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Dr. Rachna Shah, MD

Allergist

Professional statement

*Please expect a phone call from this office in order to confirm your appointment time.* Dr. Shah's practice is located in Melrose Park and Elmhurst. Dr. Shah earned her M.D. at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio while also earning a Masters Degree in Bioethics. She trained in Internal Medicine at Evanston Northwestern Hospital and then completed her fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Northwestern University in Chicago. Her Fellowship training included exposure to a wide spectrum of allergy, sinus and asthma issues along with cultivating an interest in environmental allergens. She enjoys teaching and is an Affiliate Faculty member at Loyola School of Medicine. Her passion for Allergy and Immunology developed when she saw the impact of allergies on her own sister's quality of life. She became interested in learning about the science behind why allergies occur conducting research for multiple years. Her true passion for the practice of allergy came as she interacted with patients and was able to tease out the root of their allergic disease and determine an individualized treatment plan. This individualized approach in the treatment of her patients forms the cornerstone of Dr. Shah's practice. Dr. Shah's philosophy of care is to provide excellent evidence based medicine in the context of listening to and understanding her patients. She is committed to improving the quality of life for each of her patients and working with their primary care physicians to reach these goals. Dr. Shah lives with her husband, also a physician, in the Chicagoland area where she enjoys yoga, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.

In-network insurances

  • Accountable Health Plan of Ohio
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Allergist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
  • West Suburban Medical Center
  • Westlake Hospital
  • Loyola Gottlieb Memorial Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Allergy and Immunology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Case Western Reserve University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Northwestern University, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Northwestern University, Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology
  • Case Western Reserve University (Master’s)

Professional memberships

  • American College of Physicians

Awards and publications

  • Abstract: Effects of Cigarette Smoke Extract and Rhinovirus on Expression of B7H1 and B7H3 in Human Airway Epithelial Cells AAAAI Meeting Sept 2006 E Schafer, MD. , S Favoreto, PhD., J Shen, BS., R Shah, MD., and PC Avila, MD. (San Diego, CA)
  • American College of Physicians Regional Meeting Resident Research Poster 1st place winner (2007)
  • Morbidity and Mortality Presentation of the Year (2008)

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hindi

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1053592451

Office locations

Allergy Sinus Asthma Professionals

675 W. North Ave, Suite 310

Melrose Park, IL 60160

Allergy Sinus Asthma Professionals

1140 Lake Street, Suite 200

Oak Park, IL 60301

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Dr. Shah was very professional and listened to all of my concerns. She went above and beyond my expectations and by the end of my first visit, we had a long term plan for my severe allergies.
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Dr. Shah is incredible. She saw me immediately and not only referred me to a specialist, but got me an appointment with that doctor in less than 24 hours. She was extremely engaged and listened to everything I had to say. Highly recommend!
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Dr. Shah was great and made me feel really comfortable and relaxed during our appointment.
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Amazing doctor
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She was very nice. She took her time to explain the results and how she was going to treat them. Also told me what to do to my home to help my allergies Shes Awesome
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She asked lots of questions and explained everything so well. Awesome!
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Very thorough and informative. Excellent bedside manner. Great staff also
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The visit was very helpful. Dr. Shah is super friendly and personable, which makes it easy to talk to and she doesn't make you feel stupid at all. I really enjoyed my visit and can't wait to go back!
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She was great...very nice, very thorough, and clearly explained my allergy issues. I would highly recommend. Thanks!
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Excellent. Having problems with meds for allergies and she understood and changed.
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She really listens and while she is listening you can see her thinking of possible solutions and related questions about you. I found her on Zoc Doc and just found out two friends also use her...when we all started talking about our great allergist.
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Dr Shah and her staff are fantastic! Everyone I spoke with was friendly and caring and made me feel at ease. I didn't feel rushed at all and I know I'm in good hands. I would recommend this office to anyone needing an allergist.
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Very impressed. She covered everything I had questions on Can't wait to go back
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An incredible doctor! Never felt better. Staff was very helpful. Never going anywhere else for allergy issues.
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Overall a great experience considering. As a doctor visit goes. Dr. Shah has a very friendly comforting nature and knew how to remedy my problem. She appears highly competent in her field
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Dr Shah is excellent!!!
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Knowledgeable, patient, east to talk to, and she was great at interacting with my 4 yo!
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She is a great doctor, cares about all details!
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I feel good about her as a doctor.
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She was great. Really like her personality and approach to meds.
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She was very patient and made you feel comfortable.
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She was great -explained everything and listened to me as I spoke
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She is just the best doctor!
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She is absolutely amazing!! Very sweet, professional, and compassionate doctor who takes the time to get to know you and explain everything!! The rest of the staff is very nice, friendly and incredible as well!! A "must have" doctor for all asthmatics and allergics alike!!!!!
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Great doctor , caring and knows her field very well .
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I thoroughly enjoyed my appointment with Dr. Shah. I know it sounds strange to enjoy a visit with an allergist — after all, you're getting stuck with needles — but everything about my appointment was delightful. Her staff, her bedside manner,even the wait time... such a great experience. I look forward to my follow-up appointment and I can't recommend Dr. Shah enough!
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Looooved her and her staff! She will definitely be my new allergist
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The doctor was great and I feel very confident in her diagnosis.
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Pleasant, informative, an overall good experience. Glad I made the apoointment
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Very personable. Spent a lot of time getting to know me.
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My appointment started right on time and the doctor was more thorough than I had expected - make sure you give yourself plenty of time for allergy tests and such! I have already referred a coworker to Dr Shah and shewas equally pleased with the quality of this practice. After several years of struggling with allergies, I finally have a start on how to ENJOY the outdoors again!
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Dr. Shah was very thorough and asked questions to help clarify diagnosis. She performed the needed tests and stayed past regular office hours to do so.
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I really enjoyed my visit. The front desk was amazingly nice and friendly, the nurses that brought me back to prepare me were really nice too. Dr. Shah was kind and assured me she was here for me.
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I was very pleased to deal with this doctor.I"ve got a lot of attention from her.She is very positiv person.I felt like I knew her for many years, she was really- really professional.Also all co-workers were kind too.
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Informative and thorough. Wish I would have seen her sooner.
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Dr. Shah and her staff were beyond AWESOME!!! I'm very particular when it comes to doctors and their staff. Both the doctor and her staff were very attentive to my daughter. They walked us both through what they were going todo and what was going on with her. My daughter is eleven, and the doctor and staff made sure she was comfortable. I would certainly recommend Dr. Shah.
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It was a very positive experience. Every member of the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Asking my daughter what she wanted to watch while waiting for the allergy test results and introducing her to I Love Lucy was priceless.
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I liked everything about her. She listened to me and understood everything I had to say. I'm very happy with her.
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She is awesome! Very friendly. You can tell she knows her stuff. Looking forward to my next appointment.
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Office was very accomodating and was able to get me in about an hour earlier than my set appointment. Dr. Shah was very professional, attentive and addressed all of my concerns. I have a follow up appointment in 2 weeks. I would have no hesitation recommending her to anyone.
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