Ali M. Shah

Ali M. Shah, M.D.

4025 North Western Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60618

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Ali M. Shah, M.D.

Internal Medicine

4025 North Western Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60618


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I am very interested in adult health care and working with the patient's family.

About Me

  • Medical Specialties: Internal Medicine
  • Gender:
  • Age: 59
  • Years in Practice:
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine
  • Secondary Languages: HindiUrdu



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

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Ratings and Comments

Ali M. Shah, M.D.

4.7 out of 5

426 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.6 out of 5

392 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.8 out of 5

423 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.7 out of 5

424 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.5 out of 5

426 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.7 out of 5

426 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.6 out of 5

424 Patient Ratings


Dr Shah was very competent and kind.

Reviewed on September 13, 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.

Reviewed on September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Wonderful. Will keep dr. as long as possible.

Reviewed on September 11, 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.

Reviewed on September 10, 2019 7:00 PM

good doctor/patient relationship

Reviewed on September 1, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on August 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Thanks Dr. Shah for great customer service as always.

Reviewed on August 25, 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.

Reviewed on August 18, 2019 7:00 PM

very happy with this provider.

Reviewed on August 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Ali Shah is always pleasant, professional, and helpful

Reviewed on August 10, 2019 7:00 PM

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

Reviewed on June 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Always helpful and friendly,

Reviewed on 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.

Reviewed on June 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent doctors!

Reviewed on June 24, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on June 17, 2019 7:00 PM

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

Reviewed on June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

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

Reviewed on June 2, 2019 7:00 PM

My doctor is Thorough and I generally think he cares

Reviewed on June 2, 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.

Reviewed on May 30, 2019 7:00 PM

he listened carefully and took his time with me.

Reviewed on May 25, 2019 7:00 PM

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

Reviewed on May 22, 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.

Reviewed on May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

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

Reviewed on May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

good experience

Reviewed on May 13, 2019 7:00 PM

My and I drive about 35 miles from Aurora, IL to Dr Shah. That's how much we trust him. He's by far one of the best medical provider that my wife and I feel so comfortable with under his care.

Reviewed on May 5, 2019 7:00 PM

very nice, i fully understood him, listened to hi. and his suggestions about leg pain rls.

Reviewed on April 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah was a substitute for the usual primary care provider. He was excellent; with a bench that deep, we will wholeheartedly recommend the practice to others.

Reviewed on April 14, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on April 13, 2019 7:00 PM

He was very direct and to the point. Seemed a little rushed during this first visit, but was a bit more relaxed and attentive on my second visit (4/12).

Reviewed on April 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on April 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Very professional and reassuring.

Reviewed on April 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good experience, excellent doctor.

Reviewed on March 21, 2019 7:00 PM

it was good

Reviewed on March 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Scheduling an appointment is an absolute nightmare. The intake person asks the same repetitive question with each appointment. It might be a good practice if they could simply ask if there is any CHANGE in the patient information.

Reviewed on March 10, 2019 7:00 PM

very appreciative he took the time to answer questions

Reviewed on March 10, 2019 7:00 PM

I was called in by the doctor's office because my medicine had been recalled. When I got there, they deferred the issue to the pharmacy. I had not gotten a letter confirming I had taken it yet. I did four days later and the pharmacy confirmed I took some in October from an earlier recall that they re now telling me about. No options on other medicines were given as what would be a good substitute. just discussed only one medicine in the group that what I take falls in has not been recalled. There was no discussion on what can be done if I did take a recalled medication.

Reviewed on February 22, 2019 6:00 PM

I was thoroughly disappointed in the care I received from this provider. He was over an hour late to see me and spent very little time with me. I felt the quality of care was terrible.

Reviewed on February 17, 2019 6:00 PM


Reviewed on February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

For me one of the best doctors I have met.

Reviewed on February 13, 2019 6:00 PM

a good experience

Reviewed on February 11, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Shah always gives me the best care & advice!

Reviewed on February 4, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Shah and X are absolutely wonderful! They both treat me with respect and kindness. I know they both truly care about my health. I feel safe and in good hands with them. I always tell my friends about how great they are and the entire team at Irving. I walk in feeling welcomed.

Reviewed on February 4, 2019 6:00 PM

My doctor is great but the 85 minute wait for getting a blood test was excessive.

Reviewed on February 4, 2019 6:00 PM

was seen within 5minutes of my appointment and Dr Shah was very helpful in resolving my issues.

Reviewed on February 4, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Shah has seen me twice. He has been helpful. He is not my primary care doctor. I am trying to find a doctor that I feel is the right fit for me. I have yet to find that individual since Dr. X has left.

Reviewed on January 30, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Ali Shah is a very competent doctor. He pays attention every time we talked regarding on how I feel. I highly recommend him to my friends.

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

long wait times to get checked in to see my provider

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

I love the way Dr shah took the time to hear me out and explained everything to me and how he treated me that I am changing my PCP to reflect him as my new PCP.

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Shah is the best provider and has been for me for almost 20 years. That's why my wife and I travel from Aurora to Chicago to see him.

Reviewed on January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

i changed my doctor from shah to someone else because he wasnt listening to my issues i had.

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

very good, professional, very good listener with good advise

Reviewed on January 18, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Ali Shah is respectful and takes his time with patients. He is very thorough! He will be my PCP until he retires!

Reviewed on January 14, 2019 6:00 PM

The physician was very nice. He made me feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on December 2, 2018 6:00 PM

Good check up

Reviewed on November 26, 2018 6:00 PM

dr. Shaw is a very thorough doctor. He listens to what you have to say, and will reflect on past visits to make decisions or consider treatment options.

Reviewed on November 18, 2018 6:00 PM

I really like Dr Shah! I travel a long distance to see him. My husband also likes him! He is very thorough and does not push drugs, he likes to suggest natural more wholistic approach for our healthcare! His nurse X is wonderful too!

Reviewed on November 5, 2018 6:00 PM

it looks like that the provider was more interested in saving money for you as compared to providing me a satisfactory and good care

Reviewed on October 28, 2018 7:00 PM

My visit was good experience. Dr. A. Shah is a very good physician. Adv. Med. Grp. provides excellent service.

Reviewed on October 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah is always very professional and understanding. He always answers questions, when asked. Very thoughtful and caring.

Reviewed on October 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah has always been tough on me when my health wasn't at its best because he cares about me living a healthy life under his care. And that's why I have going to him for so many years. Without his concerns and suggestions about getting healthier, I wouldn't feel as great about myself as I do today.

Reviewed on October 15, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Ali Shah is the best primary doctor for the whole family. He's always available when we need him and always answer our questions or concerns.

Reviewed on September 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Shah is thorough and treats me with respect! He is helping me get my diabetes under control!!

Reviewed on August 13, 2018 7:00 PM

The doctor was very helpful and discussed with me the options that appealed to me.Not a push for unnecessary x-rays or prescription medication.Exercises and OTC meds,ice and heat did the trick.

Reviewed on August 6, 2018 7:00 PM

I visited the doctor for a pre-physical for my eye surgery. All exams helped to keep everything normal and healthy for the surgery.. thanks for everything..Sincerely..

Reviewed on August 5, 2018 7:00 PM

I like my doctor but not happy with a waiting period. Blood test lap always over crowned on weekends. I spent an hour and fifteen minutes waiting.

Reviewed on August 4, 2018 7:00 PM

Always a good experience

Reviewed on August 4, 2018 7:00 PM

This was the second time I had visited Dr. Ali Shah. He is the best doctor that I had visited in 50 years! He is a very special doctor.

Reviewed on July 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Ali Shah has been my primary care provider for many years now - I trust him and he always provides excellent care...

Reviewed on July 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Fantastic doctor and team health care experience at Advocate

Reviewed on July 8, 2018 7:00 PM

I love visting Dr. Shah. I've been seeing him for the past 20-30 years for my health concerns.

Reviewed on July 7, 2018 7:00 PM

wait times are almost always 15-30 minutes longer than my original appointment time. Nurses misapplied my request appointment time to the wrong day for an urgent appointment. Some nurses (not all) seemed a little rude when discussing this mischeduled appointment. Have had issues leaving messages about refills in the past.

Reviewed on July 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Doctor Ali Shah is a very good doctor. He listens to me spend enough time w/me. He give suggestions to improve my health. I trust my doctor.

Reviewed on June 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah always gives me sound advice

Reviewed on June 25, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah and team offer great service!

Reviewed on June 8, 2018 7:00 PM

Good experience excellent provider, happy and satisfied with service. Should recommend to friends and family.

Reviewed on June 7, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Shah is a great doctor and I've recommended others use him.

Reviewed on June 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Been seeing Dr. Shah for a long time VERY SATISFIED with all the visits.

Reviewed on May 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah is always helpful and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on May 28, 2018 7:00 PM

I recommend to visit over all rating is excellent

Reviewed on May 15, 2018 7:00 PM

I had a positive experience with my doctor.

Reviewed on May 6, 2018 7:00 PM

I have been seeing De. Shah for years. He's not only my PCP, but my husband's & two adult son. He has always shown the up most respect & concerns for our health needs.Thank you Dr. Shah for all that you do for your patients.

Reviewed on May 4, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on April 30, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on April 24, 2018 7:00 PM

This was my very first visit to this facility and to this physician - I have not had a primary care provider in 15 years and did not have any medical records to bring in. I was very pleased with Dr. Shah and plan to continue with him as my primary care physician.

Reviewed on April 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Great Doctor, Great listener, The Best

Reviewed on April 9, 2018 7:00 PM

He is an Awesome doctor && I am satisfied with his services! He has been my doctor for more than 3yrs now! Dr. Shah is a very good doctor && his nurses rock!

Reviewed on April 2, 2018 7:00 PM

On question #24 - I would be the one requesting to have a surgery he would not let me refer to specialist unless I insist on it. Sometimes I feel his approach to patient health is carefree after you see him. On your next visit he won't even bother to ask you if the medication he prescribe you are well to you or not. Does your doctors still taking seminar about patient care?

Reviewed on March 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr shah is great. my only problem(s) are the wait time (over 1 hr) and the lack of communication after the visit especially to get a referral. I have been waiting months for a CPAP and it seems like it's very disorganized. no one seems to know what referral the Dr wants, and no one ever contacted me until I continued to call for weeks.

Reviewed on March 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good

Reviewed on March 23, 2018 7:00 PM

very good.

Reviewed on March 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent waiting time. Extremely short visit with this provider. He checked what he had to check as soon as possible, and he left.

Reviewed on March 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah is very good with communication and follow-thru.

Reviewed on March 6, 2018 6:00 PM

DR. Shah is absolutely the BEST! He really takes his time with you and explains what the problem is and how to resolve it. I felt horrible and he really took the time to listen to my complaints, do a thorough check on my nose, ears, chest, and explained what I had. I felt like he really cared that I was not feeling well.

Reviewed on March 5, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr Shah is always a worthwhile visit. He knows my medical records and asks for more information from other Doctors whenever needed. When he asks me for information I know it's on point and necessary.

Reviewed on March 2, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Shah is always helpful and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on February 28, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good.4

Reviewed on February 24, 2018 6:00 PM

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Clinical Interests

  • Bariatrics (Weight Loss)
  • Chronic Illness


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  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP MedicareComplete Plus HMO - POS
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Choice POS
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  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
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  • Aetna Select POS
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
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  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO - POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
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  • Blue Cross PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
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  • Blue Precision Silver HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna C - 5 POS
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  • Cigna Health Partners PPO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus POS
  • Cigna Open Access Plus State of Illinois POS
  • CIGNA Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry One Select PPO
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  • First Health Network EPO
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  • Tricare PPO
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  • United Healthcare Select Plus POS


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