Dr. Hemmal Kothary, MD

Dr. Hemmal Kothary, MD

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Accepting new patients

Dr. Hemmal Kothary, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Bakersfield, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bakersfield Memorial Hospital and Mercy Hospital Southwest. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kothary to book an appointment.

Locations

Dignity Health Medical Group - Bakersfield

New Patient?
(661) 306-4812
Dignity Health Medical Group - Bakersfield9500 Stockdale Hwy Ste 200 Bakersfield, CA 93311
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Dignity Health Medical Group - Bakersfield707 W Valley Blvd Tehachapi, CA 93561
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Kothary's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kothary

4.5

Based on 57 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
3.508771929824561%
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3 Stars
1.7543859649122806%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
7.017543859649122%
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Dr. Kothary is a compassionate, caring and thorough physician. I have full confidence in his ability to find and diagnose issues. I highly recommend Dr. Kothary to anyone who is looking for a primary physician. I travel from Tennessee to California to keep him as my doctor.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Jeri Leavelle in Paris, TN – Jan 09, 2020
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Horrible service and no information given when checked in. To start with, my appointment was postponed twice. I was denied for the third time but i insisted, they fixed my appointment with a nurse practitioner (Bhupinder Kaur) as the doctor himself was super busy. I informed that it was my annual check up and it will be covered fully by my insurance but the clerk did not enter the codes correctly and i was charged $393 for the visit, later i was called again and was charged $ 229 to just hand ov
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Annand c in Bakersfield, CA – Apr 02, 2019
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I went to visit him after around 10 years of not going to the doctor. I have spent a decade gaining weight and not taking great care of myself so I expected to have some problems. He identified my greatest concern and also let me know about some I was unaware of. He didn't make me feel bad about myself and I felt comfortable with his plan for my treatment. He was direct without being rude, short, and seemed like he actually cares about his patients. Better than the last few doctors I have seen!
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
6 people found this helpful
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DC in Bakersfield, CA – Oct 17, 2018
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Dr. kothary is a very professional! I wish I could say the same for his staff. Seems that they cannot reschedule appropriately- not to mention- if you do not have refills already on your prescription, you could be waiting 3-4 days. According to his staff, he is out of the office more than he is in and he constantly changing his schedule, In which, they seem NOT to be able to accommodate to your rescheduling needs! Sad- that he is such an amazing doctor with a uncaring staff!
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Christi Toms in Bakersfield, CA – May 12, 2018
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He is just a very caring Dr. who really tries and get to the bottom of why your feeling the way you do. When my mom had cancer, he never met her and he treated her like it was his mom. He just has a way with people. He treats everyone with respect, like it was one of his family members.
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
12 people found this helpful
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Laura in Bakersfield, CA – Aug 02, 2016
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Friendly and courteous and very professional. Very attentive and unhurried. Explains conditions and procedures very well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Evelyn Merriman in Bakersfield, CA – Jul 07, 2016
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Recently moved to Bakersfield and my chiropractor recommended Dr Kothary. I couldn't be happier. I have some serious health issues and he's great at listening to and answering my questions in a way I can understand. He's also helping me to find the best specialists in the area for my various medical concerns. The Doctor I had for 20 years was always prescribing another medication for whatever problem arose. extremely compassionate and kind.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Diane Moore in Bakersfield, CA – Apr 01, 2016
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I have challenges with front desk staff and cannot figure out why, but Dr. Kothary is easily the most knowledgeable and patient physician I have ever visited. My entire family loves him.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
5 people found this helpful
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Bakersfield, CA – Mar 22, 2016
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Dr. Kothary is the most attentive and friendly doctor our family has ever been to.
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
  • Long wait times
4 people found this helpful
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Robert in Bakersfield, CA – Feb 09, 2016
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Great experience with both Dr. Kothary and the office staff. The front desk gals are courteous and helpful. I recommend Dr. Kothary to all my friends and family.
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
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Bakersfield, CA – Jan 27, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kothary's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acne
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Administrative Physical
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Shots
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Blood Culture for Bacteria
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Breast Exam
  • Bronchitis
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dyslexia Assessment
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Esophagitis
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Flu Shot
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Health Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • High Cholesterol
  • HIV Screening
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impairment Rating Evaluation
  • Independent Educational Evaluation
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Insomnia
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease Evaluation
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mammography
  • Mastodynia
  • McMurray's Test
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Nausea
  • Obesity
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Patch Testing
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Phimosis
  • Physical Exams for Sports, School and Summer Camp
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyuria
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Preventive Care
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Proteinuria
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Ringworm
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • STD Screening
  • Strep Test
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • Valley Fever
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Culture
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheelchair Evaluation
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Hemmal S. Kothary is Board Certified in Family Practice and sees infants, children, and adults of all ages. He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate...Read more

Biography

HEMMAL S. KOTHARY is Board Certified in Family Practice. He received his undergraduate degree from California State University- Riverside and his medical...Read more

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Education

2002
Kern Med Center
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Hemmal Kothary, MD?

Call (661) 306-4812 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Hemmal Kothary, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Kothary has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Hemmal Kothary, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Hemmal Kothary, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Kothary's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Hemmal Kothary, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kothary frequently treats Back Pain, Dyslipidemia, and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kothary treats.

Where is Dr. Hemmal Kothary, MD's office located?

Dr. Kothary's office is located at 9500 Stockdale Hwy Ste 200, Bakersfield, CA 93311. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Hemmal Kothary, MD speak?

Dr. Kothary speaks Spanish, Chinese, and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kothary is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

Bakersfield, CA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

Mercy Hospital Southwest

Bakersfield, CA

Adventist Health Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

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