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Dr. Nirupama Shekar, MD

Oncology ·  Female · Age 53

Dr. Shekar

South Texas Cancer Center

1901 S Col Rowe Blvd McAllen, TX 78503

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Dr. Nirupama Shekar, MD is an oncology specialist in McAllen, TX and has been practicing for 30 years. She graduated from Bangalore Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences in 1989 and specializes in oncology.


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Dr. Shekar accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) 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. Shekar's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anemia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shekar treats Anemia more than 72% of her peers

Dr. Shekar treats this condition more than 72% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Aplastic Anemia
  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D - HUS)
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Pregnancy Related
  • D-Positive Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D + HUS)
  • Hemolytic Anemia, Acquired Autoimmune
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia
  • Myelpathic Anemia
  • Neonatal Anemia
  • Nutritional Anemia
  • Nutritional Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-1
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-2
  • Secondary Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia With Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia, Pyridoxine-Responsive, Autosomal Recessive
  • Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Blood Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shekar treats Blood Disorders more than 71% of her peers

Dr. Shekar treats this condition more than 71% of her peers

Stomach Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shekar treats Stomach Diseases more than 52% of her peers

Dr. Shekar treats this condition more than 52% of her peers

Dr. Shekar's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • von Willebrand Disease

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What People Say About Dr. Nirupama Shekar, MD
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This dr. Wouldn't answer surgeons calls. Was very rude, addressing us as you people, and very racist. Also hid treatment, and when we ask for an appt to ask her to give hospital, paper work for treatment she lied accused us of harassing her at work. She was livid when she had to give partial treatment, and quit. She said lets see what oncologist will take case.with Gods grace, We were sent to md anderson in houston, where treatment, drs, staff, worked to save life. Please be very careful w/ dr.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Nirupama Shekar, MD is an oncology specialist in McAllen, TX and has been practicing for 30 years. She graduated from Bangalore Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences in 1989 and specializes in oncology.

Specialties

  • Oncology

Education

Brookdale University Hospital Med Center
Residency Hospital
1989
Bangalore Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences
Medical School
1989

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)