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Biography

Medical School
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY
Internship
  • UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Residency
  • UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Languages
  • English

Locations

Axminster Medical Group - Hawthorne
11539 Hawthorne Boulevard
6th Floor
Hawthorne, CA 90250
(310) 675-5370
(310) 531-2089
Axminster Medical Group - Westchester
8540 S. Sepulveda Boulevard
Suite 818
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 670-3255
(310) 338-1276

Specialties

Specialties
  • Family Medicine (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Skin Cancer
  • Primary Care Physician

Insurance

Insurances Accepted
  • Accordia Benefits Services PPO
  • Aetna HMO Plan
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Calif. Care HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Senior Plan HMO
  • Beech Street Corporation
  • Blue Shield 65 Plus Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield HMO Plus POS
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC HMO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield HMO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Health Net PPO
  • Covered CA LA Care HMO
  • First Health Network PPO/EPO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net Seniority Plus HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana HMO
  • Medi-Cal L.A. Care HMO
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • Private Healthcare System PPO/POS
  • Providence Medical Associates
  • Prudential Healthcare
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • Secure Horizons Senior/UHC HMO
  • United Healthcare HMO Plan
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Axminister Medical Group/IPA

Medical Groups

Affiliated Medical Groups
  • Providence Medical Associates

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety. However, language that may contain profanity, slander, libel or private health information is removed. Comments reflect the views and opinions of patients. Comments are not endorsed by, nor do they necessarily reflect the views of, Providence.

4.1 out of 5 (155 Ratings, 51 Comments)

80

02/25/2017
my experiences have all been very positive.
80

01/23/2017
he needs to smile more
80

01/16/2017
[...] at front desk excellent services.
100

01/15/2017
Everything was quick and easy
100

12/20/2016
As always, I enjoy meeting with Dr. Shapiro for a host of reasons, chief among them: he is an extraordinarily accomplished physician.
50

12/06/2016
Wait time and appointment duration were both excessive; arrived at 8:15 for 8:30 appt, left at 11:45 (including 15 minutes of paperwork and 1 hour x-ray "detour" downstairs). Also, why should I have to pay to park at the doctor's office? And why doesn't parking attendant accept card?!
100

12/04/2016
Excellent knowledgeable physician
90

11/29/2016
Dr Shapiro was top notch, but the referral process was abominable. The specialist prescribed a hand splint and the Axminster provider required an appointment for consultation in order to obtain the splint. Ridiculous and completely unnecessary. No warning that this was expected. Only found out when I went to pick up the item.
70

11/24/2016
Wait time on authorizations seems to be way to long. When a Dr. orders an MRI, obviously, he feels it is needed. Why have to wait for 10 days to get that authorization?
100

11/13/2016
Dr Shapiro has been my doctor for many years. He always provides the best possible understanding of any problems that I may be having, has an appropriate sense of urgency for my health concerns, and is considerate of my thoughts on my health matters.
100

11/09/2016
I appreciate that Dr. Scahpiro could do the I & D in the office and did not send me to the ER.
100

11/08/2016
[...] Always a positive interaction with him. However, the limitations imposed by [...] are what make the process problematic - NOT the doctor.
100

11/06/2016
The doctor is knowledgeable in terms of my health care.
90

10/18/2016
I really don't have anything specific because it was my first time there other than that the place in office were great and staff.
20

10/18/2016
insensitive to my concerns. self protective.
50

10/18/2016
Dr. Shapiro though very thorough has a zero personality factor. He does his job, he seems to do it well, but he's not warm in any way! Same, but worse with Dr. [...], which is why I switched to Shapiro...and he's only slightly better.
80

10/11/2016
In a five year period this office has gone from pretty impolite and long waits to very polite, respectful and well organized.
80

10/01/2016
I would love to keep Dr. Shapiro as my primary doctor.
100

09/24/2016
Dr. Shapiro devoted considerable time exploring the best way to receive a shingles shot at a reasonable price. Based upon this research, he made a recommendation which did, in fact, prove to be reasonable. I greatly appreciate his effort.
80

09/20/2016
Had to wait for 50 minute in exam room.
100

09/15/2016
Dr Shapiro and the Axminster team provide excellent, high quality care. The quality of care is consistently excellent.
80

09/07/2016
I appreciate having a care facility close to my home, but Dr. Shapiro has yet to impress me. I had a biopsy taken from my nose & he did not make it clear how large the hole would be, nor did he adequately suture it back up. The lab results revealed the biopsy to be unnecessary & I believe Dr. Shapiro should have taken a wait & see approach rather than what he did. He's a quiet man, but I'd always prefer a doctor with good medical skills to one with just a good bedside manor. I trust he has good medical skills.
90

09/06/2016
[...] This provider is very good [...] I would highly recommend Dr. Shapiro
80

09/05/2016
Dr. Shapiro is a nice doctor. This visit was much better on waiting to see him. The last visit i was called in to see him within reasonable time but was waiting in the room for quite some time. Assistants and nurses all very amiable.
30

09/05/2016
The past several months was spent in trying to replace a failing CPAP machine. It took too long.
100

09/05/2016
always a good experience except the wait is to long on some occasions
70

08/24/2016
Regarding the MyChart system. Its nice have test posted but i have no idea how to read any of this info and not sure if it is possible to put a synopsis of the test results. [...]
80

08/21/2016
Keep up the good work.
90

08/17/2016
he was pleasant and very through.
0

08/11/2016
This doctor has no compassion. I was in severe pain, as he sent me to take some blood test down the hall. He went home and gave me nothing to relieve my pain. And I asked for crutches to help me walk. Got nothing!
100

07/28/2016
Dr Shapiro has a good course of action in working on my medical issue. Thank You!!!
100

07/17/2016
Very pleasant, gentle, always listen to what I ask about my health.
80

07/10/2016
No complaint with my provider.
100

07/06/2016
Dr. Shapiro is a knowledgeable and caring physician. I am a difficult patient and he has been very understanding and respectful.
90

07/04/2016
I appreciate the fact that the doctor would request data from a recent appointment with a specialist instead of repeating exams and blood work.
60

06/12/2016
Overloaded
40

06/07/2016
[...] I felt that my visit with Dr. Shapiro was a waste of time. He told me essentially there is nothing he can do or offer for the condition I had.
100

05/31/2016
Very good, no bad experiences. Thanks.
100

05/31/2016
it's always a great experience going to my doctor visits.
100

05/29/2016
Dr Shapiro is very good and I have been with him for years.
40

05/24/2016
primary provider informed me that the clerks would set up a referral for an eye exam to check for diabetes conditions.They didn't follow through, so I had to do the foot work myself.
80

05/02/2016
Dr. Shapiro was thorough and willing to answer my questions.
100

04/27/2016
When I need care right away my provider will help me right away.
0

04/20/2016
Dr Shapiro failed to try to treat me for my pain. Also failed to follow up with me as promised after X-rays. Took a week to return my calls and email. Reffarals took more than a week and I still have not been able to see a specialist so I remain in constant pain.
100

04/06/2016
Overall good.
80

04/05/2016
It would be nice if the doctor explained the new prescription so I new what I was taking. I had to look it up on-line.
100

04/04/2016
Dr. Shapiro is excellent - but the phy. therapy service was not so good.
100

03/31/2016
Dr. Shapiro is a true professional. Treated me with respect and answered all my questions. I am a stubborn patient and he knew exactly how to handle me. Good bedside manner and very knowledgeable.
90

03/29/2016
My provider been and always good to me, by listening and explaining about my health issue. Alway on top of any case he notice.
100

03/22/2016
Very good..wish he spend more time to check my body..
100

02/05/2016
I highly respect Dr. Shapiro's professional expertise and communication skills.