Dr. Shimul Sahai, MD

Pain MedicineFemaleAge 43

Pain Medicine

Dr. Shimul Sahai, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Chandler, AZ and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL / SCHOOL OF NURSING in 2007. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Banner Baywood Medical Center and Banner Desert Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Shimul Sahai, MD

Phoenician Pain Rehabilitation Center

963 N MCQUEEN RD Chandler, AZ 85225
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(480) 398-1940
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Dr. Sahai's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sahai treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Sahai treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sahai treats Low Back Pain more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Sahai treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sahai treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Sahai treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Sahai's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Sahai accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Phoenix Standard
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Sahai's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sahai

3.3

Based on 59 ratings

5 Stars
49.152542372881356%
(29)
4 Stars
8.474576271186441%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3.389830508474576%
(2)
1 Star
38.983050847457626%
(23)
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Went in for twice for external hemerrhoids and got two completely different answers. First female doctor said it was a fissure and didn’t have hemorrhoids. Prescribed me some bs all natural topical treatment that did not work at all. Came in for next visit and Sahai said they were hemorrhoids, but said that wasn’t the reason for my discomfort? Seriously? It’s so obvious that it is. Told me to stop drinking caffeine and prescribed yet another topical treatment that does not work. Just know that he’s going to tell you to drink Metamucil and not to eat cheese, bread, drink wine, or caffeine...basically that it’s your fault you have hemorrhoids when in reality they should just be removed. Terrible eastern medicine doctor.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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May 24, 2021
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Hello , I have been seeing dr Sahai forthe last 6 yrs . She has been treating me with my chronic pain conditions .I would highly recommend her to family and friends .She is truely a specialist with a great bedside manner
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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Elizabeth M – Dec 05, 2020
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Dr. Shahai listened to my history & suggested how to treat arm/hand. I trust her w how she has helped my husband. Just finished pain mgmt shots no problem. Office has great people like Dr., highly recommend!
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
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Terry – Sep 23, 2020
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The doctor herself shows little, if any, compassion. It is as if someone has forced her to work and she really does not want to be there. HEr bad attitude transfers to the workers there. Her office staff is HORRIBLE. The medical assistant gave me a roll of the eyes when we asked where the bathroom was. They treated my elderly mom (who has never been on pain meds) like she was a drug addict. The lab lady gave my mom a cup to pee in. When I asked her for a toilet hat (because my mom is too old and her hand shakes too much to hold a cup and urinate in it), the lady gave us an attitude. She then wrote my mom's name incorrectly on the cup and got upset when I corrected her. I can write more but will stop her by advising you to look for another doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Jul 16, 2020
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My God she was heaven sent, so I had same pain Dr for seven years . Over six surgeries no relief no one would listen no one cared, I took the leap an came to her, she sat a whole hour withe listen to me got to bottom ofy.pain an what I needed to be able to live right , one small conversation an one small pill. My first month with her an my God the best experience I have ever had . No migraine,she didn't mind I wanted to go down iny pain meds she was so nice an helpful an smart an human like us . I now after six years of horrible days have been 20 days with no migraine like none I did six surgeries last year lost 3 jobs over it. This Dr really knows what she is doing an she an her staff really care , they are so friendly an clean, I'm having my mom come here next month . This by far has been the best experience in a whole decade .thank you guys
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May 29, 2019
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I have Never been talked to or treated in such horrific manner in 58 yrs, as I was by Dr Sahai! Very rude & judgemental, without knowing me, or my history.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Phoenix, AZ – Mar 07, 2017
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This is the only Dr. Sahai I could choose, but Dr. Sahai the surgeon is my doctor. He is an exceptional doctor that gave me excellent care and I have already given his card to a friend that need surgery on his hernia.
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
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Kenneth Sexton in Chandler, AZ – Feb 23, 2017
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She. Judged me as a drug addict after hearing my medications that I had been on for 2 years. Cut one of my pain pills the first day she saw me completely off and the next visit she cut the other dosage off as well I haven't slept in the last week because I have been out off my meds and in chronic pain. Worst doctor I hAve ever seen and I see a lot of doctors for pain, heart conditions, and gi conditions
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Will in Phoenix, az – Jan 28, 2017
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this doctor i see every month, I like it when i see her because she is caring ,smart, reasonable and genuinely cares about her patients. she doesn't treat you like another paycheck she really cares.
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
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john in chandler,az – Oct 18, 2016
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I've found that Dr. Sahai and all staff have been pleasant, patient and very caring. I'm impressed with Phoenician Pain's professional atmosphere and respectful treatment of their patients.
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
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Laura in Chandler – Sep 16, 2016
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Keep Up the Good Work
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
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William in Phoenix, AZ – Sep 02, 2016
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Everyone is always nice and very helpful. They do believe in helping their patients and to meet their needs.
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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Toquesha in Mesa – Aug 22, 2016
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I absolutely love Dr. Sahai. She has been very supportive and caring.
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
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Jennifer K in Mesa, AZ – Aug 20, 2016
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Great Service. My doctor is great, its like family when I come here.
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
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Ralp in Chandler, AZ – Aug 18, 2016
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Dr. Sahai is very friendly and helpful and listens to what I have to say and she understands me.
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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Jacquelyn in Phoenix, AZ – Aug 16, 2016
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I have never felt more disrespected by a doctor. She did not listen to a word I said. I have a chronic pain disease and that had no affect on her decisions. I asked for pain management and got one pain pill per day. She also prescribed me a medication that I am severely allergic to and when I pointed that out she looked at my chart and then said "its only a cousin to that medicine". Then I was treated like a drug addict from that point on. Never felt so humiliated at the doctors.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Darcy L. in Scottsdale, AZ – Aug 09, 2016
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By far, the worst doctor I have ever seen and I see a lot of doctors
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Janet in Phoenix, AZ – Jul 29, 2016
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I feel like the second Dr. Sahai walked in and saw my physical status, she was already somewhat pre-judging my disposition. She just about stopped hearing what I was saying shortly after upon hearing my current meds. There was a little back and forth, but from the on, she was hearing me, but not really listening.. One of the worst feelings was that of feeling rushed once it seemed that she had already made her predisposed decision.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Jay Kay in Glendale, AZ – Jul 13, 2016
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Dr. Sahai always sees me with only minimal wait time and listens to me when I talk.
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
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William Green in Chandler, AZ – Jul 09, 2016
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Dr. Sahai blindly ordered me to have a series of injections, epidurals, and branch blocks without knowing what exactly was causing my pain. She routinely ran 45 minutes to an hour late, her office was not well kept/clean, and she bills insurance for the maximum time allowed even though she only saw me for 10-15 minutes. After months with no pain relief, she referred me to a spine surgeon who stated none of the treatments done would have helped me as she was injecting the wrong area of my back.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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John in Gilbert, AZ – Jul 08, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Shimul Sahai, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Chandler, AZ and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from WESTERN...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2007
WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL / SCHOOL OF NURSING
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Shimul Sahai, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sahai frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sahai treats.

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Dr. Sahai's office is located at 963 N MCQUEEN RD, Chandler, AZ 85225. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Practice

Phoenician Pain Rehabilitation Center963 N MCQUEEN RD Chandler, AZ 85225
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Banner Baywood Medical Center

Mesa, AZ

66% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% lower than the national average

10 Awards Received

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

Banner Desert Medical Center

Mesa, AZ

65% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% lower than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Chandler Regional Medical Center

Chandler, AZ

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

Gilbert, AZ

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)