Dr. Smita Shah, MD

Dr. Smita Shah, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Female  |  
Age 54
Insurances AcceptedSave
Smita S. Shah, MD, AGAF established her medical practice Alabama Digestive Disorders Center in January 1998. Dr. Shah earned her medical degree from the University of Pune in Pune, India in 1985. She finished her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency from the University of Pune in Pune, India in 1988. She completed her Internal Medicine residency in 1993 at the Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey. She then completed her fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, Illinois in 1995. Dr. Shah is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. She is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

4601 Whitesburg Dr SE Ste 101

Huntsville, AL 35802

Contact Information

(256) 882-7888

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas


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Irritable Bowel Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shah "Our Mission at ADDC is quality healthcare. We offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for the wide variety of problems encountered in the digestive system. This includes disorders of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, liver, pancreas and gall bladder. Our specialists are Board Certified Gastroenterologists with extensive training and experience in the diagnosis and management of digestive tract disorders. Our goal is to provide the highest quality specialty care combined with a compassionate and personalized physician/patient relationship."


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  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • 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
  • 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 Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • 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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  • 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)
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Manometry
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Poona / B J Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Health Sciences The Chicago Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Of Poona / B J Medical College
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Of Health Sciences The Chicago Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shah has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Marathi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shah's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shah to family and friends
based on 28 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Shah's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Decatur, AL |
I would highly recommend Dr Shah. She listened to me and has solved issues that I have been dealing with for years, which other doctors have missed. I feel better than I have in a long time due to her attentiveness and care. She also helped catch a very rare strain of Gastric Cancer in my brother-in-law. The biopsy reports were negative but she pursued it because she is so knowledgeable and thorough, and, upon further testing, discovered a very aggressive form of cancer. Thank God for Dr Shah!
in Huntsville, AL |
She is the most rudest doctor I've ever dealt with. And don't even get me started how long I had to wait. HOURS! She asked me what my conditions were and cut me off mid sentence. I despise when people do this. I am currently dealing with a colonoscopy prep and I called her and she screamed at me saying I called her 6 times (this was only the second, mind you), pretty much called me stupid, and hung up on me when I was in mid sentence. I'll be changing doctors soon!
in Huntsville, AL |
Let me begin by saying how professional her staff was with getting me scheduled with all of my insurance obstacles. They were amazing! Once I finally got scheduled for my initial appointment, Dr. Shah explained everything in detail where I could understand it. Her staff made my appointment for my procedure (I was expecting a very long wait, however, they were able to get me right in since I was losing my coverage at the end of the month). I am so grateful for all the staff!! THANK YOU!!!!!
in Huntsville, AL |
Rude unwilling to return calls They called and said my insurance was ending. Which was not the case! Gave me 48 hours to prove coverage! Which I did! Had my insurance provider call! After talking to ins provider and retirement. Systems of Alabama I called and left message and information my providers gave me. They never returned my call and yestrrday I recieved a bill with no explanation!
in Huntsville, AL |
It has been a few years but I saw Dr. Shah several times when I first came to Alabama. She was a good doctor who took time to help me and eventually did a colonoscopy. Like I said, I have not seen her in a few years but have a hard time understanding why she rates so low among the people who have responded. I could not find out why others gave her such a low score.
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Hospitals where Dr. Shah has admitting privileges

Huntsville Hospital
101 Sivley Rd SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
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Crestwood Medical Center
1 Hospital Dr SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
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