Syed Shah, DO

Guthrie Provider

Specialties:

Care Provider Overall: 
5
Provider Reviews: 
99
  • Clinical Details
  • Education
  • News & Video
Clinical Interests: 
  • Chronic disease management
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Heart Failure
  • Hypertension
  • Preventive Medicine

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
Likelihood of Recommending Care Provider: 
5
Patients' Confidence in Care Provider: 
5
Time Care Provider Spent with Patient: 
5
Care Provider Spoke Using Clear Language: 
5
Care Provider Efforts to Include in Decisions: 
5
Care Provider's Concern for Questions and Worries: 
5
Care Provider's Explanations of Condition/Problem: 
5
Care Provider Information About Medications: 
5
Care Provider Instructions for Follow-Up Care: 
5
Care Provider's Friendliness and Courtesy: 
5
Residency: 
  • Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. (Family Medicine)
Education: 
  • Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York, N.Y.

Podcasts

Dr. Syed Shah - Sun Safety by Guthrie

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

Guthrie Patient: February 2019
So far, tied with the best physician I have ever had.
Guthrie Patient: February 2019
There were no bad experiences. (I must remember to ask more questions in future visits).
Guthrie Patient: January 2019
Dr. Shah, is just great. He is always concerned about what I have to say, explaining everything to me.
Guthrie Patient: November 2018
Excellent
Guthrie Patient: November 2018
Dr. Shah is an excellent professional. He work with sat and listened to me and my 2 boys for nearly 2 hours and asked lots of questions and let us explain our habits, lifestyle, etc. Because of his persistence on finding out as much as possible about my family medical/health history during this appointment I called my mother to ask a few a few things and found out that her father died of colon cancer at 55. Since I'm 49 that makes me a high-risk candidate, something I did not know before this consultation with Dr. Shah.
Guthrie Patient: November 2018
New patient, answers not based on much actual knowledge.
Guthrie Patient: November 2018
I changed my pcp to Dr. Shah, and for first time in several years felt like I actually received medical care.
Guthrie Patient: October 2018
new PCP and i am very pleased
Guthrie Patient: October 2018
Provider ordered a medication. I told him to use my local pharmacy as he wanted me to take a dose when I got home. I told him the pharmacy and he mentioned the address. However when I called the pharmacy they did not have the prescription. They said they would have it within a half hour when they received it. I ended up calling the clinic twice to inquire about the prescription. The provider sent it to my home delivery in Texas. While I realize we all make mistakes. How could he think I would get the script that day from Texas. Overall this was just plain frustrating as I stayed downtown till I could get the medication for two hours. This is the second time seeing this provider. While he is very nice this is also the second time I had issues with medications with him and refills. Last time I had seen him, he gave me a script. When I wasn't better in a few days I sent him an e-mail and he wanted me to come in again instead of just ordering a higher dose of that med. Had he checked my chart he would see my history and taken care of that instead of making me come in for another visit when he did not order the correct dose the first time. I will try not to see him again if it can be helped as I have seen many providers there over the years and most are good.
Guthrie Patient: September 2018
I respect Dr shah and his team so much that my mom is going to start seeing him now.