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Specializes in Cardiology • Male • Age 59

64040 Highway 434 Ste 200
Lacombe, LA 70445
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64030 Highway 434
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    Dr. Patel's Experience

    Dr. Patel's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Cardiology
    • Adult Cardiology
    • Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases
    • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
    • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
    • Clinical Cardiology
    • Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging
    • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
    • Geriatric Cardiology
    • Internal Medicine
    • Interventional Cardiology
    • Nuclear Cardiology
    • Preventive Cardiology
    • Preventive Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Internal Medicine
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    • 3D Quantitative Echocardiography
    • 3D Ultrasound
    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
    • Ablation
    • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
    • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
    • Aneurysm Stenting
    • Angiography
    • Angioplasty
    • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
    • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
    • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
    • Aortic Valve Repair
    • Aortic Valve Replacement
    • Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
    • Arterial Duplex Ultrasound
    • Atherectomy
    • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
    • Balloon Angioplasty
    • Blood Pressure Management
    • B-Scan Ultrasound
    • Calcium Score
    • Cardiac Ablation
    • Cardiac Catheterization
    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardiac Event Monitor
    • Cardiac Imaging
    • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
    • Cardiac Procedure
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation
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    • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
    • Cardiac Shunting Procedures With or Without Aortic Repair or Coronary Anomaly Repair
    • Cardioversion
    • Cardioversion, Elective
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Carotid Artery Occlusion
    • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
    • Carotid Surgery
    • Carotid Vascular Study
    • Carotid Vertebral Sonography
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Cholesterol Management
    • Chronic Diabetes Management
    • Complex Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Ablation
    • Coronary Angiogram
    • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
    • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
    • Coronary Artery Revascularization
    • Coronary Artery Revascularization Using Arterial Conduits
    • Coronary Atherectomy
    • Coronary Interventional Procedures
    • Coronary Stenting
    • Coumadin® Management
    • Cryoablation
    • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
    • Defibrillator Implantation
    • Device Implantation and Extraction
    • Device Therapy of Heart Failure
    • Diagnostic Angiography
    • Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization
    • Diagnostic Imaging
    • Diagnostic Testing
    • Diagnostic Ultrasound
    • Diastolic Dysfuntion
    • Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography
    • Echocardiography
    • EKG (Electrocardiogram, ECG)
    • Electrophysiological Study
    • Endoscopic Ultrasound
    • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aneurysms
    • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
    • Extremity Ultrasound
    • Genetic Testing
    • Health Screening
    • Heart Failure Management
    • Heart Valve Replacement
    • Holter Monitoring
    • ICD Monitoring
    • Impella Device
    • In-Office Ultrasound
    • Interpretation of Exercise Stress Tests
    • Laser Angioplasty
    • Lipid Management
    • Lipid Profile
    • Lower Extremity Peripheral Ultrasound
    • Medication Management
    • Minimally Invasive Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
    • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
    • Mitral Valve Repair
    • Mitral Valve Replacement
    • Mitral Valve Surgery
    • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
    • Non-Transplant Heart Failure Treatment
    • Nuclear Stress Testing
    • Pacemaker Implantation, Permanent
    • Pacemaker Implantation, Temporary
    • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
    • Pacemaker Monitoring
    • Pacemaker Therapy for Heart Failure
    • Peripheral Angiograms
    • Peripheral Angioplasty
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Peripheral Intervention
    • Peripheral Vascular Bypass
    • Peripheral Vascular Stenting
    • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
    • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
    • Pharmacologic Stress Testing
    • Preventive Care
    • PTCA - Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty
    • Radiofrequency Ablation
    • Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
    • Renal Artery Angioplasty
    • Stenting
    • Stress Echocardiogram
    • Stress Test
    • Stroke Prevention
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thrombolysis
    • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
    • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
    • Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE)
    • Tricuspid Valve Repair and-or Replacement
    • Ultrasound
    • Ultrasound, Abdominal
    • Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
    • Ultrasound, Cardiac
    • Ultrasound, Carotid
    • Ultrasound, SMA
    • Ultrasound, Thyroid
    • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
    • Valvuloplasty
    • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
    • Vascular Stenting
    • Vein Ablation
    • Ventricular Assist Device
    • Weight Loss Program
    • Weight Maintenance
    • Wellness Coaching
    • Wellness Physical Examination
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    Dr. Patel says...

    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
    • Accelerated Hypertension
    • Acute Stroke
    • Allergic Reactions to Medications
    • Aneurysm
    • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
    • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
    • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
    • Angina
    • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Anterior Spinal Artery Syndrome
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Diseases
    • Aortic Dissection
    • Aortic Ectasia
    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Atrial Arrhythmia
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Atrial Septal Defect
    • Atrial Tachyarrhythmia With Short PR Interval
    • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
    • Autoimmune Atherosclerosis
    • Autonomic Disorders
    • Autonomic Dysreflexia
    • Autonomic Neuropathy
    • Bacterial Endocarditis
    • Bilateral Stroke
    • Brain Aneurysm
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    • Brainstem Strokes
    • Buerger's Disease
    • Cardiac Arrest
    • Cardiac Arrhythmia
    • Cardiac Dysrhythmia
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Cardiovascular Diseases
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Carotid Atherosclerosis
    • Carotid Sinus Syncope
    • Chemical Sensitivity
    • Chronic Orthostatic Hypotension
    • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
    • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Congestive Heart Failure, Left-Sided
    • Congestive Heart Failure, Right-Sided
    • Continous Dizziness Similar to Menier'e Disease
    • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
    • Coronary Artery Calcification
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
    • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
    • Coronary Atherosclerosis
    • Dexamethasone Sensitive Hypertension
    • Diabetes
    • Dissecting Aneurysm
    • Dizziness
    • Dysautonomia
    • Edema
    • Endocarditis
    • False Aneurysm
    • Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia
    • Familial Dysautonomia
    • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
    • Fatigue
    • Femoral Aneurysm
    • Fetal Left Ventricular Aneurysm
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Heart Block
    • Heart Disease
    • Heart Palpitations
    • Heart Problems
    • Heart Valve Diseases
    • High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
    • High Cholesterol
    • High Triglycerides
    • Hypercholesterolemia Due to Arg3500 Mutation of apo B-100
    • Hypercholesterolemia Due to LDL Receptor Deficiency
    • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Dominant
    • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Recessive
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hypertension
    • Hypertension Headache
    • Hypertension, Adrenal Gland-Induced
    • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Hypertensive Heart Disease
    • Hypotension
    • Idiopathic Edema
    • Iliac Aneurysm
    • Infective Endocarditis
    • Leber Miliary Aneurysm
    • Leg Circulation
    • Leg Pain
    • Medication Error
    • Medication Issues
    • Medication-Induced Muscle Weakness
    • Medication-Related Hypothyroidism
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Mitral Valve Prolapse
    • Mitral Valve Stenosis
    • Multifocal Premature Beats
    • Orthostatic Hypotension
    • Palpitations
    • Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia
    • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Pericarditis
    • Peripheral Artery Disease
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Popliteal Aneurysm
    • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
    • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Aneurysm
    • Raynaud's Disease
    • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
    • Renal Artery Disease
    • Retinal Macoaneurysm
    • Ruptured Aneurysm
    • Saccular Aneurysm
    • Secondary Hypertension
    • Septal Defect
    • Sinus Arrhythmia
    • Sinus Tachycardia
    • Stroke
    • Suprarenal Aneurysm
    • Supraventricular Tachycardia
    • Syncopal Paroxysmal Tachycardia
    • Syncope
    • Syncope, Familial Neurocardiogenic
    • Tachycardia
    • Tetralogy of Fallot
    • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
    • Transient Tachycardia
    • Tricuspid Valve Atresia
    • Tricuspid Valve Disease
    • Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
    • Truncus Arteriosus
    • Vein of Galen Aneurysm
    • Ventricular Arrhythmia
    • Ventricular Fibrillation
    • Ventricular Fibrillation, Idiopathic
    • Ventricular Septal Defect
    • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
    • Visceral Aneurysm
    • Weakness
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    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University College, University Of London
    Graduated in 1979

    Internship Hospital

    Tulane University Med School
    Complete in 1985
    University of London
    Complete in 1980

    Residency Hospital

    Medway Area Hospitals, Kent, England
    Complete in 1984
    Tulane University
    Complete in 1987

    Fellowship Hospital

    Tulane University
    Complete in 1989

    Undergraduate Schools

    University College, University Of London
    Graduated in 1976
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Patel & Staff

    • English
    • Gujarati
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    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    28 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    28 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    28 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes 28 responses
    longer than
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Patel
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    28 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    28 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    28 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    28 responses
    above
    national average

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    • ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.
    • Aetna
    • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
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    • AvMed
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
    • Bluegrass Family Health
    • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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    Louisiana Heart Medical Group
    Heart Hospital Clinic
    64040 Highway 434 Ste 200
    Lacombe, LA 70445
    (985) 882-8488 (Office)
    (985) 882-8487 (Fax)
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