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Dr. Ashesh Patel, MD, FACP

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • APWU
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • The George Washington University Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Cincinnati, Doctor of Medicine
  • George Washington University, Residency in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Physicians
  • Medical Society of the District of Columbia

Awards and publications

  • Elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1992
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at George Washington University
  • "Top Doctor", Washingtonian Magazine, 2016

Zocdoc awards

Rapid registration
See you again
Speedy response
Scheduling hero

Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1033156500

Office locations

Ashesh D. Patel, MD PC

1901 R Street NW

Washington, DC 20009

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A little soft-spoken, but a nice guy nonetheless. Also they still use good-ol-fashioned paper system, no computers at all...which isn't necessarily a bad thing?
Less than 1 month ago
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Dr. Patel has a very nice, friendly, professional manner. He was helpful and direct and the medical student assisting him was also very professional and friendly.
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Brilliant, practical, and deeply human, no one is a better GP than Dr. Patel. Moreover, his office staff is warm, professional, and entertaining. I’ve been a patient of his for a decade. Each experience is better than the last. Dr. Pateland his staff really know how to keep people healthy and happy.
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Do NOT go to this place. I was new to Washington, DC, took time off work to make an appointment for a general checkup. The clinic is a bit run-down, which caught be by surprise since its in a very niceneighborhood. The Dr. appeared with a med student in tow (which limited my ability to have an open conversation with my doctor). Since this was my first visit, I think it would have been better to establish a one-on-one rapport first. He also should have asked if it was ok to bring in a student into our consultation. At the end of our appointment, Dr. Patel ordered some tests. Days later the test come - but no follow-up from Dr. Patel. For the last three months I have called repeatedly and left messages. There is no way to speak with anyone but the answering service. No one has ever returned my calls. The phone line directs you to a website where there is no way to send a message or contact the office. I am very unsatisfied. Am I supposed to interpret these tests on my own? It seem ridiculous that Dr. Patel cannot return my messages and there is no way to speak to anyone in his office. I am left with booking an appointment with another Physician.
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He is a smart doctor, and spends a lot of time asking the right questions.
Less than 1 month ago
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He’s a great doctor. He listens to his patients, and that’s not to be taken for granted.
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Wait time was ridiculous. Would never recommend this office.
Less than 1 month ago
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Good.
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The wait was a little long for me this time. But I was happy with the result, which was a diagnosis of sinus infection and a prescription.
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Fantastic doctor. Really like him and his NP.
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I've been Dr Patel's patient for 15 years, and have absolutely zero complains. He had always been so effective and efficient in his diagnoses and treatments.
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Old school office, very efficient. Dr. Patel very knowledgeable and on-the-ball. Recommended.
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I like Dr. Patel. He is extremely knowledgeable and keeps up with all the latest literature.
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Dr. Patel is always efficient, thorough and pleasant. I recommend making the first appointment of the day, as this minimizes chance of delays.
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I will start by saying that Dr. Patel is a great physician and is very pleasant. However, the management and reception in his office is horrible. I came 15 minutes early to my appointment and it took them 20 minutes tocall me up to get my insurance processed. No problem, but then it took another 10 minutes to realize they'd forgotten something. Another 15 minutes later, I was called to the room where I waited an additional 20 minutes. I needed blood work done, so I went through basic vitals with a med student and Dr. Patel came to talk to me for 2 minutes. I went down to the lab to get my work done and because the office is so poorly managed and was running so far behind, that the lab technician very rudely told me that the lab had come to pick up the items already. Not only did I waste my sick hours from work, but I was charged a copay for getting absolutely nothing done. I will be seeking a new PCP after this experience. I do not blame Dr. Patel for this, but dealing with their office management and reception is not worth it.
Less than 3 months ago
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Great Dr. recommend early appointment as it gets crowded. I felt faint giving blood and Lab Tech was wonderful.
Less than 3 months ago
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I have been seeing Dr. Patel and being supported by his staff since 2002. I have never had a less than stellar experience. I really appreciate the efficiency and the personal acknowledgement I get everytime I go. I feel like Icould not have picked a better Doctor and office for my needs. Granted I only go once a year but ever year I am always very appreciative of the great service I receive. Keep up the excellent service.
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There's not been a time where I've not had to wait 45 minutes before Dr. Patel. When signing in during my last visit, I saw four people had scheduled appointments for the same time. Double-dipping one's time slots is okay justso long as it's manageable, but scheduling any more than two for the same time is disrespectful to one's patients. My most recent visit took 85 minutes before I saw Dr. Patel, and given his hurried state it felt as though he wanted to cover only the very basics.
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Good experience.
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Dr. Patel was understanding and willing to listen to me. He handled all the paperwork that I needed to complete and answered all my questions. I just wish his office staff was more competent. They were very disorganized, were arguing witheach other, and were speaking to other patients disrespectfully. I will return -- but only because of Dr. Patel's great bedside manner.
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Dr. Patel has a photographic memory … he remembers everything, and I've been a patient for 20 years. He always has excellent medical students to assist.
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Dr. Patel was professional, informative, and provided a referral quickly. He was also knowledgeable about what was best for myself and my insurance. The office was a bit of a mess and the wait was pretty bad, however.
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Dr. Patel was very helpful and answered all of my questions, diagnosed my illness and got me set up for blood tests downstairs. It was quick and all of my concerns were addressed. The records keeping is outdated, as the technologyis very old and everything is still relatively paper records, but the overall experience was fantastic!
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Dr. Patel has been my doctor for 20 years. I trust him completely. It is like going to an old fashioned doctor who really cares!
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I enjoy Dr. Patel's bedside manner and find him to be knowledgable. The issue is his systems and follow through. He has not called me for follow ups on 3 separate occasions. Also, I have faced issues with his admin supportand billing. He has always given me the right advice, but his admin systems and follow up need to improve.
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Dr Patel was quick and efficient but did seemed it was almost rushed especially after waiting over an hour. The blood and lab work was also a slow process.
Less than 3 months ago
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Always good.
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Dr. Patel remembers everything about my conditions. He is flexible with treatments and has an extensive referral network.
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I've seen Dr. Patel several times. Most recently, I went in to get blood drawn. Dr. Patel was fine, as usual. He is soft spoken and can seem rushed but overall is satisfactory in office. The downstairs clinic where they drewblood was disorderly to the point of seeming unhygienic. The lab tech was nice enough. Now, it has been 3 weeks since my appointment and I have yet to hear anything from Dr. Patel's office. I've called multiple times with no answer and no response (always during office hours). Finally looked up my results myself on LabCorps. The lack of communication and response is completely unacceptable and dangerous to patients, quite frankly.
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it was a good visit. Accomplished what I needed to do.
Less than 3 months ago
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I had an 815am appointment and was not done with a 5 minute blood draw procedure until 9:55am. Dr. Patel was very kind and wonderful, but the slow process would keep me from returning.
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Doctor was fine but this office was old and filthy. I was supposed to get an STD test but decided not to get blood drawn because I was so disgusted by the state of the medical office.
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quick, friendly & immediate in-house blood-work!
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This office is oddly outdated - all paper files, old computers, and in dark basement office. Care was satisfactory - once I was seen (about 30 minutes after my appointment time). Additionally, the lab spilled my sample and I had toreturn to give a new one. Could have been a one-time mistake, but inconvenient nonetheless.
Less than 6 months ago
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Great.
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It was over 2 hours from my scheduled appointment to when I finally received my prescription. The doctor prescribed 2 medications that were unavailable before prescribing a third medication and changing his mind to a fourth. I’m still unsure I have received the right treatment and will not be returning.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Patel was thorough, listened to my concerns, and made sure I was on the right treatment path. The office staff were friendly and kind. It was one of the easiest visits I've had in DC. I'll be coming back!
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr Patel has been my primary care doctor for almost 15 years now. I appreciate his professionalism, knowledge, bedside manner and timely appointments. While from time to time, I have had to wait to see him, there are few doctors thatyou can get in with day of and then take as much time with you as Dr. Patel is willing to do. He is the best!
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Everyone in the office is very sweet and kind. Great bedside manner. Was out in about an hour.
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The front desk staff was the most unprofessional I have ever experienced. It made me extremely uncomfortable and I actually considered leaving due to how outrageous it was. While I was waiting in the exam room (which was tiny and ratherdepressing), Dr. Patel came in and turned the light off because he didn't see me sitting in there! Then his medical student came and took my history and did a physical exam, which was fine with me, but no one asked if I was alright with that. As a health care professional myself, I know that is standard practice. Dr. Patel himself did appear knowledgable and confident in his diagnosis and treatment.
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Everything was great! I've been coming here for years and its always been this way
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Do not go to this doctor. The office is unorganized, unresponsive, and inept. After having important bloodwork done, it took 3 weeks to get ahold of the doctor. Called the office a dozen times, left messages, was put on hold continually-- only having to hang up and call back. I never write reviews. But find another doctor, even if you have to wait a few days to make the appointment
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Dr. Patel was professional, attentive and knowledgeable. Highly recommend
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Dr. Patel has been my primary care physician for a few years now. I've always received great care and referrals when needed.
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Dr. Patel was able to see me same-day that I made the appointment and was so grateful for his availability. He listened to my concerns and answered all my questions. I’m happy to have found him!
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Hard to get in contact with the doctor... he doesn't provide his email and they don't respond to messages at the Dr. office very often. Want to talk to the doctor, you have to schedule an appointment, which is bad. But once there, he's fine.
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I read a lot of negative reviews on here before going in & they are very much uncalled for. I'm happy to say that my service and care was amazing! Yes the computers and filing were a little out of datebut so what, they were in perfect working condition. I am a DC native new patient and a was seen right away after completing my forms and insurance. Dr.Patel was very nice, soft spoken and knowledgable even providing me with a referral I desperately need for a GI primary care in the area that takes my insurance! His phlebotomist was also so kind and loving toward me while drawing blood and the Doc even told me I could walk in the following week so he could sign some forms I had forgotten at home. I think if you are looking for cunning edge technology and to be treated as if you are the only patient that exist this isn't the office for you, but if you looking for a kind and knowledgable doctor with and warm staff this is the place for you!
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Wait time was a little long but he was very professional and all business which I liked
Less than 6 months ago
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The graduate student, Sasha, was magnificent! Extremely professional, informative, and approachable. If she was the doctor, I would definitely go back. The actual doctor was a bit shy and hard to understand at times - very low voice - but providedsatisfactory information. The overall clinic needs a makeover - everything looks from the 90s, in an old not appealing way. The nurse lacked customer service. She was very cold and didn’t even look at my face. I’m not sure I will be back.
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Very efficient office and nice doctor.
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