Dr. Shirley Chai, MD


Family Medicine | Female

Sentara Family Medicine Physical 1024 First Colonial Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23454 Get Directions
Dr. Shirley Chai, MD

Dr. Shirley Chai, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Virginia Beach, VA. She is 42 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Chai is affiliated with Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Sentara Leigh Hospital and Sentara Princess Anne Hospital.

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Patient Comments (3)
Virginia Beach, VA |
Dr. Chai is overly-concerned with covering herself with 'rules & regulations' and spends 3/4 of her time explainining why she can't treat you instead of truly listening to what you have to say. She tends to believe she's an expert in all areas and speaks down to you as a patient and person. Unless you just have the sniffles or bronchial infection---i.e. anything she can 'test' and back up with a simple prescription, find another doctor. Jack of all trades, master of none.
in Virginia Beach, VA |
Horrible doctor, horrible staff. Horrible uncaring office manager. I go to this office and see a NP. I scheduled an appointment specifically with Chai to remove some age spots etc. I made the appointment specifically for this purpose ONLY. She was late, rushed through, checked my lesions and said you need to see a dermatologist. Exit Chai from the room. I called the office manager to plead to credit my account for the copay and she never called back.
in Virginia Beach, VA |
I would not recommend her to others. When asked questions, she said she doesn't have time to talk to you and demand for you to make another appointment to discuss about your issues. The staff there are not friendly at all and often the wait time is very long. One of my appointment was cancelled without informing me and I took a trip there for nothing and also waited for a longtime to learn that she is not able to see me and to come back 4 hours later, I wasted whole day for no service.
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Dr. Chai's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Family Medicine
  •  Board certified in Family Practice
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Family Practice

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  • Medical School
    Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital
    Riverside Regl Hospital

    Completed in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    Riverside Hospital

    Completed in 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Bengali

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  • Family Medicine

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