U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free

Dr. Shah Chowdhury

Pediatrics
Hammond, IN
43 years experience male

Locations

Shah A. Chowdhury, MD, FAAP

Hammond, IN

Address

Community HealthNet Health Centers, 5927 Columbia Avenue, Hammond, IN, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Show more

Practice website

Fax

2198530023

Insurances accepted

Medicaid

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

About

Bio

Graduated from Chittagong Medical college Bangladesh with an MBBS Degree, completed Post-Graduation in Pediatrics from University of Dhaka. Worked in different countries as Pediatrician among different ethnic groups in diverse and extreme situations: Bangladesh, Iran, Saudi Arabia. Did USA Residency Training in Pediatrics at Columbia University, New York (1995-97). Passed American Board of Pediatrics (1999); Board Certified; and Re-Certified (2006, 2016). Practicing Primary Care Pediatrics in a Multi-Specialty Group in Northwest Indiana since 2000. Affiliated with top hospitals in the NW Indiana Region with full admission privileges in Pediatrics. Always believe in "Prevention is better than Cure" concept, educating the patients/parents about healthy practices and minimal use of medication

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pediatrics

ADHD and Autism

Licenses

United States: Indiana

Languages spoken

Arabic, Bengali, Persian

Doctor Q&A

574 Answers
676 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Intuniv: Intuniv or Guanfacine is long acting alpha-2 agonist, used alone or in conjunction with stimulant med (e.G adderall) to treat adhd.10+% people get sid... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
PETECHIAE is...: Bleeding into the skin, doesn't blench on pressure. If associated with fever without localizing signs, indicates high risk for serious bacterial infe... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
MED. SIDE EFFECTS:: The symptoms you mentioned may be from her disease condition itself. Common Amoxicillin side effects are: GI upset/diarrhea, hypersensitive reactions ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
YES: Maintain a time schedule, offer food before the child gets too hungry. Eating fast also may cause choaking. Let him/her eat slowly while playing with ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Asthma / GERD: Asthma is reversible airway disease, there is narrowing of airway due to inflammation, mucous in airway, spasm, due to triggers followed by wheezing, ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
TUBERCULOSIS......: Exposure to a patient with tuberculosis, positive tuberculin (PPD) test, positive chest x-ray, symptoms, e.g. Fever, sweating, cough, loss of appetite... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
PRE-AURICULAR PITS:: Are small indentations located anterior to helix and superior to tragus of ear (bilateral: 25-50%), represent the most common fusion abnormality of au... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Skin Infection: Diaper rash can be due to irritation of the skin from urine and stool, called irritant contact dermatitis. Or, can be by an yeast in the stool called... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
FOOD ALLERGY (FA) In: Infant ; children: most common-1st. 2 yrs, 90% from cows milk, egg, peanut, soy, wheat, shelfish, citrus fruit, strawberry, tomato. Cows milk in nurs... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Peptic ulcer: Don't know how diagnosis of peptic ulcer was made. Are you are treating yourself.? Anyway, you need test for a bacteria called helicobactor pylori, a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Reflux: After we eat, food goes from mouth through esophagus to stomach. At lower end of esophagus, there is a bundle of circular muscle called 'lower esophag... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Allergy: Everybody is different. You may or may not develop allergy because of cold climate.
A male asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
PLATELET COUNT: What was the reason the blood test done for? The picture looks like viral infection or normal variant. You haven't mentioned the platelet count number... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
ADD/ ADHD/PDD: If your child was evaluated by an md who is a neurologist, i think you need to follow his recommendation, watch any adverse effect. Most of the time d... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Immunization: This is local tissue reaction at the site of immunization. Initial 24-48 hours we suggest to put cold compress, after that warm compress, usually 12-1... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Allergy: Most probably allergy. She might also be having some runny nose, cough, and other symptoms of allergy. If only eyelid swelling, more when she wakes u... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Neonatal jaundice: This is physiological jaundice. 9 mg on 8th. Day is ok.You can put him in morning sunlight between 8-9 A.M. For 20 - 30 min, cover his eyes, make sure... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Least Possibility: You are 16 only. Anyways, make a trip to your pediatrician/ family doc's office to have an exam and diagnosis.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Viral Illness: Possibly also has stuffy nose. Viral illness causes nasal congestion, cough, fever, headache, some nausea or vomiting. Make sure she drinks enough fl... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
HYPERTENSION: Why hospital? Most probably your blood pressure is not under control, that is why headache is not resolving. See your primary care doctor regularly as... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
ACCEPT THE REALITY:: It is a chromosomal disorder, a common condition. You will see a lot of kids, adolescents, adults with this syndrome. They need extra care, support, h... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Asthma Control: Look at the expiration date on the advair disc or the box. If you are taking advair as prescribed and your asthma is not getting better or any worsen... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
H-2 Blocker: Yes... True, both are same h-2 blocker but little different. Prilosec is Omeprazole (generic name); Prevacid is lansoprazole.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Abscess: It can be one of the worst bacterial infections called mrsa. Your son needs to be seen by his pediatrician who will definitely do a culture to see wha... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Chronic Illness: If it is going on for 7 months, he should have been evaluated by his pediatrician; ....Long overdue! many possibilities, importantly celiac disease n... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Heat: Avoid direct sun exposure, better keep them indoor in midday, use sun screen of 30 spf or above, use protective light colored clothing while outdoor. ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Cyst: Easy surgery, heals quick. After removal of cyst/s the blood flow to the testicle should improve.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
YES...: Those with 'irritable bowel syndrome', have more diarrhea, there is treatment for this. Diarrhea can be a symptom of systemic illnesses, malabsorption... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
SLEEP: It means, u are sleeping 10 hours at night, still tired. 9 hour sound sleep should be enough. U didn't mention weight and health condition. Excessive ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Normal Growth: Rough calculation: birth weight doubles in 4 months, triples in 1 year. If her birth wt. Were around 8 pounds, the current weight is ok, make sure you... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Yes,: Give him extra water, some prune juice (3 ounces 1-2 timed/day), leafy vegetable, oatmeal cereal. If this is not enough, put one scoop of otc MiraLAX ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Nutrition: At 1 yr, formula changed to vit-d / 4% milk, from 2 yr 2% milk, if growth / weight normal. There are also follow up formulas which can be used up to ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
DIARRHEA In Children: Mostly caused by virus, self limiting, resolve by 3 to 5 or 7d. If severe or continues more than 2 weeks, see the doc. Don't use medicine e.g. Kaopact... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
MEDS IN PREGNANCY: Both Doxycycline and tetracycline fall in pregnancy safety category-d. It means: there is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the potential ben... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
IMMUNIZATIONS: Gap between vaccinations better be 6 to 8 weeks. Your child has received 1st. Hepa- b vaccine within 24 hours of birth, i assume. 2nd dose can be at 2... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
SWALLOWING PROBLEM:: May be she has enlarged tonsils and/or adenoids which is causing uneasiness in swallowing. Let her be checked by her pediatrician to find out the caus... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Screening: Talk to his pediatrician. Depending on the family history, your sons' symptoms- if any and his state of growth and development, his pediatrician will ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
ADHD HELP.....: Tell your friend to talk to his/her primary care doctor, who might treat or refer to an appropriate provider.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
PRADER WILLI SYNDROM: A genetic disease with a deletion at the long arm of chromosome#15. Signs: lack of muscle tone at birth (hypotonia), obesity, short stature, small han... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
RARE: Why you are thinking so? Talk to her doctor, explain her symptoms and your worries, let her have an exam to find out what is going on!
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
DIARRHEA In Children: As soon as diarrhea stops, no fear of accidents in the pent, you can send her/him to school. Make sure the child drinks enough fluid.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
YES...: As long as he is growing normally, no gastro-intestinal or growth related issues, this is normal. Stool frequency, amount and consistency depends mai... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Post- Surgery: Make sure he drinks enough fluid. Follow the instruction of the ENT surgeon. If not better or you are not comfortable, call the doctors' office.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
HELMINTHIASIS:: You didn't mention what type of worms. If intestinal helminth, e.g. Round worm, hook worm, pin worm, tape worm and similar, can give rise to allergic ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
NOT REALLY...: Regional/local lymph nodes can be affected resulting in swelling, pain, hot and tender. These are, pre-auricular, post -auricular, sub-occipital, post... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
FEVER: Viral fever stays for 3-5 days to 7 days. Associated symptoms can be: sore throat, runny nose, malaise, cough, headache, bodyache, etc. If no other s... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Drooling: Sometimes we see some kids drool more than the others, no reason is found. Common causes: throat /tonsil infection, teething, poor oral hygiene, enla... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Dandraff..: If you don't have any other skin issues, e.g. Eczema or psoriasis, you can use selenium sulfide shampoo twice weekly for 1-2 months. Selenium sulfide ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Blood in Stool: Breast fed babies can have mucosy, seedy stools; it is normal. Blood in the stool needs confirmation. Swallowed blood from breast can cause darker blo... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Bloody Nose:: Blood comes from ''plexus" of capillaries at anterior nasal partition where ext. ; int. Carotid capillaries converge. Causes: digital trauma from rubb... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.

Ask doctors free
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

10
Recommendations
470
Thank you notes
Mar 30, 2014
I fully recommend Dr. Chowdhury to anyone needing his help as he seems to care deeply about his field of Pediatrics. Great Physician and Colleague and asset to the community at HealthTap!
Aug 8, 2013
Thoughtful, direct answer that are helpful. Keep up the great job!
Great responses. Very accurate. Comes highly recommended.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you sooooo much. My Son is struggling with him and even he tears
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! They said spleen maybe from coughing check in month he's white! Thanks
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! It's all year for the dry skin around her mouth. It comes and goes. Ty

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Chittagong Medical College, Bangladesh; Columbia University NY
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

Columbia University, New York.
Completed 1997

Awards

patients choice award of 2012
2010 Most Compassionate Doctor Award,
America's Most Compassionate Doctor 2012

Affiliations

Life Member of The American Medical Society of Vienna, Austria
Fellow of the Royal Society of Health, London, UK
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less