Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker, MD

Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
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Age 66
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Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Armed Forces Medical College, Maharashtra University Of Health Sciences in 1974 and specializes in gastroenterology.

7737 Southwest Fwy Ste 840

Houston, TX 77074

Contact Information

(713) 777-2555

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas
  • MultiPlan

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(713) 777-2555

Dr. Shivshanker accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Humana Health Plan of Texas
Houston Area HMO-Standard
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
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. Shivshanker's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ulcerative Colitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shivshanker treats Ulcerative Colitis more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Microscopic Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcerative Proctosigmoiditis
Ulcer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shivshanker treats Ulcer more than 99% of his peers

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

Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shivshanker treats Esophageal Diseases more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Shivshanker's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Tuberculosis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Biography

Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Armed Forces Medical College, Maharashtra University Of Health Sciences in 1974 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1979
Grace Hospital
Residency Hospital
1974
Armed Forces Medical College, Maharashtra University Of Health Sciences
Medical School

Languages

  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Shivshanker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shivshanker

3.0

Based on 36 reviews

5 Stars
36.111111111111114%
(13)
4 Stars
8.333333333333334%
(3)
3 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(2)
2 Stars
16.666666666666668%
(6)
1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(12)

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Average Reported Wait Time
  • 31 – 45 minutes
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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This Doctor was not my doctor but he was the one who did my procedure. He first tried to pawn my procedure off on someone else but because he couldn't he made me wait 2 hours for him to come to the hospital. He did not discuss anything with me prior to the start of the procedure and did not make any reference in his procedural notes mentioning the main issue that the procedure was scheduled for.
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Dr. Shivshanker is a great doctor - but does not care in the least how long his patients are waiting for their appointment. Today's appointment was a morning appointment, after waiting 45 minutes we were told we were next, then 15 minutes later we were brought back for intake only. When we inquired on how much longer to see the doctor the tech refused to answer any questions. We have waited 2 hours before, 1 hour before and today was another hour. Morning appointments don't matter either. We will not be back.
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Dr. Shiv is a very caring doctor. He is willing to listen to me as a patient and assists me with my medical needs. Very approachable, which makes me feel positive of the decisions regarding my health. I am always at easy when I enter his office. The staff is very nice.
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Very long wait time, overbooked during appointment time. Office not responding on labs or issues with pain post op. I like the doctors bedside manner however not enough time spent covering what is needed or care. Office staff should work on customer centric attitude rather then making up excuses for why things aren't getting done. Very expensive Rx's prescribed as well. Honestly if he was not so overbooked and the staff weren't so stressed it would be a much better review.
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Dr. Shivshanker is one of the most professional physicians I’ve met. He's a great listener, asks the right questions, and is genuinely concerned about my well-being. The receptionists are friendly, they help you with a good attitude. I'm suffering from bad acid reflux and thanks to him, he keeps it under control with the right medication. I’m very pleased with Dr. Shivshanker
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Dr. Sivshanker is a good doctor when you can finally see him. I am leaving his practice and leaving a poor review because his front office staff has no personality. When you finally get an appointment, his office waiting area looks like Ben Taub Hospital because it's so many people waiting. The typical wait time to see him WITH an appointment can be 2 - 3 hours and this is not an exaggeration! My time is too valuable to sit an wait this long EVERY time I have an appointment.
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Very poor experience. Waited 45 mins to see him for 15 minutes. He took TWO phone calls on his cell while in the examination room with me. Then prescribed pills that cost over $500/month with insurance, insisted payment in advance for a procedure scheduled 3 months later, and gave me a drug discount coupon that had expired TWO YEARS before. I cancelled the procedure, got my refund and never went back.
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Dr. Shivshanker has deep knowledge of medicine, especially Gastoenterology. He gets to the bottom of things quickly. Due to his knowledge and experience he can diagnose problems faster. But his patients have to wait a long time to see him. He is hurried because he has too many patients and too little time. He is not perfect, not even close to perfection.
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He is a good doctor. But no really happy with some of the staff. My insurance is never verified when I go in and they always charge me more than they are suppose to.. And some times even bill old insurance that I have not had for 5 or more years ago. If they would improve on some of these things they would score a 100 in my book. But overall I would give him as a provider 100% and staff 80%..
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He is very good to tell all questions I am very satisfied with him
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80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2018)