Dr. Pulin Shah, MD

Dr. Pulin Shah, MD

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Ophthalmology  |  
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43 y/o
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Dr. Pulin Shah, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Houma, LA. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Ochsner Baptist and Ochsner Medical Center.

South Louisiana Medical Associates

1978 Industrial Blvd

Houma, LA 70363
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems

Learn about Dr. Shah

Care Philosophy

Dr Shah is well known by his professional peers, as one of the most talented eye surgeons in the region. Tailoring each surgical procedure to the specific needs of each patient, is how we achieve the best outcomes. Emphasizing efficiency, direct access to your surgeon, minimal waiting, and a caring staff is how we achieve the highest patient satisfaction.
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Experience for Dr. Shah

Gain confidence in your healthcare decisions by comparing quality indicators on our provider profiles: education, board certification, years of practice, patient experience, and now Top Care Areas, which gives frequency in conditions treated or procedures performed. More about finding the right doctor for you

Top Care Areas for Dr. Shah by Patient Volume

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Eye Surgery

Dr. Shah performed this procedure on more patients than 97% of his peers nationwide.

very high

2

Cornea Surgery

Dr. Shah performed this procedure on more patients than 95% of his peers nationwide.

very high

3

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)

Dr. Shah treated this condition for more patients than 95% of his peers nationwide.

very high

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How we evaluate our data - Patient volume is analyzed by provider and compared nationally with all providers who perform the same procedure, or treat the same condition. We organize the volume data in percentile ranking from 'may perform' for the lowest claims volume to 'Very High' for the highest claims volume data. For a given condition or procedure, performance categories are defined based on 80%, 90%, and 95% confidence intervals from the average patient volume for all providers in our database. Providers identified as ‘may perform’ do not have sufficient volume for Healthgrades to create a statistical evaluation.

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Graves' Disease
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Surgery to Correct Near and Far Vision Simultaneous
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

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

  • Emory University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • University Of Hawaii
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • California Pacific Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shah has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Shah does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Shah and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Shah's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shah to family and friends
5.0
based on 3 total reviews (1 with a comment)

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4.6
based on 193 total reviews (80 with comments)
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Dr. Shah's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in New Orleans, LA |
He was perfect in every way
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Dr. Shah accepts 31 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
  • Bluegrass Family Health
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
    Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Galaxy Health Network
    Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Health Payors Organization
    Health Payors Organization PPO
  • Humana Veterans
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
  • National Healthcare Alliance
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • PHCS
  • PPO Plus
    PPO Plus PPO
  • Prime Health Services
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Provider Networks of America
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
  • USA Managed Care Organization

Hospitals where Dr. Shah has admitting privileges

Ochsner Medical Center
1516 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
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Ochsner Baptist
2700 Napoleon Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115
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