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Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Spoken Languages include: English, Hindi, Gujarati, and Spanish.
At Grove Medical Associates, our staff strives for a caring environment. We appreciate the opportunity to provide you with quality health care. Our physician, Dr. Chinai earned his medical degree from the Ross University School of Medicine, followed by a rigorous internal medicine residency at the Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ. Grove Medical Associates provides comprehensive and personalized health care to each of our patients.
Verified Patient Reviews
He wasn't in so I was transferred to another doctor which was fine but it was a long wait.
Great doctor; the waiting room was HORRIBLE and crowded and it took me forever to get in and out of there
Dr. Chinai was very nice and down to earth. He listened to concerns and responded respectfully. I actually really liked him a lot and thought he was really nice and knowledgeable. However, my only concern about my appointment was that at no point did the nurse who first saw me or Dr. Chinai himself go over my current medications or medication allergies (even though I had filled it out on my forms), which is standard protocol at a doctor's visit. At the end of my appointment, Dr. Chinai said he was going to prescribe me something that's actually in the family of another drug that I'm allergic to. I instantly spoke up and he seemed surprised that he missed that information. Although a small mistake, it has big consequences. Hopefully this is the one instance where that type of oversight occurred. Since I know my allergies and felt comfortable speaking up, I would probably go to him again. It was convenient to make an appointment, the location is easy to get to and overall he was a very affable doctor.
He helped me calm my fears about bloodwork. Dr Chinai is a really good doctor.
As always had a good experience. He is a very good doctor.
The doctor was prompt however he was unable to give any medication which would help and was unable to diagnose the problem, had to go to another doctor the following day.
Efficient and accurate. That what I primarely need from a Doctor.
Dr. Chinai does not have good bedside manner. Examined me for 5 minutes, was not empathetic and barely answered my questions, and then sent me off. He is not kind and I don't think he is thorough or good at his job. I will not be back and would never recommend him. You can find a way better doctor... stay away!
Only negative was the wait time which was simply way too long
Dr. Chinai was very professional and to the point. He let me know about offered services upon request, and gave referrals when necessary.
I'd have to see during my follow-up visit.
My experience was great at Dr.Chinai's office. There is no long wait and he is very priffesional and easy to talk to.
always have a great and short visit with him!
Professional and friendly.
Nice and professional. Went in for a physical and didn't have to wait long. Thank you!
Professional. Got me in and out. Had a 10:30 appointment and still made it to work before noon.
He is really good with very good manner. Highly Recommended
The Doctor was listed as a General Practitioner but when I finally met the doctor and explained he actually was a specialist. When I explained the reason for my visit which is suffering from Anxiety attacks he really just told me to go to another doctor, He advised me to go to a Psychologist but did nothing for me. Waste of time!
No waiting time. He is very friendly.
I made the appointment with this doctor to get vaccinated and prepared (titers) for a summer internship at a research facility (I will be working with non-human primates). Every. Single. Time. I visited this office they messed up in one way or another. They skipped me for my appointment (I waited nearly 2 hours while others went ahead of me), did not order the correct blood-work, and I never received a call for the incomplete blood work. When I called for that incomplete blood work, a receptionist told me I just needed to come by and pick it up. I questioned, "Doesn't a doctor go over that with me?" "Nope, come by and pick it up." I come back to find out that the titers hadn't been done (the *only* reason I made the appointment) and that I actually did need to talk to a doctor about my blood work.
My visit was quick. Dr. Chinai was professional and caring. I am very satisfied with the medical care and the clinic.
Very patient and takes time to explain. The front desk staff could be better trained and organized.
They staff were extremely nice and very quick. I was in the room and talking to the doctor within 10 minutes of walking in. Dr.Chinai was very nice and answered all my questions. I highly recommend this doctor!
I went due to chronic indigestion. I was expecting just a chat with Dr. China's, but got a blood, urine, and H. Pylori test. I thought it was very thorough and I highly recommend!
Smooth and very satusfying
Very satisfying and got full time/attention
Professional, highly knowledgeable, knew right away what the right recommendation was to give. Glad I have an opportunity to be cared for by Dr. Chinai.
Dr Ronak Chinai is best doctor ever I met. He listened all my concerns and provided best medicine to me. Highly Recommendation to him.
I was seen right away with no wait time.
The level of care was what I expected from Dr. Chinai--excellent. The staff was professional. I was brought in right away just like last time.
Very easy, quick but still thorough. I was in and out and not even late for work while still feeling satisfied with my visit.
Clean office, doctor saw me right away, everyone very friendly!
The appointment was very quick and the doctor was helpful.
This was my first visit and I was well pleased. The doctor was very professional and personable. I will see the doctor again.
Great visit. Very short wait time.
Professional and nice person. Office staff are very welcoming .
So I don't know where to begin. This practice makes you come to the office to know your results even when the results are completely normal which could have been delivered on phone by doctors which is a norm.This unethical rather stupid policy increases anxiety level of patients whose results are completely normal
Although my insurance covers preventative care (annual checkup) completely, the medical practice / doctor simply did a blood test, and wanted to charge me an appointment / paid visit, for interpreting the results. At other medical practices, either the doctor's visit is included, or the lab report is transcribed/explained.
Dr. Chinai is excellent. A very clear communicator. I wasn't rushed and he answered all my questions. His office staff was excellent too. I will echo what others have said and that's the physical office seems a bit run down. It's just not your usual Drs office....you really need to see a picture to understand. That said, it's worth visiting since the care was great.
Dr. Chinai and his staff very helpful. I was extremely pleased with my consultation with Dr. Chinai. I would highly recommend this doctor and his staff!
prompt service, listened to my medical needs, got me in and out of his office in 20 mins. He has three convenient locations in Jersey City which makes it great for those who do not own a car. I have found my doctor and will return to him for future visits
Nice clinic with multiple doctors. They were quite nice and professional.
The only issue really was sending my blood work to a lab that was out of network ... something has to be done about that... everything else was fine.
Quick , understanding , and helpful .
Doctor Ronak found the problem instantly and gave the perfect treatment. With in 2 days my problem got cured. Thanks to Doctor Ronak Chinai.
Very efficient, down to earth, excellent Nurse Practitioner, but I caught Dr. Velpari on a day when Dr. Chinai was out, which meant I waited an hour, but then was out quickly.
He was extremely professional and I would highly recommend him
On arrival we were told that we will have to pay the copay amount. We never paid copay for Annual physical since it is covered in our insurance. We asked if they can bill it to us which they said is not in doctor's policy. Disappointing.
Dr. Chinai's office will work with you to make your life better...starting with their friendly receptionists and quick response turnaround time for appointments.
Doctor seemed rushed even though I visited during non-peak hours and there was just one other patient waiting. It was my first visit and the whole gathering of patient history and discussion was dealt with too quickly. Some might call it efficiency, but I prefer the old school approach of spending more time understanding the patient.
Dr. Chinai is always ready to listen and give advice. Truly one of the bests!
Not very Effective
Very quick and he's very friendly and respectful and the staff is cool as well.
Dr. Chinai was quick, efficient and really helpful about informing me about the reactions to certain medications I was taking.
Friendly. Listened and came across as genuinely interested in any issues, not just churn and burn. Explained things clearly and was helpful.
Dr. Chinai is a great guy, got along with him right away and felt very comfortable. I understand the negative feedback with the Jersey City location of not feeling like the patient rooms have any privacy, so I'll likely be going to the Hoboken office next time. But very good doctor, very knowledgable, and very kind.
Dr. chinai is a great doctor, he listen and help patient to find out diagnose of patients concern and I'm very happy with his services. Recommend him.
Everyone was very pleasant, and I was in and out without a hitch. I will definitely return.
Doctor was late to work and had lots of people waiting. Doctor sent my blood work to a lab that didn't accept my insurance. I got hit with a huge bill that I was not expecting. I never authorized him to do that. He also didn't seem to care about the reasons I was there. He shrugged everything off and told me we needed test results back before he could tell me what is wrong.
Dr. Ronak ask me questions, make sure I felt confortable and he listen to my concern.
Very professional !!
It was nice and as per expectation. Even after request my wife checkup was entertained without prior appointment . Note : i visited on weekdays .
Dr. Chinai is very knowledgeable and down to earth. He makes you feel comfortable and gets to the point right away as well.
I went on a thursday and am still waiting for test results 2 week slater. Their equipment is old and outdated, after 4 assistant and later the doctor attempting to get their ECG machine to work, 40 mins later Doctor gave up and asked me to get the test done in another facility that would fax over the results to him. Its a very sad looking facility, nobody cares about your time. Doctor is flabbergasted shuttling between patients every 2 mins. If you are getting a urine test, be prepared to walk with a bottle to the restroom with an array of patients and bystanders sitting and watching as you go in and come out. No, you dont leave the bottle inside the restroom in a designated area, you walk back all the way to hand it over to your assistant. There is also no privacy in the examination rooms. Everytime door opens those waiting outside see you. And the doctor and assistants open and close the door a lot. Worse still, other doctors/patients enter without knocking and then apologize to only go and try find another room. I am never returning here.
Very kind, knowledgable, and explains things thoroughly. Very Happy!
Dr was excellent! Very thorough! Great listener and very attentive. Will def make my pcp.
Dr Chinai is wonderful, I can't recommend him highly enough! Always thoughtful, helpful and knowledgeable!
He is was very nice.. And listened to me.. He knew exactly what I was going thru.. He sent me right away for X Rays.. And even call ahead to get me appointment in less that an hour.. I am very pleased .. I will see him again in couple days for a flow up..
The doctor's bedside manners were great. The office, staff and everything else was very poor.
Awesome. Nice staff.
Efficient, knowledgeable and a good communicator.
As always, Dr. Chinai is always incredibly helpful, knowledgable, and pleasure to see. He helped figure out what boosters we would need and timeline for an upcoming trip, as well as other suggestions to prevent allergy issues etc. Highly recommend!!
Nice doctor, long wait today, which has not been the case in the past. They also charged me the incorrect amount for my co-pay which is always fun to fix with a Dr. office...
It is overall a good visit except for the waiting time.
Polite, well-spoken, made me feel re-assured, though I did feel a tad rushed. I'm not sure if thats because it was my first doctor visit in 2 years and im just not that used to it but I felt like my annual check-up was really quick it took less than 15 minutes.
I thought Dr. Chinai was attentive, relaxed and perfect for what I needed today. I'd recommend him to anyone.
He was helpful when I saw him but I would have preferred to know about the wait ahead of time.
Dr Chinai is fantastic, always kind, understanding and dedicated to making you well!
Dr. Chinai is knowledgeable, will answer any question, and is receptive to feedback on the doc visit. I've seen him a couple times, for basic checkup & a bout with strep throat. Once, I had dealt with a rude receptionist who hung up on me; he was very professional about it & promised it would be dealt with. Haven't been back yet, but I trust things will be better!
First visit, left happy.
My first visit was satisfactory, he answered all my questions, I went for annual physical. Second visit to see the test results was not that great, it appeared as if doctor was in rush, did not give enough time and did not answer all of our questions.
Good doctor but I told him that motrin did not help my injury and he proscribed it to me anyway... weird.
It was quick , straight to the point! Would definitely recommend!
He is very friendly and nice to talk to. He did a great job on my stitches.
Very convenient but the facility could use a bit of love to feel more professional. Also, being cash-only was very odd for a doctor's office.
I started seeing Dr. Chinai and so far I am impressed by him. He explains everything and anwers all my questions. He is definitely professional with his patient.
He is good for basic prescription requirement. They accept walk-ins, so it is good for emergency use. One basic reason why I don't like this doctor is that he doesn't provide reports/prescription refills over phone calls and expects patients to make multiple visits for tests as well as test results. Staff is not very attentive. I have to call multiple times to get the required information out of them. They don't followup on patient requests diligently. He is not very thorough in terms of providing consultation. He is more interested in recommending too many tests to be done.
It was my 1st visit there and the dr was soooo great I highly recommend going there .. He was kind and very helpful and took his time with me.. I will be going back.. Love the service there. Everyone was great..
It was great and he was very knowledgeable.
Dr. Ronak Chinai is great. But the Jersey City Medical Center where he practices was a downer! I will definitely see Dr. Ronak Chinai again, but not at his Jersey City location.
It was ok
Excellent! The office was close to public transportation, clean no wait and he was really nice to interact with.
It was a very good visit and all went well. He gave me the best diagnosis and all went well. Very satisfied!
Courteous, humane and very knowledgeable doctor.
Liked. I'll go back!
Dr Chinai is fantastic!! Always quick, listens, and I refer him without a second thought!
It was my first appointment with Doctor Chinai in order to make a full physical. I found him very friendly and caring. The way he performed the medical examination made me feel comfortable: he was attentive and gentle. He took time to listen to me, was thorough in the blood work he prescribed and took the time to explain me what he prescribed and how will be the follow up. In addition, when I asked him in order to make sure, if all of what he prescribed was comprised in the annual physical (regarding my insurance preventive care benefits), he answered in a reassuring and nice way that "yes".
I really like Dr. Chinai, he is a good internist and family doctor. The staff at his office is lacking though. They do not respond promptly to pharmacy requests, nor to other doctor's request for medical records. Only aspects that makes me consider changing doctor.
Very clean office and helpful staff!
My visit went very well. No complains.
Very helpful as usual!
Very good, communicated well with me about condition and made the visit pleasant.
I think that the visit went very well. It is proving to be difficult to get labs that the place he sent me because of my worker comp claim adjuster and the woman at the lab, the the appointment itself went well.
I had recently moved to the area and was searching for a new PCP. After reading many reviews, I had finally decided on Dr. Chinai. At first I was hesitant since he was in a different town and I wanted to stay in my own, but his reviews seemed good enough to give it a try. On my first visit, I was taken in almost immediately and he was super nice, quick, and to the point. (Only downfall was his office in newport was cash only so I had to run across the street to get money for my co-pay. Now I know for next time!) He prescribed me some medications and I'm already feeling better after 24hrs! I will most certainly be keeping him as my PCP and have also recommended him as a PCP to others around here that we're looking for one!
Dr. Chinai was one of the best doctors I've met in the last decade. Professional but warm, a straight-shooter, I would 100% recommend him!
He is a caring Doctor. I would recommend him to others.
He arrived too late (40 minutes) without apologizing, and in my opinion was too hurried in investigating my problem (which in fact was not solved at all).
The visit was very professional and informative I will continue to use this site for medical services and recommend it to others
Professional and quick yet still takes the time to understand your issue. Excellent overall experience.
Dr Chinai is a very good doctor. when I was in the office, he made me feel that I was taken care of. He is very professional and knowledgeable.
I was really impressed with both the professionalism and compassion of Dr. Chinai. Despite being extremely ill, he made my visit a pleasant one. I even had to call back as a follow up to ask about one of my prescriptions, and he was quick to get to the phone and answer my questions. Highly recommend.
Cash only for copayments. Otherwise was fine. If you need a doctor note you might have to wait until he's done with the patient after you for a signature.
He diagnosed a sensitive issue within 30 seconds of seeing it. Polite and professional.
Dr. Chinai was excellent. I like him so much and his assessment and treatment on my condition was so accurate that I took my husband to the office and now Dr. Chinai is our primary care physician.
I really appreciated that it was my first visit and he took me into his office to talk first an afterwards did the examination. I plan to return in the future since he has hours that are convenient for someone who works
Always professional and courteous.
Professional, knowledgeable, helpful.
Very professional and knowledgeable ... One of the best doctors around ...
I thought he was great, very thorough about everything we spoke about.
Will visit again
Personable and professional.
Professional, courteous, knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
Very nice, no "bs" type of guy.