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Dr. Chaula Patel, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Bronx, NY

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4.2
Recent reviews
She was very cold and it felt like she was just trying to sell her detox product then she scheduled mean appointment for a time that she wasn’t there and they wanted me to wait for my results and I had to pay a co pay for them to print out my test results and a different doctor just tell me everything was good
She was very cold and it felt like she was just trying to sell her detox product then she scheduled me an appointment for a time that she wasn’t there andthey wanted me to wait for my results and I had to pay a co pay for them to print out my test results and a different doctor just tell me everything was good
Yakia P. · April 12, 2019
Dr. Chaula was very informative, charismatic and polite. I look forward to our journey and will definitely be making hermy primary care doctor!
Dr. Chaula was very informative, charismatic and polite. I look forward to our journey and will definitely be making her my primary care doctor!
Lauren L. · April 11, 2019

About Dr. Chaula Patel

Dr. Chaula Patel is concerned and caring internist and primary care doctor based in Bronx, NY. Dr. Patel obtained her medical degree from Government Medical College Surat, India. She also completed a residency in internal medicine at Saint Barnabas Hospital. Dr. Patel runs her own private practice. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - North Division Hospital, Saint Barnabas Hospital, and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center - Concourse Division, Bronx, NY. Dr. Patel welcomes patients who speak English, Spanish, Hindi, Urdu, Indonesian, and Malay. Her awareness of these different languages makes her accessible to patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds. During her consultations, Dr. Patel explains patients’ conditions and helps them choose an appropriate treatment plan.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • APWU

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Saint Barnabas Hospital
  • Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center - Concourse Division
  • Montefiore Medical Center - North Division Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Government Medical College Surat, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • St. Barnabas Hospital, Residency in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Physicians

Awards and publications

  • PCMH (NCQA) - Level 3

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hindi

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1861570558

Dr. Chaula Patel's office location

Chaula Patel MD

1560 Grand Concourse (Separate Entrance), Suite 102

Bronx, NY 10457

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Great experience!
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Excellent experience as a new patient. Dr Chaula listened to me and made sure I received what I needed.
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Visit was ok but she didn't ask if I have any prescribed medications. I was given another appt for the following month and she wasn't there so I had to see another doctor which I was not happy about not beingtold ?? he also forgot to give me a shot haven't decided if I will return.
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I went to this doctor for the first time and the wait was long. However, I went to get a physical and to find out if she was willing to prescribe me phentermine she did give me a hard time butgave me all the right information and then prescribed it to me. She is now my PCP because she listened to my concerns asked me questions and moved along with the prescription.
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Nice doctors office
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TWO HOURS waiting despite the fact that I filled out my new patient paperwork online ahead of time and showed up for my appointment right when I was expected. I haven’t seen the doctor yet, but I won’t bother with areview of her services because I cannot in good conscience recommend this practice.
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The doctor is Great!!!!! the office help is unsatisfactory.. very very slow and nonchalant I asked over a month to send my documents and they weren’t sent to my physical therapy office I’m highly upset with the male secretary in thatoffice ... he promised he was gonna send it off 10 times and he didn’t very unprofessional
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Great!
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Dr. Patel’s staff was professional and efficient, they answered all of my questions and provided an enjoyable experience. There was a wait to see the doctor but since this was my first visit I spent most of the time reviewing paperwork,policies, and bloodwork. This was my first time meeting Dr. Patel, she was patient and sincere, we reviewed my medical history and next steps.
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I actually liked the visit. The doctor is very sincere and kind hearted. I will go to her again.
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I was very pleased.
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This place is really horrible . First of all you never actually get seen by the doctor . You are always seen by some interns she has in her office and she hardly checks in to see what’s going on .I’ve had two issues here . The first time I had throat pain for over ten days and insisted I had strep throat . They told me what I had must be viral and there’s no medication for that and there was no way it was strep . Well I told her I needed to be tested and although she didn’t want to I wouldn’t leave without it . So I get tested and boom I have strep throat like she said I didn’t . The next issue I have is that they said something was wrong with my thyroids and wanted me back for blood work . It takes two days to get blood work . Two weeks pass and no one calls me though I can see something is wrong through reviewing my results online . So I call and they’re like “ oh yeah you have hypothyroidism you need to see a doctor sorry “ it was so unprofessional and they didn’t even bother calling me to tell me something was wrong . Not to mention this is old school , there still take your blood pressure with that old hand machine . I will never come back here !
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Awesome doctor .... Nd assisting nurse
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She's too arrogant for me, or maybe our personalities just clash-I don't know. (Or maybe she just doesn't like Caucasian American people/fat people? FYI Dr. Patel--Not ALL of us are wealthy & have "White Privilege"!) I strongly recommend thatthis doctor attend some customer service/empathy training seminars or something, bc it's not good business for her to be so condescending & to talk down to people like that. I'm PAYING for GUIDANCE & CARE-NOT TO BE JUDGED & LECTURED!! (If I wanted that, I can ALWAYS call my mother up who will give me the same exact treatment for FREE!!) For Dr. Patel to treat me that way was just RIDICULOUS, unprofessional, & a waste of MY time & MY money! She also didn't even examine me & spoke to me for not even 5 minutes, except to PUT ME DOWN about my eating habits & dismiss my supervised diet suggestion. (She didn't even KNOW what a s.d. was!! I had to EDUCATE HER!) That lovely P.A. woman who took the time to talk to me APPEARED TO CARE more about me then she did, & so did that nice Medical Asst named Ms. Yamileh! Dr. Patel's bad behavior made me wish that the P.A. or Ms. Yamileh was the doctor, INSTEAD of her! And for some strange reason one of the other staff members wouldn't give me a doctor's note covering me for 2 days, even though I had explained to her that I was NOT going to feel better the next day & that I would NOT be going into work. Now luckily somebody had a change of heart bc Ms. Yamileh faxed over to me TODAY at my job a 2 day sick leave note! (And BTW thank you Ms. Yamileh, I do appreciate that! ??). But for me to even plead for a 2 day sick note is absurd! I told Ms. Yamileh before I left that I will NOT be coming back to this clinic ever again! But it's all good. I'll shop for a new doctor bc hey, you live & learn! It's all a crapshoot! And I hope that those 2 lovely women-ie the P.A. & Ms. Yamileh-leave & find a better paying job in a much better & more positive environment!
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The visit was ok didn’t appreciated the I when to see her and I was attended by a different doctor note and basically did everything and then he told her and she came in for 5 min. But I guess that how things work in her clinic
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I've only seen dr. Chaula Patel once. Every time I go I see the other doctor (man) . Overall ny visit was great. I had to wait a while to see the doctor but once they started calling names it was quick.
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Dr Patel was wonderful. Very attentative and caring, highly recommend her. I will definitely keep her as my primary dr.
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Did not follow appointment time, staff was nice enough though , will not be making this my primary doctor though
Less than 1 year ago
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Amazing doctor with the most calming and nurturing energy. She is truly innovative and progressive and creative. I will be seeing her again.
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I WILL NEVER GO THERE AGAIN...THE DOCTOR IS NOT THE PROBLEM THE LADY AT THE FRONT DESK IS..MY INSURANCE IS ACTIVE AND SHE SAID IT WASNT..TELLING ME I NEEDED A CODE..I CALL THE INSURANCE COMPANY AND THEY LAUGHED AND TOLD MENOT TO GO THERE...THEY ASK U QUESTION RIGHT IN FRONT OF OTHER PATIENTS...MY TIME WAS WASTED SMH
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Every time I go there the staff and the Doctors are very professional, and nice. They will answer all of your questions with no problem. I'm usually in and out with no problem, and short wait time.
More than 1 year ago
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Very warm & well informed doctor. Holistic driven with patient in mind. Staff were also helpfully pleasant. Only grievance was the wait time, but she’s definitely worthwhile. A gem in the Bronx.
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She knows what she is doing. I wish the receptionist had more help since he has to deal with patients and phone calls. Other than that great experience.
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Great!
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I arrived for my appointment only to walk into a waiting room with approximately 15 people also waiting to be seen. When I approached the receptionist desk, the male receptionist told me to take a seat without even asking for myinsurance or giving me paperwork to fill out. I sat for 30 minutes before going back to the desk where I was told that they would "try" to get me seen by 12 however there is no guarantee as emergencies are a priority. Highly disappointed as my days off do not come as often and I could have found someone who would actually see me at the designated time.
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This office is great and the Doctor amazing
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I booked a 9am appointment. When I arrived on time I was mostly ignored by the receptionists and the waiting room was full. After 10 minutes I prompted them so I could fill out paperwork. After another 10 minutes I askedthem when the doctor would see me as I had the first appointment of the day. The said the she wasn't in the office yet and probably would not be for another hour! why would you like me book at 9am appointment if the doctor wasn't going to be there until 1030am?
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It was quick. I only needed to find out my results .
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She was nice . And professional
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The experience is okay. Her English is not too good and there was no connection between myself and her. However, she did try though. I will probably go somewhere else next time. She isn’t bad, she just isn’t great!
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I appreciate her . shes very attentive.
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She is incredibly intelligent and she gave me advice on many medical questions i had. Also she was very thorough in her medical examination. The staff were also very accommodating and efficient.
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Awesome doctor
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Terrible wait time! The girl at the front desk was not helpful and spoke very little english! The doctor as well terrible! All around not satisfied
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Her assistant who actually sat and spoke with me was much more friendly and warm than she was. Their computers were down so I won't complain about the wait, things happen. But everybody else in that practice was much nicer than the actual doctor.
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Original appointment was 8:30 but dortor didnt come in on time amd showed up after 10
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Patel is extremely personable and very professional Excellent bedside manner.
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Being the stubborn person that I am, I will admit that going to the doctors office is never a pleasant experience for me, from the long waits, to dealing with the front desk and the nuisance of having to have blooddrawn. That is the reason I changed my PCP and decided to visit Dr. Patel, I must say that from the very moment I stepped in the office I was already impressed, from the attentive staff at the front desk delivering the best customer service I have ever experienced, to the wonderful young lady working as an assistant, not to mention the excellent care I got from Dr. Patel, attentive, professional and excellent bed side manners, she took the time to listen to me and demonstrated a genuine concern for my health. I would recommend Dr. Patel to any friend or family member hands down. Thanks Dr. Patel & Staff.
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The wait time in the office is entirely too long because they overbook. However, I really liked the doctor. Unfortunately if I can not get the first appointment of the day, I cant go back.
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Great office. Good people. Professional care.
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Would highly recommend Dr Patel to a friend. The office staff were. Rey polite nice and artrnti
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It was a wonderful experience she took care of everything I needed. I would recommend her to all.
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I think that she's a great doctor and that her interns and staff are also good. The intake process was a bit laborious, however. I was asked to come to talk with the receptionist at least three times for different things.It's like she wasn't clear out organized, and it was annoying to be called back numerous times for something that could have been done in one trip. I would appreciate this being looked at so that i or someone else didn't have to top happen.
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I made an appointment for no reason because they go by arrival. Dr Patel though was very professional, courteous and thorough. She answered all of my questions and concerns. I will make her my primary doctor from now on.
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Got my vitals checked, was asked a couple questions, and then was on my way. Wanted to get a little more out of the visit but didn't seem like it was going anywhere.
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Everything is fine all very nice and professional I recommend
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She a great doctor no complaints.
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