Dr. Shashi Sharma, MD

Dr. Shashi Sharma, MD

Pulmonology  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
(26)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Shashi Sharma, MD is a pulmonology doctor who practices in Opelika, AL. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Sharma is affiliated with East Alabama Medical Center.

121 N 20th St Ste 6

Opelika, AL 36801

Contact Information

(334) 749-3385

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sleep Apnea
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sleep Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pulmonology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
2

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing

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Procedures

  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Respiratory Management
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

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

  • Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University Tex Sw
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Parkland Hospital University Tex Sw
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Parkland Hospital University Tex Sw
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sharma has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sharma's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sharma to family and friends
2.2
based on 26 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Sharma's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    FAIR
  • Office environment
    FAIR
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Jacksonville, FL |
My parents just went to an appointment with this doctor. They had a long wait in the waiting room and when they were seen he was extremely rude and condescending to them both. My Mom has had a recent onset of dyspnea and needs help. Instead of receiving the help she needed she was treated horribly and now has to go to yet another doctor to try and receive care. Stay away from this doctor if you are in need of help. You will be wasting your time.
Auburn, AL |
Dr. Sharma is an attentive and compassionate doctor. He is also extremely professional, and gave me confidence in his care for me. He took his time, making sure I understood what was going on with me, and listened to my concerns, and he found a treatment that cured me of a scary condition. He is everything one wants in a doctor. His nurse was always friendly and prompt about reaching me by telephone when needed.
in Opelika, Alabama |
Very rude practice. My mother is having health issues and every time that she speaks to his nurse she is very rude! She has issues with falling asleep and the medicine they have her on she needs changed and they said they will not change it and will just take her off the medicine all together. Her hypersomnia is very bad and they don't care to help her at all try to fix her problem. I would not recommend anyone to this place. If I were to ever inherit this issue I will never go here!
in St. Pete, Fl |
Dr. Sharma was very nice, friendly and very knowledgeable. It was a pleasure seeing him.
Birmingham, AL |
Dismissive rude abrupt and an mean man overall. His wife is just as bad. She is also a doctor with a bad attitude. Neither one of them is worth your time or money. They both seem to think the patient works for them rather the other way around. Do yourself a favor and send them packing. Elitist jerks! Offices are dirty as well.
Auburn, AL |
This doctor was very rude, abrupt & self absorbed. He didn't care about me. I was trying to explain difficulties I was having with CPAP, including migraines, little to no sleep, nightmares, rashes & ask for help but he interrupted & cut me off. On the paper work I had to bring back to my primary doctor he wrote "patient reports no issues adjusting to CPAP". I told him that was not correct, but he would not change it. I have canceled my follow up appointment with Dr. Sharma & will not be bac
Trussville, AL |
Acted too busy and rushed through my exam. Impossible to get to his office staff without going through 3 people to get an answer. No one knows who they transfer my call to, to get an answer when I'm getting my c-pap machine. No call back after leaving voice mail.
Doctor acted like he was too busy to talk to me. Nurses could care less if they helped you or not. I will no longer be spending my hard earned money with this doctor.
in OPELIKA |
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Dr. Sharma accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Sharma has admitting privileges

East Alabama Medical Center
2000 Pepperell Pkwy
Opelika, AL 36801
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