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About Dr. Shannon K English

Dr. Shannon K English, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Grand Rapids, MI, with another office in Grand Rapids, MI. She has 20 years of experience. Her specialties include Geriatric Medicine, Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. English has received 2 awards. She speaks English.

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5 Ratings with 1 Comment

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Shannon K English is Excellent. Dr. Shannon K English has been rated by 5 patients. From those 5 patients 1 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Shannon K English is 5.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Advantage Health

245 State St SE Ste 1A
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Robert George Riekse Md

200 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Dr. Shannon K English has the following 3 specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine

    A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
    Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
    In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine

    Hospice care & Palliative medicine specialists focus their practice on pain management, symptom relief and qualify-of-life treatments to relieve the suffering of terminally ill patients. These doctors have specialized expertise in the treatment of patients with serious illnesses, advanced diseases and conditions resulting from catastrophic injury. Though often they work within hospice settings, they prevent and alleviate suffering appropriate at any age and stage of disease and can work alongside practitioners providing curative treatments.
    Hospice care & Palliative medicine focuses on depression, pain, fatigue, constipation, nausea, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping, among other conditions. They also alleviate psychosocial distress and other stressors that accompany terminal illnesses. They are skilled in guiding families through legal and ethical decision-making in end-of-life care and can address spiritual issues at these times. By coordinating care across settings by improving communication among providers, they improve access to information for families so that they understand the patient's condition and treatment options.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Shannon K English has the following 10 expertise

  • Osteoporosis
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Cognitive Issues/Testing
  • Confusion
  • EOL Care
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Osteopenia
  • Senility
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Dementia

Dr. Shannon K English has 3 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. Shannon K English is Board Certified in 3 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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Excellent doctor

My husband and I live in the Clark Retirement Community. Dr English has been our primary physician for two years, after our physician retired. We have been very satisfied with her services.

Wait time
25.0 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2012)

    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

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012)

    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.

  • Education

    20 Years Experience

  • State University Of New York Upstate Medical University

    Graduated in 1998

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Shannon K English accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
  • BCBS Michigan
    • BCBS MI Blue Care Network HMO Group Enrollees
    • BCBS MI PPO Plans Group Enrollees
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • PriorityHealth
    • PriorityHealth HMO
    • PriorityHealth Priority PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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