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Anita Priya Shankar, MD

Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

Accepts New Patients
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About Anita Priya Shankar, MD

Dr. Shankar is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and enjoys taking care of the entire family – from newborns to the elderly. She practices preventative care and evidenced-based medicine. She views herself as her patient’s (and their family’s) partner in health and believes in shared-decision making with her patients by building strong relationships based on compassion, respect, trust, and good communication. Prior to joining Baylor Scott and White, Dr. Shankar practiced in Houston, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. She received the Outstanding Resident in Ambulatory Medicine for Internal Medicine/Pediatrics award during her medical training, and was recognized as an All-Star Clinician Communicator by her former employer. She is glad to be back in Texas, and outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and volunteering.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics, Adolescents (ages 12-18), Children (ages 3-11), Infants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Newborns (0-28 days)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Grapevine
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna - Choice POS II
Aetna - Elect Choice
Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
Aetna - HMO
Aetna - Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Select
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Aetna - QPOS
Aetna - Select SM
Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna - EPO
Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - HMO
Cigna - HMO Open Access
Cigna - HMO/POS
Cigna - LocalPlus
Cigna - Network
Cigna - Network Open Access
Cigna - Network POS
Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
Cigna - POS Open Access
Cigna - PPO
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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
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Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
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Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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Superior - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice. Baylor Scott & White Health does not manage the insurances accepted for this doctor. Please contact the office directly to confirm coverage.

Background

Education
  • Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center/Mcgovern Med School (2011)
  • Internship: IM and Peds, McGovern Medical Center at UT Health (2012)
  • Residency: IM and Peds, McGovern Medical Center at UT Health (2015)
Certifications
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Med
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
Industry Relationships

Physicians who are not employed, contracted with administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health are not required to report relationships and activities with industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry). Information regarding these relationships is therefore not available on this page. However, patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

Reviews (224) for Anita Priya Shankar, MD

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Sep 13, 2022
Listened, caring, good questions and answers.
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Sep 10, 2022
Everyone I had contact with was very nice and friendly. I got into my appointment early and was seen quickly by the doctor.
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Sep 9, 2022
Dr. Shankar is very attentive and asks appropriate questions to help me explain my health and wellness needs. She has always responded with appropriate medications, as needed, and referrals.
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Sep 8, 2022
Very informative, empathetic, and thorough!
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Sep 7, 2022
Thank you !
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Sep 3, 2022
She was knowledgeable, comfortable to speak with, her demeanor & professionalism confirmed my decision to move my care to Baylor
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Sep 1, 2022
New doctor for me and she was patient and willing to listen to concerns and background information
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Sep 1, 2022
Compassionate and excellent rapport w teenager
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Aug 30, 2022
Very pleased with dr anita. She is very caring and listened to everything I needed to discuss. Never felt like she was rushing me. Best PCD Ive had
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Aug 21, 2022
Very thorough in her examination and due delegence in finding the root cause. Listens to the patient.
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Aug 20, 2022
She went above an beyond to make my granddaughter comfortable and happy.
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Aug 20, 2022
She went above & beyond of what was expected of her. She is the best.
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Aug 19, 2022
I enjoy the Dr, very much, she is very easy to talk to, talking to you, not at you.
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Aug 18, 2022
Very personal and caring. Listened well.
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Aug 16, 2022
Good listener. Very pleasant.
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Aug 13, 2022
Timely, thorough, informative sand engaging. I like how she and her team also accommodated my wife's enrollment with the group and even got her an appointment.
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Aug 12, 2022
Very through and personable! Made me feel confident she examined the records I provided from previous provider!
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Aug 12, 2022
I was able to get the appointment time and date I needed. She was very helpful and informative.
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Aug 10, 2022
She was so sweet and kind. She really helped me feel comfortable!
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Aug 10, 2022
Dr. Anita is a very good physician. She listens carefully and answers any questions you have. I am so thankful that I selected her as my PCP.
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Aug 9, 2022
Dr Shankar is literally the best. She's so professional, caring, kind and knowledgeable. She has really helped me with my healthcare needs so well. I am a complex case to with many problems and she never gives up on me and always makes time to really listen to my needs and address them
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Aug 5, 2022
Have recommended Dr. Shankar to my son and his family
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Aug 3, 2022
Dr Shankar is extremely knowledgeable, sweet, caring and listens. We felt a deep connection with her.
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Aug 3, 2022
Dr listened and advisedVery considerate
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Aug 2, 2022
Dr Shankar was very knowledgeable, resourceful and caring. She really helped me today and addressed multiple issues I've been having.
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Jul 27, 2022
Respectfully gave me all the time I needed to ask the questions I had. Didn't rush me out of there, listened and answered. Acknowledged that I have a hand in my health and know my body. This is increasingly rare-especially when it comes to women patients.
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Jul 27, 2022
This was our first visit which was very good.
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Jul 27, 2022
I was extremely pleased with Dr Anita Shanker's attention to detail & kind demeanor. I didn't feel rushed & she listened & followed up with all of my needs. This was my first appointment, so rather involved , yet she was incredibly patient.
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Jul 24, 2022
Efficient and on time. Was very concern that all me needs me met.
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Jul 23, 2022
Dr Shankar is amazing ! I feel so fortunate to have her as my PCP.
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Jul 22, 2022
Provider was very thorough, professional, and concerned, I am an RN and was very impressed with the physician.
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Jul 21, 2022
Very friendly and listened to my concerns.
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Jul 14, 2022
Very knowledgeable
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Jul 12, 2022
The doctor was friendly, attentive, and efficient. I enjoyed my appointment with her.
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Jul 12, 2022
This was my first meeting with the practice and Dr. Shankar. Was polite, professional, excellent listener. She appeared interested in my unique health history. Dr. Had placed Rx order before I left the bldg. Am looking forward to working with Dr. In the future.
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Jul 5, 2022
Good listener and worked with me on several areas that I was concerned about with a new doctor
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Jul 2, 2022
Thorough exam.
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Jul 2, 2022
Dr. Shankar is wonderful and so professional.
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Jun 30, 2022
The doctor had reviewed my history. And discussed it with me. She was open to discussing medication options. She was very pleasant and caring. I liked her a lot.
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Jun 28, 2022
Excellent experience
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Jun 27, 2022
I have already recommended provider to friends. I was very pleased with the total experience
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Jun 25, 2022
Excellent service
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Jun 23, 2022
I will come back. Dr Shankar is easy to speak with, very sweet and caring. I feel really comfortable with her.
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Jun 23, 2022
First visit and experience was great. Loved my new GP!
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Jun 14, 2022
Excellent!
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Jun 12, 2022
Kind and pays attention to your concerns
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Jun 8, 2022
Really good!
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Jun 6, 2022
I just really appreciated feeling heard and having my concerns taken seriously, thank you!
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Jun 3, 2022
She was great! Listened to the issues and gave the needed support/ suggestions to resolve them
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Jun 1, 2022
Experience was excellent!
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May 27, 2022
Professional, nice, she took time to discuss my medical history. Gave me great advice for my health.
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May 21, 2022
Great experience
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May 21, 2022
She listens to the concerns and spends her time and not rushing
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May 21, 2022
I was very pleased with my care provider. She listened to what I had to say.
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May 14, 2022
Excellent
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May 13, 2022
Thank you for taking care of me.
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May 12, 2022
Efficient, knowledgeable, courteous, kind. All good.
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May 12, 2022
All staff we came in contact with was so courteous and engaging. The doctor was very pleasant and took time to get to know us and address all concerns. She worked with us to develop a specific health plan.
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May 10, 2022
Dr. Shankar was very nice and informative. I felt very comfortable talking to her and asking her questions. Overall, my experience with her was great.
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May 10, 2022
The actual visit was very positive but in my case the follow through could change my opinion. The doctor ordered blood tests and I'm hoping she explains the results.
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May 7, 2022
Made me feel at ease, personable, informative
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May 7, 2022
Excellent Doctor! Was my 1st visit after selecting Dr. Shankar based on her reviews and training. I definitely made the right decision!
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May 7, 2022
Dr. Shankar, read the notes before coming into the room and listened carefully to me. She was thorough and thoughtful. I did not feel rushed. My regular doctor was booked that day and I had an acute problem that required attention. The staff on the phone showed empathy and got me in asap with Dr. Shankar....and she did a great job! I will recommend her.
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May 6, 2022
Very helpful and concerned
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May 6, 2022
I am changing to this provider, from one that I love, I feel better about the change now.
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May 4, 2022
So far so good!
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May 3, 2022
She's amazing she SmilingI love visit her again
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May 3, 2022
I was very, very pleased with my care provider! She took a lot of time listening to my concerns and answering my questions and discussing with me. I would say she went above and beyond at my appointment.
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May 3, 2022
Dr Shankar was a most pleasant and conscientious person. She let me explain my concerns and she was concerned about providing me with complete answers. This was my first visit with her and I felt totally comfortable and assured that I will be happy having her care for me.
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Apr 30, 2022
Felt she was very thorough.
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Apr 29, 2022
Dr. Shankar was very kind and listened to my concerns. I look forward to having her as my primary care provider.
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Apr 27, 2022
I have very bad anxiety & this is the first time I felt comfortable and not judged with a doctor.
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Apr 26, 2022
Listened to all issues, provided excellent advice on current and future treatments, gave referrals since I was a new patient and was very patient focused.
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Apr 25, 2022
Dr. Shankar was absolutely delightful, provided medical information and was so great with my son. I actually switched my daughter to have her as her primary care physician. LOVED HER
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Apr 20, 2022
Very good visit as a new patient! Dr was very knowledgeable of my conditions and really liked her.
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Apr 16, 2022
Dr. Shankar took her time she listened to all my concerns. I thought she was very reassuring and very conservative which I appreciated. She went fluidly through the exam and gave me clear feedback and directions to next step. Beyond professionalism she was just lovely In her personality
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Apr 16, 2022
I had to find a new provider after being with mine for 23 years! Dr. Shankar is a perfect fit for everything I need!
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Apr 13, 2022
Dr. Shankar is one of the best doctors we have ever had. She is caring, thorough , warm, and efficient. We are lucky to be one of her patients.!!!!
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Apr 12, 2022
She listened was quick and fast. I was never touched or had my heart and lungs and a physical exam. She listened to my history and ordered labs. It's the first time for me feeling like a quick impersonal number. My labs where done and evaluated quickly and I am thankful for that.
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Apr 9, 2022
Dr. Shankar and her staff were so nice, caring, professional, and handled all business in an expediate manner.
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