Dr. Rakesh Shah, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 53

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Rakesh Shah, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Webster, TX. Dr. Shah has more experience with Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Care, and Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake and Houston Methodist St. John Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shah to book an appointment.


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Bay Area Heart

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(832) 905-5940
Bay Area Heart PLLC450 Blossom St Ste D Webster, TX 77598
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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4.9

Based on 307 ratings

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Five years ago, I was hospitalized and Dr. Shah was assigned to me. A medical friend of mine chose him as his own cardiologist...always reassuring! How very glad I am! (Bonus: A medical friend of mine chose him as his own cardiologist...always reassuring to have that recommendation.) He is : - very thorough: considers the ‘whole’ , as in, all of the body systems and not just focusing on cardiac (which is what landed me in hospital) - educates me on the “how’s” and “why’s” of systems, tests and procedures - communicates with other physicians under whose care I am - reads all reports and explains findings; writes up thorough notes I appreciate that I get a written report + can access my files, online.
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A.J G. – Mar 10, 2020
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Dr. Shah his top notch. His front office staff and billing department not so much. They continue to bill me for something that they should be billing my secondary insurance for. I have left six messages three of them with the billing department and three of them with the office manager. No one will return my call. I showed up today and conveniently no one was there. All I need to do is bill my insurance and they’ll get paid.
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Feb 19, 2020
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Dr. Shah is top notch doctor that listens to his patients and attempts to develop the best treatment plan taking into consideration their individual circumstances. He is one of a kind! Great personality, very caring, innovative and continues to develop his practice.
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Jan 21, 2020
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Dr Shah is the best heart Doctor I have ever seen. He treats the whole person. I would and have recommended him to others. I completely trust his judgement and recommendations. Dr. Shah God willing will always be my Doctor.
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Terry Tate – Nov 22, 2019
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I have improved significantly since I had been seen and treated by Dr Shah , in terms of my tolerance for activities . I now am more energetic and don’t experience easy fatiguability like i used to. Very professional and shows genuine concern for his patients. The staff of Bay area heart are very friendly and efficient as well ! would highly recommend!
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Rosario – Nov 21, 2019
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Very prompt and courteous staff. Dr. Rakesh Shah was very helpful in answering all of my questions.
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Nov 20, 2019
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Needed to establish a relationship with a cardiologist and Dr. Shah was highly recommended to me by a very close friend. I was very impressed with him immediately. He took his time explaining the results of my test. He gave me the opportunity to ask any questions related to the test and my heart health in general.
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Oct 24, 2019
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I have been going to Dr Shah for years. He is very intelligent and spends time to explain my heart health to me. I feel very confident with my life in his hands. I highly recommend Dr Shah as a cardiologist.
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Brenda W – Oct 23, 2019
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Very informative and interested I me as a person.
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Sep 26, 2019
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Dr. Shah is great at explaining my medical condition and what I need to do to improve my condition. He and his staff are always kind and caring.
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Kelly – Sep 18, 2019
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Dr. Shah and his staff are so competent and listening then discuss my condition. He diagnosed that I had 90% blockage in my heart arteries then set up procedures immediately to place 2 stints where needed. He prevented a heart attack by taking seriously my Internal Medicine physician's (Dr. Martin White) calcium CAT scan report. I am fortunate and appreciative of all the professional care that I have received !!!
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William Cook – Sep 09, 2019
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Dr. Shah is very thorough, takes his time with his patients and explains everything. He's been my doctor since January 2013.
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Connie – Sep 09, 2019
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I went in for a followup. It was great. I was in and out earlier than my appointment time. I always leave with my next appointment set, as well. Very efficient. I have been seeing Dr. Shah for 3 years and I am very happy with everything and I recommend him to people I know all the time.
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MKF – Sep 07, 2019
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Excellent physician. He sat down and brought up my labs, echo, and stress test results up on a computer and showed me the results. I felt well informed on my cardiac health state. He spent adequate time with me and I did not feel that he was rushed to move on to his next patient.
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Sep 06, 2019
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Wonderful. Staff was friendly, helpful, informative and concerned about my welfare. I did not have to wait too long past my appointment time. Very efficient.
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Martin L Matthews – Sep 05, 2019
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In total, I came to the office 4 times and everyone was professional and prompt. I would highly recommend Dr. Shah to everyone I know.
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Sep 05, 2019
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fast to the point, you can trust him with your life
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Larry – Aug 30, 2019
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Exceptional bedside manner. Took the time to show me test results and explained it in a laymen terms I could understand. Very much appreciated.
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Mike Uresti – Aug 27, 2019
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Dr. Shah is very thorough and listened to everything I told him.
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Lisa Vanderbloemen – Aug 27, 2019
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I have so far had 2 Surgery's with Dr. shah. From the time you enter into his office complex, thru the many Recreptionest's,Nurses, aid's, and the Pre-opp. They treat you as Family, are very professional, caring, and Friendly. The sense of assurance is quite fulfilling and makes the entire procedure from First Dr. Appoint. Thru your Surgery's and Hospital stay, to being released fully knowledgeable about your Surgery's and the follow up instruction's. My Heartfelt thank you to all Involved.
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Larry G. Matney in Alvin, TX – Dec 14, 2018
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Practice Areas

Interventional Cardiology

Interventional cardiologists specialize in catheter-based treatment of heart diseases through procedures such as cardiac catheterization, impella devices, and stent placement.

Typically treats 86% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah performs Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography) more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Shah performs this procedure more than 92% of their peers

Peripheral Artery Catheterization
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah performs Peripheral Artery Catheterization more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Shah performs this procedure more than 80% of their peers

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.

Typically treats 84% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hypertension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Hypertension more than 100% of their peers

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

Hyperlipidemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Hyperlipidemia more than 100% of their peers

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

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 100% of their peers

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

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.

Typically treats 63% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Mitral Valve Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Mitral Valve Disease more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Shah treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Arrhythmias
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Arrhythmias more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Shah treats this condition more than 80% of their peers

Atrial Fibrillation
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Atrial Fibrillation more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Shah treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

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Dr. Shah's conditions and procedures:

  • 3D Ultrasound
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Adult Type 2 Diabetes
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
  • Arterial Duplex Ultrasound
  • Atherectomy
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Event Monitor
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Congestive Heart Failure, Right-Sided
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Coronary Atherectomy
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Echocardiography
  • Endocarditis
  • Extremity Ultrasound
  • Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension, Adrenal Gland-Induced
  • Hypertension, Bilateral Renal Artery Stenosis-Induced
  • Hypertension, Conn Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Cushing's Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Hyperaldosteronism-Induced
  • Hypertension, Kidney Disease-Induced
  • Hypertension, Renal Segmental Hypoplasia-Induced
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Implantable Loop Recorder
  • In-Office Ultrasound
  • Intra-Arterial Thrombolysis
  • Ligament Repair
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Non-Invasive Vascular Testing for Venous Diseases
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Stenting
  • Syncope
  • Syncope, Familial Neurocardiogenic
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transradial Catheterization
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
  • Ultrasound, Cardiac
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Stenting
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Closure

About Me

My patients are my number one priority.  I have excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, and an outstanding reputation for bed side manner. 

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

2002
Medical College Of Virginia
2001
Medical College Of Virginia
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Medical College Of Virginia
Residency Hospital
1996
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1990
Baroda Med Coll/SSG Hosp
Internship Hospital
1984
1984
Undergraduate School
1984
University Experimental School,
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • English

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HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake

Webster, TX

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

Houston Methodist St. John Hospital

Houston, TX

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital

Houston, TX
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
  • Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ (2018)