Dr. Shah Chowdhury

Pediatrics
Hammond, IN
41 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

Saturday: Closed
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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(1979), completed Post-Graduation in Pediatrics from University of Dhaka (1983). 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. Always believe in "Prevention is better than Cure" concept, educating the patients/parents about healthy practices and minimal use of medication.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

ADHD and Autism

Languages spoken

Arabic, Bengali, Persian

Doctor Q&A

764 Answers
940 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience Pediatrics
Flu/Cold V/S Infuenz: Cold, runny nose, cough usually seasonal, viral. Home remedies: drink more fluid, saline nasal drop/spray 4-6 times/d and suck mucous with bulb syring ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience Pediatrics
POSSIBLY..., We call: it Gastro-Esophageal Reflux. Feed smaller amount more frequently, 3-4 ounces every 2 1/2 to 3 hr, do burping up halfway and after feeding, keep her u ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience Pediatrics
Cold Sore-: There is no contraindication to breast feeding if you have a cold sore. It may rather help the baby to get immunity from you through breast milk. Just ... Read More
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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.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! It's all year for the dry skin around her mouth. It comes and goes. Ty
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! He will be getting a formal hearing eval done this week. :-) Thank u!!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you sooooo much. My Son is struggling with him and even he tears

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
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