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Dr. Alkesh Patel, MD

Family Medicine ·  Male · Age 49

  22 Reviews
Dr. Patel

Family Health Center

10632 Little Patuxent Pkwy # 11 Columbia, MD 21044

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(410) 997-9751

Dr. Alkesh Patel, MD is a family medicine specialist in Columbia, MD and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in family medicine.


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Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acidosis
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bird Flu
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Diet Counseling
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Employment Physical Examination
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Planning Services
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genetic Counseling Services
  • Genital Herpes
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Insomnia
  • International Travel Prophylactic Medication
  • International Travel Vaccination
  • Intertrigo
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Paracentesis
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Primary Care for Adolescents
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Yeast Infections

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Patel

3.5

Based on 22 reviews

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Even the greatest doctor cannot be your best doctor. It all depends on your expectations as a new patient. You may expect a doctor who respects and values your time, actively listens to your concerns, understands your situation, explains the alternative choices, is sensitive and transparent about cost, is available when needed, and finally a person with whom you may share your insight and guts in all confidentiality. This is exactly what I personally found in Dr. Alkesh Patel.
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For short time that I interacted w/the office, I walked away knowing that I would never return as a patient. Sadly, not b/c of Dr. Patel (who was polite, pleasant, & helpful), but b/c the front desk receptionist was rude, inattentive, & determined to continue asserting her control over the circumstances for which I was there. She was on her phone when I arrived & while I waited ... without even advising the Dr that I was there. Not until an ass't came out & questironed her, did she inform Dr.
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Dr. Patel is the best at what he does. I am very happy with my services and will recommend him to my friends and family.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Partnership for your Good Health

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2008
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
1997
University Of Maryland Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1995
U MD
Internship Hospital
1994
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Medical School
1990
University Of Maryland Baltimore County
Undergraduate School
2008
1997
1995
1994
1990

Languages

  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • English

Awards