Interview with a highly reputed allergist Dr. Summit Shah
Dr. Summit Shah is a widely respected allergist based in Columbus, Ohio. His practice, Premier Allergy, has multiple locations throughout the Columbus area. Premier Allergy sees patients of all ages with food and environmental allergies, asthma, eczema, and other disorders. Shah attended The Ohio State University as an undergraduate and went on to medical school at the same institution. He has built valuable relationships with colleagues at Ohio’s best hospitals.
After medical school, Shah spent time as a resident at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. When his residency was complete, he went to Scripps Institute at the University of California to complete an allergy fellowship. His combination of superb medical skills and a caring demeanor makes him much sought-after as a medical care provider. He will continue to use his talents to help patients who are suffering from debilitating and frightening conditions.
Pro Media Mag : First of all please introduce yourself to our readers.
Dr. Summit Shah: I am an allergist in Columbus, Ohio. I have a great deal of experience in helping patients with a variety of conditions related to allergies. I see patients from infancy to old age, helping them through the challenges of living with asthma, allergies, and eczema. I believe strongly in a patient-centered medical model, meaning that I take my patients’ concerns seriously and treat each patient as an individual.
Pro Media Mag : Who or what inspired you to get into this industry?
Dr. Summit Shah: When I was a child, I suffered from many allergic conditions. I experienced many of the same problems as the patients I see today. As a doctor, I decided that I wanted to help families deal with these frightening conditions and to help patients enjoy a better quality of life. These conditions can have a devastating impact on patients’ day to day lives. Every time I help a patient who has been living in fear of their condition pursue a normal life, I feel like I’ve done my part as a physician.
Pro Media Mag : Tell us about your experience at Scripps Institute and the University of California?
Dr. Summit Shah: My experience at Scripps and the University of California was overwhelmingly positive. I received the best possible education in allergy medicine. Working with my mentors and colleagues at the Scripps Institute, I helped to develop new plans for patient care and new ways to help those who were suffering the most. I built strong relationships with the doctors I met there, and we regularly collaborate on cases today.
Pro Media Mag : Our readers would like to know about “Premier Allergy”?
Dr. Summit Shah: Premier Allergy is my medical practice. We have eleven locations located throughout Columbus, enabling patients to reach us with ease and convenience. I have several top-flight allergists working for me, and I continue to see patients myself. I have an incredible office staff who are dedicated to learning each patient’s concerns. Patients often say that our practice is friendly and considerate.
Pro Media Mag : What kind of services are you offering?
Dr. Summit Shah: We offer some of the traditional allergy treatments including allergy shots and testing. We also undertake complex treatments like immunotherapy, when a controlled dose of a substance is given to a patient under medical supervision. We are able to help patients with asthma live more normal lives. We prescribe the newest and best medications, and we always stay at the forefront of care in our practice. Some of our patients return weekly for allergy shots, and we make our office as welcoming as possible.
Pro Media Mag : What kind of response you have received so far from the local communities?
Dr. Summit Shah: We have received overwhelming support from our community partners. We have built excellent relationships with the hospitals and primary care providers in our area, and we do our best to coordinate patient care among these institutions. Premier Allergy has a sterling reputation among allergists in our area, and I feel like we are making a significant contribution to our community through our work with patients.
Pro Media Mag : Have you set some goals to achieve?
Dr. Summit Shah: Now that we have eleven locations around Columbus, I feel like we can reach our patients easily. My personal goal is to help each and every patient deal with their allergic conditions in a way that does not interfere with their daily lives. Of course, in cases of food and environmental allergies, patients must always be cautious about their exposure to these substances. With proper treatment, training, and medication, we can make our patients’ lives that much easier.
Pro Media Mag : Anything else you want to share with our readers?
Dr. Summit Shah: I have instituted the Dr. Summit Shah Scholarship to help college students achieve their educational goals. The scholarship is worth $1,000 and is available to any current college student or accepted student. I believe that fostering the educational growth of our students leads to a greater quality of life. When more students are able to reach their educational goals, the world benefits along with the individual.