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About Dr. Shahab Aftahi
Dr. Shahab Aftahi, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Goodyear, AZ, with other offices in Phoenix, AZ and Avondale, AZ . He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Aftahi is affiliated with Maryvale Hospital and Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center. He speaks English and Persian (Farsi).
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Dr. Shahab Aftahi has the following 2 specialties
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.<br>These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.
Dr. Shahab Aftahi has the following 10 expertise
- Celiac Disease
- Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Abdominal Pain
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Hepatitis C
- Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
Dr. Shahab Aftahi is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Pleasant experience with Dr Aftahi
Self-verified patient of Dr. Shahab Aftahi - Posted on May 29th, 2018
When I read some negative reviews on Dr Aftahi, I was seriously considering cancelling my colonoscopy and endoscopy. After I learned he has been doing these procedures for more than 27 years, I thought he might be okay and that these people writing negative reviews might be exaggerating. I was pleasantly surprised, as he was an awesome doctor. He was a great listener. Asked if I had questions. Always looked me in the eyes and never rushed me. He is a very calm, gentle, confident doctor. I do recommend him.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Shahab Aftahi - Posted on October 19th, 2015
Dr. Aftahi was both my elderly mother and my husbands doctor. He treated my Mom during her stay at West Valley Hospital, as she had to have both an endoscopy & colonoscopy to check for internal bleeding due to a low hemoglobin. He was very thorough, while providing excellent care. Unfortunately, my mother passed away a few months later due to other complications (renal failure & heart disease). Dr Aftahi is a great physician who consistently displays excellent bed-side manners. My husband was also very satisfied with his care during his first out-patient colonoscopy. I highly recommend this doctor.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Shahab Aftahi - Posted on September 30th, 2014
Dr shahab Fatah is an idiot moron with ego issues
Self-verified patient of Dr. Shahab Aftahi - Posted on January 26th, 2014
Dr shahab aftahi was brought to west valley hospital to help out with my ulcerative colitis flare up. This idiot managed to make my bleeding worst and did not want to listen to anything I had to say about my previous doctor visits. Every time I ask him a question or tell him what other doctors recommended me before, he would roll his eyes and tell me"if you wanna go to other doctor go head" not realising that i was admitted to a public hospitals emergency room without a choice of a specific doctor. All Dr shahab aftahi was concerned about was to get me discharged while my bleeding was worst than before and give me his personal medications from his personal office. After I told him all of the information that dr has given me is common knowledge on the internet his inner middle Easter macho man came out and he got extremely rude, and literally running away from my room while I had to rush to the bathroom to take another bloody deareah. Thanks for making my condition worst dr a ftahi.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Shahab Aftahi - Posted on August 6th, 2011
Dr. Aftahi was my husbands doctor also and we were both very happy with having him perform the procedure he did on my husband. For if it had not been done we never would haave found out that my husband had colon cancer, and it was caught in time to be able to do something about it. I went in myself and had the colonoscopy done 2 months ago and thank god that my results were good. i would highly recommend him to anyone that needs to have any procedures done. I Thankyou Dr. Aftahi.
Dr. Aftahi is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
33 Years Experience
Ross University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1985
Bergen Regional Medical Center
Dr. Shahab Aftahi accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Aetna Whole Health Banner Health Network HMO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Health Net AZ PPO HSA
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
More about Dr. Shahab Aftahi
Providing quality care to each patient by examining your past records, observing your current symptoms and lifestyle, and planning for your care in the future.
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