Internal medicine is a broad field, and that’s just fine with the Greenfield office’s newest physician, Dr. Neal Shah. “You have to look at everything to make sure what you’re doing is effectively treating that patient,” he said.
After just six weeks on the job, Dr. Shah has been impressed with the atmosphere at Hancock Health. “Here at Hancock Health, a new patient visit is around 60 minutes,” he said. “So, I can take that time to really learn about the patient, really learn that person, and understand and make sure that I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing to ensure this person is the healthiest they can possibly be. So, I think Hancock cares more about people as a healthcare model.”
Dr. Shah said his days are spent seeing complex patients with multiple ailments. He’s particularly passionate about addressing his patients’ lifestyle management—through nutrition and exercise—that impacts their overall health. He tries to make sure his approach to care is always centered on the patient.
“My patients should be as invested in their care as I am, and I try to encourage that through education and understanding of their disease processes and what my decision-making process is,” said Dr. Shah. “At the end of the day, it’s their body. It’s their decision. So, if they’re well educated on why I’m recommending certain things, then it makes it better for them overall.”
Prior to working at Hancock Health, Dr. Shah worked in internal medicine at Community Hospital in Munster. So, his daily commute to Greenfield is actually a much easier drive from his home in Fishers with his wife and six-month-old son.
When he’s not working or caring for his newborn son, Dr. Shah said he and his wife love to get outside and explore. “We like going out in nature, hiking, trails, and all that,” he said.
Are you looking for a physician with an eye on the whole patient who will take the time to get a deep understanding of the health issues you’re facing? Dr. Shah is currently accepting new patients at Hancock Internal Medicine in Greenfield. You can reach him directly by calling (317) 462-5544.