Dr. Hema Patel, MD

Dr. Hema Patel, MD

Internal Medicine  |  
Female  |  
Age 45
(42)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Hema Patel, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Houston, TX. She is 45 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Read her story

18400 Katy Fwy

Houston, TX 77094

Contact Information

(281) 492-1900

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 4 More

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Dr. Patel's Experience

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Dr. Patel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Internal Medicine
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Patel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Patel "We strive to treat our patient's in the most sufficient way as possible. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Patel "Our vision is to provide therapeutic and preventative medical service that treats patients holistically. Specializing in Internal Medicine, The Wellness Center's focus is on your total well-being & health. This is incorporated through medical science, nutrition, and diet. From your routine physicals and health maintenance to women's health and complex acute care, we focus on all aspects of Internal Medicine. We place an emphasis on developing a health care plan together that promotes the health"
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Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asthma-Related Cough
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bunion
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Common Cold
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sepsis
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • 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
  • Vomiting
  • Yeast Infections

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Blood Draw
  • Blood Pressure Management
  • Blood Sugar Monitoring
  • Blood Test
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Breath Testing
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Immunization
  • Lab Service
  • Liver Function Test
  • Medication Management
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Physical Examination
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Spirometry
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Ultrasound
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wellness Examination

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • University Of Maryland
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • St George's University
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Patel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Patel to family and friends
4.1
based on 42 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Patel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Katy, TX |
I am very impressed with dr .patel.... she is totally AMAZING !!!!!, she spend s an extensive amount of time with you and answers any and all questions you have. I just wish we could have found Dr. PAtel sooner! Love, LOve , this DOctor . Could not ask for more compassionate doctor.
Houston, TX |
Dr. Patel was terrific and I highly recommend her. She is very competent while still being warm, funny and easy going. I am so glad I found her.
Richmond, TX |
We see Dr. Hema Patel now and we like her and her partner Dr. Ramasamy, but we just cannot stand the office policies, the insanely ridiculous wait times (with an appointment) and the uncaring, jaded, rude office staff any longer. They never take appointments on time or even remotely close to the appointment times. The staff are rude and unhelpful, and quite honestly, spiteful.
We apologize for the inconvenience. The office policies and wait times are determined by the doctor. They take their time with each patient and making sure the appointment is not rushed.
in Katy, TX |
Best Doctor I have ever seen. Not a fan of the receptionist, but Dr. Patel is an amazing Doctor. She cares enough to call personally and even helps you understand what's happening to you. I see myself going to her for a long time.
Houston, TX |
This was my first visit with her. Im having pain on left side. I bring my labs and test done so far. To help narrow down the problem. She looks at the results & says so since these test are negative what's your next step or plan. As if thats not the reason I came to see her the DOCTOR. Second after reading the results she says well if all the other doctors are telling you this then that's your issue. When NONE of my reports or labs even has a diagnoses. She NEVER looked at the area of pain
in Houston, TX |
Pathetic person as receptionist. I called in 4 times and every time she put me on hold without even asking why was I calling. Not wiling to listen. If you are really in some need advice you can never reach the doctor.
The receptionist is not the only nurse answering the phones. Due to our high volume of patient's we take our time with each patient to care for their needs and we answer phones in the order the call is placed.
in Katy, TX |
Especially the second time I went to see Dr. Patel, she spent time with me and was compassionate about my chronic back pain. She was approving of my desire NOT to rely on pain meds, and to seek other help, including referrals for a counselor and other referrals as need She called herself and told me of my lab work results. I have told several people how pleasantly surprised I was to have found a new doctor that I liked so much, having to change doctors due to insurance changes.
in Pattison, TX |
She is such a good doctor and so caring and has been a big part of how I am doing today.
in Houston, TX |
I was a patient for the past two years and was always very happy with my services until May 2016. On this visit, she was rude and angry and condescending. I was shocked!!! She also prescribed a medicine that I did not need or want. I thought maybe she was having a bad day but when I went back a few weeks later to see her partner, I saw her standing in the hallway on the phone taking aggressively and rudely again. I'm very disappointed in this strange change in her and will not be going back.
We apologize for the unexceptionable behavior. The 2 times that were visited should not be based on her 2 years of excellent service. She stepped out in the hallway to discuss a private matter as anyone else should.
in Houston, TX |
The doctor is very good with very pleasing bed side manners, but the front office staff is rude, uncourteous and not so efficient. It is so difficult to reach them because they never pick up the phone.
We apologize for any inconvenience the staff might have caused. We do have other ways of communication not only by phone, there is a patient portal where you can send messages and also leave a voicemail.
in Houston, TX |
She was the best thing that happened to me and my health. She helped me in getting my weight under control getting my blood pressure regulated and so much more.
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Dr. Patel accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Teacher Retirement System
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Blue Care Elect PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Choice PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • PHCS
    PHCS EPO
    PHCS PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Patel has admitting privileges

Houston Methodist West Hospital
18500 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77094
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