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Dr. Max Shapiro, MD

Gastroenterologist

Professional statement

*There is a 24 hour cancellation policy. Dr. Max A. Shapiro received his B.S. degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and his M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. His internship and residency were completed at Emory University, and his fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Dr. Shapiro has specific interests in colon cancer screening and treating patients with Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Barrett’s Esophagus. In addition to colonoscopy and upper GI endoscopy, he performs Barrett’s Esophagus ablation (RFA) and Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS). As Director of Adult GI of the SEED Center, Dr. Shapiro participates in multidisciplinary treatment of Eosinophilic Esophagitis and Celiac Disease. Dr. Shapiro is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and is on staff at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital. He moved back to Atlanta with his wife in 2008 and currently lives in the Dunwoody area with his young family.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Gastroenterologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Tufts University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Emory University (Internship)
  • Emory University (Residency)
  • Georgetown University, Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1770768780

Office locations

Metro Atlanta Gastroenterology, LLC

5669 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Suite 210

Atlanta, GA 30342

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My visit with Dr. Shapiro was amazing! His staff was extremely kind and professional and made me feel very welcome. Dr. Shapiro himself is very compassionate and patient. He addressed all of my concerns and took the time to explain everything he was doing. Definitely recommend.
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Very nice, caring doctor.
Less than 6 months ago
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I highly recommend Dr. Shapiro. He is efficient, competent and knowledgeable.
Less than 6 months ago
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Great 1st office visit. Dr. Shapiro and staff made me feel comfortable throughout the whole experience.
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Dr. Shapiro was great. He spent a long time with me and listened to all of my concerns. I appreciated that he wanted to take a less invasive approach. He also has a great bedside manner.
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Overall good visit. Waiting time wasnt bad although I believe the nurses were short staffed. FYI: parking will run you about an extra $5
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Highly Recommend Dr Shapiro ! Took time to really listen to my complicated health issues
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Great visit and quick attention. There is a lot of paperwork to fill out for your first visit so make sure you arrive early.
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Dr. Shapiro was very friendly and knowledgable. If ou want a doctor that is thorough but doesnt spend 30mins asking every question under the sun like when was the last time your uncle had a soda, then this is your guy.
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Great Dr. Very knowledgeable and concerned. Satisfied and felt as though he had recommendations that were helpful.
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Dr Shapiro is great! He came in, sat down, and we actually had a conversation about what was going on. Very thorough, in my opinion. I didnt personally need to take a great deal of his time, but I do feellike had I needed him longer it wouldnt have been an issue. My family and I are from out of state, and I had a bit of anxiety over choosing the right doctor. Dr Shapiro did not disappoint.
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Dr. Shapiro took an extra step to accommodate me, which I appreciate greatly. Dr Shapiro is an excellent doctor, and his team was seamless from beginning to follow-up. My husband had a great experience with Dr. Shapiro when he had hiscolonoscopy done a couple years ago. I will visit him again in the future; I highly recommend him.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Shapiro is very concerned with your problems and complaints. He listens well and is very sharp in his field. I like his personality and promptness.
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Everything was great except that the ZocDoc system of filling up paperwork in advance failed and the front office said they had no records of. This was despite the fact that Zocdoc texted me earlier in the day saying that allthe docs had been sent to the office and they had printed it.
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Quite curt. Seems uninterested. No follow-through. Just seems like he's checked out.
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He was professional and friendly. He listened.
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Excellent he spent a lot of time with me, answered all questions and suggested a conservative plan of action.
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Dr. Shapiro is a great doctor...very nice man, very knowledgeable, and very helpful. The staff members are very nice and willing to help!
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Dr Shapiro did not listen to the medical complaint in details, rushed through and was done meeting me under 15 minutes. He was very quick to make a decision and just referred me to the surgeon. I provided him with thedocuments from overseas doctor, he did not even want to look at them.
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Dr. Shapiro really listened to what my main concerns were. He didn't push every type of test possible at me which is what I've had other doctors do. The only down side was the long wait at the office.
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I did not like the fact that I was presented with a large stack of paperwork to complete when I was a returning patient of Dr. Shapiro'so. To add insult to injury, the RN asked me many of the same questionsagain verbally and she seemed disorganized as she should have referred to everything I had just painstakingly filled out in writing. Once Dr. Shapiro entered the examination room within 15 minutes, the ship was righted again as he is the consummate professional--very friendly and engaging. While I'm not a fan of his support staff, I heartily endorse Dr. Shapiro who is a kind, caring, sensitive, intuitive physician!
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Very easy and timely appointment. Dr Shapiro had a good bedside manner. Only issue was the 5 pages of paperwork to fill out, but that is par for the course at any doctor's office.
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I feel like I was rush we wasn't on time. He was late we were half an hour early he was late he was very dismissive to me and my aunt. stated the previous doctor was retired without really knowing. checkout nurse wasn't pleasant nor the lady at the desk. The only nice people were the front desk and the nurse who took down the information.
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I felt he really listened.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Shapiro appears to be a good listener, friendly, professional. I would see him again when necessary.
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I FELT HE JUST GENERALIZED MY SYMPTOMS AND DIDN'T REALLY STRIVE TO GET TO THE ROOT OF PROBLEM HE DID RECOMMEND A COLONOSCOPY WHEN I WAS COMPLAINING OS STOMACH ISSUES!! I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT HE WOULD SAY AN UPPER ENDOSCOPY ORUPPER GI BUT HE DIDN'T AND HE ONLY ORDERED THE MRI BECAUSE I WAS INSISTENT THAT MY STOMACH PAIN WAS NOT COMING FROM OCCASIONAL BACK PAIN! WHEN I FINALLY DID GO TO ANOTHER GASTRO ENTEROLOGIST HE ORDERED AN UPPER ENDOSCOPY AND FOUND GASTRITIS AND HAD TO BALLOON MY ESOPHAGUS DUE TO NARROWING!! BIG DIFFERENCE IN DOCTORS I WOULD SAY!!
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Dr Shapiro has a very relaxed, unhurried, concerned and informative manner. He took his time and was very thorough. I was very pleased with my visit today.
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Dr. Shapiro was very kind and patient. He asked lots of pertinent questions, and answered all of mine. The appointment did not seem rushed; in fact, he took his time to figure things out before suggesting a common-sense course of treatment. I was very pleased with the entire experience.
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Dr Shapiro is very good doctor I had a procedure done last week. The staff was great.
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Hardly spent time with me. Didn't seem to care much. Felt a few areas an let me go. Didn't offer any additional information, but did answer the questions I had.
More than 1 year ago
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Fine, so far, but I was irritated by having to wait 45 minutes or more.
More than 1 year ago
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Great doctor very thorough
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Awesome experience
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I am impressed by his reluctance to rush into a procedure if he judges it to be not truly necessary at the moment.
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Great visit overall. Answered all of my questions. The only negative thing I would have to say is that my problem went unsolved which was not intentional. I do greatly appreciate that this was thorough and answered all questions. He didnot talk over me and did not leave the patient room until we finished my appointment.
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Dr Shaprio was very professional and really took the time to answer my questions. While I waited longer than expected both the doctor and his assistant recognized the long wait and apologized for it.
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This was a waste of my time. He made me uncomfortable to talk to him about what was going on. I should of used my co-pay and TIME on a doctor that cared about my condition. I will not be seeing him again.
More than 1 year ago
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He is a great doctor! He took the time to ask several questions and answered all of mine as well. He was very professional and friendly. He was not in a hurry like most doctors. I would definitely recommend him.
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All OK.
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Dr. Sharpiro was very thorough and very attentive. I really appreciate him. His bedside manners were fabulous. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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He was thorough and seemed caring. I felt he would be available as needed, and he would find a solution to my problem.
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Dr. Shapiro was very genuine and took the time to get to understand my issues. Very professional, and thorough. Will defiantly continue treatment with him.
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Very nice person. The most caring, sympathetic doctor I have met in a very long time.
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He was very friendly, professional and knowledgeable.
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Overall visit was okay. Doctor seemed a bit distracted and rushed though.
More than 1 year ago
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Very friendly office.
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He's great; very professional, he spends a lot of time answering questions and is very thorough. His office staff is very friendly,efficient, and has excellent follow-through.
More than 1 year ago
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It's always a joy to see Dr. Shapiro even being sick. He's warm, inviting, knowledgeable & receptive. He is highly knowledgeable about his specialtiy & how it relates to many other specialties. And he has a great sense of humour &is decisive in how he believes your care should proceed. He very much reminds you of the docs that used to make house calls!
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He was attentive, not rushed and caring. An excellent healer.
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Great doc. I would recommend him surely!
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