Dr. Safwat Shaker, MD

Internal MedicineMaleAge 62

Dr. Safwat Shaker, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Hackensack, NJ. He is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shaker to book an appointment.

Dr. Shaker

Shaker Medical Group

38 Summit Ave Hackensack, NJ 07601
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shaker

4.8

Based on 206 ratings

5 Stars
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I have been a patient of Dr. Safwat Shaker since he started his practice. He is very thorough. His office staff is very efficient, helpful, and pleasant. His new office is great! I would recommend The Dr. to anyone looking for a new primary MD. I also like the convenience of Labcorp in the office.
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Jeff – Jan 30, 2020
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I highly recommend Dr Shaker and team. I have seen Dr Safwat, Dr Mina and Dr David and all of them are extremely helpful and provide the best advices. They have been focused on my well being from day 1. Before seeing any specialist or even going through any surgery from a specialist, I always get Dr Shaker’s opinion.
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Prosenjit – Jan 15, 2020
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Dr. Safwat Shaker has been my primary doctor for the past few years. He not only provides me with top-notch service and genuine care, he also refers me to top-notch specialists to ensure I am getting the appropriate medical attention for all my health issues. I suffer from diabetes, kidney failure, heart disease and gastritis. Two years ago my health was extremely and dangerously poor with these conditions. Today I feel much better. Although I am not "cured", Dr. Shaker is taking good care of me!
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  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Migdalia – Nov 06, 2019
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Dr. Shaker is the BEST. He is always for you in your health .
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 02, 2019
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Dr. Safwat Shaker I have been going to Dr. Safwat Shaker for the pay18 years. However, I am very happy & blessed to have been seen by Dr. Safwat Shaker. He as always took his time, listened to my health concerns, went over my chart very carefully in my presence, addressed areas that need special attention Very attentive & patient. He’s a kind considerate physician who will explain how we are going to treat the issue. I would highly recommend Dr. Shaker as a primary care physician. Sometimes I Thank God To Make Be Treated By Dr. Safwat Shaker Because of his outstanding professionalism and the way he cares about me as he always advises me with his best ability and knowledge. God bless you Dr. Safwat. Oh By The Way! The staff is also accommodating. Especially Monica, who speaks 3 languages. I’ll give her a 10 stars. Thank you Dr. Safwat
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Medhat Shehata – Aug 10, 2019
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Immediately addressed the problems. No waiting time like others. Very helpful and informative and overall very well satisfied.
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Vinay in hackensack, NJ – Dec 13, 2018
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Dr. Shaker is one of the best known doctors in New Jersey I’ve been going to him for over 20 years and he always knows the problem. He is a great doctor and is highly recommended. He’s been my family doctor for a long time and he treats you like family.
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J. Cartwright in NJ – Dec 12, 2018
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Me and My wife been going to Dr. Shaker since 2004. I believe Dr. Shaker is the best Doctor in NJ. Dr. Shaker is knowledgeable and professional. He always listens to my Questions and answers them very thoughtfully. I recommend Dr. Shaker to all. The Nurse and Secretary are courteousness and very helpful also.
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Ray T in Little Ferry, NJ – Nov 14, 2018
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Dr. Shaker has been our family doctor for almost 20 years. He is kind, patient and very knowledgeable and professional. He always listens to our questions and concerns and answers them very thoughtfully. I recommend him to everyone. The staff is also very nice.
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Elizabeth Veronique Hoka in Fairlawn, NJ – Nov 09, 2018
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Excellent Doctor very attentive.
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Carlos Abreu in NJ, NJ – Nov 06, 2018
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Dr. Shaker is an excellent physician. I have been going to him for years now and I have not had one complaint yet. I wish he was open every day of the week though.
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Jordine Henriques in Hackensack , NJ – Nov 03, 2018
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Parking is difficult, staff is rude, office is dated, and the doc himself is so cheap that he turns off his fax machine and won't mail anything to his patients (is postage that big of an expense?). Overbooks patients, but so does everyone else. About the only positive I experienced was relative ease of getting an appointment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
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Maier Yancov in Hackensack, NJ – Jul 22, 2018
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great compassionate knowledgeable doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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dan in saddle river – May 24, 2018
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Dr. Shaker is patient and efficient. He answered all of my questions and remained with me as long as I needed to feel comfortable. His staff is kind and reliable. It’s overall a great visit to the doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Martina S. David – Apr 11, 2018
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Excellent Doctor.Very knowledgeable,compassionate and professional.Freat Office staff
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Jan 27, 2018
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I met Dr. Shaker for the first time yesterday and I feel I've known him for years! He is truly a great doctor, He helped me with all my questions/ concerns (many of them). Assured I made my follow up appointment for a month. I highly recommend! I will send my close and friends his direction! Thank you Dr. Shaker!
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Sashalie in Clifton, NJ – Jan 23, 2018
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I meet Doctor Shaker in 2005, when I was looking for a quality physician to take care of my elderly sick mother who had a host of serious medical conditions. He has been my Doctor since then, I put my trust, and health in his hands, and his friendly professional staff at his office. He is a very component Doctor and individual.
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Charles Murray in NJ – Aug 11, 2017
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I first learned of Dr Shaker from a co-worker approx. 20 yrs ago & has been an outstanding and very true professional. My husband is also his patient. He is very concerned about his patients. Follows up with blood work results. Request for test to be done when needed. When I'm not feeling well I can go right in and see him. His staff is sensational very pleasant, treat you like family and remember who you are when you return. HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. SAFWAT SHAKER, MD AS A FAMILY DOCTOR!!
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Burlington, NJ – Aug 09, 2017
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Great doctor
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Park Ridge, NJ – Jul 27, 2017
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Dr Shaker is the best. He is knowledgeable,compassionate and patient. His whole demeanor is WONDERFUL! Dr Shaker makes you feel relaxed, and better before he even treats you. He is always available. He is truly a five star doctor.
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James Shepard in Ft Lee, NJ – Jun 26, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

We treat all patients,all insurance equally in a caring and compassionate manner.

Biography

Clinical Assistant  Professor. Rutgers School of Medicine

Assistant Professor.Seton Hall Meridian medical School

Fellow of...
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Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1994
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1984
Cairo U Hosps
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Safwat Shaker, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Shaker has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Safwat Shaker, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shaker frequently treats Animal Allergies, Allergic Rhinitis, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shaker treats.

Where is Dr. Safwat Shaker, MD's office located?

Dr. Shaker's office is located at 38 Summit Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Safwat Shaker, MD speak?

Dr. Shaker speaks Spanish, Arabic, and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Shaker's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bird Flu
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Scan
  • Blood Draw
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Disease Counseling
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • CDL Physical Examination
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Foot Exam
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hip Sprain
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Immunization Administration
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Physical Examination
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Spirometry
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stye
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Tension Headache
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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(201) 343-6360

Dr. Shaker accepts the following insurance:

Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Amerihealth
Amerihealth PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
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
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO
Quality Health Plans
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare
WellCare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
WellPoint
WellPoint PPO

Locations

Shaker Medical Group

Xpress Diagnostics Laboratory LLC38 Summit Ave Hackensack, NJ 07601
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 2:00pm
    • Sat: 8:30am - 1:30pm
    • Sun: closed
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Xpress Diagnostics Laboratory LLC38 Summit Ave Hackensack, NJ 07601
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 4:45pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 4:45pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 4:45pm
    • Thu: 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm
    • Sat: 9:00am - 2:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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