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Dr. Himanshu Patel, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Patel and his experienced multi-lingual staff work together as a team to bring you the highest quality treatment in a warm and caring setting. At our practice the total patient is our primary concern, and we pride ourselves on providing personal and friendly care. We are dedicated to fully educating you about your health needs and we strive to be your partner in health. Our Mission: To provide the highest level of health care delivered through a personal patient/physician relationship with a focus on the emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being of our patients.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Wyckoff Heights Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Topiwala National Medical College, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Griffin Hospital, Residency in Internal Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1962460352

Office locations

Patel Medical Center

220A Saint Nicholas Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11237

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Great!
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Dr Patel is very pleasant and to the point. Very nice experience.
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As heard all the review and mouth to mouth information,He is really professional and friendly Doctor,I would definitely recommend all my family and relatives.
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Very good doctor, knows his stuff, smart, quick, would definitely be back ??
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My experience with Dr. Patel was easy, informative and professional with a friendly bonus. I would recommend him to my closest friend.
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Dr. Patel was amazing and kind and compassionate. His office isn’t fantastic (dirty, no toilet paper in the bathroom, no water), but he’s great.
Less than 6 months ago
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He's a nice doctor but the staff was rude and unhelpful. Also, they sign you up for an online portal to manage results and appointments but when nothing happened and I called they said, they only use some of its functionality but didn't specify which. I won't come back.
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Absolutely terrible and not friendly
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The doctor is so nice
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Dr. Patel was so warm and friendly!
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Dr. Patel is always warm and knowledgeable. He’s been my Dr for years
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I’ve been going to Dr. Patel for years. Wouldn’t change him for the world.
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I loved my visit
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Best doctor in Bushwick/ridgewood
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The receptionists and nurse/health care assistant were rude - messed up my appointment so I had to return another day. The next day I can they were having loud conversations with other patients in front of the waiting room about refusingto accept their health insurance. When I was called through the nurse/health assistant did not introduce herself or anything, she said nothing and literally just pointed at a weighing scales, indicating that I should get on. No tact and so rude! Then said 'follow me' and deposited me in the doctor's office to wait. In total I waited about one hour to see the doctor. While waiting I could clearly overhear other patient consultations where personal matters were being discussed - in one, the doctor was scolding a patient to lose weight and said 'don't let me down when I see you next' and in another a patient was discussing intimate details of a gynaecologist visit. When I saw Dr Patel he was perfectly nice but it seemed like he did not care at all. I wanted to engage in a conversation about medication management and whether I felt my current meds were working for me but he just ignored my questions and refilled the prescription. I take strong meds and have NEVER experienced a doctor failing to ask me how I manage them, other things I do in my lifestyle to manage my condition etc. He said I needed to go to a specialist but offered no referrals. He also raised the dosage of one of my medications because he didn't think the pharmacy would have my usual dosage in stock - and it was not raised for any reason other than that. I have previously had a lower dose of that medication that was raised and there was a serious conversation with my doctor about whether it was necessary to raise it, and I had to visit my doc every three weeks to manage things and see if it was helping. I genuinely could not believe the experience I had - my jaw was on the floor. To top it off, when I went to the pharmacy to pick up my prescriptions, only one had been sent over and they had to phone the centre to sort it out. Will never be returning.
More than 1 year ago
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Hes great and very understanding and explains thing clearly!
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He was very polite
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I was seen by Dr. Jigar Patel who was extremely amicable, attentive, and thorough. Would highly recommend him!
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This doctor had a lot of available appointments, so it was easy to book one on short notice, which was helpful. The wait was reasonable, and the consultation was ok, if brief. I was able to get the prescription I needed.But unfortunately, when the prescription ran out, the secretary would not allow me to speak to the doctor to ask for a simple refill to get me through a holiday weekend. Instead she told me to take extra dosages of a different medication, the one I had left over because I’d had a negative, allergic reaction to it. In summary, the doctor was ok, he might have even been good, I’ll never know, because instead of providing minimal follow-up care, he allows medically-untrained secretaries to make potentially dangerous medical decisions in his place. For that reason alone, I will not be going back and, if I could, would report this dangerous lack of professionalism.
More than 1 year ago
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This team is the best!! Highly recommend.
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If you ever need an annual physical in less than a month go to this doctor, not only are you seen right away, he takes time to talk to you about your health, even if you don't want to hear it. ;)
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The best!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Patel was very to the point and present. He obviously runs a busy practice but didn't make me feel rushed. I was very happy and intend to keep seeing him.
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The doctor himself was good - professional, helpful, friendly, and efficient. I also like that he has appointment times during irregular hours. Unfortunately, the wait time was much too long. I waited over an hour to sit in his office fora 5 minute check-up. If you don't have an afternoon to dedicate for your appointment, consider going some place else.
More than 1 year ago
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Great doctor, professional manners
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I chose this doctor because he/his clinic is listed in the CDC's list of clinics providing vaccinations for overseas travel. Unfortunately, the office did not have the vaccinations I needed (including Hepatitis A, which I assume is fairlycommon) so Dr. Patel called in a prescription to my pharmacy (Rite-Aid). They wouldn't fill it, so I returned to get a paper script and tried another 3 pharmacies. Dr. Patel recommended that I take time off from work to go to the NYC Clinic in Ft. Greene for my vaccinations. After trying 4 different pharmacies in Brooklyn (including two large chains, Rite-Aid and CVS, as well as two pharmacies recommended by Dr. Patel) I may have to do that, or schedule another visit with another Dr. who has the necessary vaccines. At the end of the day, however, that's probably another 4 hours of time spent on top of the 4 I've already spent trying to get these vaccines. Other than this comedy of errors, Dr. Patel himself seemed friendly and personable. The front-desk personnel were very nice and the visit was handled efficiently, if a bit hurriedly. Bottom line, I cannot recommend this clinic, since I did not get the medical care / vaccinations that I needed prior to my trip.
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Prefect I recommmend
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He was informative, I would highly recommend him to my friends. I got to my appointment a little early and I was seen within 5 min.
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very kind and great listener.
More than 1 year ago
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Attractive office, efficient staff, and attentive medical follow up.
More than 1 year ago
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His office was super clean and smelled great. He was very patient and knowledgeable when listening to my concerns. I would definitely recommend him
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Overall a great doctor and site! All the staff were helpful and the appointment itself was quick and thorough. Would definitely recommend!
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My first visit with Dr. Patel went really well--I was seen quickly and the doctor answered all of my questions and made me feel at ease.
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Dr. Patel was a nice, gentle man who was easy to talk to. The front desk assistants were very pleasant and helpful. I was running a little late and called to re-schedule the appointment, for a later time. Doing so wassimple and with no hassle. I actually was a little early for my re-scheduled time, and was seen as soon as I sat, with no issues!! I would recommend Dr. Patel for a local Bushwick Primary Care Physician, and in general.
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Exelente dr
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He ' s a great doctor. Very informative and makes u feel.comfortable.
More than 1 year ago
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Terrible wait times. Office is overcrowded and the staff are very confused. They only take cash which I thought was weird. They "forgot" to send my prescription to the pharmacy for 3 days and I had to call them and ask why it was not sent.
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I was really optimistic about this appt, as I have been desperately seeking a through and easy vist. This visit was neither. Sat in a busy office for an hour, asked how much longer. They said "I was next". 30 minsI saw the doctor for mayyyybe 6 minutes. Once he had found out I was in the medical field he had no other questions for me knowing I would just tell him what is pertinent. I asked for a refil of my regular med, and he said " stop taking that, you don't need it, and the wrote for 15. Thanks. Was excited to see that I can see my results online, but we will see how that goes. Also the office is cash only, so no FSA credit card.
More than 1 year ago
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It was really nice meeting him he seems like a nice doctor and that he knows his job
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Great Doctor, very friendly and fast!
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I had recommended a couple of people already. The staff at the office are very pleasant, professional and enlightening. And most important; it's a Very clean environment.
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Great doctor. He knows his stuff and very helpful. I would definitely recommend him for anyone. I will definitely be going back.
More than 1 year ago
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The office itself is a little off putting. It's super crowded and loud (crying babies, loud tv) but the receptionist is nice and the doctor is very nice as well. He is very attentive and answers all of your questions thoroughly. I would highly recommend him.
More than 1 year ago
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Haven't seen a doctor for a while. Didn't feel any discomfort or out of place.
More than 1 year ago
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Wonderful doctor!!
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Doctor was very kind and professional. I felt at ease in his presence. Wait time was a little long though. I will be returning.
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Less than 3 months ago
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