Dr. Samer Shihabi, MD

Hematology & OncologyMaleAge 52

Dr. Shihabi
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Mercy Medical Group

9394 Big Horn Blvd Elk Grove, CA 95758

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(916) 691-8500

Dr. Samer Shihabi, MD is a Hematology & Oncology Specialist in Elk Grove, CA and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Damascus, Faculty Of Medicine medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mercy General Hospital and Mercy Hospital Of Folsom. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shihabi to book an appointment.

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Dr. Shihabi is affiliated with Mercy Hospital Of Folsom Folsom, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for California
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. Shihabi's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Secondary Malignancies
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shihabi treats Secondary Malignancies more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Shihabi treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Anemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shihabi treats Anemia more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Shihabi treats this condition more than 97% of his 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
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D - HUS)
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Pregnancy Related
  • D-Positive Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D + HUS)
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • 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
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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shihabi treats Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Shihabi treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Shihabi's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biopsy
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Genetic Counseling Services
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Genetic Testing
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hematologic Disorder Treatment
  • Hemophilia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Intrathecal Chemotherapy
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mast Cell Diseases
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Genetic Testing
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • PET Scan
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer

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Dr. Shihabi accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
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Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
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Select Plus-CA HMO
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Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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MultiPlan PPO
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Networks By Design
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
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Western Health Advantage

Dr. Shihabi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shihabi

4.7

Based on 14 ratings

5 Stars
78.57142857142857%
(11)
4 Stars
14.285714285714286%
(2)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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  • Explained conditions well (14)
  • Listened & answered questions (13)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (2)
  • Long wait times (1)
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I have been seeing Dr Shihabi for just over a year now and have found him to be the most patient, caring, and understanding doctor I have ever had. He guided me through 17 sessions of chemotherapy and 36 radiation treatments. He has answered every question I have had and always takes the time with me to understand our plan for the future. I just had my last chemo treatment today and am cancer free as of my last mammogram.
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Lisa Heller in Elk Grove CA – Aug 02, 2017
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Dr. Shihabi is a rare physician, one who listens. During our appointment I felt he treated me as a person, rather than a patient or client or just 'someone over there'. I felt cared for. Professionally, he is the best, able to explain clearly my medical condition, including the gray area, the area for which we are still waiting results., lessening my anxiety. I would trust Dr. Shihabi with my parents, knowing they would be getting the best medical care available.
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Diane in Sacramento, CA – Jun 21, 2017
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Dr. Shihabi is patient, listens carefully, and has excellent eye contact. He focuses on the person and not the computer. Who would not appreciate such a doctor! I have not needed to schedule urgent appointments.
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Susan Webster in Elk Grove, CA – Mar 15, 2017
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Dr. Shihabi is the most competent oncologist I know. He gives me all the time I need to ask all the many questions I have at each appointment. His warm smile puts me at ease as his knowledge and experience comforts me. My family comes with me and he never makes anyone feel out of place. Dr. Shihabi let's me decide when I am finished with my questions...I am never rushed and this is everything to me! I will recommend him to anyone dealing with cancer... I am in the best hands and I trust him!
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Naila in Sacramento, CA – Mar 10, 2017
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Dr. Shihabi has always been straightforward with myself and my mom. He is very tactful and sensitive when providing bad news to his patients. We feel that he saved my life and will always be indebted to him and staff at Mercy and Sutter where I saw him previously. Over the years, Dr. Shihabi and I developed a wonderful friendship and he is more like a close friend to me, rather than a medical provider.
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David John tucker in Woodland, CA – Nov 20, 2016
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I think the world of Dr. Shihabi.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

A diagnosis of cancer can be one of the scariest events in your life. I want you to know that you are in good hands, and I will do whatever I can to take...Read more

Biography

Hello, I am Board Certified, through American Board Medical of Internal Medicine, in both Oncology and Hematology and have been in practice since 2002....Read more

Specialties

  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Education

2002
University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
Fellowship Hospital
1996
St Luke's Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1994
St Lukes Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1991
University Of Damascus, Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Awards

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Does Dr. Samer Shihabi, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Samer Shihabi, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shihabi frequently treats Secondary Malignancies, Anemia, and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shihabi treats.

Where is Dr. Samer Shihabi, MD's office located?

Dr. Shihabi's office is located at 9394 Big Horn Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95758. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Shihabi speaks Arabic and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Mercy Medical Group

Dignity Health Medical Foundation9394 Big Horn Blvd Elk Grove, CA 95758
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Shihabi is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Mercy General Hospital

Sacramento, CA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Mercy Hospital Of Folsom

Folsom, CA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Mercy San Juan Medical Center

Carmichael, CA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Methodist Hospital of Sacramento

Sacramento, CA

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Sutter Medical Center - Ose Adams Medical Pavilion

Sacramento, CA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received