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Dr. Vivian C Shih Is this you?

Specialties

Dr. Vivian C Shih has the following 3 specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Rheumatology

    A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
    Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.

  • 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.
    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.

Board Certifications

Dr. Vivian C Shih is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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.

  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2017, 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

    Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2017, 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

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2017, 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Vivian C Shih has the following 11 expertise

  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Bone Densitometry
  • Lupus
  • Gout
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Shih is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    20 Years Experience

  • University Of Miami Leonard M Miller School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

  • Mcgaw Medical Center

    Residency

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