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Dr. Safwat Shaker, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Based in Hackensack, NJ, Dr. Safwat Shaker works in a private practice, the Shaker Medical Group, with his two sons Dr. Mina Shaker and Dr. David Shaker. Patients visit him for a wide array of medical concerns, including obesity, cancer screening, heart diseases, and vaccines. A primary care doctor and an internist, he is committed to providing excellent medical care and individualizing it to suit each person’s needs. Dr. Shaker received his medical degree from the Cairo University Faculty of Medicine. To gain clinical skills, he further completed a residency in internal medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is also certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Shaker was conferred with the NJ Top Doctors Award and is also an active member of the American College of Physicians. He is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center, Holy Name Hospital, and the HackensackUMC Mountainside. The doctor speaks English and Arabic fluently, and his office staff are fluent in Spanish, making the Shaker Medical Group widely accessible to patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • AIG
  • ATRIO Health Plans

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Holy Name Hospital
  • HackensackUMC Mountainside

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Cairo University Faculty of Medicine, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Residency in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American College of Physicians

Awards and publications

  • NJ Top Doctors Award

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Arabic

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1144246042

Office locations

Shaker Medical Group

38 Summit Ave

Hackensack, NJ 07601

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He is a great doctor. Very humble and outgoing! Definitely recommend.
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Dr. Shaker is very thorough and informative. He has an excellent bedside manner. The office staff is friendly, helpful and accommodating. I would highly recommend Dr. Shaker.
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I saw Dr. Shaker for pain in my head and ears. I was with the doctor for less than 5 minutes total, I spent more time with the nurse than him, and even MORE time just sitting in the waiting roomthan I did with either the nurse or the doctor. In the FIVE minutes that I did see the doctor, he told me that the ear pain was not something to worry about. He then tried to tell me to get blood work done (why would any doctor suggest this during an exam that is not a physical and I according to him, I had no health issues...). Then he asked, as I was practically walking out of the door if I wanted him to prescribe me appetite suppressants, as he felt I needed to lose at least 60 pounds. Again, this was NOT a physical. I was at the doctor for head and ear pain. This was my first time seeing this doctor, this was a horrific appointment and I will NEVER, ever, ever see this doctor again. I was a new patient to this office and they did a horrible job asking me for my medical history. I was only asked if my parents had a few existing health concerns and if I had any allergies. When I told the nurse I was allergic to an antibiotic, she had to ask ME how to spell it, as she'd never heard of it. I was not even asked how the allergic reaction occurred and how severe my reaction to the antibiotic was. The doctor's office is extremely dated as well.
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Very nice a thorough doctor.
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I met Dr. David. He was very helpful and heard all my problems. Explained using pictures and answered all questions. Except the wait time, visit went well
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First time visit to office for my husband K. Stanton, Dr Shaker is extremely professional, knowledgeable, patient and caring. As a medical professional he was able to address all issues/concerns in layman's term.
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Service was excellent,answered all my questions and Dr.Shaker was very attentive.
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I saw his Son this time. He was good. 5 star.
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Great doctor , knowledgeable, compassionate and friendly. Staff is wonderful and friendly
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Doctor was awesome , but the lady at the desk had an attitude.
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Very nice and listens to your concerns
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Dr. Shaker was fantastic. Such good energy and he really seems to care about his patients. So glad I found him!
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Office staff was great and so was Dr. Shaker. Will be returning.
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I had a great experience for my first time at this office yesterday! The wait was very short and there was minimal paperwork to be filed out. This a family run practice where the entire office is friendly and makes youfeel at home. I was treated by Dr. David Shaker. He was attentive, listened to all of my concerns, and really took the time to get to know me. I had an all around positive experience and will absolutely continue treating with this office.
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Very nice person, easy to talk to and confide in
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I saw Dr. Mina and he was great! knowledgable, efficient, great bedside manner!
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The doctor and the stuff were helpful and friendly. The only thing I noticed, waiting are smells some kind of heavily. It could be a fresh smell.
Less than 3 months ago
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They were helpful and very friendly. The doctor listened to me and guide me well. The only thing that bothers me is the waiting room needs some fresh smell.
Less than 3 months ago
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I booked my appointment using ZocDoc and there was no wait time like others. I met Dr. David Shaker and he is a fantastic doctor. I went for my annual physical exam. He answered all my concerns and reviewed all myproblems. He did not ask me to get unnecessary test done. He got straight to the point. Highly recommend this doctor.
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I was a new patient and waiting time wasn't at all long. My appt was at 11:30 but came in at 11 for registration and was seen exactly at 1130. Just be aware that they only take cash or check whichI wasn't prepared for. Doctor was very attentive and listened to all my complaints.
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The visit was very nice. The doctor is friendly but professional. His staff was the same. The wait was a bit longer than expected, but tis the season. Will definitely make him my PCP.
Less than 3 months ago
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Nothing to complain! Well-run office, friendly staff, maybe 5-10 minutes wait. Doctor conversation for annual check-up was very efficient - my questions were answered, and recommendations for follow-ups were given. On-site phlebotomist also was friendly and competent.
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