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Dr. Sam R Shimamoto has the following 2 specialties
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
- Allergy & Immunology
Dr. Sam R Shimamoto has the following 10 expertise
- Nasal Allergy (Rhinitis)
- Watery Eyes
- Hay Fever
- Food Allergies
Dr. Sam R Shimamoto has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Sam R Shimamoto is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Dr. Shimamoto was so kind with my daughter at our appointment. He took the time to explain in detail what I needed to know and answered all of the questions I had for him. I left the appointment with a print out of everything he said to me! I have great confidence in Dr Shimamoto and would highly recommend him as a Pediatric Allergist.
We have seen Dr Shimamoto for the 3 past years now and he is one of the most thorough doctors I have ever dealt with. We were referred to him after my son had issues come up with bloodwork possibly indicating an immunology issue. Dr Shimamoto explains everything in detail and takes the time to make sure you understand everything. I would highly recommend him.
Dr. Shimamoto's bedside manner, professionalism, and knowledge are top notch! My 18 month old son is terrified of doctors and Dr. Shimamoto seemed to read him like a book; he's the first doctor to ever take time to interact with my child until he felt comfortable before beginning an exam. In addition, he truly listens to what you have to say; spending an hour with us to get the full picture of my son's medical history. He is very knowledgeable in his field and presents information in a basic, yet concise and understandable way. I cannot recommend him more highly! Other reviews have commented on the wait to get in to see him; there is a reason! After experiencing his care first hand I can understand why his services are in such high demand and would gladly wait for that initial appointment. And once you're an established patient, scheduling is easy and same day appointments are available as needed.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011)
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.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2011)
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.
21 Years Experience
University Of Colorado School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1997
St John Hospital And Medical Center
Dr. Sam R Shimamoto accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Aetna Whole Health Arizona Care Network
- BCBS AZ Alliance Network
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Health Net AZ HMO ExcelCare Network
- Health Net AZ PPO HSA
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana National POS
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsSan Tan Allergy & Asthma, 4915 E Baseline Rd Ste 112, Gilbert, AZ
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