Rina Shah, MD

Family medicine doctor

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Dr. Rina Shah is a board certified Family Medicine physician. She was born in Mumbai, India and grew up in Chennai. She moved to the U.S. after getting married, and she joined Los Gatos Family Physicians in 2013. Dr. Shah always wanted to go into the medical profession to make a difference in people's lives and to serve the community. Her goal is to create a pleasant and happy environment for her patients. Using medicine as a carrier gives Dr. Shah an opportunity to help prevent illness and restore the health of her patients. Dr. Shah is married with two children. She enjoys crocheting, henna art, classical Indian music, reading and cooking.

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Professional Education
  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine (2012)
  • Residency: San Jacinto Methodist Hospital (2012) TX
  • Internship: San Jacinto Methodist Hospital (2010) TX
  • Medical Education: Chingleputtu Medical College (1998) India

Practice Locations

Family Medicine Samaritan Los Gatos Los Gatos, CA
Los Gatos, CA

15425 Los Gatos Blvd, Ste 120

Los Gatos , CA 95032-2541

(408) 340-5700

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I was so pleased and impressed that a wrote a thank you for the courtesies and efficiency.
Dr Shah is never hurried and is always very thorough. She is very caring and I would not go to anyone else.
Dr. Shah addressed nearly all of my extensive health history without a feeling of judgment which I appreciated. There was a lot to cover in a short time.
Dr. Shah is very attentive to my needs. I will recommend her to others!
no problems or concerns
Dr. Shah is the best, very calm, friendly, listens to everything I had to say.
Very nice visit.
Good. Doc listens, there's a clarifying conversation before agreeing on a course of action. Great physician.
Dr. Shah is great. She listens and you can tell she cares.
very pleased with the time and discussion about my problem and also if I had other concerns.
Dr Shah is fantastic! Trust and appreciate her.
Dr. Shah was great! She made me feel relaxed and she showed concern that was genuine.
Dr. Shah is a good listener and provides all needed information well.
I adore Dr. Shah. Cannot recommend her highly enough.
Very happy to have found Dr. Shah.
Dr. Shah is an exemplary doctor. Always engaged, helpful and am always satisfied and grateful for her care.
Dr. Shah, under pressure from COVID-19 challenges, remains calm, caring and concerned! High marks!
Best doctor I've had in years. Listens and gives sound care in reasonable time.
Good experience.
she is the best
I felt really listened to because there is a lot of history with the problem I came in for. The doctor was new to me because my primary physician wasn't available, but I really enjoyed Dr. Shah and would like to see her again. She took my thoughts seriously which does not normally happen. I usually feel like an idiot or that I am an inconvenience to them when I go to any doctors appointment (here and at other offices).
Dr. Shah, while always professional and courteous on this visit she was more relaxed\, shoed a sense of human (which I like!) and spent + time with me.
Dr. Shaw is wonderful.
A very good first visit. Dr. Shah was responsive to my requests, as were all staff contacted by phone & in office.
I trust my dr. because she listens to me and what concerns me. She always available and prompt.
Believe I am in excellent hands
Lovely lady, never hurried, & always willing to answer questions.
Dr. Shah was very caring and listened to me. Gave me recommendations and assurance. She was always good to me. Additionally, she takes time to explain things to me.
She was never rushed. Ask appropriate questions and got to know me a little better.
Dr. Shah listened carefully, explained well. I didn't feel rushed - felt she really spent the time with me to understand my problem and to come to an informed conclusion about treatment.
Dr. Shah shows great empathy & willing to listen, a comforting person.
Dr Shah is sweet, gentle, smart, cordial, and non-judgmental when I admit my bad habits. teehee.
great service
I have already referred friends to Dr. Shah
she followed up with past issues and answered questions I had
Dr. Shah always very caring and shows interest in my visit.
Would have liked more communication about how my test results actually related to my condition rather than just saying they looked bad.
huge fan of Dr. shah
I would have liked more discussion about IBS and ways to treat it and I failed to ask for more information. However, Dr Shah was very thorough in making sure there was not a more serious potential problem with my digestive system.
Dr. Shah is very practical and direct about everything, which is great except I always feel either like I'm being interrogated or that I've done something wrong. It may just be my own sensitivities, but bed side manner is imperative for me to trust my doctor.
Doctor spent most of the time in front of the computer, which is understandable as she was documenting my symptoms and other information, but it made the experience feel less personal
best listener ever, empathy and clear communication
Dr. Shah has a kindly, good humored manner. She make it easy to discuss private concerns.
Dr Rena Shah is the best!
I am so glad that I found Dr Shah
Very Excellent!
Dr Shah is a very good listener and takes care to ask a lot of questions.
good experience)
her attention is focused and personal, not rushed. I'm not sure we've yet found the best treatment for an ongoing issue, but I feel confident working with her.
GOOD experience.
I love my doctor Shah /
I saw Dr. Shah for this visit without having seen her prior. She was very thorough with trying to determine the problem and gave excellent advice for treatment & follow up as needed.
dr shah is wonderfulpatient and caring
never a problem
Dr. Shah was friendly, relaxed and knowledgeable...didn't feel rushed through the annual Wellness visit.
Dr. Shah took time to explain to me necessary steps to resolve my issue. She was totally invested in my health and care
I have already recommended Dr. Shah t a few people and will continue to refer her. love her.
very competent!
good experience as always.
Dr. Shah is always there for you. Kind, pleasant and friendly.
dr. shah is the best!
Dr. Shah was wonderful. She exceeded my expectations. I had to find a new dr bc our insurance changed and I'm very pleased with Dr. Shah. She is courteous and genuinely showed concern about my health and well-being.
I feel like I have a connection to Dr Shah. I waited for an appointment so I could see her even though I could have seen someone else quicker
One of the issues i raised was a new breast fibroadenoma / cyst. Having a long history of issues here, i found her attitude quite cold and 'why wouldnt you just have surgery' unhelpful. When i looked at the request for mammogram paperwork later it mentioned malignancy even though she didnt not mention that to me in person and in fact agreed it felt like a cyst using the term 'breast mouse' in terms of its mobility. In all the visit left me feeling very unsettled and anxious, for something that should have been much more routine. If you are going to use the word malignant in paperwork you are handing to patient, you should explain why it is there and level of concern.
Dr. Shah was wonderfully attentive and emotionally supportive just as I needed!
Dr Shah is the best!
Dr. Shah is one of my favorite doctors. I would recommend her to anyone I know.
Had an excellent experience with my care provider!
Good experience. She was concerned with how I am doing & detail organized.
The care provider was concerned and helpful.
I am very satisfied with Dr. Shah. Her bedside manner is caring and genuine, and she is very thorough in her clinical care. A+ rating !
great experience very nice and I really liked this doctor she's good
took a very long time for dr shah to phone me re: results of X-ray. it was after 7pm and I had phoned several times before the office closed to get an answer, concerned it wouldn't be til the following day. someone should have told me that indeed she would call after the office closed. when I finally did speak to her, I got a full explanation and was satisfied.
Dr. Shah is professional and knowledgeable.
Made a special printouts of information about my condition and follow up care. She also searched the web to check pricing for a wrist splint that I needed.
Extremely pleased with Dr. Shah - being able to get in to see her, the time she spends with the patient, her thoroughness, and explanations. Many thanks.
a good experience she is very caring and thoughtful
Dr, Shah is both professional and warm. I always feel that I am taken seriously and can share concerns openly. I feel lucky to have her as my PCP!
Dr. Shah and her staff are so attentive to my needs and their care is unmatched.
Dr. Shah is very thorough and explains all very well. Does not rush
Dr. Shaw is a very compassionate listener!
Very pleased with Dr. Shah. She is very attentive and responsive to my concerns, questions, etc.
My regular doctor was on vacation, so I saw Dr. Shah. I was very happy with my visit with her. I was particularly impressed that she had her assistant phone me the following week to check to see how I was doing.
Dr.. Rina Shah is excellent. she knows my health history and my concerns, and is great about explaining her treatment and insights with me. she's also very patient and compassionate.
she has been helping me with an ongoing back problems which has been difficult
Dr Shah was very thorough and it was a good visit in terms of communication and setting of expectations of what I needed to do.
Overall a good dr. I dislike being asked about my carb intake at my appt. I have fibromyalgia. Being food, exercise, fat shamed doesn't motivate me.
Dr Shah is very approachable and in spite of being busy, is able to focus on the patient before her
My care provider gives me good explanations and concern for my question and worries I might have. Good verbal understanding.
I love Dr. Shah. I always feel that she knows my health situation, she listens to me, includes me in the conversation, and has time/cares about my concerns.
kinda felt like she was trying to make up time during my appointment.
the office staff were not as careful explaining the routine at the office I had to go back to get my discharge paper
dr shah is fabulous
I've been looking for a primary care doctor to replace a doctor that I've had for 20+ years and I believe I've found that doctor
The doctor was very soft spoken and hard to hear/understand. My husband and I had to ask her to repeat almost everything she said. Otherwise, I was happy with the medications she prescribed for me.
I like my doctor very much and no complaints. She is helping me with back issues, plus my yearly check up. I am getting it all done.
Both doctor and nurse were very professional and very caring.
Excellent service
Dr. Shah is excellent. We are lucky to have her as our family care physician!!
Im very happy with the service since the office was moved from downtown Los Gatos to new office on Los Gatos Ave.
Dr. Shah is very knowledgeable & was able to put some issues to rest.
I went in with a severe sore throat, fever, chills. was swabbed for flu and specifically asked if it could be strep (was told no so no swab). had to come back two days later pay another copay to request the strep swab AGAIN and it was positive just like I thought.
Provider answered personal phone after telling me it was her son.
Dr. Shah takes her time with me and explains things thoroughly. She has a gentle style and is supportive.
Very good experience
Dr Shah was extremely thorough for this yearly "physical". She addressed all of my questions and covered everything very well.
Great staff, all that I interacted with.
Dr Shah rocks. After viviting her, i always feel confident that I'm being cared for by a highly competent physician
Doctor appeared frustrated and acknowledged the reason for my long wait (early patient was late for appt). Not sure if nurse asst was responsive to doctor's needs.
Dr Rina Shah listens respectfully, considers all the data and findings thoughtfully before determining best assessment, possible diagnosis and initial course of treatment.
Dr. Shah is one of the very best doctors I have ever had. She is sweet, very aware of ALL my needs and I consider her previous... and yes, I have recommended her to many of my girlfriends. My daughter is now in the office w/someone she was referred to by Dr. Shah.
Dr Shah is very patient and gave me time to talk and listens to what is being said.
Dr. Rina Shah is excellent.
this was a new cardiac diagnosis for me. previously healthy. dr shah was very thorough and caring and arranged a cardiology appt immediately for the next day. she also called me that evening when she heard back from the cardiologist who had recommended starting medication that evening and she instructed me to go to the pharmacy.
Doctor was very easy and communicative about my issue.
Excellent service from Dr. Shah.
I have recommended Dr. Shah to EVERYONE that needs a new doctor or not. She is an amazing doctor. I wish I met her a long time ago.
All the staff is friendly and knowledgeable they just seem to always be behind and always tell you that your appointment is going to be faster than it actually is
I did mention at the beginning that I wanted her to look at a couple of skin spots but she didn't and I forgot until I was gone.
Dr. Shah is excellent. We (my husband and I) like her and she has our full confidence!
I work in healthcare and I know it is not always easy. All the staff and Dr. were wonderful.
I will definitely recommend this provider
communication outside the facility with dr is not great. I have no idea where I am in finding out if certain things have been requested, if insurance had been notified, if procedures have been requested or I need to do any follow up
Annual check-up - No specific issues.
dr shah on my first visit was professional and communicated well, but on the second visit she showed more warmth and concern. felt she listened to me more empathicallyand showed interest in my questions.
love dr shah!
Overall, experience with the doctor was good. She was patient and listened to everything on my long list. She appropriately worked to get the needed referrals in motion. No complaints.
Dr. Shah is my heroine.

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