Dr. Joseph Shami, MD

Dr. Joseph Shami, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
(8)
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Dr. Joseph G. Shami is a gastroenterologist at Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey (GANJ). He is dual board certified in internal medicine and Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. In addition to his position at GANJ, Dr. Shami is a trustee at IPA of North Jersey at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ as well as Director of the Esophageal Motility Lab. He is also a clinical assistant professor at the School of Health and Medical Sciences at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. During some of his time with GANJ, Dr. Shami was also Emeritus Chief for the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, totaling 14 years overall in the position. Dr. Shami completed his fellowship in gastroenterology and residency in internal medicine at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center. He also received his medical degree from the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome, Italy and a Bachelor of Science in biology from St. Peter's University in Jersey City, NJ. Dr. Shami holds several memberships including: American College of Gastroenterology American College of Physicians American Gastroenterological Association American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Medical Society of New Jersey Passaic County Medical Society Dr. Shami is also multilingual, with fluency in English and Italian and the ability to speak fully in Spanish and Arabic.

205 Browertown Rd Ste 204

Woodland Park, NJ 07424

Contact Information

(973) 812-5230

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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Constipation
very high
more than 99% of peers
Stomach Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shami "In Gastroenterology as in Medicine in general, the most important way to take proper care of the patient is to listen first and perform a good examination. After that, the appropriate tests may be ordered. I have a particular interest in problems of swallowing, chronic reflux and heartburn. My other significant interest is the different forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (colitis, Crohn's)"

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
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Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • High Resolution Esophageal Manometry
  • Manometry
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Puncture Aspiration

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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

  • St Peter U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • Catholic University Of Sacro Cuore / Faculty Of Medicine and Surgery
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • St Josephs Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • St Joseph's Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • St Josephs Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shami has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shami's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shami to family and friends
4.0
based on 8 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Shami's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Clifton, NJ |
He doesn't rush you out. Answers all your questions. A very patient man. His nurses Luda and Duri were very pleasant and made you feel relaxed.
in Mt. Arlington New Jersey |
Dr. Shami is an excellent gastroenterologist. He was recommended by my personal Physian and I am very satisfied with him.
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Dr. Shami accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerihealth
    Amerihealth HMO
    Amerihealth PPO
    Direct POS
    Direct Value Network POS
    Value Network HMO
    Value Network PPO
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • EmblemHealth
    GHI PPO
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MagnaCare
    MagnaCare PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Shami has admitting privileges

Chilton Medical Center
97 W Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
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Hackensackumc Mountainside
1 Bay Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
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Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center
703 Main St
Paterson, NJ 07503
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Saint Joseph's Wayne Hospital
224 Hamburg Tpke
Wayne, NJ 07470
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