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Dr. Nithya Setty-Shah, MD

Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Nithya Setty-Shah, primary care physician at Vanguard Medical Group in Jersey City, has cared for others her whole life. As a child, she was nicknamed “Avva,” or grandmother, for her nurturing approach. That foreshadowed her future career in primary care and a unique focus on lifestyle medicine, but for Nithya it wasn’t a direct route. After completing undergraduate and graduate degrees in biology, Nithya began Ph.D. studies at Harvard. It was while she was doing research on metabolic disease that she realized her true calling wasn’t research—it was helping people. She transitioned to the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where she discovered the specialty of family medicine. It was one that perfectly complemented her interest in lifestyle medicine, which utilizes lifestyle interventions like nutrition and exercise to help prevent, treat and even reverse lifestyle-related chronic diseases. She focused on this specialty during her resident training and is working toward certification to add to her qualifications. Nithya chose Vanguard Medical Group because of its evidence-based approach to medicine that treats the whole patient. “I like that I’m able to refer patients to behavioral health, integrative or complementary medicine,” she says. She takes a whole-patient view as well, getting to know her patients. She looks at their nutrition, exercise regimens, stress levels, daily challenges and even how much they sleep. She discusses how they can reduce or eliminate the need for medication by living healthier lives. “I’m very supportive of my patients in making lifestyle changes,” she says. “Small victories are actually large victories, and we celebrate each one.”

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Primary Care Doctor

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Massachusetts, Doctor in Medicine
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Residency in Family Medicine and Community Health

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1982098349

Office locations

Vanguard Medical Group

127 Montgomery St

Jersey City, NJ 07302

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Dr. Setty-Shah was professional, respectful and very informative. She took the time to answer my questions and I really appreciated that. I did not feel rushed at all. Will definitely be coming back in the future.
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Dr. Nithya was very kind, informative, and genuinely seemed to care. I've seen a few doctors in the downtown area, and she by far was the best. It's been difficult to find someone to make my PCP, and I believe I may have found the right one.
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Great experience with kind and professional staff. Thankful to have found them!
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Was in and out quickly with little waiting. Very friendly staff!
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She is very knowledgeable, asks you questions and want you to get done the approapriate examinations and tests to diagnose.
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Always a pleasure
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Dr. Shah, professional and answer all the questions patiently. I would highly recommend her
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Dr. Shah, has great bedside manner and makes you feel very comfortable. She is very informative and was able to answer all my questions I had about the procedure. I would highly recommend her.
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Dr. Nithya Setty-Shah took the time to ask about my concerns and was very personably. She took the time to educate me throughout my appointment.
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Very professional and goes above and beyond to provide her patients with correct information and beneficial health tips.
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Great experience. The receptionist was welcoming and efficient. And Doctor Nithya was very professional and comforting.
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She is warm and friendly ! Happy to find my new doctor
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Dr. Setty-Shah was very professional, with good bedside manner. Staff was courteous and efficient. Will be going back.
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Dr. Setty-Shah was wonderful! She was very patient and friendly, answered all my questions, and made everything easy. The nurses and receptionists I spoke to were all equally helpful, and I did not have to wait at all. I would definitely recommend Dr. Setty-Shah as a primary care doctor!
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She has a very good bed side manner and answered all my questions. I love that I did not have to wait for a long time in the waiting area. The clinic was also clean
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