Dr. Shari Flowers, MD

RheumatologyFemaleAge 39

Dr. Flowers
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Skylands Medical Group

33 Newton Sparta Rd Newton, NJ 07860

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Dr. Shari Flowers, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Newton, NJ. Dr. Flowers has more experience with Autoimmune Diseases and Arthritis and Arthropathy than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Flowers to book an appointment.


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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Flowers

4.1

Based on 74 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (55)
  • Explained conditions well (55)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (55)
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment (14)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (11)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (10)
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Caring, attentive, professional and knowledgeable is how I would describe Dr. Flowers. She is one of the kindest and caring doctors that I have been blessed to find. It was hard to get an appointment at first, and now I see why. She looks at the entire picture (your symptoms and existing conditions) and not just your blood-work. She is worth the wait! I never feel rushed at my appointments and on top of her medical expertise, she has a wonderful personality and puts you at ease. This is the first time in a long time I have hope about living with this autoimmune disease. She did that for me, and I will forever be grateful.
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Serena K – Jan 17, 2021
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Does not remember or review chart. Does not seem to treat many patients with Lupus.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Teri – Jan 12, 2021
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I have been going to Dr Flowers for about five years and she and her staff have been excellent. They are professional, courteous. I highly recommend Dr Flowers
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nadine Genrich – Jan 05, 2021
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Dr. Flowers is my "North Star" and the "Captain" of my healthcare! She has guided me in the right direction with every visit and advocates for me with my team of doctors. I know I'm not alone with Dr. Flowers as my rheumatologist and that I'm always moving in a positive direction with her guidance. She listens patiently, educates me so that I understand my body and what is taking place, and has a compassionate heart. Dr. Flowers' staff could not be more amazing! Dr. Flowers is a true gift to the medical profession as well as to the patients who are looking for answers, help, treatment and care.
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
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Christine H. – Dec 12, 2020
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Dr. Flowers and her staff are great! Never a wait time, and never a rush during your appointment. Dr a Flowers takes the time to listen, to answer every question. She works tirelessly to find the right treatment that works for me and that i can afford. Dr. Flowers and her staff have given me hope for the 1st time I 16 years. I’m so grateful to have found them! I highly recommend Dr. Flowers!
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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Tammy L Saporito – Nov 11, 2020
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I have been going to Dr Flowers for quite a few years and she and her staff are wonderful! They are professional, courteous and caring. I highly recommend Dr Flowers
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Alice S – Aug 20, 2020
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I have been a patience of Dr. Flowers for several years now. My pain condition has been basically neutralized with her treatment regiment, allowing me to have a much better quality of life. In addition, her staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. I would highly recommend Dr. Flowers if you are dealing with pain like I was.
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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Ray M. – Aug 19, 2020
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Dr Shari Flowers is one in a million,she extends care,time,compassion and emotional intelligence ,so very needed during this difficult time.She listens and you feel she hears you and your problems.But most of all I have never felt rushed at all.Her staff are all wonderful and helpful every time I’ve called with a question or new symptom. I wish all doctors and offices were like hers.She gets a million stars from me.****************************************************************************************************!! Sincerely, K.Keena
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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Aug 19, 2020
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I have only been going to Dr. Flowers for a few months. I appreciate that she takes her time with each patient and doesn't rush them out. Not only is she caring and knowledgeable, but truly the nicest doctor I've ever met.
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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Annette M Wells – Aug 18, 2020
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Doctor Flowers is the best! I spent years searching for a rheumatologist that would take the time to listen to me and figure out what was going on, then I found Dr. Flowers. So glad I did!! Within the first few minutes of my initial appointment she diagnosed me and I am happy to say she has found a way to help me feel good. I have would highly her recommend her -- I have actually have recommended her to my mother too! Five stars!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
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Lauren Hart – Jun 24, 2020
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ALOT of waiting (months for an appt and 2+ hours in office) for suboptimal care, and dragging out months of wrong treatment for what turned out to be the wrong diagnosis. Please save your time, health, and money and find a different doctor.
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Jun 22, 2020
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"This review is for the Rockaway Office. I have not seen Dr. Flowers although I have been trying for 6 months. Called before Christmas office closed, called week after Christmas and was given Apr 9, 2020 for appt. COVID happened, My Apr appt needed to be rescheduled until Jun 17th as I can't do virtual by phone, only computer. Well, My Jun 17th has to be rescheduled since she is still doing virtual for initial visits. Had to cancel. I am not waiting over 6 months to see a Dr. especially when you don't feel well. My opinion is she should stop accepting new patients since she can't accommodate new patients. What a waste of 6 months. Her last sentence of her philosophy is "From the first call to schedule an appointment, you will know that we care about you as an individual." So NOT true. Wanted to stay within Skylands Medical since most of my medical records are there."
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Linda M – Jun 12, 2020
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My rating would be a 0. Dr Flowers doesn’t treat the problem just pushes pillls to mask it. Pushed prednisone to the point of ecute blood sugar level leaving my vision severely affected for over two weeks now and nervous it my not correct itself. Another doctor so proud of their certificate/ degree on the wall but can’t help anyone.
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Scott Haddock – Oct 05, 2019
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Just love our visits! Dr. Shari is knowledgeable, and caring. Always on top of things and speaking REAL! Her honesty is refreshing!
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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Helen Mastrogiovanni – Aug 02, 2019
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I have been going to Dr. Flowers for many years and is very knowledgeable and empathetic. I never wait long to see her. Once I waited 40 minutes and it was due to an emergency that she apologized over and over again for. I'm so glad I found her!
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Mar 21, 2019
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Waited three months as a new patient for an initial appointment. I arrived early and knew I would have to wait till my appointment time. Other patients arrived who were scheduled after me and they were all seen first. I waited a total of two hours and walked out infuriated never seen the doctor. And absolute waste of three months to try to seek care and a total waste of time waiting two hours for nothing. other patients arrived who were scheduled after me and they were all seen first.
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Nov 21, 2018
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After years of visiting doctors without getting a satisfactory diagnosis for my daughter's ongoing issues, we walked into Dr. Flowers office and within 10 minutes she identified the problem and FINALLY sent us on a path toward a solution. She took time and had a wonderful, caring approach. Thank goodness for Dr. Flowers!
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
4 people found this helpful
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Mar 16, 2018
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There are countless reasons to choose Dr. Flowers - here are my top three: 1. She extremely competent and knowledgeable. She was able to diagnosis my father's VERY serious "2 in a million disease". 2. She collaborates and advocates with other healthcare providers locally and globally to find and execute on the best treatment options. 3. She truly cares about her patients. Knowing she is on "our team" is making navigating this serious and scary disease manageable.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Bonnie in Orleans – Mar 13, 2018
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She is extremely caring,loving,and considerate. She’s very professional and she knows what she’s doing. There was hardly any waiting at all. Maybe 5 minutes at most.
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Mar 10, 2018
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Dr. Flowers has been the only rhuematoligist I have stayed with. She has given me the time I needed to discuss my pain and treatment, she never rushes through a visit, is always a phone call away and communicates very well with myself and my other Drs. My health affects me daily and she has made my comfort her first priority. Dr. Flowers does not just write scripts and send you out the door. I never wait long in the waiting room and I most importantly I feel safe with my health in her hands.
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Doreen in landing – Mar 08, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Shari Flowers, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Newton, NJ. Dr. Flowers has more experience with Autoimmune Diseases and Arthritis and Arthropathy...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

2012
Stanford Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2010
George Washington University
Residency Hospital
2008
George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences
Internship Hospital

Awards

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Dr. Flowers frequently treats Autoimmune Diseases and Arthritis and Arthropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Flowers specializes.

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Dr. Flowers' office is located at 33 Newton Sparta Rd, Newton, NJ 07860. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Flowers

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Flowers treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Flowers treats other conditions, please contact the office at (973) 895-7676.

Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and celiac disease in which the immune system attacks healthy cells.Compare with other Autoimmune Diseases specialists.

Dr. Flowers typically treats 73% more often than similar doctors

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Treatments
Autoimmune Diseases
Systemic Sclerosis
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
Sjögren's Syndrome
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Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Flowers typically treats 65% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Arthritis
Gout
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Psoriatic Arthritis
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Dr. Flowers' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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(973) 895-7676

Dr. Flowers accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Community Blue PPO
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
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare

Locations

Skylands Medical Group

Skylands Medical Group33 Newton Sparta Rd Newton, NJ 07860
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Skylands Medical Group66 E Main St Rockaway, NJ 07866
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Morristown Medical Center

Morristown, NJ

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

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