Qualities that I look for in my doctors is what Dr. Sheila Sahni has: 1) Competence 2) Experience 3) Thoroughness 4) Best Bed Side Manner 4) Patience 5) Empathy 6) and listening by taking the time needed with full personal attention. I was happy with her dad Dr. Rakesh Sahni as my Cardiologist but when Dr. Sheila joined, I switched to her as my Cardiologist. My wife and I were truly impressed by the amount of time she would devote to our visit (not an assembly line!). She would explain each test as to why she is doing it and discuss the results in detail. She would explain why she is prescribing medicine and what are the potential side effects. She made several changes to the medication until she felt that the BP was under control. She helped me change my lifestyle with gentle nudges.
She would have thorough follow-up visits and would answer phone calls. The best quality is her smile, her focus is you – the patient, and she makes you feel relaxed. No white coat syndrome here. A most important person in life – my wife was so much at peace knowing that I was Dr. Sheila Shani’s patient.
We had to move from NJ to Lancaster, PA to be in a CCRC so we could not continue with her. However, when I had some cardiac issues, we sought her help through Tele Medicine for a second opinion. She reviewed tons of the records that I sent her, and she gave me the end of the day appointment so she can spend more time. She spent almost 40 minutes sharing her views of the records and planned treatments. She suggested, based on the outcome, what more can be done later if need be. I was getting the runaround by JFK hospital to get my last Cardiac Cath lab CD and results. She personally called the hospital and had them send me the CD for my cardiologist here.
One more thing I like about Dr. Sheila Sahni is her focus on Women’s Health. She educates not only through the office visit but has a good blog and videos to help patients learn more.
We wish that we were in NJ to be her patient, but we are happy that she is still as approachable as if we are in NJ through Tele Medicine. God Bless doctors like her – they are the heroes.