Dr. Chirag Shah, MD

Dr. Chirag Shah, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
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37 y/o
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Dr. Chirag Shah, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 5 years. He specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and non-surgical orthopedics.

Northwestern Medical Group

737 N Michigan Ave Ste 700

Chicago, IL 60611
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Shah performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Wrist Fracture
very high
more than 93% of peers
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
more than 93% of peers
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
high
more than 88% of peers

Dr. Shah's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shah ""Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." "

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

42  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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22  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Washington University of St. Louis / Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • University Of Cincinnati Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shah has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Shah does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Shah and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Shah's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shah to family and friends
9 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Shah's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

If you want to see a doctor who doesn't listen to you, who has a one-size-fits-all approach, who dismisses your experience, and is highly judgemental of alternative modalities (for something as basic as sports massage), then this is the doctor for you! If you don't fit neatly into Shah's box, then...more
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Dr. Shah was unable to help me so I am getting a second opinion. Although I believe he explained my condition well, he was less than sympathetic and I found it hard to believe that my options are as limited as he claims. On top of it, I paid my co-pays for both office visits (totaling $90), during...more
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I found the entire experience of my first time visit to Dr. Shah to be a very positive one. His staff, both in person and on the phone, have been very pleasant and worked to accommodate my schedule in booking both my initial and follow-up appointments. The doctor took me right at the scheduled...more
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Dr. Shah walked me through my carpal tunnel diagnosis and spent ample time with me throughout the year as I worked on non-surgical methods to ease nerve pressure. Ultimately, I needed to go through with the release surgery. Dr. Shah was sure I felt confident going into the surgery, and talked me...more
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Dr. Shah was excellent. I saw him twice concerning a wrist problem after an injury. Over the past decade I had been to Northwestern twice, with different doctors, and had not been that pleased. I decided to give NW one more chance. This time I saw Dr. Shah and he listened well, explained...more
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