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Dr. Charles Shana, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 64

  14 Reviews
Dr. Shana

Southcoast Physicians Group, Inc.

1030 President Ave Rm 110 Fall River, MA 02720

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(508) 676-3411

Dr. Charles Shana, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Fall River, MA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1981 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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Dr. Shana accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Shana's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shana treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 99% of his peers

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

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shana treats Abdominal Disorders more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Shana treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shana treats Irritable Bowel Syndrome more than 95% of his peers

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

Dr. Shana's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Tube Insertion
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shana

2.6

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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He has a habit of not talking unless prompted, and after telling me I’m in the first stage of cirrhosis of the liver, that’s not too comforting. Honestly told me to look up “NASH” and do some research. I’m more worried than when I went in now, knowing all research has to be done on my own. He just sat and typed into the computer for 20 minutes, and handed me a little drawing with illegible notes on what to look up that now I can’t read. Also, how do I have no content in my after visit summary if he was typing that long? He has no bedside manner or people skills, and that’s saying quite a bit, considering I have autism and tend to cut people a lot of slack. I really hope I can be seen by someone else.
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Was professional and explained every thing to me before and after the procedure and his support staff in room was great
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We have visited Dr. Shana several times for the same problem, and expect to continue to see him as required. We did have a long wait for the first appointment. At each appointment, we have come prepared with out questions, and he has taken as much time as he needed to answer all of of them, and always explained everything thoroughly. In addition, if we've sent him questions through MyChart, he has always answered them. He has provided excellent care.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a Southcoast Health physician, I believe in patient-centered care. I am committed to partnering with you to deliver safe and compassionate care in a comfortable environment. I believe in listening to you and understanding your concerns, respecting...

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1988
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Miriam Hospital
Residency Hospital
1983
Rhode Island Hospital
Residency Hospital
1982
Rhode Island Hospital
Internship Hospital
1981
Yale University
Medical School
1988
1985
1983
1982
1981

Languages

  • Portuguese
  • English

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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Newport Hospital

Newport, RI

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

Saint Anne's Hospital

Fall River, MA

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)