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Dr. Dhruv Shah, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 60

Dr. Shah
57 Baker Blvd Fairlawn, OH 44333

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Dr. Dhruv Shah, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Fairlawn, OH and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Government Medical College Surat, South Gujrat University in 1983 and specializes in pain medicine, sports medicine, and more.


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Dr. Shah's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Degenerative Disc Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Degenerative Disc Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shah treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 99% of his peers

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

Arthritis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Arthritis more than 98% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis

Dr. Shah's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Dhruv Shah, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Fairlawn, OH and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Government Medical College Surat, South Gujrat University in 1983 and specializes in pain medicine, sports medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Education

Coney Island Hospital
Residency Hospital
Rush Presby St Luke's M C
Residency Hospital
1983
Government Medical College Surat, South Gujrat University
Medical School
1983

Languages

  • Indian
  • English

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Dr. Shah's Reviews

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Based on 40 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
10%
(4)
1 Star
40%
(16)

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Dr. Shah is very knowledgeable and has many different avenues he uses to help relieve your pain. I've been a patient for over 5 years now. He is always kind, sometimes hilariously funny, and always helpful.
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Dr. Shah was often rude to myself and my boyfriend who came with me to all my appointments. He is supposed to specialize in spinal issues but missed the major problem in my X Rays. He wantes to just stop all pain treatment without offering alternatives despite the fact that I have multiple diseases that cause chronic pain. At one point he wanted to do spinal injections and when I told him my other specialist disagreed he became mean and raised his voice. There was also used needles left out.
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There's been a revolving door on his staff for a while now. I find that he is very inconsistent personally and doesn't work well with other doctors when they contact him. He is not a pill pusher, but his empathy is also flat. And he does push treatments that don't always work -- and seems miffed when you say so instead of trying something else. The office seems to be getting rougher and less considerate of patients lately as well.
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I was referred to Dr. Shah by my internist. In need of an intervention to alleviate my lower back pain, I had an initial consult with Dr. Shah and then a short time later that week, I came into the office for a series of steroid facet injections. Now I am in WORSE shape than before! SEVERE peripheral neuropathy developed in my feet. Dr. Shah said this is due to my diabetes. NOT! He also said that "he didn't inject into any spinal nerves." Now, I'm nearly totally disabled. Proceed cautiously!
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My only problem with this office is that they discontinued my care because of missed appointments. you are a mental health facility. So knowing that you treat people who may have short term memory anxiety or whatever the case, may get in the way of an appointment. I think you should be more considerate depending on the reasons why a patient may not be able to come in. Love the NP
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Dr. Shah has been kind, sensitive and understanding regarding the frustrations and life interruptions represented by chronic pain. I think his care and that of his staff is excellent. I am grateful to them all.
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Dr. Shah helps me manage my pain to where it is tolerable. His staff is professional & organized. Dr. Shah is kind, considerate & can give an epidural injection without any pain. He is so knowledgeable about the human anatomy. I've been going there for 2 years & never had any dissatisfaction. He was recommended by my family doctor.
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He was great with my husband after the injections he sat and went over everything with us and mentioned to us about my husbands last doctor was giving him two kinds of pain meds and it could have cause convulsions. He gave my husband the right medicines. We love the way he takes the time with his patients. He gave my husband his medicine same visit so he didn't have to keep taking off work also his staff was great very caring and make sure everything went alright. Glad we was referred to him.
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Worst possible experience ever. I've been writing in pain for 5 weeks since this doctor received my referral. I have called at least twice a week, and not only has no one called me back ever (they always say they will call me back), they still will not allow me to schedule my intake appointment!!! I have tried to get a new referral to anywhere else, but my doctor finds it fishy that I claim this doctor still hasn't allowed me to schedule an appointment in the 5 weeks he has had my referral.
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VERY CARING DR,TAKES THE TIME NEEDED TO EVALUATE YOUR EX-RAYS , MRI"S CT SCANS.THEN PROVIDES A PERSONAL PLAN TAILORED TO YOU SITUATION, PAIN ,INJURIES, SYMPTOMS. THE STAFF IS SUPER NICE, NO JUDGEMENT. NURSE PRACTITIONERS ARE EQUALLY QUALIFIED TO HELP MANAGE YOUR PAIN. THANK YOU DR SHAH.
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