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Dr. Shaifali Dugar, MD

Rheumatologist

Professional statement

*There is a 24 hour cancellation policy* Shaifali Dugar is a caring and diligent rheumatologist based in Rego Park NY. Dr. Dugar earned her medical degree from Kasturba Medical College Mangalore in India. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Cleveland Clinic Foundation followed by a fellowship in rheumatology at Albany Medical center.    Dr. Dugar is a part of Northeast Rheumatology and is affiliated with New York Hospital Queens and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. She is board certified in internal medicine and Rheumatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is a member of the American College of Rheumatology and the American College of Physicians.   Dr. Dugar speaks English, Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi fluently, which makes her widely accessible to patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds.   Dr. Dugar gives each patient her focused attention, and she prides herself on delivering the best treatment available. Please note: We only accept cash or checks for any co-payments, deductibles etc. We do not accept credit cards.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Rheumatologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • New York Hospital Queens
  • North Shore University Hospital
  • Flushing Hospital Medical Center

Board certifications

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

Education and training

  • Medical School - Kasturba Medical College Mangalore, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Albany Medical College, Fellowship in Rheumatology

Professional memberships

  • American College of Rheumatology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1528385739

Office locations

Northeast Rheumatology

85-49 Eliot Avenue

Rego Park, NY 11374

Northeast Rheumatology

15 Glen St, Suite 103

Glen Cove, NY 11542

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Very knowledgeable
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She was just absolutely an Amazing doctor. She took her time and took away my pain. I recommend her to anyone. Perfection
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Dr. Dugar was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Office space is well kept and organized. Assistant Bianca was very courteous, helpful and did a great blood draw. Would highly recommend Dr. Dugar! A+++
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Dr. Dugar was very patient with my many questions. She also provided great recommendations on adaptations to excesses that would be easier on my knees. Does careful examinations, including manipulations of the joints and questions aboutyour symptoms, history and lifestyle. In addition, she had the equipment in her office to do an ultrasound of my hand right away. (That's a big issue for me as an earlier Zocdoc physician did not and had to reschedule just to get xrays.) Dr. Dugar is not only thorough, but also empathetic. You want that in a doctor when you don't feel well. She also has weekend hours which was a huge factor for me. Her office is far for me, and I'll still make the journey to Queens to see her because she is thorough and follows up.
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Great doctor. Knows her stuff and was very thorough.
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Was good, but when the staff is sick is better to give them the day off.
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Doctor Dugar is informative. She took the time to address all of my concerns.
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Always very quick and precise. Always listens and helpful. Definitely will be going back.
Less than 3 months ago
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Always a great experience with Dr. Dugar! She's friendly, patient and extremely knowledgeable.Highly recommend!
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Dr. Dugar and her staff were both professional and courteous.
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Each and every time I’m at Dr. Dugar office it’s wonderful.
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She took her time and listened to me. She is great I’m definitely coming back to see her.
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The Doctor is excellent! I wish I could give her 10 stars!
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Staff needs to be more educated with the paperwork. The rest was perfect!
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Very professional, courteous, and thorough.
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Very professional and precise on her assessment. She was not quick to come to a conclusion and write out a prescription without running blood work and requesting a follow up to make a diagnosis. I was very pleased
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Excellent
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The doctor has a nice bedside manner, genuine and friendly and she's very thorough and clear with explaining the course of treatment and asking any questions. The receptionists have a lot to be desired, they are not friendly, act like yourinteractions are bothering them and come off unprofessional. They don't match the doctor at all. Despite that, I'm going to continue my treatment with Dr. Dugar.
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Dr.Dugar has great bedside manner and really listened to my concerns.
Less than 3 months ago
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Incompetent. Staff is also incompetent. Couldn’t even get a simple medication approval with the instructions of the insurance company. Was actually told it wasn’t approved before they even tried. Pure laziness.
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I felt respected and listened to. Very happy.
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Amazing doctor and staff... very thorough and so knowledgeable. Thank you so much for making my visit such a pleasant one.....
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This is my 5th visit to a physician for the same condition with no solutions or treatment that works. I feel confident that I will get a proper diagnosis from Dr. Dugar.
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Good doctor!
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Horrible experience
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thanks so much
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Dr. Dugar is very helpful. She was very circumspect, listening every little symptom. For a long time she is a first doctor who is really cares about me. I can only recommend to anyone to visit the doctor. ??
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The office is clean and comfortable. Dr. Dugar and the staff are courteous and professional.
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She’s awesome she knows my pain and suffer and explain everything in details. Thank you dr. Dugar
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Dugar was so patient and listened to all my concerns, which I very much appreciated.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Dugar listens to what you have to say and discusses all options. She answers all your questions.
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I felt very relaxed with her. She wasn't overbearing, as some doctors can be, and answered my questions clearly.
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She has excellant bedside manners as well as her staff. The office itself is outdated but other than that I had a nice experience
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Very knowledgeable doctor! Knows it all!
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Great
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She was very helpful and very attentive.
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Wonderful rheumatologist, helped me determine the cause of my chronic pain with the proper testing and helping me with treatment and management of my condition. Very grateful for finding her, and I absolutely love the ladies who staff this office! Always a pleasant visit. Thank you so much.
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Wait was very long due to overbooking, the staff and doctor are all very unprofessional. Dr Dugar scheduled blood work for me and told me we would discuss the next steps after getting the results. I was called with the resultsand was being dismissed, I had to ask what the next steps were to which I was told if I had any questions I would have to schedule an appointment to see the doctor which I did. At my second appointment the doctor was very dismissive and had an attitude when I asked questions which the answers were no help whatsoever and could have been given over the phone. Had to pay my copay a second time for nothing at all, seems like the doctor is only after insurance money.
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Great doctor Very nice Very happy I chose her!
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She is very professional and listens to your concerns. She’s a great Doctor. I’m glad she’s my Rheumatologist.
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Dr. Dugar was very patient and explicit. I also like the fact that she did a sonogram of my sore hand right there in the office versus sending me to radiology. I recommend her highly
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So, I've been suffering from joints, upperf back and shoulders pain for years. I went to many doctors a d none of the couldn't tell me what my problem was. I had one doctor even telling to visit a psychiatrist becauseit was all in my mind. When I saw doctor Dugar last week, I knew right away I was in the right place, and I was not wrong. Doctor Dugar ordered some special tests. After one week (Today) I can finally say that even I did not want to have any condition, I feel happy to know what my condition is. I'm starting a treatment tomorrow. I am so happy I found her and highly recommend doctor Dugar.
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Alot of people talking and saying some lier about this office place Dr Dugar is very professional and litener doctor
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Office space is depressing and disorganized.
Less than 6 months ago
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She remembers her patients by name and that’s important.
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Excellent
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The doctor was very informative and goes above and beyond to make sure the right tests are done for proper treatment. Her medical assostant is the absolute best; friendly, caring, and also goes above and beyond for the patients. I washesistant on making the right choice about a rheumatologist and I'm glad I chose Dr. Dugar.
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Dr. Dugar is very thorough and very knowledgeable. She listened to my every complaint and made me feel heard. She promptly scheduled a follow up appointment. Her bedside manner alone made me feel more at ease.
Less than 6 months ago
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Excellent doctor
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It was my first visit and she was very thorough with history taking and good bedside manner. The only complain I have is that the medical assistant wasn’t able to get blood sample from me that I had to go toa separate lab to have my blood work done. But aside from that she’s friendly and accommodating.
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