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Charles Shana, MD

4.8 out of 5 (174 Ratings)



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About Charles Shana

Specializing in gastroenterology, Dr. Shana is in practice at Truesdale Medical Specialties Associates in Fall River. He is on the active medical staff at Charlton Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Shana received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, and completed his residency in medicine at the Brown University Medical School Affiliated Hospitals. He completed a clinical and research fellowship in Gastroenterology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate. He has served as an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Shana is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He is an elected Fellow member to the American College of Gastroenterology and a member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He is Chairman of Gastroenterology at Charlton Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Shana is available in Fall River on Mondays 2-430 and Thursdays 12-430. He also has rotating availability in Middletown RI at the Family Medicine Center. Please call for his availability.

Charles speaks Portuguese


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Gastroenterology

    672 Aquidneck Avenue
    Middletown, RI 02842

    P: 508-973-1690

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  2. Southcoast Physicians Group Gastroenterology

    1030 President Ave. Suite 110
    Fall River, MA 02720

    P: 508-973-1690

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Provider Ratings

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Patient Comments (36)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • Overall great experience! Check out receptionists could be more friendly.

  • Dr. Shana is one of the finest physicians. He takes time to go over my history and current medical problems. He explains everything to me if I have any questions about my condition or medications. I appreciate his upmost support and concern.

  • The doctor listened and told me what he thought.

  • Everyone was very nice, very well planned and timely. The assistants and GI doctor listened to my concerns carefully before proceeding further. Overall a very good experience.

  • Everything was great. Nurse, provider, & secretary's

  • Trying to get to talk to someone on the phone is extremely difficult and frustrating,

  • Your staff was caring and conscientious

  • Staff was excellent was a pleasant experience

  • Great service at the front desk and by The physician.

  • Everyone was courteous and did their job with good attitude It was easy process in and out . Very satisfied.

  • Nothing to improve. Thanks so much

  • Good communication and the doctor was attentive to my needs

  • Dr. Shana listened to my concerns and addressed them with professionalism and empathy. All the staff were great!

  • Everybody was very courteous and very professional.

  • From the time I walked in, till the time left. Everything was all good. Thank you Dr. Shana, & Staff.

  • Dr. Shana was so thorough, and listens so well, and was so professional, as was his staff. I would recommend not only Dr. Shana, but South Coast facilities, to anyone who is looking for a place to go. I really appreciated it, the whole visit. Thank you.

  • This was just a follow up for the procedure I received by the doctor who did it. He let me know everything looked good and there was no further action necessary unless problems surface again. He described what that treatment would entail and that if I needed to see him again if a problem develops that he is available. That works for me.

  • Dr Shana is a wonderful listener and seems to care about my well being. He also made a follow up appt in three weeks to inform me of test results and advise me of any medication changes he wishes to make. Such a wonderful feeling to be taken care of properly after a very bad experience with a gastro from Primacare

  • Excellent relatable staff, good feedback and helpful people.

  • Very efficient,knowledgeable & pleasant

  • Dr Shana was well informed about my condition. He was excellent in explaining things and answering my questions He seemed to really care about my getting treatment as soon as possible to give me the best chance for a good outcome

  • Dr. Shana explains things and us knowledgeable.

  • All is well done

  • Every thing was very good

  • He took the time to explain lab & test results which were contradictory with each other.

  • Clean, bright facility. My first visit. Everyone helpful

  • I felt well taken care of and everyone was paying attention to my needs, it was a very pleasant experience all in all you do for a G.I. procedure.

  • Everything went well

  • Dr. shana was very interesting and shared that he went to school with the Dr. I had in Boston. I felt very relaxed.

  • Dr. Shana was very patient and listened to my summary of my gastric history. I feel very comfortable with the planned procedure.

  • Dr. Shana is one of the best GI doctors I have seen.

  • Courteous and thorough administration plus professional, experienced examination. Follow up plan was complete and understood. Thanks.

  • The staff was very nice, the doctor explained my results of tests and what they meant.

  • I was satisfied

  • Head all testing done prior to visit

  • The doctor & staff are very informative.

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