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Dr. Mark A Shina has the following 2 specialties
- Bariatric Medicine
Bariatric medicine focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Bariatric specialists are trained in medically supervised weight loss and the management of obesity as a chronic condition. These specialists are skilled in various disciplines that help patients lose weight and obtain optimal health.
The field encompasses dieting, exercise and behavioral therapy, anti-obesity medication, pharmacotherapy and surgery. Bariatric specialists might be from surgical backgrounds and perform obesity-related operations or they might be nutrition and hormone focused, prescribing diet and exercise plans as well as weight loss medications.
Patients defined as obese or having unhealthy Body Mass Indices (BMI) have much greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, hypertension, many types of cancer and chronic musculoskeletal problems.
One subspecialty of bariatrics is the focus on the correlation between obesity and mortality.
Dr. Mark A Shina has the following 2 expertise
- Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery)
- Gastric Bypass (Gastrojejunostomy)
Dr. Mark A Shina is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Dr. Mark Shina is one of the best doctors that I have ever been patient of. For the past seven years he has been my doctor. Prior to going to him some doctors had made some mistakes with some surgies that I had undergone. Not only did Dr. Shina do an excellent job with my bypass, but he repaired many of the mishaps from the other doctors. He has a great bedside manner and is very informative and thorough. I also love his wife Holly, who is also his nurse. His office staff is great. I couldn't ask for a better doctor.
I've been big all my life and my body was just falling apart. My back,legs,knees well just about everything was hurting. I thought about gastric bypass but never having any kind of surgery before I was scared to death. My husband and i talked about it and decided to go too one of his meetings just to hear what he had to say well one thing lead to another now i'm 150 lighter. My legs and feet feel alot better now people ask if haveing the surgery helped my back i tell them i don't know what it would have felt like if i didn't have it done. I tell people about the surgery and Dr.Shina and his staff saving my life not only did he do my gastric I had him to do my gallbladder too. I might have to have back surgery for my DDD so i guess i'll be giving his office a call to see if he does that kind of surgery. I'm not going to lie it is a hard road to go down but he takes every step he can to make it easier. I carry a pic of me to remind me where i was and where i am. I would just like to say THANK YOU for saving so many lives even mine.
On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2016, 2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2011, 2015, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
35 Years Experience
University Of Louisville School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1983
University Louisville Hospital
Dr. Mark A Shina accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem Blue Access PPO
- Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
- Anthem IN Pathway X Bronze Direct CACA HIX
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Encore Health Network
- Encore Health Network
- First Health PPO
FrontPath Health Coalition
- FrontPath Health Coalition
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana Louisville HMOx
- Humana Preferred PPO
Medical Mutual of Ohio
- MMOH SuperMed POS Select
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
PHP Northern IN
- PHP Select with Encircle
SIHO Insurance Services
- SIHO Network
- Sagamore Plus
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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