Dr. Sameer Shah, MD

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Dr. Shah
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Swedish Covenant Pain Center

5215 N California Ave Ste 600 Chicago, IL 60625

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Dr. Sameer Shah, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Chicago, IL and has over 12 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Loyola U, School of Medicine medical school in 2009. He is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shah to book an appointment.

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Dr. Shah's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shah

3.6

Based on 10 ratings

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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (8)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (7)
  • Appointment scheduling (6)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (3)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (2)
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Dr. Shah effectively treated my pain with compassion. His office staff are caring. If you need to be seen immediately they will fit you in.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Judith Keating – Mar 09, 2021
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Avoid at all costs!! Should he and his Amita Health group suddenly get ready to lose your quality of life. He is a “shot pusher” facet injections, Lumbar injection even ablation that’s all he’s interested in, doesn’t even want imaging. He’s awful, late, rude, can’t answer questions and has no ability to support his horrible pat-answers. When his horrible, negligent plans don’t work he uses the ultimate out “ it’s your fault, not his”. He does not practice Integrative Pain Medicine he’s strictly about the high dollar procedures. Make sure you run and issue the well deserved Complaint to the Illinois Medical Licensing board. It’s not hard starts with a phone call .
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 27, 2021
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Worst experience imaginable. After waiting 56 minutes, he preformed an "exam" that took exactly 35 seconds (pushed on my backonce and lifted Both my legs--Twice) he discontinued an multi-year treatment plan that has been proven successful for the last 11 years because of his "preference". Although he referenced several times during the 6 min we spent together that "we did'nt know each other ", he still changed an entire treatment plan and life with no regard for the previous physicians orders or notes. Physicians are to due what's the best for each individual patient, not what they prefer. Doctor took over an established practice inside Ressurecction hospital, the patients were not given notice nor choice. This is no longer an Integrative Pain Practice, it's a shot/ablation mill looking to bulk insurances for as much as possible with no clear vision for "what comes next" for the patients. But, Hey they have their Psychologist they'll be happy to have you pay..out of pocket. He's awful
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 08, 2021
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Dr Shah was very adamant about treating my pain. He went through several procedures to determine what was best and followed up a few weeks after to see the treatments results. He is a very knowledgeable doctor in his field and I can say I feel very confident in him and his staff to treat my pain. My quality of life has immensely improved after diagnosis and treatments. Dr Shah and his staff are very professional and took care of me throughout every procedure. Thank you Dr. Shah and staff.
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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Khalid Elefrangi – Sep 17, 2020
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Amazing. Took excellent care of me.
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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Oct 05, 2018
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He's a nice man, and clearly know what he's doing. He's helped me manage my pain well, and appointments are convenient. However, it's often frustrating how poorly he communicates things. He doesn't really explain what anything means, or how anything works. It may be he assumes the patient already knows, or he assumes the patient doesn't ant to know too much, but if you're the sort of person who wants the details, this is not the guy for you. Billing through Swedish is also a little wonky.
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Chicago, IL – Jul 15, 2017
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I suffered with severe lower back pain for a couple of years until I was referred to Dr Shah. He took the time to ensure I received the proper treatment. After going through his treatment plan I can honestly say that it was very effective, my back pain is limited to none at all, I can finally get a nights rest without pain disturbing me. My husband was treated as well by Dr Shah and he feels wonderful, thank you Dr Shah.
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Kimberley Celis in Chicago, IL – Feb 16, 2017
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I have Dr. Shaw treat me at Swedish Covenant for hip and leg pain. I had a series of shots over about two months. The last was to deaden the pain going down my leg from my hip. I could barely walk or climb stairs without a lot of pain before starting this treatment with Dr. Shaw. Now I am about 95% pain free. I would recommend my friends having severe back, hip or leg pain to discuss their options with Dr. Shaw.
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Chicago, IL – Jan 03, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Sameer Shah, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Chicago, IL and has over 12 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Loyola U,...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2014
Rush University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2013
Rush University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2010
West Suburban Hospital Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2009
Loyola U, School of Medicine
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Gujarati

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Sameer Shah, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Does Dr. Sameer Shah, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Sameer Shah, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shah frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Spinal Nerve Block. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shah treats.

Where is Dr. Sameer Shah, MD's office located?

Dr. Shah's office is located at 5215 N California Ave Ste 600, Chicago, IL 60625. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Sameer Shah, MD speak?

Dr. Shah speaks Gujarati and English. View profile to see all.

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Experience
Background

Background Check

1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (1/31/2020)View details
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. Shah's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 100% of his peers

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

Spinal Nerve Block
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah performs Spinal Nerve Block more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shah performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Nerve Root Block

Dr. Shah's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Cancer Pain
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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(773) 989-6222

Dr. Shah accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO

Locations

Swedish Covenant Pain Center

Sameer P Shah LLC5215 N California Ave Ste 600 Chicago, IL 60625
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Swedish Covenant Hospital

Swedish Covenant Hospital5145 N California Ave Chicago, IL 60625
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