Ali M. Shah, MD

Specialty: Internal Medicine

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Advocate Medical Group

4025 North Western Avenue

Chicago, IL 60618

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Office: 773-275-7700

Fax: 773-279-6504

Meet Ali M. Shah, MD

About me



  • Residency: Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center
  • Internship: Civil Hospital Karachi
  • Medical School: University of Karachi

Board certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Community FHP
  • Blue Cross Community ICP
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advocate Health HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna NALC Health Benefits Plan
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Illinois CCN HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare Supplement Plan
  • Humana MMAI
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Meridian MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Choice PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • Wellcare Health Plans HMO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 426 patient ratings.


July 22, 2020 10:08 AM

He is a good doctor.

July 21, 2020 3:52 PM

The experience was fine. I had my temperature checked upon arrival and asked some questions. I did not wait very long for the appointment.

July 17, 2020 12:00 AM

Very good experiences.

June 28, 2020 10:36 AM

I enjoy visits with this provider.

June 24, 2020 7:58 AM

Very professional.

May 28, 2020 4:32 AM

Its been so good to see my doctor because I trusted him for my health. He was the only doctor to see.

May 28, 2020 4:32 AM

Every time I see my provider I felt so good. He knows what's the best for me. Only Dr. Ali Shah.

May 20, 2020 5:27 PM

Dr. Shah is always helpful and caring whenever I have appointments.

May 18, 2020 3:55 PM


May 18, 2020 2:56 PM


May 15, 2020 11:36 AM

I've been with this doctor for quite a while we have a good relationship! I trust him with my life!

May 12, 2020 5:28 PM

I had a good experience. The doctor was very respectful and professional.

May 4, 2020 3:30 PM

helpful,friendly he knows what he is doing

May 4, 2020 3:30 PM


May 1, 2020 8:53 AM

So glad Dr. Shah sent me to the hospital.

April 4, 2020 7:42 AM

I always enjoy going to visit Dr. Shah, he really cares about my health.

March 31, 2020 6:23 AM

Dr. Ali Shah showed concerns about the results of the tests I had (like breast ca screening, dermatology consult & L eye cataract surgery).

March 21, 2020 11:36 AM


March 17, 2020 9:37 AM

this office is the best. from check in to check out, everyone was polite and personable.

March 16, 2020 4:50 PM

Very good experience.

March 16, 2020 4:50 PM

Dr. Shah exceeded my expectations. I was particularly impressed with his reluctance to jump to conclusions until he had asked and had answered all of his questions, something I often take issue with during physician visits.

March 14, 2020 8:26 AM

I was very happy with the results!

March 8, 2020 12:08 AM


February 29, 2020 10:38 PM

very good

February 29, 2020 10:38 PM

He's a good and an experienced Physician

February 24, 2020 9:37 AM

Everything was excellent, from the time I arrived to the consultation with the provider. The provider was knowledgeable and listened / addressed all of my concerns.

February 22, 2020 3:18 PM

Dr. Shah is an excellent doctor. I feel like I can trust him and that he genuinely cares about my health.

February 21, 2020 9:47 AM

The services have been very favorable and I am very grateful for everything.

February 18, 2020 7:41 AM

bad experience of totally be choosing a different provider, My doctor is retired and she was great was very thorough and really listened to me and my health concerns.

February 18, 2020 7:41 AM

I thought my experience was poor. he barely listened to what I had to say.I didn't get to tell him everything I thought was wrong with me. He caught me off several times and was rude.He put down false information on my summary that I didn't even tell him at the time of my visit. He just assumed instead of hearing what I had to say

February 10, 2020 2:55 PM

Always a good visit with Dr. Shah. Some of my answers may be misleading, since I was only seen to have my ears cleaned.

February 1, 2020 6:21 PM

I had a very good experience. Dr. Shah was very respectful and professional.

January 31, 2020 4:32 AM

No bad experience all good.

January 31, 2020 4:32 AM

It was all good.

January 28, 2020 4:52 PM

He took good care of me and actually help me feel better.

January 27, 2020 5:35 PM


January 27, 2020 5:35 PM

good experience

January 27, 2020 1:59 PM

The provider had no knowledge on the issue presented. He did not allow time for my questions and overall made me feel humiliated about the concern I expressed.

January 27, 2020 1:59 PM

I would not go back to this provider and have considered changing medical providers and group.

January 18, 2020 2:03 PM

I was first served by the nurse practitioner who checked my vitals, provided a blood pressure check and discussed my medical history. The woman was sort of distant; she went through the motions. Dr. Shah gave me a physical and said all my vital signs were good. There was some confusion, as the office did not have a record of the colonoscapy I had two years ago. I also was asked to return for a blood test and provide a stool sample. I was given a referral for a new sleep study. When I called the sleep study facility, they said the doctor's office was supposed to have faxed the referral; this was not done. Overall, I'm mildly satisfied with Dr. Shah.

January 13, 2020 4:23 PM

Excellent demeanor

January 13, 2020 4:23 PM

Knowledgeable and efficient

January 13, 2020 2:03 PM

Dr. Shah is the best doctor I've ever had, I can turn to him for anything and everything. He's supportive and always willing to go above and beyond for his patients. I work with my work and insurance to ensure I am able to keep him as my provider.

January 11, 2020 6:23 AM


January 11, 2020 6:23 AM


January 11, 2020 1:20 AM

he is a fair dr.

January 11, 2020 1:20 AM

this provider is not very personable. never asked me if i had any personal issues..or stressors in my life.

January 4, 2020 9:57 AM


January 4, 2020 9:57 AM

Experience was good

January 4, 2020 9:33 AM

Dr. Sha cares about my health concerns.

December 30, 2019 1:31 PM


December 30, 2019 1:31 PM


December 29, 2019 8:11 AM

I'm glad I picked you as my doctor. Thank you.

December 29, 2019 8:11 AM

I love that you are patient with me. Thank you for listening. I'm glad that after visiting five doctors, you immediately where able to give me the right diagnosis. I wonder many times why the other doctors couldn't get it right. Yet after your examination and questioning, you were able to prescribe me the proper medication. I'm so glad that you have the experience and the medical knowledge to treat your patience. Thank you for your humanistic approach. Thank you for treating the patient and not just the illness.

December 20, 2019 10:08 AM

seems like that he's happy to see me. enjoyed good health conversation.

December 20, 2019 10:08 AM

good listener, good manners and very knowledgeable

December 16, 2019 4:25 PM

I have received proper treatment and good advice from my doctor. The doctor is very helpful to keep the my heal needs. I'm very satisfied the service at this medical center.

December 14, 2019 5:56 PM

Dr. Shah is always open to questions and offers good advice. Even though I have not done everything he advised, I do respect him and appreciate his care.

December 14, 2019 5:56 PM

I've always liked Dr. Shah's calm demeanor.

December 12, 2019 12:59 PM

I like my doctor, but he seems in a rush every time I visited him.

December 9, 2019 1:41 PM

I'm still waiting for the doctor to contact me regarding abnormal blood test results and they were posted a week ago.

December 7, 2019 9:42 AM

Short temper flared once...not quite sure what was it.

December 2, 2019 9:17 PM

I am satisfied with the visit I had. Dr Shah answered all my questions and given me explanations to all my concerns.

November 30, 2019 10:05 AM

I'm satisfied with my primary doctor.

November 23, 2019 9:08 AM

He listens and seems to care

November 23, 2019 9:08 AM

he an excellent doctor

November 20, 2019 3:59 PM

Dr. Shah is an excellent physician and I'm happy he's my Doctor.

November 15, 2019 11:00 PM

Always angood experience.

November 10, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. Ali Shah was great. It was the receptionists that were a real problem. They cut me off when I was talking several times, ignored me to continue their own conversation, and made assumptions about me that I had to correct as I was speaking to them. They were entirely unprofessional. The nurse was wonderful and helpful.

November 10, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. Ali Shah was great. It was the receptionists that were a real problem. They cut me off when I was talking several times, ignored me to continue their own conversation, and made assumptions about me that I had to correct as I was speaking to them. They were entirely unprofessional. The nurse was wonderful and helpful.

November 5, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. Shaw is an excellent physician

November 2, 2019 7:00 PM

As a new patient, Dr. Shah displayed excellent bed-side manners, great listener, displayed empathy and was truly concerned about my health needs.

October 27, 2019 7:00 PM

He was in a hurry to get through the visit. A vessel in my eye was ruptured and he said it's fine and the visit ended. And that was it the wait to see Dr. Shah was longer then the actual visit.

October 20, 2019 7:00 PM

He's very respectable. He set & listen to you. He a friend.

October 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Shah has been my medical provider for many, many years. I trust him and believe that he provides me with best medical care. He genuinely cares for his patients.

October 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Cordial & informative.

September 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Shah was very competent and kind.

September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

This visit, was like all previous visits, I have been seeing Dr. Ali Shah for a number of years, and he has always been very professional, and helpful.

September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Wonderful. Will keep dr. as long as possible.

September 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah is very thorough. I trust him to guide in meeting my health needs. Dr. Shah concerns himself with my whole health on each visit. I appreciate it.

September 1, 2019 7:00 PM

good doctor/patient relationship

August 27, 2019 7:00 PM


August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Thanks Dr. Shah for great customer service as always.

August 18, 2019 7:00 PM

I came in to see Dr. Shah about a skin issue. He listened to what I had to say, asked questions and did a very thorough examination of the affected area. He reassured me and prescribed the necessary medication and said I should follow up if the condition does not improve.

August 12, 2019 7:00 PM

very happy with this provider.

August 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Ali Shah is always pleasant, professional, and helpful

June 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah was thoughtful, patient, inquisitive,understanding, a good listener and had an excellent bedside manner.

June 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Always helpful and friendly,

June 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Shah is a highly regarded physician. He makes visits easy. I feel completely comfortable discussing my health, life style and overall well being.

June 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent doctors!

June 17, 2019 7:00 PM


June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Ali Shah is always helpful and I will definitely recommend.

June 2, 2019 7:00 PM

I always feel content whenever I see my Provider Dr. Shah.

June 2, 2019 7:00 PM

My doctor is Thorough and I generally think he cares

May 30, 2019 7:00 PM

provider seems to not like referring to other doctors. he seems to think you should just live with your problem. for example, i did not see this provider for a couple of years and went to another doctor. this other doctor referred to hearing doctor for hearing aids, skin doctor for skin cancer, eye doctor for cataracts surgery, sleep test for sleep apnea and hoarse voice, and heart doctor for loud heart murmur. why did not my current provider refer me to any other doctors for evaluation when i certainly had these conditions while seeing him for many years.

May 25, 2019 7:00 PM

he listened carefully and took his time with me.

May 22, 2019 7:00 PM

i feel like he takes too long to really understand how i feel.

May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Ali Shah is a wonderful physician. He listens and responds to my questions and I always leave his office knowing that I am in good hands.

May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

I was very pleased that he listened, suggested exercises and discussed a plan for my knee pain.

May 13, 2019 7:00 PM

good experience

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