Dr Preeti Shah (BMBs, B-Med-Sci, Msc, PGCME, FRCP) is a Consultant Rheumatologist at Manchester University Foundation Trust. She was appointed in Trafford in 2009. After graduating from Nottingham University in 1999 she trained in the North West Deanery and is on the GMC specialist register. She is a senior Honorary Lecturer at the University of Manchester and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2012. She takes a very keen interest in education locally and nationally. She is Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medicine at Trafford, and Associate Foundation Programme Director for the Trust.
Dr Preeti Shah is a highly experienced rheumatologist and treats all rheumatic diseases including Osteoporosis, Connective tissue disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Back pain and Chronic pain syndromes including Fibromyalgia. Her department is a nationally recognised, award winning rheumatology service that provides a high quality, protocol-driven service that offers clinical excellence. Her success is through ensuring patients receive a rapid diagnosis, close follow up and have access to appropriate allied health professionals and the most effective up to date treatments. She has established a one stop inflammatory arthritis diagnostics service and provides ultrasound assessment.
Dr Preeti Shah has a major interest in medical education, several publications in peer review journals and has been an invited speaker at recent national meetings. In her role of Education sub-committee member of the British Society for Rheumatology, she has been instrumental in organising national conferences. She enjoys teaching and promoting rheumatology to undergraduates, doctors in training and in primary care.
Dr Preeti Shah provides all General Rheumatology. This includes
All types of arthritis, both inflammatory and non-inflammatory.
Connective tissues disease, such as Lupus, Systemic Sclerosis, myositis
Systemic inflammatory conditions, such as Vasculitis, Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Metabolic bone disorders, such as Osteoporosis.
General pain syndromes, such as Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue/Back pain and soft tissue conditions, such as bursitis/tendonitis.
Dr Preeti Shah accepts private GP and self referrals at The Wilmslow Hospital, 52 Alderley Road.
- Joint & soft tissue bursal injections and aspirations
- Corticosteroid injections infra-articular and intramuscular
- Anti-wrinkle injections (cosmetic face injections)
- Dermal filler injections
- Microneedling, collagen induction therapy
- Hyperhydrosis treatment injections with bolulinum toxin
- Chemical skin peels
- Sclerotherapy for broken veins
- Facial toxin for migraine
- Joint pain
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Gout and Osteoarthritis
- Connective tissues disease
- Systemic Sclerosis
- Systemic inflammatory conditions
- Systemic Vasculitis
- Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue/
- Back pain and soft tissue conditions including bursitis/tendonitis
- Chronic Migraine treatment with Botox
- Cosmetic Dermatology; non-surgical cosmetic/facial aesthetic treatments e.g collagen improvement, lines, creases and wrinkle treatments.
- Weight reduction treatment, with combined injection and dietary advice.
- Excessive underarm /head sweat treatment
Primary Medical Qualification
BM BS 1999 University of Nottingham
Fellow Royal College Physicians
Member of British Society Rheumatology
National Obesity Forum
Certificate in Postgraduate medical education with fellowship.
Specialist Register entry date
Rheumatology From 22 July 2009
Relaxing and very straightforward explaining everything as Preeti went along very professional, I didn’t really know what to expect it was the first time I had had Cosmetic Injectables for my migraines and it was up to a number of 42 injections
My experience has been a very positive one. I have been seeing Dr Shah on two counts. Firstly I was referred to her as a consultant rheumatologist for medical issues relating to severe leg pain. Dr Shah is incredibly professional, thorough, empathetic and i have enormous respect for her. She is very informative and having seen numerous doctors of different specialties about my legs before I saw Dr Shah, she was the first doctor to get to the bottom of the medical condition I was seeking help with! I have also seen Dr Shah with regards to my weight issues and she has been once again very kind, concerned and incredibly helpful. The help she has given me has worked beyond expectations and I can not recommend Dr Shah highly enough in both cases! Dr Shah also offers facial aesthetics and if I decide to go down that route, I would without hesitation go to Dr Shah for this too.
Dr Shah cares about patients and does her best to help. Her treatment of me was thorough, well explained, effective, and she helped me a great deal. I can't thank her enough.
I came to see see Dr Shah last week for treatment for hair thinning due to my chemotherapy which consisted of Microneedling and PRP which I would highly recommend . Dr Shah totally put me at my ease and the experience was pain free due to a pain blocker that was used. Dr Shah made the whole experience very comfortable for me and explained everything to me which made me much more relaxed also. It was so much better than I’d anticipated and would highly recommend it if you’re experiencing any hair loss.
I came to Trafford General not knowing what to expect I found Dr Shah extremely understanding and recognised my symptoms and condition immediately.She gave me complete reassurance of my condition completed all the tests needed I could not have had better service anywhere and my condition has improved dramatically.
Exceptional treatment. (Dr Shah carried out an ultrasound scan to assess my arthritis). She is lovely, polite, friendly and very professional. Highly recommended.
Dr Shah is lovely. I completely trust her, she is thorough, listens and explains things very clearly.
Fabulous customer care skills! A lovely doctor.
I went with joint pains , tiredness and psoriasis of my skin. The doctor could not have done anything better. I am so happy someone has listened to me. Can’t thank her enough.
Dr Shah was lovely, kind and listened to everything. I would definitely recommend her.
Very professional. Polite and friendly. Very thorough asssssment and paying attention to details of previous medical history. Excellent explanation of the proposed investigation, possible treatment and prognosis.
Dr Shah has been amazing... she has taken the time to listen to me and has treated me with compassion and in doing so has given me the best advice and helped me to realise how I can live the rest of my life to the full.
Most thorough consultation regarding my condition. I felt listened to and I valued her professional advice. L feel very positive moving forward. I felt she had time to listen.
A truly fantastic experience. Dr Shah was able to diagnose my condition almost immediately and took all the necessary steps to ensure that I was treated in each and every way on the day. I feel that I’m very well placed to handle my Ankylosing Spondylitis and it’s with massive thank to Dr Shah. Fantastic experience!
Dr Shah was very pleasant and very professional. She completed a thorough investigation and recommended a few treatments I haven’t had previously. Excellent service!!
Dr. Preeti Shah made me feel comfortable from the moment she greeted me. She was thorough, clear and explained her diagnosis of Polymyalgia Rheumatica in terms which were easy to understand. She also identified another condition which would alter the treatment/medication regime for PMR. I arrived at the appointment in an anxious state but left reassured and confident in my future treatment path. Thank you.
Can only describe Dr Shah’s treatment this morning as excellent. Very courteous and professional. Put me at ease and explained everything with great clarity. Learned more about my arthritis in 30 minutes than I had previously. Credit to her profession
Whenever i have visited Dr Preeti Shah for the treatment of my arthritis i have found her to be extremely professional and caring and listening to how i feel. She also helped me with the sweats i was having on my forehead, i had tried everything previously to combat this problem until Dr Shah mentioned botulinum toxin injections, since then i have had no more sweats on my head. Thank you Dr Shah
I am 80 years old with a recent diagnosis of Polymyalgia Rheumatica. I was referred to Dr Shah and it was honestly the most enjoyable clinic appointment I have ever had. I also have a clear treatment plan going forward.
Best doctor we have seen ! If only all doctors were like her . She was informed , knowledgeable , approachable , she listened and she acted decisively . There was no passing on to another specialist or staff member . She owned the case and dealt with it there and then . She scanned my daughter and gave her the appropriate treatment . I have been taking my daughter to hospital appointments for over 18 years and that was the most successful , effective and stress free appointment I’ve ever attended . I cannot say a big enough thank you
I have been under Dr Shah since 2009. She diagnosed me with vasculitis. She has looking after me extremely well and made sure I have had all the right tests and treatment . I have perfect confidence in Dr Shah. I am still alive because of Dr Shah. She always informs me of what is going on.
I came in with extreme pain in my right wrist and feet. Upon meeting Dr Shah, I felt that she was welcoming, extremely helpful and compassionate as any good should be. Dr Shah was diagnosed my health issue very professionally and started my treatment immediately and gave me hope as I was extremely low and tearful when I came in an she did make me feel better . We here more doctors like dr preeti shah. She’s definitely a credit to the NHS
Meeting very clear and informative. Advice given to me which I will do my best to achieve. Dr Shah was a a good listener and patient with me. My complaint is a long standing back/leg problem which I hope now will improve.
Dr Shah is so warm and welcoming. I am very pleased with the treatment for my rheumatoid arthritis. I feel so much better on the medication. She really knows what she is doing and has given me excellent advise on my treatment. Dr Shah has made me feel more confident in the treatment and that I will feel better. I love coming to see Dr Shah. I can talk to her about weddings.
Have just had an injection to elbow for Rheumatoid problems. Doctor was very sympathetic towards the fact I don’t like needles and took some time to comfort me and also importantly hit the correct spot. Fantastic and injection didn’t hurt.
I came with joint pain. I saw Dr Shah. She diagnosed me with rheumatoid arthritis the same day. I was really scared and Dr Shah put me at ease and I feel 10 fold better. Dr Shah has given me confidence. I felt really comfortable in her presence. She has made my day. I’ve had a full consultation , followed by ultrasound scan on my hands and a plan feel . She was so efficient and went over and above my expectations. Having been worried sick, Dr Shah has really put my mind at rest, and I feel like a new woman.
Extremely thorough and informative. I feel confident being under her care.
Dr shah welcomed me with professionalism And warmth she was happy And highly informative I feel delighted with my consultation And am leaving feeling confident informed and a little happier with the world
Very professional and friendly. Explained thoroughly in language I could understand on my diagnosis. She gave me good advice to manage my symptoms and the support I can receive going forward. I felt very at ease in my appointment.
I had horrible headaches, sweats and weight loss and wasn’t eating. I had no energy. I was referred to Dr Shah , who diagnosed Large vessel vasculitis. The way have I been looked after has been unbelievable. I was diagnosed rapidly and treated very quickly. The care , my follow up has been brilliant. I have been so well looked after by Dr Shah. Everything has always been explained in language I and my wife can understand. The treatment I have had has been first class. It’s a very difficult condition to diagnose, and I am Dr Shah astutely diagnosed this . I can’t thank Dr Shah enough . She saved my life.
I see Dr Shah for my rheumatoid arthritis approximately twice a year. I can’t fault the service I receive from all the team and Dr Shah herself. She is understanding, empathetic and thorough. She has made a massive difference to my health and well-being.
My first time seeing Dr Shah who was very professional and put my mind at ease. Dr Shah was very helpful and would recommend anyone with my sytoms to see Dr shah.
Dr. Has been very helpful, listened to all my worries & put a plan into action. Feeling very positive.
Was really thorough and helpful. Diagnosis was instant and feedback really useful. Thank you!
Very informative, brilliant. Fantastic , knowledgeable and gave a full account of what is causing my swollen ankle. I have seen quite a lot of doctors of the years, and Dr Shah was very one to one, and personal. A very good experience and has given some excellent health and lifestyle tips.
Finally a diagnosis after 9 months of GP visits With a quick remedy, only regret not regret to Dr Shah
Really helpful felt like she really had time to listen. Felt really comfortable and put at ease.
I came for an appointment after suffering lower back pain for a fairly long time. I have also been experiencing numbness in my left ankle and foot periodically. Dr Shah was very thorough, asking questions and examining me. I feel happy knowing what is causing the pain and what I can do to help, excercising and trying a Pilates class. I know what to do if my symptoms worsen. Thank you
Doctor was very helpful and I’m glad to see a doctor who put me at ease
I have relapsing polychondritis and have been seeing Dr Shah for 5 years. Dr shah is a friendly woman that listens carefully to whatever I want to say and explains everything to me in details whenever am in clinic. She is perfect in my condition’s follow up process and monitoring of my health. I will personally say she is overall good in what she does and I so much enjoy coming to see her.
I did not have to wait long to see Dr. Shah and her diagnosis and treatment has been excellent and my gout pain has become non existent, I wish I had seen her years ago and my pain issues would have gone away years ago
I have been under the care of Dr Shah for about a year and would have no hesitation in offering my recommendation. She has worked with me to find the correct procedures and medicine to help me lead an active life. Always takes time to answer any concerns I may have. I have found her to be extremely caring, professional and trustworthy
Very understanding spent time listening to me and explaining things to me
Dr Shah is one of the most friendly and pleasant Drs I have ever dealt with. She explains what she is doing and does so in a relaxed and friendly manner.
Excellent explanation in all matters raised . Dr shah listened to everything I told her and gave me reassurances on my prognosis.
Excellent Rheumatologist , very knowledgeable with my specific polymyositis condition . Goes above and beyond to source upto date information on new treatments available and liaises with other consultants / hospitals to ensure the best care is provided. Has a very caring attitude towards patients .
Patient confident with a gsoh makes you feel relaxed
I have had my hospital and medical experiences. Dr Shah engages in a respectful manner and I feel informed and comfortable attending her clinic. Dr Shah has a very warm and friendly approach. A well run clinic.
Dr Shah has shown the most excellent care of my son who has been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. As a footballer on a soccer scholarship in the US this was devastating news, as previous physicians had given him little chance of resolving the knee issues, which were preventing him playing at the top level. Dr Shah took the time to understand my son's needs, and then to start him on a course of treatment that reduced the swelling and pain in both knees, and to control the situation to the extent that he has gone through pre-season and the first three matches of the season without any issues. If you are looking for a rheumatologist who will look for answers and show great knowledge and expertise to solve your problems, I could not recommend Dr Shah more highly.
Dr Shah is a very team orientated Rheumatologist who works with other sub- specialities to attain the best care for her patients . A caring doctor who listens to her patients concerns and is very easy to talk to.