Ratings for Dr. Sujatha Shankar
Dr. Shankar really needs to improve her office conditions. She is a great doctor but the time management is very poor. Wait time at the office can exceed an hour sometimes. There are not well visit rooms so sick kids and kids for well visits are all together. This makes me very uncomfortable when I'm there just for a well visit. Most of the time we end up waiting in the car which gets the kids even more agitated. She really needs a bigger office and hire better staff.
Dr. Shankar is a very good Doctor and very caring but her staff are a bad news. All you get from staff when you call id Dr. Shankar's office please hold. They put you on hold to chat with their co workers. To see it your self try calling that office while you are waiting. The staff is rude and mean. Dr. Saif is clue less. only cares about copay. if you are there for wellness visit and if you mention that your child had cold week before then she will check vitals and sends her staff after you for copay. 2-3 staff members will remind you of copay before you leave the room. very unprofessional approach.
Been visiting Dr Shankars Office for the past 4 years and happy i moved to a new Dr finally. People stick to her because she speaks most of the south indian languages. Cons: 1. Dr Shankar is very busy and has no time for patients queries. 2. Minimum wait time 2-3 hrs. 3. Too many patients. 4. Dr Shankar and Saif contradict each other. Once Dr Saif said no infections and i had to see Shankar after two days to only know there was too much fluids in my sons ears. 5. Dr Shankar forgets the previous visit even after viewing her system for patient records. Talks to you as though we come for the first time. 6. Once, they entered their records incorrectly and gave the same shots twice in the same year. 7. Irresponsible office staff. Every time you call them different nurse speaks and puts your call on hold and another person picks up the call and asks why when how where. 8. Follow up appointments for Patients after specialist tests are done as the last appointment of the day(8pm). But the Dr usually sees you between 9.45pm or 10.30pm. By then the kids become too tired and they fall asleep. 9. She takes money for moving records to a another Dr. She charges $15 for moving my childs records to a new Dr as we were moving out of Metuchen NJ. Pro's: 1. Very Friendly. Communicates to you in your own language. 2. Knows to put shots. 3. You get to meet parents of similar age group. Get to make new friends everytime. Will never recommend her.
hi dr. sujatha shanker is not giving her time to east brunswick clinic,that's why there dr.sheff there,she has no knowledge .my son has ear infection and she gave him throat infection medicine,after that we went immergency.that's why i tell u don't go to dr.sheff treatment.
Dr. Shankar is a God sent for children. She is very Compassionate, Caring and Loving. Kids listen to Dr. Shankar and get very friendly with her. Office staff are well trained and Polite.Dr. Shankar is always available when needed. I recommend her to all.
A note about her east brunswick office. There is about as much seating space as you will find in a car! And the room seating area is the size of a NJ Transit train bathroom. If one of the kids there is sick, others are guaranteed to get sick (of course no separate sick/non-sick area). Some patients prefer to register and sit in their own car and others just roam around outside the office. I think there should be some minimum requirements by law about paediatrician office waiting area. The doctor is OK.
Dr. Sujatha Shankar's Credentials
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- Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore, Karnataka, India (Grad. 1992)
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