Dr. Shirley Harris, MD

Dr. Shirley Harris, MD

Gastroenterology  ·  
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Age 57
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Dr. Shirley Harris, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Decatur, GA and has been practicing for 25 years. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in gastroenterology.

3292 Mountain Dr # A

Decatur, GA 30032

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Insurance Accepted

  • 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
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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Harris' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Abdominal Disorders
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Dr. Harris treats Abdominal Disorders more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Harris treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Abdominal Pain
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Dr. Harris treats Abdominal Pain more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Harris treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harris treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Harris treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Harris' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Biography

Dr. Shirley Harris, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Decatur, GA and has been practicing for 25 years. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Education

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

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Dr. Harris' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Harris

3.8

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2 Stars
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1 Star
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it’s always hard to make time for my own care but when it was time for testing Dr. Harris was attentive and professional during my outpatient visit I appreciate her professionalism and office staff. I would highly recommend her services
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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.
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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.
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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!!
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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.
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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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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
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