Dr. Shirley Harris, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Female  |  
Age 56
(14)
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Dr. Shirley Harris, MD
Dr. Shirley Harris, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Decatur, GA. She is 56 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Harris is affiliated with Dekalb Medical Center at Hillandale and Dekalb Medical.

3292 Mountain Dr # A

Decatur, GA 30032

Contact Information

(404) 294-8180

Dr. Shirley Harris, MD

Dr. Shirley Harris, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Georgia
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Life
  • Tricare
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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Abdominal Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Stomach Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
3

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
80

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Anoscopy
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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

  • Syracuse University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Metro Health Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Metro Health Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Metro Health Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Harris has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Harris' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Harris to family and friends
3.7
based on 14 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Harris' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in lithonia, ga |
Having a colonoscopy is a necessary evil but Dr. Harris and her staff did everything possible to make it as easy as could be. They were friendly but professional. All my questions were answered and I never felt rushed. I definitely felt like I was important.
in Decatur |
I don’t think anyone really wants to get a colonoscopy. I was nervous because I have myasthenia gravis. I needed to make sure Dr. Harris, her nurse, and anesthesiologist were knowledgable about MG before I would agree to have it done. All three were open to reading the MG materials about what drugs would cause a MG crisis with out making me feel like I was bothering them. I felt really cared for by everyone I interacted with. I'm very pleased with the level of service provided from this office.
in Atlanta, GA |
I first saw Dr. Harris when I was in the hospital. She was the only doctor who took my stomach pain seriously. I got discharged & still did not feel well. I contacted Dr. Harris & explained I didn't have ANY insurance & very little money to pay after that hospital visit. She had me come to her office ASAP. She did 2 procedures on me & did lab work. She did not charge me penny!! I AM EXTREMELY THANKFUL FOR HER KINDNESS. Most doctors only care about money HOWEVER Dr. Harris cared about ME!!
Atlanta, GA |
I had an endoscopy with Dr. Harris. Everything went fine until I received my bills for the procedure. First they overcharged me hundreds of dollars, then they failed to tell me that the anesthesiologist was out of network. So I received a bill for over $3000 from Matilda Besong's office. I've spent months going back and forth with my insurance company, stressing out over the fact that I may have to pay thousands of dollars for a procedure I didn't need. Will NEVER go back here.
Atlanta, GA |
This practice is all about money. If you have insurance and can pay your treatment will be coded so the highest co-pay is billed. My insurance company explained why I pay so much for treatment. When my test results were improved (doctor's words), she seemed disappointed. I guess getting better means less visits and less money for the practice. Don't expect any lifestyle change advice, this practice only pushes medications/pills. Lastly, the main receptionist is always rude.
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Dr. Harris accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Georgia
    Coventry Health Care of Georgia HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Life
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Harris has admitting privileges

Dekalb Medical Center at Hillandale
2801 DeKalb Medical Pkwy
Lithonia, GA 30058
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Dekalb Medical
2701 N Decatur Rd
Decatur, GA 30033
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