Dr. Giribala Patel, MD

Dr. Giribala Patel, MD

Medical Oncology  |  
Female  |  
Age 61
(17)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Giribala Patel, MD is a medical oncology doctor who practices in Fullerton, CA. She is 61 years old. Dr. Patel is affiliated with St.Jude Medical Center.

2151 N Harbor Blvd Ste 2200

Fullerton, CA 92835

Contact Information

(714) 446-5900

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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Breast Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers
Cancer
very high
more than 96% of peers
Breast Cancer
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Patel "Having grown up in a family of doctors, Dr. Patel had always dreamed of becoming a physician herself. Her main goal is to help improve the health of her patients and she gains a sense of satisfaction when she sees her patients respond to treatment and return to good health."

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Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology
2

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
97

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eye Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Malignant Histiocytosis
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Mast Cell Diseases
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Illinois State Psychiatric Institute
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Cook County Hospital Chicago
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Cook County Hospital Chicago
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Patel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Patel to family and friends
2.9
based on 17 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Patel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Corona, CA |
Some points I experienced during my wife's treatment under Dr. Patel 's supervision. No treatment plan was explained or even touched. Aspects like diet and physical status was neglected. Evaluation of treatment progress {scans and specific tests) were not assessed properly or in the proper timing. Side effect that may rarely happened from targeted therapy was not explained before the fact and it was too late to treat it. Symptoms that clearly obvious like excessive weight loss, were not fixed.
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I have seen her 3 times and each time I do I ask myself why didn't I change Ocologists. She rushes me through each appt. she is arrogant and seems to get irritated if I ask a question. She said I should get a 2nd opinion from an oncologist at UCLA. I did and was so glad he was fantastic and knew what he was talking about. He was a great listener and could pick up on my concerns just by my facial expressions. I over heard another patient complaining about Dr Patel in the elevator.
in Fullerton, CA |
Dr. Patel is the most thorough doctor I've ever met. She goes to bat for her patient, even with the insurance companies. She listens and uplifts!
in Santa Ana, CA |
My fiance was treated by Dr. Patel for both colon cancer, and finally for pancreatic cancer, over the course of several years. Throughout that time, we were both impressed with Dr, Patel's knowledge and professionalism, and mostly her candor. Although my fianc? ultimately lost her battle, a little over two months ago, I have and will continue to recommend and refer patients to this highly skilled physician.
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Dr. Patel accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Patel has admitting privileges

St.Jude Medical Center
101 E Valencia Mesa Dr
Fullerton, CA 92835
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