Dr. Hemmal Kothary, MD

Dr. Hemmal Kothary, MD

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Dr. Hemmal Kothary, MD is a family medicine specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in family medicine and pediatrics.Read his story

Dignity Health Medical Group - Bakersfield

9500 Stockdale Hwy Ste 200

Bakersfield, CA 93311
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kothary's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Shots
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Blood Culture for Bacteria
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Flu Shot
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • High Cholesterol
  • HIV Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Insomnia
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Physical Exams for Sports, School and Summer Camp
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Preventive Care
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Valley Fever
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Culture
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination

About Me

Hemmal S. Kothary is Board Certified in Family Practice and sees infants, children, and adults of all ages. He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate for the care of his patients. Dr. Kothary treats each patient as an individual and provides exceptional care.

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

Education

2002
Kern Med Center
Residency Hospital
1999
Ross University / School Of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Medical School
1994
University Of California, Riverside
Undergraduate School
2002
1999
1994

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Kothary's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kothary

4.5

Based on 56 reviews

5 Stars
83.92857142857143%
(47)
4 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(2)
1 Star
7.142857142857143%
(4)

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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
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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!
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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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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.
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Friendly and courteous and very professional. Very attentive and unhurried. Explains conditions and procedures very well.
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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.
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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.
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Dr. Kothary is the most attentive and friendly doctor our family has ever been to.
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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.
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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
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 HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

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Bakersfield, CA

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