"I know Dr.Calandra for over 10+ years. I have no problem communication with him and also discuss about medicine and colonoscopy procedure too.
I will continue to see him whenever need to make an appointment again in near future.
"I found Dr. Carl Calandra to be very professional. I appreciated his expertise, communication with me, the patient, and my family, and his caring. I also found the office staff to be very efficient with scheduling, knowledge about prep for procedure and any follow-up questions."
"Performed my 4th colonoscopy with no adverse effects. Top notch doctor. Explained everything well."
"Dr Calandra is an excellent doctor, very thorough and explains everything in details, I highly recommend him"
"Dr. Shapiro is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and responsive. He is as good as it gets."
"Dr. Shapiro is an excellent physician. He has great bedside manner and is very thorough. I have full confidence in his skills and would recommend him to everyone with no hesitation."
"Dr. Calandra is an excellent doctor! He is very professional, courteous, and empathic."
"Dr. Calandra has been my gastroenterologist for many years keeping me up to date on my procedures thus keeping me healthy. He has always taken the time to answer any of my questions and concerns making sure I felt secure with my results. He is very easy to talk with & never talks over my head… I highly recommend him !!!"
"Dr Calandra and his team made me feel comfortable before,during and after my procedure, I highly recommend Dr Calandra."
"Shapiro and company have a sense of humor in a field that requires it. And you get to pick your own tune by which you’ll go under."
"Dr. Ballard consulted my 93 yr old mother & me on the best method to address her condition. He explained pros & cons of aggressive vs non- aggressive approaches of treatment. Dr. Ballard possesses the perfect balance of knowledge & accessibility. He is respectful & listens carefully to my mother’s opinions. I think he is a good GI physician."
"The reception and nursing staff was very professional and along with Dr Shapiro very nurturing through the entire procedure. The staff had followed up with me the next day to make sure all was well.
I would definitely recommend this facility and doctor."
"Dr. Shapiro is knowledgeable and attentive. It is reassuring as a patient to be in such capable hands."
"Such personal care by Dr. Calandra and all of his staff!"
"Dr. Calandra is a very nice doctor. He listens to you and doesn't rush out the door. He shows a genuine concern for his patients well being."
"Excellent experience from start to finish , everyone is professional and a pleasure to associate with . I would never go anywhere else. And, No I am not related to Dr Shapiro ! 😎"
"Dr. Alan Shapiro is outstanding as a doctor and as a person!"
"Dr Shapiro's office is very well run, everybody from the girls at the front desk to the girls who take you into your exam room to the girls who check you out are very nice very helpful and any one of them can answer any question you have if they can't they find the answer for you and have it by the time you're ready to leave.
Dr Shapiro himself is very comforting kind never makes you feel that he's in a hurry takes his time with you. You never wait more than 15 minutes past your appointment time to see him so you're not waiting a long time you know it's not going to be a 2-hour appointment which I like! He also knows a lot about what he's doing I was told I had one thing and my first visit to him he looked at me and said you do not have that! I said how do you know and he said cuz I'm looking at your chart and I'm looking at the reports and now that I'm looking at you that's not what you have so he said I want you to have this ultrasound done and I'll have the results the next day and I called the office the next day and he was right I had something completely different than I was told I had by the doctors in the hospital after being there for 5 days they gave me the wrong diagnosis Dr Shapiro gave me the right diagnosis! For that I am forever grateful to Dr Shapiro. If you're looking for a gastrointestinal doctor I would see Dr Shapiro!"
"I’ve been seeing dr. Shapiro for quite a while now. He spends a lot of time with me, he answers all my questions, and he is very knowledgeable as well. I would recommend Dr. Shapiro to anybody who needs a gastroenterologist!"
"Dr Shapiro was a very good listener and attentive to my concerns. He provided recommendations and included me in the decisions in my care."
"Dr. SHAPIRO is taking care of our family for many years. He is experienced, attentive, caring, taking time to communicate and follow up with us. He is a Doctor to trust and go back to."
"I first met Dr Calandra as a consult when in Hinsdale Hospital. He has great bedside manera. He took the time to find out all that was afflicting me including issues that are not part of his medical discipline. He explained the tests he wanted me to take and the reasons why. The next time I saw him at the clinic in Hinsdale he remembered.me and my case and even if I still don't have answers we put a plan in place and I hope we can find out what is going on with me. The rest of the staff were also pleasant and helpful."
"In the past I am here Dr. Shapiro and he has done a good job. I trust him he’s very professional and he’s thorough and very honest. I am in the process of having a colonoscopy and an EGD this month and I have total trust in his ability to do an excellent job"
"I've been under doctor care for my disease more 30 years and essentially have had three gastroenterology doctors. My first doctor was terrible, the second I had for the majority of those thirty years and thought he was absolutely the best. Since his retirement I've gone to Dr. Carl Calandra. With two procedures under his care and a several visits, I am more than impressed with his "bedside manor" and his confident and focused explanation of my treatment. His suggestions have improved my overall life comfort. I'm so glad to be under Dr. Carl Calandra's care! thanks Doc!"
"I've had 3 colonoscopies with Dr. Shapiro. He and his staff arefantastic. I would not see anyone else for this procedure."
"Doc calandra seemed to be a nice guy and good at his job"
"Dr. Calandra is a very qualified gastroenterologist. I’ve been his patient for 5 years when I met him when I was in the E.R.
I’m grateful that he was on call that late afternoon. I had two serious G.I. problems and he and his colleagues got to the bottom of these problems, leaving no stone unturned in arriving at a diagnosis. Both of these problems required procedures and hospitalizations.
In addition, Dr. Calandra is a kind and down to earth person who took all the time necessary to explain any questions I had.
Thanks so much, Dr. Calandra.
"Dr. Shapiro is one of the best!
Professional, informative, knowledgeable, pleasant, caring, and spends the time needed to answer all your questions. He is thorough and I trust him completely! I highly recommend him!"
"Dr Calandra has been providing outstanding care to my family for years. He is a patient advocate and top both person along with a great doctor."
"Excellent Doctor was very impressed with Dr calandra and his staff"
"Dr. Calandra was thorough and listened to my issues. Office was on time and clean."
"Dr. Shapiro is the consummate professional and is very affable. He explains procedures and treatment very carefully and listens to his patients."
"I had a severe Crohns outbreak early this year and Dr Calandra was my attending physician. Got me on a Remicade regimen and all is well. As goes the plumbing, so goes the entire house."
"I'm very impressed of the entire Dr.Calandra's team performance. Problem that I had for years has been treated in less then one year.
I'm healthy again , and I'm able to enjoy eating food again.
Finally I met a doctor who is professional and confident with his own opinion.Thank you Dr.Calandra"
"Dr. Calandra has a wonderful staff who makes you feel very comfortable and at ease. He’s very personable and takes the time with his patients to answer questions and provide information. Highly recommend."
"My 1st colonoscopy and I can’t wait to come back! So much easier than what I thought thanks to Dr. Shapiro and his team. Prompt, polite, and they even made me laugh."
"Dr. Shapiro is amazing. My parents and I had him over 15 years. He treats his patients like family. For him patients health is more important then anything else. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a great gastroenterologist."
"Dr Calandra spent time with me and was completely present, listening, truly listening to me. He explained so well and eased my concerns without making me feel like I was over exaggerating even a little. I left his office with so much gratitude for finally being heard, and truly knowing that I was in great hands. His staff was wonderfully pleasant and kind as well.going to the doctor isn’t always a walk in the park, but this truly was an excellent experience and answered all of my questions and concerns."
"Dr. Calandra was very professional.
Made me feel very comfortable.
The staff as well was great!!!"
"Dr. Calandra and his staff did a great job! My wife and I have both received care from him over the last 10 years and are very satisfied."
"Dr. Calandra and his entire staff were outstanding. Very friendly and professional. I felt well cared for. They made a difficult procedure not difficult at all."
"Dr shapiro is extremely well qualified in his specialty, he is very thorough, explains everything, and always makes you feel at ease. I would highly recommend him without hesitation."
"He actually cares about his patients and takes time to really get to know them. He’s super friendly and makes sure everything is running smoothly."
"The best doctor , very good experience"
"I have to say tff he at I was really nervous and really was not looking forward to seeing a GI. But Dr.Calandra was very nice. He made the visit confortable and was able to guide me and explain what the visit was about and details on the next step toward the procedure I was going to have. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends."
"Dr Calandra gave me great info and made me feel less anxious. He explained everything clearly and answered all my questions. He and his staff were professional"
"Dr. Calandra has been my doctor for years now and I have complete faith in him!"
"Dr Calandra and staff have been very nice to me and I feel safe handling my health issues with him and his staff! Its not easy finding people who actually care about your health concerns and have compassion to understand your pains! Im so glad Dr Calandra was recommended to me and thank God for him and his staff to take interest in my life! Thanks to you all and God Bless"
"I have seen Dr. Shapiro for many years and for several colonoscopies. Dr. Shapiro has a highly professional manner, creates a sense of calm and confidence leading to the procedure, and clearly communicates what he finds and steps to be taken. I trust his work."
"very good vary. caring excellant skillful m.d. Dr i strongly. recamend. him for colonoscopy"
"Had my 1st Consultation with Dr Bajaj last Friday. Upon meeting him I felt I was in good hands. He listened well to my concerns then, he followed up with a very thorough & simple explanation of what was occurring with me. Looking fwd to continuing my care with Dr. Bajaj.😊
P.S. he also, has a great comedic side as well🤭. (Not over the top. Very balanced) Which takes the high anxiety level U may have, way down. ☺"
"Wonderful doctor. Caring and attentive."
"Dr. Shapiro is a GI doctor. He sent me a reminder to make an appointment, which I ignored, then he sent me another one which I ignored. I just hadn’t been feeling strong enough to get through a colonoscopy. Then he made me an appointment and I thought I’d better go. He checked out the GI department and said I’m not well enough to get a colonoscopy and I didn’t have any polyps last time anyway. He said my issues were from chemo. I have lung cancer and I hadn’t been feeling well, as a matter of fact I was sick as a dog when I went in to see him. My son drove me. Dr. Shapiro listened to my lungs intently, he didn’t like what he heard and contacted my oncologist. They both determined that I better get to the ER ASAP. I did, and was admitted with viral pneumonia and Covid. He saved my life. Had I not gone to him that day the I would not have made it, I had a 102° fever.
Dr. Shapiro goes above and beyond for his patients. He is amazing, I’ve been going to him for 30 years for colonoscopys. I cannot speak more highly of him."
"Dr. Shapiro is simply the best. His care, compassion and follow up are absolutely top notch. I understand from my Dr. Friends that his technical expertise is also unsurpassed. Frankly, i don't trust anybody else with my care or that of my family."
"I have been seeing Dr. Shapiro for many years. He has managed and treated several conditions with great results. I highly recommend Dr. Shapiro."
"Dr. Shapiro is very caring, understanding doctor. He listened to my problems with no rush. Complete confidence, respect and trust."
"When it's time for my colonoscopy I put my complete trust in Dr. Shapiro. He always makes me feel comfortable and well cared for. He is a true professional."
"Kind, considerate and compassionate care from the nurses (thank you especially Colleen) and the CRNA (thank you Barb) and the exceptional Dr. Calandra. Thank you for the great care!"
"Dr. Shapiro is very easy to talk to. Described very well the procedure he will be performing and listened to every concerns I had. Put me right at ease. The staff is very friendly.
"Dr. Shapiro has vast knowledge of gastro-intestinal issues, at least for me. Beyond that, he is simply easy to speak to regarding what may be happening with you and never gives you the sense he needs to be somewhere else when he's sitting with you. Empathetic, knowledgeable, helpful."
"Dr. Shapiro is very caring and knowledgeable ,he always takes his time to explain everything and get to bottom of issues. Overall outstanding doctor that I would highly recommend"
"Dr. Shapiro is a great doc, very patient and doesn’t rush you."
"My virtual visit was great. The doctor was excellent in all respects."
"The drug prescribed was not so difficult to take properly. It made preparations much easier. The process was without ANY difficulty. The post procedure follow up visit was perfect all results of test with photos were discussed. Dr Shapiro is personable and professional. The perfect professional. Thank you."
"I can't say enough good things about Dr. Shapiro. I had been experiencing serious stomach related issues a few years ago and had seen a number of doctors but with no luck until Dr. Shapiro. After a number of tests he was able to determine that I had Celiac disease and put me on a gluten free diet and I have been fine ever since."
"Dr Shapiro is extremely kind, respectful and can make any procedure comfortable. I would highly recommend him to anyone. His staff is so professional"
"He is simply the best. I feel really lucky to have him as my physician."
"Dr Shapiro is the consummate professional with a warm bedside manner. I felt cared for prior to my procedures and he and his staff were attentive and informative throughout my visit.
I felt I received the best possible GI care and I highly recommend Dr Shapiro and his team for any GI concerns."
"Dr. Shapiro was referred to me by my older brother. My brother's experience was excellent and Dr. Shapiro helped him get off nearly a decade of Nexium use. I have had doctor Shapiro taking care of my GI issues for about 5 years and he is a caring and thorough physician who listens to you and answers each question thoughtfully and precisely. I am going in for my second colonoscopy and feel confident and in the best care with this excellent doctor."
"Dr Shapiro is taking care of us for years
He is very attentive and response to us with patience care and knowledge We are sure he will be there whenever we need his expertise and makes us feel important when we ask for his help
Larisa and Michael"
"Great office, doctor, staff, clinical knowledge, and kind personality"
"Dr Alan Shapiro has been our family’s doctor for 20 years he is not only a excellent doctor he is also a excellent person I am very fortunate to have him as my doctor ,"
"Dr. Shapiro is a wonderful gastroenterologist. He is both brilliant and empathic, and puts one at ease, whether it be for a routine screening visit or if a more challenging medical issue arises. His attention to detail is very reassuring, and he treats you as if you were his only patient. I only wish all my doctors could be this competent, considerate and kind."
"Dr Shapiro has been my gastroenterologist for many years. He is also my husbands Dr. He is the most pleasant doctor. He is always willing and ready to discuss any issues you might have and answer any questions. He incorporates your input in any decision making and facilitates the process. His bedside manners is beyond professional, but most importantly his follow up calls on test results are always timely."
"Dr. Shapiro is a class act, wonderful Doctor. I have had issues for years and just one appointment with him has already made a world of a difference."
"My first experience with IGI was a very positive one. Dr. Patel was extremely kind and attentive. He answered all my questions and I never felt that he was in a hurry to end the visit.
The Lab people Alan, and Patty were very good at what they did. My blood was drawn effortlessly which is unusual for me. They were very friendly an helpful. I felt like everyone including the front desk truly cared about my well being."
"Dr Shapiro is one of the most thorough and knowledgeable Doctors. Additionally, he has wonderful bedside manner and makes you feel comfortable. We had to see him several times and he has made us feel so confident in his care. Truly amazing Doctor!"
"He is the best doctor he saved my life and the new medication works great the price was great only 20.00 dollars I am glad he is my doctor thank you so much for everything ❤"
"Dr. Shapiro is outstanding!!! Compassionate physician with excellent bedside manor. Highly recommend!!"
"Staff is friendly and accommodating as is Dr. Shapiro. He is thorough and offers of himself the necessary time patient needs to ask questions. I would comfortably recommend him without question."
"Great Doctor A+++ no questions .Thank you Dr. Shapiro ."
"I received a very high quality service. I am glad that I made an appointment. Finally, I do not have this problem anymore."
"Dr Shapiro is a compassionate and caring physician. He took time to answer all my questions. I would recommend him to all my family and friends."
"Dr. Shapiro is a caring doctor who has the ability to listen
and explain in layman's terms as to what is the problem.
Not easy to find."
"Dr. Shapiro has been an incredible physician and support for my husband and our family. He is always very patient, always a good listener, detail oriented, and genuine. We value his recommendations greatly and appreciate his close care. Thank you for everything Dr. Shapiro."
"Dr. Shapiro is a caring and thoughtful physician. On my first visit, he spent time getting to know me and my history. He made me feel as if he cared not only about my physical issues, but about me as a person. I never felt rushed and he addressed all of my “fears” and concerns. The Glen Endoscopy Center was the BEST! Everyone was focused on making me feel comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Shapiro !"
"De Shapiro is the best !!!"
"Dr Shapiro has been the best GI that I have ever had. I have been in remission now for the first time since I was diagnosed over 34 years ago. Dr Shapiro has an amazing bedside manner and is very easy to talk to. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a great GI"
"Dr. Shapiro is an outstanding professional who knows and understands me. He takes the time to listen to me, and takes my health care seriously. He documents patient visits with excellent notes that make future visits more productive. I highly recommend Dr. Shapiro."
"Dr. Shapiro is very thorough and I feel very comfortable with him."
"Dr Shapiro is very caring and attentive. He is thoughtful in his approach to treatment options and really listens to my concerns and thoughts on medication and testing before we settle on a plan of action."
"It was my first visit to Dr. Shapiro Office today, and I was really impressed. Dr. Alan Shapiro can listen, ask questions and explain everything, like no one doctor I met before. Very professional! Staff was great too! Highly recommend!👍👍👍"
"Dr. Shapiro is a great doctor who listens to his patients and is interested in their lives and how IBD affects his patients."
"Dr. Shapiro is an excellent doctor, taking time to answer questions with clarity. Highly recommend!"
"To begin with, Dr. Shapiro was on time. He didn’t make me feel rushed. And the exam was pretty quick. He gave me a plan of action that I felt very confident with."
"Very good Doctor, takes time to listen and explain issues."
"Been going to Dr.Shapiro for many years. I feel as though he takes the time to get to know the whole patient history and works with the patient for the best medical approach for their individual issues."
"Dr Shapiro was on time for his appointment and he is always easy to talk to."
"It was my first visit with Dr. Shapiro. He was very welcoming, interested in my case. The visit was very informative. I’ m in good hands."
"Dr. Shapiro and his staff are wonderful. Dr. Shapiro is very easy to talk to and very down to earth. I have been seeing him for quite some time and his demeanor has never changed. I highly recommend him!"
"I felt very comfortable upon arrival. The staff was kind, respectful and courteous. I was taken back to see Dr. Shapiro on time. The Nurse was also kind and efficient. Dr. Shapiro came in the room within only a couple of minutes and showed compassion and understanding. I knew I had been referred to a Dr. that would work with me to find a solution to my issues. I felt relieved and happy when I left knowing I would feel physically better soon. A big thank you to Dr. Shapiro and his staff for that day!!"
"Great Dr. Easy to talk to, very approachable and honest. Listened to all I had to say and offered his opinion on what should be done and most importantly, allowed me a choice in the manner of my treatment, which is very rare thing to hear, as most doctors just tell you: "this is what you need to do" and end of story. Highly recommended!"
"Dr. Shapiro is terrific! He and the staff at North Shore Gastroenterology put me at ease immediately. He explains each procedure thoroughly and spends as much time with you as you need, answering all questions. So glad I was referred to him; I now tell everyone to see him!"
"A wonderful, caring and consummate professional doctor. I could not possibly recommend him strongly enough. We should all be so lucky as to have doctors like Dr. Shapiro."
"Dr Shapiro is a great doctor. He listens and wants to help. He's honest and caring. He reads your medical history and takes everything into consideration."