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Charles Shana, MD

4.7 out of 5 (252 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 and Westport at the Westport Family Medicine Center. Please call for his availability.

Charles speaks Portuguese


Charles practices 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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Patient Comments (35)

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  • Extremely happy with the telehealth opportunity to continue with medical care during this difficult time.

  • Calm. Kind. Efficient.

  • From the secretary, nurse, & the Doctor. Everything was tip top. The best.

  • No improvement needed

  • Procedure to enter building was very quick and staff was pleasant and helpful

  • DR Shana listens and then gives you his insight and treatment plan and asks for feedback

  • Dr Shana is very calm nice and a good listener. He put meat ease and instilled trust and confidence

  • I was seeing a different doctor. I called Dr. Shana who I’ve seen previously. After my call I had an appointment in 3 hours..a diagnosis, medication, a follow up, a PLAN. Thank you so much!

  • I had a good experience and the Dr. Seems very confident. I'm very nervous about getting my procedure so confidence is good to see. Praying for a good experience Friday!

  • Dr. Shana is very caring and provides good medical treatment to ME!!!

  • Very responsive.

  • I did a telehealth visit with Dr. Shana. All went off without a hitch. I appreciate being able to remain in my home but still be able to “see” the doctor.

  • The video portion of the call did not work. The provider was excellent in providing me with recommendation for treatment that has significantly improved my condition and experience.

  • Outstanding treatment from gastroenterologist

  • thanks for everyone help

  • Need more communication and quicker response to get my medication

  • My appointment was bu telephone because of COVID 19. Dr. Shana called me at the appointed time, he listened carefully to my issues and gave me advice on what to do about my problem. His office called me promptly to make a follow-up appointment for later this year. I was very satisfied with this arrangement.

  • I appreciate the flexibility to have the appointment over the phone during the covid pandemic. This option led me to being "seen" over a month earlier than planned. Dr. Shana listened well and was kind.

  • I felt so at ease as everyone I encountered was happy, informative, genuinely caring and delightful

  • Dr. Shana listens to my questions and thoroughly explains his answers. He’s wonderful. His assistant, NAME, is also a gem.

  • Everyone was wonderful

  • I was seen right away and the entire staff was courteous and professional. A very pleasant experience.

  • Office very efficient. Experience was positive.

  • great personal service, all questions answered in easy terms to understand!Going into that office is like being with family! All very caring! It is a pleasure to visit this facility!

  • I was very, very impressed by the office staff. The person that escorted me into the appointment took my vitals and got a brief history. She was very nice and welcoming. This is my first time seeing this doctor. I was a little intimidated by the doctor and the way that he handled kind of the meet and greet he didn't really shake my hand and introduce himself. He was also very quiet and I found that kind of intimidating he wasn't as forthcoming or as interactive as I would have wanted especially for first time visit. He also didn't really seem to understand my medical situation. He scheduled a follow up test for me*

  • Dr. Shana was very personable, listened really well and set up everything for my future appointments and the prescriptions. He was very patient, very knowledgeable and has really good patient doctor relationship where they listen to you and you don't feel rushed. I thought he was excellent and I would definitely refer other people to him.

  • Courteous and caring

  • He suggested a plan of action to diagnose and plan for effective treatment.

  • Yeah, Dr. Shana is one of the best in my mind, he's always been there for me. He's always been patient with me and I would recommend him very highly. Thank you.

  • Dr. Shana is a very thorough doctor. He is always professional and up to date on medications and procedures. My husband and I are his patients and I am referring my daughter to him so he can help with her medical issues.

  • I love Dr Shana. He makes you feel comfortable and has a great personality. I will refer him

  • The "checkout" person was curt and less than friendly.

  • Dr. Shana and his staff were a godsend to me. I had no primary care doctor because mine had left, and my local gastroenterologist would not see me after I was in ER. As soon as I called Dr. Shana, his staff expressed concern and said they would fit me in ASAP. Dr. Shana was kind enough to see me on a day that he did not normally have office hours, and spent ample time answering questions and explaining things to me. He also gave me a diagnosis, which I was not able to obtain for many months. Receiving the diagnosis was a great relief to help me with treatment. Dr. Shana's staff was extremely welcoming and efficient, and I was seen immediately after arriving. After going many months with inadequate medical care, I cannot express my gratitude enough for your caring and competency.

  • Doctor was excellent. He filled all my questions, all my... he gave all the right answers and I couldn't be more pleased.

  • The doctor was helpful in answering my questions and even added additional information to the subjects that were interesting and enlightening.

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