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Dr. Jan Shim, MD

Gastroenterologist

Professional statement

Dr. Shim is board certified in both gastroenterology and internal medicine. She has been in private practice since 1997 and sees patients at two offices, Manhattan, New York and Fort Lee, New Jersey. Her practice is limited to gastroenterology and hepatology. She is a member of American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Dr. Shim’s office is certified with Joint Commission Office Based Surgery. Endoscopic procedures (upper endoscopy and colonoscopy) are performed safely and painlessly with anesthesiologist at Westside GI. Dr. Shim received her bachelor of arts degree from Williams College where she graduated with honors in chemistry. She started at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and went on to complete her medical school education at Washington University School of Medicine. After graduation, she finished an internal medicine internship and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She then went to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center for gastroenterology fellowship and Mount Sinai Medical Center for hepatology fellowship. She is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, located in the upper east side of Manhattan, New York.

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Lenox Hill Hospital

Board certifications

  • Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Mount Sinai Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Fellowship in Gastroenterology
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center (Internship)
  • Medical School - Washington University, St. Louis
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center, Fellowship in Hepatology

Professional memberships

  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1265417299

Office locations

Jan Shim, MD

2182 Lemoine Ave, FL2

Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Jan Shim, MD

4 East 88th Street, Suite 1A

New York, NY 10128

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Very funny woman & had great conversation! Made me feel very comfortable and helped assess my problem.
Less than 1 month ago
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She’s amazing , made me feel comfortable. She was able to answer all of my questions.
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She took the time to listen to the background of my health issues to figure out the best diagnosis which I really appreciate
Less than 6 months ago
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I walked in and out and she did absolutely nothing then I had to pay my co pay
Less than 6 months ago
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She’s a rotten lady. Her carelessness, the lack of respect and the way she speaks to you is just awful. Rule of thumb when they have to many available appointments you know patients don’t want to see her
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She was kind !
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Loved her she is so sweet!!!
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She was very knowledgeable
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Friendly staff and a very approachable doctor. She was clearly engaged, asked thorough questions and gave great advice.
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The doctor doesn't listen. She just want to finish the toutine questions and end the appointment asap.
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Dr. Shim was professional and personable as was the receptionist. What I really appreciated was that she took the time to answer my questions and give me more background on my symptoms and diagnosis so I could better understand what washappening and what I should do to feel better as soon as possible.
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After reading some previous reviews, I was initially a little worried about my appointment with Dr. Shim, but I actually had a very good experience. She was a good listener and seemed to take thorough notes. I thought she had a very pleasant demeanor and good sense of humor.
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I saw this doctor this week for heartburn and everything about the experience was unpleasant. They didn't take me for TWO HOURS. I said to the front staff, it would've been courteous to let me know when I called that youwere running behind. She said we can't predict a doctor running behind. No, you can't, but TWO HOURS BEHIND was is enough to know she's going to be late. The doctor is completely bizarre. She talks to you through a mirror and rushes your story along (bare in mind again, i waited two hours to get to see her and paid in advance, which i always find really sketchy and greedy) and she barly listened. She kept saying 'and then? " to try to get me to speed up my story. She was NOT knowledgable of any of the supplements I take, told me I was too skinny, and by and large was completely weird. Refused to look at me face-to-face, only through a mirror. It was unlike any doctor experience I've ever had. In the end her advice was off-base and she refused to listen to my concerns. I would never ever EVER see this person again.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Shim is a thorough and gentle mannered doctor. I appreciated her down to earth nature, and her effort to fully understand my medical history to give an accurate current diagnosis. I will use Dr. Shim for all future issues she can help me with.
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Racist doctor whose racism actually affects your medical care. She said I could not have the particular issue that I have because I was white. First, I am not white. Second, that is not a valid reason for her opinion; whitepeople have this issue all the time, admittedly less prevelently. She was also dismissive of my symptoms and changed her diagnosis three times within the span of five minutes without fully hearing me out. It doesn't matter how nice and friendly a doctor is if she doesn't listen to your symptoms and judges your diagnosis based on race.
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She is very personable and friendly. I felt very comfortable talking to her, extremely enjoyable experience. She also made sure I understood the process I would be undergoing.
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Overall extremely positive
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great doctor.. very friendly and communicates very well. anytime I have a stomach issue, she's the only I will deal with
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This was my first visit with the doctor. The wait time wasnt bad however, Dr. Shin was very brief with the appointment. I didnt feel like she was listening to how I was feeling and was quick to diagnose. She recomendedan over the counter medication that helped relieve some symptoms.
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Very thorough history taken and exam.
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The Dr. was very helpful.
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She's so far awesome! SO patient, she listens, she treats... what a concept!!
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She is a perfect doctor.... she's super friendly . She find out what I have after 1 year and 6 months I was going to different doctors they made me to do surgery and so many things. And doctor Shim find out right way thanks
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Dr. Shim was courteous and also friendly. I read other reviews that mentioned she didn't look at the patient while doing the interview. That was not the case with me. Dr. Shim made eye contact during the interview, listened to my answers, and responded in a warm but professional manner.
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Excelent professional.. highly recommended
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Dr. Shim listened to my description of issues, asked claryfying questions and had a comfortable and practical approach.
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This was a revisit and I find Dr Shim to be thorough in looking for solutions that are conservative in treating a long term issue, explains a plan B approach and offering simple lifestyle modifications to try.
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Dr. Shim was very personable!
More than 1 year ago
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Great! Wonderful doctor!
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She's very direct and informative. I really appreciated her insight and the time she took to explain my condition and provide simple solutions for me to try before suggesting prescriptions and uncomfortable tests.
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Thorough, friendly, straight to the point:
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While Dr. Shim was warm, she was unprofessional during a consultation and asked me an inappropriate question regarding a sensitive part of my medical history. Would not recommend.
More than 1 year ago
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Straight foward and on-time. Thank you Dr. Shim
More than 1 year ago
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A little too informal. No eye contact. A little too rude and blunt. Claimed to know exactly what my problem was after 10 minutes of speaking during my first visit. Told me she knew how to treat it and basically suggesteda single medication that I know doesn't work for me. I left feeling confused and weird.
More than 1 year ago
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don't even want to waste my time to write the review for her.
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Dr Shim always takes the time to listen carefully and doesn't rush. Really appreciate that!
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She's terrific!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Shim is very warm and knowledgeable. She listens carefully and answers/explains questions with the necessary details.
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She was positive and made me feel comfortable. I would go to her again.
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Great doctor . I will recommend her to anybody, great manners and very human.
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Was genuinely concerned about me. She was extremely knowledgeable and gave me great insight on what further steps I could take. I recommend her to anyone.
More than 1 year ago
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Great lady and great doctor. very nice and competent.
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She was lovely...however the office setup was a bit non-traditional and informal...I would probably prefer to go to see her for future visits at one of her alternative locations.
More than 1 year ago
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Very caring, knowledgeable and sincere in wanting to help.
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This doctor was very hands off at first then to some degree she connected to me. Then after she sent me to do a song she never followed up. I tried contacting her office with no avail. Her secretary that wasthere, informed me that she was only part time and that she would send an email to the doctor and she provided me with the doctor's email. I tried emailing the doctor and it bounced back. It is now over 3weeks and I still haven't heard from her. She is not a physician for a speciality such as GI where it is important that one follow-up. I ended up going to another GI doctor in order to begin treatment because my issue was that serious. Will never go there again.
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I have been having a lot of GI problems, and upon my visit, I told Dr. Shim "I know I should probably try the elimination diet, but it's cumbersome and I'd like to avoid it" to which she replied "What youjust said makes no sense. And do you want me to do my job, or would you like to do it?". I told her I was concerned about her bedside manner, and she replied "It goes both ways. Plus, not everyone can love me, right?". Not to mention, this is all while she was looking at me through her mirror as opposed to directly. At the end of the visit she told me to take some magnesium and just schedule time every morning to go to the bathroom. Thanks. I'm a Registered Dietitian and have worked and been trained at 4 hospitals, and I have never seen nor experienced this type of treatment in my life or in my career. I am disgusted by the way I was treated yesterday, and took the day off of work for absolutely nothing other than to be degraded.
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Doctor was very friendly and knowledgeable, but the office was DIRTY. I need to go back for a check up, but honestly, I am hesitating thinking I will catch something there.
More than 1 year ago
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The best doctor visit ever!
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I was very disappointed with the visit. After giving my full history of the severe issues I was/am dealing with I felt as if she brushed my concerns aside because I was "too young." It felt like the kind of visitwhere the doctor is just going through the motions of their daily routine and like there wasn't an actual concern for what has been going on with me. Overall it was an extremely disheartening experience when one seeks medical counsel on a chronic illness one expects to be validated and assisted. I have been hospitalized in the past for this condition and the Doctor just did not seem concerned with the amount of pain I was in.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Shim was very nice and explained everything to me in a very easy and understandable manner. Was seen right away and did not have to waitm
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