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Dr. Shahana Karim, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Shahana Karim is PHA Adult Medicine's Internist and Primary Care Doctor. Treating patients for routine visits to Pre-Surgery Checkup check up in a warm, friendly environment. Dr. Karim studied at Mymensingh Medical College as well as completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at Drexel University. Dr. Karim is exited to treat new and existing patients for illness, annual physical, general consultation, dermatology consultation, pneumonia, migraine, wound care, frequent urination, and more!

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Specialties

  • Primary Care Doctor
  • Internist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Drexel University, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Mymensingh Medical College, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1275591141

Office locations

PHA Adult Medicine

1740 South Street, Suite 300

Philadelphia, PA 19146

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Be aware of this practice. The doctor would put in wrong code to get more insurance money. I went in for an annual physical. The doctor asked routine questions about my health. I brought up that I felt a bit fatiguethinking this is part of the routine annual physical checkup. Lord, was I wrong. It turns out the doctor entered this visit as a sick visit so months later I received a bill for it. My insurance company would have covered the whole cost for an annual physical. But because they entered in as a "new patient sick visit" just because I brought up being fatigue during the check-up, I'm now on the hook for this amount. I called the office to have them correct this but was told the doctor left the practice and there's is no way (according to the office manager) that they can change this. And I was told by the office manager that since I brought up I was feeling fatigue during the visit and it should be considered a sick visit. Well I guess it was my fault. Thanks a lot.
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Awesome spirit and bedside manner. Unlike other physicians I have had over the years, you truly feel that she cared for your total well being. An excellent doctor who took time out to explain what she was doing and listen toquestions quite patiently. I hope to have her for my primary care giver for forever, because I know the good doctors are hard to find!
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Dr. Karim has been my doctor for many years and I am going to hate to see her go. She remembered everything about me when I came in. I loved her steps for action if there was ever an issue. Iam not a person that likes to switch doctor when I have established a rapport like we had. She will be truly missed.
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My visit with Dr. Karima was excellent. As always she shows genuine concern about my health and any concerns I have. After telling her my symptoms, she gave her diagnosis and instructions for my treatment. My disappointment was with my waittime in the reception area. When I signed on, the receptionist was on the phone so I took my seat expecting her to call me once she was finished with her call. However, 30 minutes later I was still sitting there when another patient arrived abs signed on. The receptionist asked her information, took her copay and told her to have a seat and that someone would be with her shortly. I waited a minute expecting her to call my name but when she did not, I approached the desk and made my request. I am used to coming into the office, signing in, sitting and waiting to be called but to not be called at all is unacceptable.
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She was very pleasant and helpful and tried her best to make me comfortable. She referred me to a few specialists who were also great!
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I had an excellent experience with my visit. I waited less than 5 minutes and met with the doctor right away. I told her what I was worried about and provided me with the correct specialist.
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I always feel like it's not all that bad when I am with Dr Karim. She has a way of soothing you and making you feel better.
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I have been Dr. Karim’s patient for almost 4 years. Dr. Karim is very knowledgeable and listens to medical concerns thoroughly and makes sure I also understand the planned treatment. I am very satisfied with the medical services provided by Dr. Karim.
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Was informative and personable. Made me feel at ease and took the time to answer all of my questions.
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Very detailed and explains to you in layman terms what is bothering you. Very professional.
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I have been with Dr. Karim for 14 years and I have never had a problem with her. She is always courteous, helpful and thorough. I would highly recommend her to everyone. She is the best doctor I have ever comein contact with. Keep up the good work Dr. Karim.
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Like always, very knowlegable and attenitive about my prescriptions and care.
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I have been seeing Dr. Karim for quite some time and she is always fabulous. She fusses at me about my not taking care of myself, when I take care of everyone else and that let's me know she really cares.The administrative/medical assistance staff are all fantastic and I appreciate how well they treat me.
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This entire office is great. The staff is funny and welcoming - seriously, nothing is better than sitting in your designated room waiting for the doctor to come in and overhearing the nurses talking about how nice they think you are.They're the nice ones. Dr. Karim also listens to everything you say. She really makes you feel heard, and it's not an act. She takes everything you say into consideration and is incredibly clear when it comes to explaining possible diagnoses. Not to mention you always have access to your test results via the patient portal. Highly recommended!
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Tended to my needs as soon as she was able to see me. Quick, efficient and will see again to follow-up anytime. She was very nice and easy to talk to.
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Always a thorough check-up with someone who cares and is concerned with their patients.
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It was great I would be back
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Dr. Karim is one of the most compassionate and professional persons I have ever met in the Medical Community. She is detailed in her assessments and prompt as a care-giver.
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My visit I think went well. she answered the question that I had. I like her because she takes her time with you. She's very patient with you.
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Dr. Karim was, as usual, highly professional and helpful. I came to get, among other things, a blood test to show that I'd been vaccinated properly. She asked one of the medical staff to do the test. The young woman wasvery pleasant, but did not have the slightest idea what the test was. She tried to look it up in a textbook, but could not find whatever information she needed, and ultimately sent me to a lab for the test. I found this lapse, along with the many failures of communication I've experienced there (phone messages and a fax not acted upon) to be a bit disturbing and I am considering moving out of this health plan.
More than 1 year ago
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Yesterday was my first visit with dr.Karim, from her friendly,professional and courteous staff to her personal service .Overall I'm very pleased with this doctor& her staff.
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I love her!
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Dr. Karim, is an amazing PCP. I have been going to see her for several years and she always has time to discuss medical matters with you. Follows up on tests and calls promptly for prescription refills. A great doctor!
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Dr. Karim, Is a personal doctor with professional care. Kind and very involved with my care. She digs deep to find the best care for me . And shes concerned about my feelings, most dotors shuffle you off like a herdof cattle. Shes very attentive. Has a Calm demeaner, which causes you to relax so she can better serve you. Wonderful doctor.
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The doctor and the staff were very professional.
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Dr.Karim has been my doctor for 18yrs Their no other doctor I would see.She is like family to me.She is warm and takes time to listen to what you have to say.
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Always a pleasure!!!!
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I really like Dr. Karin; she was extremely patient. I felt at ease talking with her as she understood my conditions.
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She was very personable and friendly.
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I came out of the office visit feeling MUCH better than when I went in.
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Great visit!
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She makes people feel relaxed. Probably the most important characteristic of a GP. She also works with the patient to map out the best treatments.
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She is a wonderful Doctor, and she make you feel very comfortable during my visit.
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She listens to you.
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Dr. Karim was incredibly personable and attentive to my medical care. Great experience!
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Dr. Karim is a very nice ,caring concerning woman. I switched provider from a doctor's office that I was at for a very long time because of how slow they were. Dr. Karim is the best I would recommend her to any one any day.
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Dr. Karim is awesome... been with her for many years. She listens, answers questions without a problem, and is open to conversing about the best course of action.
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I really like Dr. Karim she is very nice and really listens.
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I'm very satisfied she listened and asked as always she made me feel that she had personal interest in me and she asked about my family.
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Reception was quick and easy. I waited for about 30-40 minutes in the waiting room and then another 30 minutes in the patient room. When I arrived in the patient room, a gown was in the chair and the patient bedhad crinkled paper. The nurse took care of it then and there, but I've never walked into an unprepared patient room anywhere else. It threw me a bit, but Dr. Karim was very knowledgeable, understanding, and informative. I am overall, pleased with the outcome of the visit.
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It was great and everytime i visit she takes care of me
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I am not a fan of doctors, and Dr. Karim made my visit feel good. Her gentle manner, genuine concern, and the time she spent with me, are appreciated.
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I have been Dr. Karim's patient for more than 10 years and wouldn't think of changing. She's the ultimate medical professional. Beside from her medical expertise, she's kind, patience and compassionate. She doesn't rush you "in and out", butspends time with you -- and when needed (she seems to know when) even double checks your vital signs that have already been taken by the medical "assistant" (just to be sure). She reviews the reports from your last visit, making sure you have followed her previous medical recommendations. She asks a host of questions also making sure that your medical insurance will cover prescriptions proposed. She also explains in great detail her diagnosis and "why" she's prescribing the tests, etc. Dr. Karim is a wonder. Anyone under her medical care should consider themselves "most fortunate, truly blessed and lucky." Lorraine H.
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I love Dr. Karim, I have been going to see her since the early 90's she is great.
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I felt that she really cares about you being healthy.
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Doctor Karim addresses your concerns and is very personable
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My visit went well. I hadn't been seen in overy 5 years, she was very attentive to my needs.
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my visit is always a pleasant visit, she gives me her undivided attention and she is very good with the treatment and diagnosis. that is one of the reason's why i remain her patient for so many years.
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Today was my initial visits with Dr.Karim. I was very nervous, because I did not want to be just another number. Dr.Karim was very kind and understanding, and she was able to put me at ease. She is not a doctorwho treats her patients as just another number. She expressed her compassion towards me as a human first and then her patient. Thank you Dr.Karim
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Once I was able to see Dr. Karim, I felt like my time, in her office, was rushed. Perhaps she has too may patients.
More than 1 year ago
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