shimkus, MD

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Hematology

Dr. Brian Shimkus, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Austin, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as St. David's Medical Center and St. David's Georgetown Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

Brian Shimkus, MD

Austin Cancer Centers11111 Research Blvd Ste 450 Austin, TX 78759
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Shimkus is affiliated with St. David's Medical Center Austin, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Shimkus' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shimkus

4.6

Based on 30 ratings

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1 Star
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I feel very comfortable during this Covid 19 going to their office for my appts. They have the safety protocol down. I've been going there for years and have been treated very well.
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Jun 25, 2020
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Great safety Covid- 19 protocols for patients. Dr. Shimkus is a great doctor, he answers all your questions .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Juana Maria Martinez de Duran – Jun 24, 2020
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Very professional and very nice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Sonja Wamble – Jun 08, 2020
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Dr. Shimkus is the best. Been taking Kemo since Januray and he has made it move smoothly for me. I will be seeing Dr. Shimkus for the next couple of years. Kemo has stopped and now treatment for maintenance.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 08, 2020
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Very knowledgable. Came into a bad situation with other doctors misdiagnosing stage 4 cancer for 1 year as sciatica. Moved quickly to try to find a combination therapy for an almost hopeless situation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Richard – Jun 02, 2020
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Dr Shimkus is understanding, patient, answers questions. Just what a patient needs....
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jun 01, 2020
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All staff personnel are fast, efficient, professional and friendly.
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Gregory E. Nelson – May 29, 2020
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He spends as much time as needed with you. Very thorough and compassionate
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Julie Grenaille – May 29, 2020
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No nonsense guy. Deals in facts that are short and simple. My kind of doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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H H Painter – May 28, 2020
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Have been with Dr. Shimkus for several years. I would highly recommend him to everyone!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jere Hinton – May 16, 2020
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It Was Frindley And To The Point.
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May 09, 2020
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Dr. Shimkus is very friendly, professional and extremely helpful with any and all questions concerning health problems.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rose Sommo – May 07, 2020
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Very good as I didn't have to enter the building and expose myself to Coronavirus. Received my Lupron shot in my car.
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May 07, 2020
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Very professional and prompt.
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May 06, 2020
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Great office visit, always.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 29, 2020
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Dr Shimkus is very kind and a very smart doctor. He has answered all my questions and provided me the best care for my PAncytosis. One time he even talked to me after hours and on his free time to answer some questions and concerns I had. He is a very good doctor and well respected in his field
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Andy M. – Apr 10, 2020
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Dr. Shimkus has been very responsive to evaluating and trying to find solutions for my problems. His treatment recommendations have been spot on and effective. When lab results required a longer time to analyze he has directed his staff to call me and provide a clear and specific treatment plan.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rick Shirley – Mar 28, 2020
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I could just copy and paste what another reviewer posted about Dr. Shimkus being in a rush to leave my first and only visit. Seemed like he was on a hurry, he was there, never sat down, no more than 5 minutes. He didn't know about my colonoscopy results or blood lab work I had done two week prior. He said my CT scan looked great and if I had any questions, I asked about lab work results, he said that they didn't do them but if they didn't call me the next day that meant everything was OK. I can't say I trust them to call me if something is wrong, I was also not pleased with the nurse, she poked me several times and had to use a bigger needle on my port, something that has never been an issue at the Park St. David's location. Sure wish Dr. Vin had not left, going back to see a different doctor at Park location.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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GL – Aug 08, 2019
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I pick dr. Shimkus out of the phonebook back in 2006. A choice that i.m sure saved my life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Robert n. in Leander – Nov 28, 2018
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We only had an initial visit so we aren't sure if it was just a bad day for the doctor. We all have them. He was very nice but seemed in quite a rush to get through with our initial appointment. In fact, when he left the room and returned, he never sat back down. We were also there on time but waited about 30 min. to be seen. We ended up getting a second opinion with another oncologist who not only seemed less hurried but didn't believe as much gen. testing and scans was needed.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
6 people found this helpful
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Lb in Round rock tx – Apr 29, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Shimkus' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Purpura
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shimkus treats Purpura more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Shimkus treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Purpura Simplex
  • Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Autoimmune
  • Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Thrombotic
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Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shimkus treats Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Shimkus treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Thrombocytosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shimkus treats Thrombocytosis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Shimkus treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Shimkus' conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Meningiomas
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

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(737) 276-3850

Dr. Shimkus accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
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Blue Card PPO
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

About Me

Biography

Dr. Brian Shimkus, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Austin, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as St. David's Medical Center and St. David's...Read more

Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
University of Virginia
Residency Hospital
University of Virginia
Internship Hospital
Medical College of Georgia
Medical School
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Languages

  • English

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Brian Shimkus, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Shimkus has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Brian Shimkus, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Brian Shimkus, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shimkus frequently treats Purpura, Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), and Thrombocytosis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shimkus treats.

Where is Dr. Brian Shimkus, MD's office located?

Dr. Shimkus' office is located at 11111 Research Blvd Ste 450, Austin, TX 78759. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Brian Shimkus, MD speak?

Dr. Shimkus speaks English and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Shimkus is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

St. David's Medical Center

Austin, TX

82% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% higher than the national average

26 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

St. David's Georgetown Hospital

Georgetown, TX

22 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

St. David's North Austin Medical Center

Austin, TX

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

St. David's Round Rock Medical Center

Round Rock, TX

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

St. David's South Austin Medical Center

Austin, TX

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Cedar Park Regional Medical Center

Cedar Park, TX

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)