Sayed A. Shah, M.D.
Dr. Sayed A. Shah
"What I love about my job is the opportunity to solve complex medical problems that have baffled other doctors. Identifying symptoms, risk factors and emotional triggers can reveal what truly is at the heart of a patient’s health. This requires a careful analysis of factors that lead to the understanding of root causes. Once these causes have been addressed the issues are usually overcome. I look forward to working with you in order to find the best way to reach you and your family’s optimal health."
Sayed A. Shah
Sayed A. Shah, MD, is your Integrative Medicine expert! Integrative medicine is more personalized medicine that deals with the root cause of disease instead of just treating symptoms. Dr Shah will search for underlying triggers that are contributing to your health problem through cutting edge lab testing and create a custom protocol to your specific needs as a unique individual. He seeks to promote wellness and healing by working together with you!
Conventional Medical Care
Dr. Shah has taken care of patients in all stages of health and illness – from minor ailments to life-threatening conditions. Due to his training and experience, he can be an invaluable partner in offering appropriate treatment and effective healthcare advice. The use of conventional medicine is often critical for acute or urgent conditions, illness that is of a short duration, or certainly when trauma, malignancy or life-threatening conditions are present. Treatment with prescription medications or surgery that aim to treat the immediate problem or symptoms can be lifesaving.
Integrative Health Care
Dr. Shah favors a non-pharmacologic approach when appropriate, but, due to him extensive medical training, he knows when to refer a patient for diagnostic tests or to other specialists. This dual knowledge makes a critical difference and sets him apart.
To limit or avoid the use of pharmacologic agents, he uses nutrition, supplements, acupuncture and other integrative modalities, along with conventional therapies, to treat a variety of diseases and ailments.
Additionally, what sets him apart is the ability to work effectively with the best conventional specialists and other holistic practitioners. Conversely, patients are referred to the center by many types of practitioners, including conventional medical doctors, acupuncturist, naturopathic doctors, and therapists.
"Good Old-Fashioned" Personal Care
Dr. Shah always aims to provide effective, safe and compassionate care to all of him patients. He appreciates and values every patient's uniqueness, so he understands that every patient is different and so are their goals when it comes to their personal health.
- Graduated 1998 DOW medical college, Karachi, Pakistan
- Completed residency in Internal Medicine at Michael Reese Hospital 2001 - 2004
- Board Certified in Internal Medicine 2005
- Worked at Community Health Care 2004- 2007
- Worked as a hospitalist at Trinity Hospital Unity Point Health 2007-2013