Dr. Ashesh Patel, MD, FACP

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1901 R Street NW, Washington, DC, 20009

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Dr. Patel is a primary care physician, specializing in General Internal Medicine. This field focuses on the prevention and treatment of diseases of adults, emphasizing "internal organs", such as the brain, heart, lungs, stomach, intestines, liver, kidneys, thyroid, pancreas, etc. Patients range from teenagers to elderly persons. This field DOES NOT involve delivering babies, performing surgeries, or taking care of kids younger than teenagers, however, the field DOES include performing routine gynecological care, such as breast exams and pap tests. Dr. Patel is qualified to treat a wide array of medical conditions in individuals from teenagers to senior citizens. Care is provided with an emphasis on prevention and consideration of the whole person. Our goal is to provide the resources you need to have a longer, healthier, happier life. Dr. Patel sees most patients in the office, however, rarely, he can admit patients to a hospital and can treat them in the hospital. Effective Jan 1, 2015: All new patients who require ADD medications will need to see another provider for those prescriptions.

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It was a good visit. However, it was a long wait to see the doctor and a very quick visit with him once I was in a room. I think they were just overwhelmed that day, but that wasn't communicated well.

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Great.

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Everything was great. The RN Jaime was excellent. I felt very comfortable throughout my visit.

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A little bit of a wait but only about 30 minutes - well below a lot of other offices. Really great, kind doctor.

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Dr. Patel pays close attention to what you say, takes his time in thinking about what you've said, and then discusses how what he's thinking with you. It's a one on one discussion, not a lecture. Great guy, great staff, highly recommended.

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He introduced himself to me and quickly started to see me. He seems to be in hurry . I got what wanted.

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Dr Patel is always efficient and kind. Would recommend his services to anyone.

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This was by far one of the worst experiences of my life. I went to this doctor for seizure medication and he told me that he "chooses not to prescribe things". I have been on the medicine for over two years and am new to DC. I was not asking him to prescribe it, I was asking him to fill it until I could see a decent doctor. Let's face it, if you have same day availability you are probably a terrible doctor. I blame myself, but victims usually do blame themselves. I am a victim of Ashesh Patel. I arrived on time, had filled out all my paperwork in advance and had my ID and insurance cards ready. After being there for an hour he came into the room to tell me that he "chooses to not write prescriptions" and my only option was to go to the ER because legally they can't turn away someone. That's right. He admitted that I DID need this prescription or else I would have seizures, but said he refused to help and I needed to go to the ER. After discussing with my previous doctors and family; I will be seeking an attorney. He should not have a medical license. NO-ONE should have to go thru what I did. PS The facility is very small with thin walls so no privacy, it was beyond dirty (dirt and blood smears on the walls, a full used needle bin sitting out, etc.,) and the front desk staff is not helpful or knowledgeable.

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Dr. Patel has an excellent bedside manner. He carefully listens to every concern and has a very reassuring manner. Highly recommend regardless of long wait. Seems like he's popular!

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Long wait for the Doc. But he was cordial, caring, and patient. Explained everything, excellent care.

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The office is pleasant and cheerful, the staff is friendly and professional, and Dr. Patel is very knowledgeable, thorough, and exceedingly kind.

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Dr. Patel is great when he finally gets to you, but this morning the wait time was ridiculous. I waited for over an hour for my appointment. Even the secretary at the front desk complained about how appointments are overbooked and that there is no coordination between the front desk and bookings done in other ways (i.e. online). The guy in front of me left after an hour of waiting because he had somewhere else to be. This needs to be fixed.

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Good diagnosis and patient connection.

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I’ve been seeing Dr. Patel for a number of years now. Professional, responsive, and to the point.

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Dr. Patel and his nurse practitioner were incredibly attentive to my needs and provided genuine care towards my condition. Unlike most doctors they actually listened to all of my symptoms before prematurely diagnosing me with the wrong condition. Both physicians made me feel very comfortable in their office space and I was seen right away. I will definitely be going back to Dr. Patel in the future and would recommend his office to all.

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Dr. Patel is very good and I would recommend him. However, today I had an exceptionally long wait.

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This may have been the worst experience I've had at the doctor's office. The waiting room was filled with at least ten patients all with appointments for the same time with one doctor. The receptionist was rude and dismissive when I inquired how much longer I might have to wait (she never let anyone know the wait time would be so long) since I had to get to another appointment. I was told the doctor had been on vacation for a couple of weeks and had a lot of back appointments. How is that my problem? Why would you schedule several people for the same slot with only one doctor? I expect to potentially wait at the doctor's office 10-20 minutes, but an hour plus is ridiculous. Save your time and energy and book elsewhere.

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Effective, efficient and caring.

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Dr. Patel is AWESOME! Very professional and mild-mannered, yet warm and funny. His office is very clean but isn't the typical sterile medical setting; it's intimate and cozy. A little cluttered but I find it to be charming more than anything. I've seen some of the reviews here complaining about "rude" staff; I have not encountered any rudeness at Dr. Patel's office. Happy to be a patient of his!

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Good.

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Dr Patel and his office could not have been less professional. I've been calling the office for test results and have not received them. I've also received bills for services not performed, and my calls asking about why I'm receiving the bills have not been returned. This is maddening and unacceptable in the medical community. If you care about good service and you care about knowing the results of medical tests, DO NOT GO TO DR PATEL.

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Consistently good service. Front office is fantastic.

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I have been seeing Dr. Patel for over a decade. He is the best Dr. have ever had. Does not over prescribe meds and encourages other forms of health and wellness.

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As with all my other appointments, Dr. Patel met with me quickly and diagnosed the problem succinctly. As always, a really excellent and caring physician.

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Dr. Patel is great ! I was a bit hesitant to come here because of the Yelp reviews however I am glad I gave it a try. The front desk guy was very nice and helpful so was Dr. Patel's intern. Dr. Patel himself is a bit shy but that does not take away from the experience. I highly recommend him.

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He remembers everything about your medical history and makes educated decisions. His office staff is exceptional.

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Dr. Patel is a good doctor, and he is a good listener. Spot on with his diagnosis! David

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I'm biased because I have been the Dr. since he was assisting the former proprietor of that medical office. I am super happy with his service and his demeanor.

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Dr. Patel was attentive and really listened to me. I didn't feel like he was rushing despite a full waiting room. However, the facility needs updating. I was almost too uncomfortable having blood taken, it did not seem like a clean doctor's office, it was more of a dingy basement. If the facility could be updated (or just cleaned and tidied?) and the wait time reduced, it would have been perfect.

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I have known him for few years, He is extremely smart and very professional.

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Not a good experience. Dirty office (dirt on walls in examination room) unprofessional staff (nurse asked me to go back to the bathroom and retrieve my sample and bring it to her while she is drawing another patient's blood in what appears to be a dual- use lab/staff break room - just kind of weird) and I'm STILL waiting for a call back on my results nearly a month later. Called four days ago asking the staff to have the doctor call me back to discuss my results and he hasn't done so yet. Logged into LabCorps website to review them and there are two "red" areas. Would appreciate knowing if my kidneys are working or not.

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Dr. Patel is very nice but a little awkward. It's almost as if talking about medical issues with his patients embarrasses him. He seems like he knows what he's doing though. His medical student intern was more professional than he was in some respects. Also, the offices are pretty old.

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Dr. Patel was great as always! Answered all of my questions and provided great advice on treatment options.

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He is wonderful! M glad I found him!

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Excellent physician

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He could have seen me sooner since I was one of the earliest patients.

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One of the best doctors around, but the office staff could be a little more organized.

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Wonderful doctor and caring staff.

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I had complications from cancer surgery and Dr Patel is very knowledgeable about my concerns and accommodating to find follow-up solutions

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Dr. Patel, and his staff, is always thorough and considerate.