Dr. Saurabh Shah, MD

Dr. Saurabh Shah, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 51

Accepting new patients

Dr. Saurabh Shah, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Escondido, CA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of California at San Francisco Medical School medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with medical facilities Palomar Medical Center Poway and Palomar Medical Center Escondido. 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.

Office Hours

225 E 2nd Ave Escondido, CA 92025

Tue

8 am
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5 pm

Wed

8 am
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5 pm

Thu

8 am
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5 pm

Fri

8 am
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5 pm

Sat

Office
closed

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8 am
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Locations

Graybill Medical Group

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(858) 437-9976
Ear Nose & Throat / Allergy & Asthma225 E 2nd Ave Escondido, CA 92025
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • 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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  • Friendly Staff Patients said the staff was friendly. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Shah's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shah

3.5

Based on 13 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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What went well
  • Office environment (9)
  • Appointment scheduling (8)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (8)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (3)
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Horrible experience with Dr Saurabh Shah, ENT. Waited FORTY FIVE minutes, longest I’ve ever waited for a doc apt; was honestly about to leave. Finally doctor comes in, and I brought up “I don’t appreciate that I had to wait for 45 minutes, I feel that you should try and space out your appointments more. Very unprofessional, my time has been wasted”. Rather than apologizing or letting me know WHY he was so late, Dr Shah said “well it seems that you’re frustrated so we don’t need to establish a doctor/patient relationship” to where I responded “actually I’ve waited all this time and am here to get your opinion on things so I would like to move forward”. I explained my situation to him (and had been to an ent up in northern Cali before moving down to SoCal) and he asked if I sent him any of the files from my other ent. I said no but that I could no problem. To which he responded “let me get this straight. I walk into this office and you’re frustrated with me and then you explain to me tha
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Jun 11, 2021
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Hola no nombre es Teresa Jaimes. Soy patients de Dr. Shah. Tuve una cirujia de nariz, decido a Senositis y desviacion de nariz. Fue una cirujia muy organizada, profesional, el Dr. Shah y equipo de enfermeras. No molestias despues de la cirujia. Todo explicado y con mucha pasiencia. La cirujia sin complicaciones. Me siento mucho mejor. Me a ayudando demaciado a mejorar mi estuvo de Vida. Yo recomiendo a Dr. Shah y enfermeras para estos tratamientos, sin riesgos, no complicaciones.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Teresa Jaimes – Dec 29, 2019
Querida Teresa, gracias por su agradable...Read More
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It was an honor to meet Dr, Shah and his staff, especially his nurse Debby. He was very personable while being professional and thorough, explaining every detail in lay people terms. Am very pleased that I was given something to do to ease the problem rather than getting a prescription!
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
2 people found this helpful
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Escondido – Jan 30, 2018
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Dr. Shah is a very good communicator, took time to explain my diagnosis and clearly outlined my options. Also, I liked him - his personality seems open and he was easy to talk to. Very happy to recommend him!
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
4 people found this helpful
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millcreek ut – Feb 24, 2017
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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. Shah's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Enlarged Turbinates
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Enlarged Turbinates more than 100% of his peers

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

Animal Allergies
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Animal Allergies more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shah treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Earwax Buildup
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Earwax Buildup more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shah treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shah's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Animal Allergies
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Asthma
  • Audiometry
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Broken Nose
  • Bronchoprovocation Test
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • CT-Guided Biopsy
  • Dermatitis
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Itchy Skin
  • Laryngitis
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Patch Testing
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Proctogram
  • Radioallergosorbent Test
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Ultrasound Guided Procedures
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
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About Me

Care Philosophy

It's very gratifying to me when I can help my patients' get better and improve their lives,

Biography

Dr. Saurabh Shah is a board certified Ear Nose and Throat Specialist with a special focus on Allergy and Sinus care. He joined Graybill Medical Group in...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Allergy
  • Allergy & Asthma
  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Laryngology
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Rhinology
  • Sinus Surgery
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Board Certifications

Education

2000
University of California At San Francisco
Residency Hospital
1996
University of California At San Francisco
Internship Hospital
1995
University of California at San Francisco Medical School
Medical School
Stanford University
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Saurabh Shah, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (858) 437-9976, and for other questions, call (442) 286-7724.

Does Dr. Saurabh Shah, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Saurabh Shah, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Saurabh Shah, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Shah's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Saurabh Shah, MD accept my insurance?

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

Dr. Shah frequently treats Enlarged Turbinates, Animal Allergies, and Earwax Buildup. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shah treats.

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

Dr. Shah's office is located at 225 E 2nd Ave, Escondido, CA 92025. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Palomar Medical Center Poway

Poway, CA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

Escondido, CA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)