Dr. Ashok Patel, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 68

Psychiatry

Dr. Ashok Patel, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Toms River, NJ and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Karnatak University / Karnatak Medical College in 1979. He is affiliated with Community Medical Center. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Ashok Patel, MD
20 Hospital Dr Ste 12 Toms River, NJ 08755
Telehealth services available

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(732) 244-2299
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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Patel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Psychiatric Evaluation
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Dr. Patel performs Psychiatric Evaluation more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Patel performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dementia or Depression Screening
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Dr. Patel performs Dementia or Depression Screening more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Patel performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel performs Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Patel performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizophrenia

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Dr. Patel accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Patel

3.2

Based on 27 ratings

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Bio Behavioral Health is unreliable to get appropriate appointment times during COVID, especially during the last few weeks upon unforeseen circumstances. Dr. Patel is retiring and closing his clinical practice at Bio Behavioral Health in a few weeks, but is still continuing research clinical trials instead of regular medication management for clients. The office staff does not handle questions and concerns with proper care, common courtesy, and empathy to those with mental health issues who cannot find appropriate continued care with another physician. Communication is very difficult as I am not able to speak to my prescriber, Judith Kern who is in the same office. They will not allow me to. As an advocate for my mental health who has an understanding for others who deal with common struggles with their mental health, this is unacceptable to the mental health community. We are being advised to seek out help in the meantime at the local hospital’s crisis unit for medication adjustments
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Aug 28, 2020
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My visits are very important to Dr. Patel. His focus is on your personal well-being, and how are you feeling. He asks many questions about your health. He is devoted to seeing his patients get the very best possible care. I suffer from major depression, and I don't know if I would would have recovered from my illness, with out him. I had phycho-motor retardation. This is total melt down. I am very greatful to find him, and most of all his expertise.
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Mar 21, 2019
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Wonderful Wonderful Doctor - Thank you for kind gentle manner and patience with my husband and I.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Kelly in Brick, NJ – Feb 21, 2019
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Dr. Patel is so wonderful to myself and my family. He's so compassionate!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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John Loblein in Toms River – May 16, 2018
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I can't say enough good things about Bio Behavioral Health.. The staff is always pleasant and aways ready to answer any questions and concerns. Ms. Judy Kern is the best. I don't know what I would do without her. She is so understanding and cares for your well-being. She always returns your phone calls and takes her time to talk to you. I am so glad I found such a wonderful place. I have also seen Dr Patel and he is also a very understanding and a wonderful person. Everyone there is great!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Kris H in Little egg harbor NJ – May 09, 2018
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Everyone is o nice andJudy is wonderful
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Michele – May 08, 2018
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Dr. Patel and Judy are just great! They really listen and are sincere and work with me on if something is not working with my medicines. I always feel better when I leave their office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
1 person found this helpful
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Julianna in Manchester, NJ – Apr 26, 2018
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Loved the experience! Dr. Patel uses his humor to make patients feel at ease. The doctor is knowledgeable and has made a tremendous impact on my well-being!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Mary C. in Brick, NJ – Apr 13, 2018
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Very friendly staff from the moment you walk in the front door. You are always greeted with a smile and are treated kindly from the whole staff. I have been going to Dr. Patel for about 11 years and I have never had a problem getting an appointment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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George in Toms River, NJ – Mar 06, 2018
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Dr. Patel is pleasant, and understanding. I have had a 20 plus year relationship with him. I moved to Florida for 1 year and after returning to NJ I called and tried to make a appointment and was told it was over a year since I had been there and they were not accepting new patients. After 20 years! The receptionist that I dealt with for all those years and tolerated her abrasive personality did not care about my past and long relationship with my doctor and her boss. She is terrible, don't go!
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
14 people found this helpful
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manchester,nj – Mar 06, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Ashok Patel, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Toms River, NJ and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Karnatak University...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

1979
Karnatak University / Karnatak Medical College
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi

Awards

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What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ashok Patel, MD?

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Does Dr. Ashok Patel, MD accept any insurance plans?

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What conditions does Dr. Ashok Patel, MD treat?

Dr. Patel frequently treats the following conditions: ADHD and-or ADD, Adjustment Disorder , and Anxiety. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Ashok Patel, MD's office address?

Dr. Patel's office is located at 20 Hospital Dr Ste 12, Toms River, NJ 08755. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Ashok Patel, MD fluent in?

Dr. Patel is able to speak Hindi and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Ashok Patel, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Patel provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Ashok Patel, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Ashok Patel, MD is affiliated with Community Medical Center.

Is Dr. Ashok Patel, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Ashok Patel, MD holds board certifications in Psychiatry.

How much experience does Dr. Ashok Patel, MD have?

Dr. Patel has over 43 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Ashok Patel, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 3.2/5 for Dr. Ashok Patel, MD. Patients say that the provider listened & answered questions well and they trusted the provider's decisions. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Practice

20 Hospital Dr Ste 12 Toms River, NJ 08755
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Community Medical Center

Toms River, NJ

53% Patients that would definitely recommend, 17% lower than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Joint Replacement™ (2023)