Dr. Chirag Shah, MD

Orthopedic Hand SurgeryMaleAge 42

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Dr. Chirag Shah, MD is an Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Chicago, IL and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 2007. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Chirag Shah, MD

Northwestern Medical Group

737 N Michigan Ave Ste 1330 Chicago, IL 60611
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(312) 337-6960
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

  • Friendly Staff
    Patients said the staff was friendly. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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. Shah's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah performs Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shah performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shah treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Osteoarthritis of Hands more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shah treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shah's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Scan
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • McMurray's Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteopenia
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

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Dr. Shah accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Beech Street (Multiplan) HMO
Beech Street (Multiplan) POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Access PPO
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Care Connection PPO
Blue Choice
Blue HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
HFN
Community Health Connect
Community Health Connect Elite
Community Health Connect Premier
HFN-10
HFN-20
Workers Compensation
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medicare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tricare
UniCare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice
Choice Plus
Health Select
Options
Select Plus PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Shah's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shah

3.4

Based on 12 ratings

5 Star
58%
58%
4 Star
0%
0%
3 Star
0%
0%
2 Star
8%
8%
1 Star
33%
33%
What went well
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What could be improved
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I would not recommend this doctor . I have seen many doctors , including multiple have doctors . I found him to be abrasive & arrogant . He is also pretty young & relatively inexperienced compared to many
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dango – Nov 21, 2020
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Exceptional
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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James King in Las Vegas, NV – Oct 19, 2018
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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 you can expect to be written off in a wonderfully patronizing way. Also: 2 out of my 3 appointments were cancelled and rescheduled to accommodate his vacation plans. Seek care elsewhere.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Chicago – Feb 12, 2018
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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 which he did nothing beyond review my symptoms and the radiologist's report, and yet I am still being charged a percentage of the $1,600 (yes you read that right) that he charged for those said visits.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Des Plaines – Jan 15, 2018
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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 time, which I felt was very respectful of both his time and mine. He first spent time listening to my situation, then asked questions, ran a few very efficient diagnostics, and treated me on the spot.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Dec 29, 2017
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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 through what my recovery would look like. He is an excellent physician and I highly recommend him.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Kristen M in Chicago, IL – May 30, 2017
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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 everything clearly, asked if I had any questions, responded clearly to everything I asked, and was very friendly. Plus, both times he treated his interns well as colleagues which I respect. Love this guy.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Suzanne in Chicago, IL – Jul 25, 2016
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Dr. Shah could not have gotten me out of the room faster shook his leg the entire time and spoke like a cattle auctioneer. Dr. Shah condescending, did not allow me to ask questions, did not explain potential causes of the issue, nor would he elaborate except when prodded. He referred me to get a test done and then got snappy with me when I asked about details of the test (like what exactly they were looking for). The bedside manner of this man needs improvement. I was in and out in only 7 mins..
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Ted in Chicago, IL – May 13, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

``Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives.`` 

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

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

Languages

  • English
  • Dutch

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Chirag Shah, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Chirag Shah, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Chirag Shah, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Shah's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Chirag Shah, MD treat?

Dr. Shah frequently treats the following conditions: Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist, Osteoarthritis of Hands, and Adhesive Capsulitis. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Chirag Shah, MD's office address?

Dr. Shah's office is located at 737 N Michigan Ave Ste 1330, Chicago, IL 60611. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Chirag Shah, MD fluent in?

Dr. Shah is able to speak Dutch and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Chirag Shah, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Shah provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Chirag Shah, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Chirag Shah, MD is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Is Dr. Chirag Shah, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Chirag Shah, MD holds board certifications in Critical Care Medicine, Hand Surgery, and Orthopedic Surgery.

How much experience does Dr. Chirag Shah, MD have?

Dr. Shah has over 15 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Chirag Shah, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 3.4/5 for Dr. Chirag Shah, MD. Patients say that the provider explained conditions well and the appointment wasn't rushed. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Northwestern Medical Group

Northwestern Medical Group737 N Michigan Ave Ste 1330 Chicago, IL 60611
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

83% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% higher than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)