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Dr. Arvind Patel, MD

Psychiatry ·  Male · Age 74

Dr. Patel

Center St

700 Center St Ste 501 Columbus, GA 31901

Accepting new patients

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(706) 653-1152


Dr. Arvind Patel, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Columbus, GA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Mayo Hospital and specializes in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry.


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Dr. Patel accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Patel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anxiety
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Anxiety more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Bipolar Disorder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Bipolar Disorder more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Psychosis Due to Mental Illness more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • Addiction
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Dementia
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Panic Attack
  • Panic Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Patel

2.0

Based on 42 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
2.380952380952381%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(2)
1 Star
69.04761904761905%
(29)

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I will say it plainly--Dr. Patel is not kind to his patients or their caretakers. I have an autistic brother who was his patient. I say "was" because we are immediately finding another psychiatrist. Dr. Patel made a mistake in my writing one of my brother's prescriptions, and the wrong dosage of that prescription had a negative effect on my brother's diabetes. When Dr. Patel was told about his mistake, he yelled at his nurses and said that my brother was "a waste of Medicaid."
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Dr Patel is rude. Mi son went for first time and was treated as a dog.
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he is great dr patel knows what he is doing woild recommend everyone spends time to talk with you about whats going on with you 5 stars for dr patel.
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I lost my 22 year old son to a motorcycle accident on September 13th, 2015. I have always suffered from depression and anxiety, but when this tragedy happened, I became severely depressed and could not even function normally. Dr. Patel was recommended to me by a friend. I called and scheduled an appointment. I met with Dr. Patel, He actually cried with me when I told him about me losing my son and was very compassionate and told me I could call him anytime. He was a tremendous help to me.
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He had asked me why I was there, which is really weird considering he was the one who scheduled me. He randomly prescribed me medication and didn't explain why I needed it. The waiting room is really old and dated, there are cracks in the walls and furniture. I have waited for over an hour before and I've heard from multiple other people that they have waited HOURS to see him. He said He's the best psychiatrist in Columbus and I wouldn't be able to find another doctor like him.
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I had went on vacation to help my mother in law/give her some emotion support. Her husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I drove 11 hours with 3 young kids and once I came home I discovered that I somehow lost my ADHD medication Adderall which I've been on for 4 years and. I called asking Dr patel if he could refill my medication being that I was only 30 days short,I've never done this before. He told me it was my fault and nothing he could do and hung up the phone on me .. Horrible Dr!!
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They overbook every appt. The 1st one is for 9am, but he doesnt even arrive till 10am. So you sit 2-3 hrs waiting every time. The staff is totally rude, and the office is trashy. He is a good Dr. but he clearly does not invest in his office.
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Appt was set up 4 months in advance. Was there 30 mins early and still wasn't seen for 3 hours after appt time. Office staff is rude and said it is what it is well appointments are used so you don't wait hours
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Dr.Patel is great! I love his wife and staff. They always make sure I'm okay and Dr.Patel is always there for me no matter what the issue.
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Biography

Dr. Arvind Patel, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Columbus, GA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Mayo Hospital and specializes in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry.

Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry

Education

Mayo Hospital
Medical School
1987
Metropolitan Hospital Center
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1974
Mayo Hospital
Internship Hospital
1987
1983
1974

Languages

  • Gujarati
  • English