Dr. David Shapiro, MD

Critical Care SurgeryMaleAge 47

Dr. Shapiro
Accepting new patients

Saint Francis Medical Group

1000 Asylum Ave Hartford, CT 06105

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Dr. David Shapiro, MD is a Critical Care Surgery Specialist in Hartford, CT and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med medical school in 2002. He is affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shapiro to book an appointment.

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    Outstanding. Unclear on the review that said "afraid to do certain procedures" but i had a complicated surgery with Dr. shapiro and i did great. His nurses were kind, and friendly. He updated my family every day, and was clearly capable.
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    Alex – Jan 21, 2021
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    Untrustworthy, afraid to do certain procedures
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    Aug 22, 2020
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    Extremely satisfying, despite the situation. We had a loved one in the hospital with COVID19 and all the ailments that go along with it. Dr. Shapiro (and his team, whose names i don't remember except for Lori, Laura, James, and Jeff), was amazing. They were compassionate, clearly described the situation, and went above and beyond to help communicate with us. We did eventually meet Dr. Shapiro in the hospital, but since we couldn't meet in person during May, we felt left out initially. He made efforts to update us frequently. He was interrupted with emergencies on at least two occasions, and immediately called us after those events were completed. He gave us good news and bad news, and both were delivered with compassion, respect, and absolutely no condescending attitude. We love saint francis, and took his recommendation to seek out Dr. Rabitaille (sp?) for a PCP, which we have done. THank you to Saint Frances and Thank you to the amazing nurses and respiratory technicians there. TY
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    Jamie and Jason – Jul 22, 2020
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    Great doctor , I would go out of my way to get dr. shapiro to operate on me again. He did a great job on this 70 yr.old man. Took out my appendix almost painless. Made me feel relaxed about the surgery. I was really nervous before the surgery. THANKS AGAIN DOC. good job!
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    den in Enfield, CT – Dec 19, 2017
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    Considerate, careful and attentive. Not rushed, but got done quick. Operated on my for an emergency and saved my life--no question.
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    TDon in Farmington, CT – Nov 17, 2016
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    About Me

    Care Philosophy

    I strive to provide excellent, compassionate care, working with my patients to achieve 'Best Care for a Lifetime.' I am an advocate of transparent communication,...Read more


    • Critical Care Surgery
    • Critical Care Medicine
    • General Surgery
    • Hospice & Palliative Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • Critical Care Surgery
    • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine


    Oregon Health Sciences University
    Fellowship Hospital
    University of Connecticut
    Residency Hospital
    University of Connecticut
    Internship Hospital
    Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med
    Medical School
    Boston College
    Undergraduate School
    American Hospital Association Patient Safety Fellowship


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    What are Dr. David Shapiro, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Shapiro frequently treats Traumatic Brain Injury, Wound Repair, and Inguinal Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shapiro treats.

    Where is Dr. David Shapiro, MD's office located?

    Dr. Shapiro's office is located at 1000 Asylum Ave, Hartford, CT 06105. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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    Dr. Shapiro's conditions and procedures:

    • Abdominal Hernia
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Abdominoplasty
    • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
    • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Appendicitis
    • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
    • Barrett's Esophagus
    • Bile Duct Procedure
    • Biliary Atresia
    • Biliary Dyskinesia
    • Burn Injuries
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Cholelithiasis
    • Colectomy
    • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
    • Colon Cancer
    • Constipation
    • Crohn's Disease
    • Cyst Incision and Drainage
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Duodenal Polypectomy
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
    • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
    • Gallbladder Cancer
    • Gallbladder Diseases
    • Gallbladder Removal
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
    • Gallstones
    • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
    • Gastric Ulcer
    • Gastrotomy
    • Hernia
    • Hernia Repair
    • Hiatal Hernia
    • Hidradenitis
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Ileus
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
    • Ischemic Colitis
    • Laparotomy
    • Lipomas
    • Liver Cancer
    • Liver Diseases and Disorders
    • Lobectomy, Open
    • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Meniscus Surgery
    • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
    • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
    • Partial Lung Collapse
    • Pelvic Abscess
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
    • Rib Fracture
    • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
    • Skin Grafts
    • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
    • Splenectomy
    • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
    • Surgical Procedures
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thyroid Nodule
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Varicose Vein Procedure
    • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
    • Ventral Hernia
    • Wound Repair

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    Dr. Shapiro accepts the following insurance:

    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Access Blue New England Network-CT
    Balanced Pathway Tiered-CT PPO
    Balanced Pathway-CT HMO
    Balanced Pathway-CT PPO
    Blue New England Network-CT HMO
    BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
    BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network)-CT
    BlueCare Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
    BlueCare Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
    BlueChoice New England Network-CT
    Bronze Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
    Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
    Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
    Bronze Pathway X-CT PPO
    Bronze Standard Pathway X for HSA-CT PPO
    Bronze Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
    Catastrophic Pathway X Enhanced-CT HMO
    Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
    Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
    Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
    Century Preferred Tiered (Select Network)-CT
    Century Preferred-CT
    Choice BlueCare-CT HMO
    Choice Century Preferred Basic-CT PPO
    City of New Haven - BlueCard-CT
    City of New Haven - Century Preferred-CT
    CT Children's Medical Center - Tiered-CT PPO
    Day Kimball Tiered-CT PPO
    Gold Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
    Gold Pathway X-CT HMO
    Gold Pathway X-CT PPO
    Gold Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
    National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
    National (BlueCard) PPO
    Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT HMO
    Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT PPO
    Pathway CT Tiered (Small Grp)-CT PPO
    Pathway Enhanced (Ind)-CT HMO
    Pathway Enhanced Tiered (Ind)-CT HMO
    Pathway X (Ind)-CT PPO
    Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT HMO
    Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT PPO
    Pathway X Enhanced (Ind -)-CT HMO
    Pathway X Enhanced Tiered (Ind)-CT HMO
    Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
    Platinum Pathway X-CT PPO
    Silver Pathway X Tiered-CT PPO
    Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
    Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
    Silver Pathway X-CT PPO
    Silver Standard Coinsurance Pathway X-CT PPO
    Silver Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
    State BlueCare (Local Network only)-CT
    State BlueCare (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
    State BlueCare (with Expanded Network)-CT
    State Preferred (Tiered)-CT
    State Preferred-CT
    Yale New Haven Health System - Tiered-CT PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
    CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthyBlue 2.0
    HealthyBlue Advantage
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
    Open Access Plus
    Choice Care PPO
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
    Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty


    Saint Francis Medical Group

    Saint Francis Medical Group1000 Asylum Ave Hartford, CT 06105