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Samya Shafi, MD

Infectious Diseases

Houston Methodist Academic Medicine Associates - Infectious Disease

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Samya Shafi, MD

Houston Methodist Academic Medicine Associates - Infectious Disease

About Me

“I look at medicine as an art – an art of compassion, listening and understanding. I like to treat my patients as I would treat my own family. I believe no patient presents by the book, so we must individualize care. I love being part of an organization that believes in collaboration and makes the welfare of our patients our top priority.”

Samya Shafi, MD is a board-certified infectious disease and internal medicine physician with extensive experience in both hospital and out-patient practice.

She earned a medical degree from the University of Jordan Medical School in 1982 and soon after moved to the United States to continue her education. Among her training, she completed a residency program and a fellowship at St. Michael Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey. At the time, St. Michael’s was one of the largest centers for HIV in the country.

“We would see 60 patients a day at the HIV clinic, and they were all very sick. We didn’t have any proven antiviral drugs at the time. It was very heartbreaking, but we learned a lot about the disease,” said Shafi.

Shafi later became the Chief of Infectious Disease at United Hospitals Medical Center in Newark before working in various roles in Houston and New Jersey.

She joined the Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital team in April 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic – a situation with many unknowns, very similar to her experience dealing with HIV in the 1980s. Her expertise in infectious disease is a true asset to the hospital.

In her spare time, Dr. Shafi enjoys reading, exercising, visiting art galleries, going to see movies and traveling.

Clinical Interests

  • Bone infections
  • Fever elevation
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV
  • Infectious diseases
  • Pneumonia
  • Rabies treatment
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Travel medicine
  • Urinary infections

Accepted Insurance Plans

AARP Medicare Complete
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Student Health
Aetna TRS Active Care (excluding Whole Health)
All Saver/United Healthcare
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
CIGNA MEDICARE
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace
Coventry PPO
DEVOTED HEALTH GREATER HOUSTON HMO
DEVOTED HEALTH GREATER HOUSTON PRIME HMO
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
GeoBlue
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service
Humana Military TRICARE-East Region
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana TRS-Care Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
Imagine Health
Imagine Health GPA
Imagine Health Trustmark
Imagine Health/SISCO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Interplan Health Group
Kelsey Seybold Affiliate Network
Medicare
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
PHCS PPO
Provider Select PPO
SmartCare PNM Resources
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-South Texas Region Group 295430
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Group 385003
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Plus Group 385001
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
UMR
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Dual Complete
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthOne
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.

Credentials

BOARD CERTIFICATION
Infectious Diseases | American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine | American Board of Internal Medicine
DOCTOR OF MEDICINE
University of Jordan, School of Medicine, Amman, Jordan | 1982
INTERNSHIP
Jordan University Hospital | 1983
MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston Texas | 1985
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine | Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, New Jersey | 1989
FELLOWSHIP
Infectious Diseases | Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, New Jersey | 1991
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS
  • Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.
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