Dr. Smita Shah, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseFemale

Dr. Shah
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group

3000 Q St Sacramento, CA 95816

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(916) 733-3323

Dr. Smita Shah, MD is a Pulmonologist in Sacramento, CA and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Shah has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease and Sleep Apnea than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College and Kem Hospital medical school in 1980. She is affiliated with Mercy San Juan Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shah to book an appointment.

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Dr. Shah is affiliated with Mercy San Juan Medical Center Carmichael, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for pulmonary disease.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ See hospitals

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Experience
Background

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Shah

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Shah treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Shah treats other conditions, please contact the office at (916) 733-3323.

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. Shah is experienced in the area of Obstructive Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Shah
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Asthma
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Bronchiectasis
Cystic Fibrosis
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Sleep Apnea

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep Apnea specialists.

Dr. Shah is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Shah
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Sleep Apnea
Sleep Study
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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Dr. Shah's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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(916) 733-3323

Dr. Shah accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO
Western Health Advantage

Dr. Shah's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shah

4.1

Based on 13 ratings

5 Stars
53.84615384615385%
(7)
4 Stars
30.76923076923077%
(4)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
15.384615384615385%
(2)
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Dr Shah is brilliant and an excellent Diagnostician and caregiver It is my good fortune to have her as my Pulmonologist
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
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2 people found this helpful
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Carol occhino in Verona nj – Dec 22, 2016
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Dr. Shah always checking every angle to get the right diagnostic , she very profession
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Josephine McRae in Paterson, NJ 07504 – Dec 03, 2016
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HORRIBLE SERVICE. Stay Away from this practice. Completely unorganized. Unresponsive staff. Staff is far from knowledgeable, in a field so necessary. Such a shame. I would never want to leave such a negative review, but this was such a bad experience, it had to be spoken about. Staff was rude on the phone, carrying on separate conversations about sandwiches while trying to take my information, repeatedly asking, how old are you due to not paying attention on the phone, and does not call back
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
7 people found this helpful
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Ted in Maplewood, NJ – Mar 17, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I strive to provide state of the art, comprehensive and compassionate care to my patients. 

Biography

Special Clinical Interests: Bronchiectasis, Lung Cancer, Pleural Disease, Pulmonary Disorders in Pregnancy in addition to COPD/Asthma, ILD and Sleep Apnea.  Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Temple University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1986
St Marys Hosp
Residency Hospital
1980
KEM Hosp
Internship Hospital
1980
Seth G.S. Medical College and Kem Hospital
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Smita Shah, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Shah has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Smita Shah, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Smita Shah, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Smita Shah, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shah frequently treats Obstructive Lung Disease and Sleep Apnea. See all practice areas where Dr. Shah specializes.

Where is Dr. Smita Shah, MD's office located?

Dr. Shah's office is located at 3000 Q St, Sacramento, CA 95816. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Smita Shah, MD speak?

Dr. Shah speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and English. View profile to see all.

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Smita Shah, MD?

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Locations

Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group

Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group3000 Q St Sacramento, CA 95816
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Shah is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Mercy San Juan Medical Center

Carmichael, CA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2022)