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Charles Shana, MD

4.8 out of 5 (174 Ratings)



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:

Southcoast Physicians Group Gastroenterology

672 Aquidneck Avenue
Middletown, RI 02842

P: 508-973-1690

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Southcoast Physicians Group Gastroenterology

1030 President Ave. Suite 110
Fall River, MA 02720

P: 508-973-1690

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Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

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Patient Comments (32)

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.

  • Dr.Shana was fantastic! He listened to my concerns and made a plan of treatment that I definitely approved of.

  • I had to wait for an appointment to see Dr Shana. His staff was kind enough to slide me in and for this I didn't mind waiting 8 weeks.

  • Dr Shana was a true professional,listened attentively to every thing I said and answered all my questions and I had bunch!Was a real pleasure visiting this particular provider.

  • Quick follow up for appt scheduling is appreciated . Glad to have this option!

  • The doctor is good about explaining everything and will answer any questions I ask.

  • He listened to me it was a good experience I got a lot of information out of it

  • All was good. No complaints.

  • Everyone was very polite, helpful and cared about my health.

  • Staff was very caring especially the provider. I left my appt. feeling very good.

  • My appointment was at 10, I waited until 10:45 before Dr. Shanna came into room. He did spend a lot of time reviewing my case issues and asked many questions about symptons I have. Referred to test results taken a few weeks earlier for this ailment.was not able to access CT-Scan from [Name] Hospital but assured me it was negative.Proposed a health plan for a week and to let him know how I am doing. Explained each step of the plan, insuring I understand it. Gave feedback as to what he suspected was ailing me. Asked if I had any questions before the consultaion ended. Very satisfied with this visit. [Name] if you had anything to do with getting me an appt. in a timely manner, thank you so much! And thank you Dr. Shanna!

  • The best with all

  • The only issue I have is, I spoke to Dr. Shana during Tele-visit. and said, I'd probably have to hear back from his office regarding a colonoscopy, But that was last Friday on the 16th. It's now the 22nd I haven't heard from anyone. So I'll try them back tomorrow because last I talked to them. The gal said that he only works Mondays and Fridays..(INAUDIBLE) I think he's off. Thank you.

  • Courteous and timely

  • Very well. Thank you.

  • My appointment was 9:30. I was not seen until 10:02. Had to tell my driver " Doctor late seeing me. Pick me up later."

  • My only complaint is that I had to wait over an hour to be seen. Dr was running late and would have appreciated a call at home to inform me of that.

  • My experience may have been improved had the scheduling office call me back rather than scheduling me for an appointment, and then not telling me until I got the text - and my experience with the doctor might have been improved by him explaining in more depth what could be causing my issues, and helping me understand the way forward on how to improve my condition.

  • Everyone was kind and respectful of me. The anesthesiologist was superb, as was the Gastrointerologist, Dr Shana. Nurses and support staff were also fantastic. Thank you for a good experience all around.

  • Dr. Shana and his staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. He took his time with [Name], my [Name], who has Lewy Body Dementia. We definitely recommend Dr. Shana and his staff.

  • Very nice doctor ! Helpful care plans and willing to get you back to your best

  • Explain what tellehealth appointment was I had absolutely no idea and kept missing the drs call.

  • Had. A fibroscan done on 4/23 girl that did the test very pleasant professional explained everything to me made me feel comfortable! Receptionist when I checked in wasn't very welcoming !

  • I received excellent care throughout my procedure.

  • Staff very pleasant! [Name]'s a gem.Dr. Shana has been my gastroenterologist since 2000. He's an excellent diagnostician and remains committed to my care. Love him.

  • Everyone in the office was incredibly kind.

  • It was my first telehealth experience. I was impressed and fully satisfied.

  • Thorough, care driven treatment. Provider listened well and explained things well.

  • Excellent experience

  • Dr. Shana, he listens well. He is very educational. He gave wonderful feedback about the situation, how I was feeling. Gave me some great ideas to try some different things and overall, I think he's a really smart doctor who listens and pays attention and I think that he is correct about how he diagnosed me, so great doctor; good doctor there.

  • The entire staff made me feel extremely comfortable & at ease the morning of my colonoscopy.

  • We live in [Name] [Name] It would be more convenient for Dr. Shana to have office hours at the [Name] Center in [Name], [Name] [Name] Thank you.

  • Staff was excellent

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