Dr. Shams Shakil, MD

Dr. Shams Shakil, MD

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Dr. Shams Shakil, MD is an oncology doctor who practices in Lexington, KY. He has been practicing for 34 years.

800 Rose St

Lexington, KY 40536

Contact Information

(859) 257-6006

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Shakil performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Reticulosarcoma
very high
more than 96% of peers
Lymphoma, Large-Cell
very high
more than 95% of peers
Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
3

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • HPC Transplantation (Stem Cell Transplant)
  • Plasmapheresis

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kentucky.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Chittagong Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Buhmc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shakil has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shakil's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shakil to family and friends
3.3
based on 3 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Shakil's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Frankfort, KY |
Dr. Shakil has been one of the most amazing doctors that I have ever met. I have never met a Doctor that could care any more about his patient's well being. I was extremely sad when he notified me that he was moving to New York. He stuck by my side throughout my fight with cancer. He went above and beyond what he was required to do, and was my right hand throughout this journey. My son and I are blessed that he was able to help me beat cancer.
Lexington, KY |
I believe he's a doctor with good intentions, maybe? I asked him about natural treatments for Cancer, he refused to answer. He wanted to give me the recommend dosage for my illness, which included 6 to 8 treatments. I asked him if I'm cured in 1 or 2 treatments, then why would you poison me with the rest! Chemo doesn't cure the cancer stem cells, therefore causing cancer to come back stronger. In my opinion it's all about dollars and not about the patients health!
Lexington, ky |
He is not very good at explaining what is actually going on with your diagnosis and if the results are good or bad. I haven't even been diagnosed with my condition for a year and he already wants to take drastic measures for treatment and has not explored other options. When asked about other treatment options he seems unsure and is not aware of other medicines to treat my condition other than medicines in the same group as I am taking now.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Shakil accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus

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Hospitals where Dr. Shakil has admitting privileges

University of Kentucky Hospital
1000 S Limestone
Lexington, KY 40503
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