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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Very professional in all aspects to include his support team.

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Receptionist is very rude and disrespectful. I wanted to take my insurance card and walk out. The doctor was great. But they need a change at the front desk. Horrible experience with the receptionist.

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Dr Patel was very caring and thorough, referred me to a specialist right away, and went a long way toward reassuring me during a medical emergency. I'll definitely be back for my physical.

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Dr. Patel was nice and knowledgeable. He listened to all of my issues and suggested the best way to treat them. The office is a little run down but It's in a prime location in Dupont Circle and super easy to access. I'll be returning to Dr. Patel.

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Always first-class - patient, knowledgeable and smart.

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Great listener. Attentive and responsive

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Excellent Doctor!!!!!!!!!!

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Very thorough, knowlegeable and professional.

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I am a healthcare professional and found Dr. Patel to provide excellent care, very well thought out communication and treatment approach. Dr. Patel will become my Primary Care physician without hesitation.

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Very thorough and gentle bedside manner. Had to ask to repeat himself a couple of times cause was very soft spoken. Phlebotomist is usually painless but today I got stuck good.

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I thought that the physical was not thorough, that the physician was in a hurry, and that he was generally uninterested. The

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Great MD but office is always full of patients and never wait less than 30 minutes.

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I waited for over an hour for an 830 am appointment. It turns out several people were scheduled for each time slot. After waiting over an hour there were still several people ahead of me and I had to leave before seeing the doctor. The receptionist was rude to everybody who called the office and made the wait unpleasant because she was snapping at people on the phone the entire time.

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Been coming here for years -- one of the things I like most about Dr Patel is that I feel that I can ask questions and easily get into good, informed discussions about the issues I am dealing with (the medicine being prescribed; a recent exposure risk, etc).

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Staff was very unprofessional . Computer system is antiquated over 20 years old. Bathroom lights VERY DIM. Stairs dangerous and unleveled, just begging for lawsuit .

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Kind, caring and thoughtful doctor. I felt heard and respected. Prioritized my needs and my health clearly. Definitely practicing good medicine. Would certainly recommend.

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Staff were incredibly unpleasant. I was seen by a student at the local university first , which is fine but it took over two hours to actually be seen by the doctor.

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Dr. Patel is extremely professional and friendly. His office can get pretty packed, I had a 7:45 am appointment and didn't get in to see the doctor until a little after 8:45.

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Dr. Patel is great! He is very nice and is good at explaining things to me - and I can't tell the difference between tylenol or morphine.

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Dr Patel is really great! He is super nice, and his receptionist is hilarious. Would go again!

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Dr. Patel is very informed, reassuring and answers questions well.

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Dr. Patel and his med student were so incredibly nice. They took the time to explain to me what my medical issues were, what I could do at home to help alleviate them, and were patient in answering all of my questions. I also love that they have walk-in blood testing. Makes it so easy!

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The visit rolled off to an uncomfortable start as the receptionist was complaining openly on the phone about quitting her job and doing four people's work while other lines were ringing. In contrast, the doctor and the medical student who saw me were lovely, very professional and took time to answer any questions that I had about my health.

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The customer service here was terrible. When i showed up for the appointment all of the lights were off in the office and they made assumptions that a patient and I were together. They also made us sit in the dark waiting room for a bit until someone came out to help us and turn the lights on. I called to follow up on a prescription and they said they would pass along the information to the doctor. I never heard back. When I called back the following day they were rude and said there was nothing they could do to help me. Dr. Patel was fine and very nice, but his staff is incredibly unfriendly.

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I have found my new doctors office! Friendly & Smart staff, Dr Patel was very knowledgable.

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Dr. Patel is a great practitioner!

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Well attended to and likely to visit again when necessary

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Dr. Patel is knowledgeable and personable. He treated you like a person and not a dollar sign. Very refreshing. Worth the waiting room problems and rudeness.

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Dr. Patel was very nice and professional. His PA, Mary, was excellent and had a terrific beside manner. However, the wait time was more than an hour. I showed up at 8 am and didn't see anyone until 9:15 am. There were three people in front of me in the waiting room, so that's probably part of it. But when I brought up the long wait time, no explanation was given. In other words, this long wait might be normal. The three people in the waiting room were regulars, and were there at 8 am for their 8:30 am appointments. So if you do go, I'd recommend getting there early.

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I do not recommend this doctor. Doctor told me he would call me with results five days after my appointment and did not. I had to call him 5 times to get my blood work results, and only received them after reporting him to ZocDoc and threatening to challenge the appointment charge to my insurance company. I was then told by the office staff that maybe the doctor doesn't think he needs to return calls when the results are fine- obviously, that information is valuable as well. I am definitely owed an apology and would not see the doctor again.

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I felt he was attentive to my request and pleasant In his demeanor.

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Everything went well.

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They were running over an hour and a half late and the PA and Dr. disagreed on diagnosis once I finally got in there. Never going back.

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Great doctor, long wait time.

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He isnt usually runnning late but unfortunately he was today.

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The consultation with the physician was excellent. People have varying expect ions related to the "customer service" aspect of medical care, and I won't go into the office dynamic here. The physician had great bedside manner and was very professional. The wait was over an hour, within the early side of the office opening but being seen was efficient once in the exam room. A concern related to the space- no sink in the exam room for washing hands in between patients and an overflowing sharps box. This may be a concern for infection control standards.

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Dr. Patel has a very open and low key bedside manor that I appreciate. He gives 100% focus, open to questions, suggests strategies and encourages follow up. He has been my Primary Care Physician for five years and I am happy with my selection.

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I really appreciated the friendly and professional manner of Dr. Patel and his office staff.

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Excellent doctor and very good nurse assisting. Would recommend.

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Dr. Patel is great. I hadn't seen him in two years but he had a good recollection of our last meeting, he attended to my concerns with respect and detail, and is very easy to talk to. Highly recommended.