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Dr. Hetal Bhakta, MD

Cardiology ·  Male · Age 44

  34 Reviews
Dr. Bhakta

Desert Heart Rhythm Consultants

1100 N Palm Canyon Dr Ste 206 Palm Springs, CA 92262

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(760) 883-1600

Dr. Hetal Bhakta, MD is a cardiology specialist in Palm Springs, CA and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 2001 and specializes in cardiology and electromyography.


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(760) 883-1600

Dr. Bhakta accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
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
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Bhakta's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Heart Palpitations
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bhakta treats Heart Palpitations more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Bhakta treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bhakta treats Heart Disease more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bhakta treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Cardiomyopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bhakta treats Cardiomyopathy more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Bhakta treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atrial Cardiomyopathy With Heart Block
  • Cardiomyopathy 1, Familial Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy Due to Anthracyclines
  • Cardiomyopathy, Alcoholic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Chagas
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated 10
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated With Conduction Defect
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated With Conduction Defect Type 1
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated With Conduction Defect Type 2
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated, Idiopathic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated, With Woolly Hair and Keratoderma
  • Cardiomyopathy, Familial Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Fatal Fetal, Due to Myocardial Calcification
  • Cardiomyopathy, Fetal Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypogonadism, Collagenoma Syndrome
  • Cardiomyopathy, Infantile Histiocytoid
  • Cardiomyopathy, Takotsubo
  • Cardiomyopathy, X-Linked, Fatal Infantile

Dr. Bhakta's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bhakta

3.5

Based on 34 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
29.41176470588235%
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Dr Bhatka is the most condescending person I have ever had the misfortune to come across. My questions are met with intimidation and I feel that my medical needs are not met with this clinic. I was referred by my Cardiologist for an ablation due to AFib and wound up with a loop transmitter implanted in my chest. The Dr. enjoys the monthly checks coming in from the medical trials however he refuses to adequately remedy my AFib and congestive heart failure as if it is not even a concern to him in the least. He has no bedside manner, no communication skills and the entire office treats me the exact same way. The Tech asked me how I was doing ,so I began explaining how bad I feel and about my recent AFIB he replied," I can multitask". He obviously didn't care in the least how I was feeling he should not have even asked. When My loop transmitter tells the doctor that my heart stops beating for 5 seconds HOW THE HELL WILL I BE ABLE TO CALL THE PARAMEDICS? Dr said some pass out some don't.
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Dr. Bhakta has to be one of the kindest doctors I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. From the momentbI walked into his offce, every single person I came in contact with, were nothing short of extremely kind, thoughtful and helpful and efficient. I was greeted and helped right away. Taken back to and within minutes hooked up for my EKG. Once my EKG was done. The nurse told me she would leave the room. So I could get dressed and the Dr would be right in. I dressed and waited no more than 3 minutes before Dr. Bhakta walked in and introduced himself. He was extremely kind, explained my treatment plan. I did not for a second feel like he was pressed for time. Nor was I left wondering or questioning anything. He gave me time to gather my thoughts and ask any questions or concerns. I can't say enough positives about my experience. Thank you Dr. Bahkta and your wonderful staff.
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I would rate the doctor a 5 but his front office staff is so terrible it hurts the review.
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He is actually a very good doctor but it really doesn't do a patient any good if the office staff refuses to give you an appointment - even after your HMO has given you an authorization! I called the office when I went into atrial fib and was told by OFFICE STAFF, "The heart can go fast...the heart can go slow...I can't bother the doctor with every little thing."
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Horrible doctor who insists his patients go on a nasty medication called Amiodarone for one year post ablation. I found him to be condescending and when I questioned him he tried to intimidate me. He has a tremendous ego as well. He may have the newest technology but I would rather place my heart in skilled hands and with a doctor who is genuinely interested in my concerns and welcomes my questions...
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Dr. Bhakta. Is absolutely awesome...he listens to your questions and answers them fully in detail...he does not sugar coat anything...I would definitely recommend him to everyone...you need a good heart dr or surgeon he is the one to go to!!! He saved my life here just recently ?????????????????
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Excellent doctor! I am very greatful to have found him. He was the first doctor to actually diagnosis my heart problem instead of just telling me it was anxiety. He performed an ablation on me and I felt 100% confident in him the whole time. He has excellent bedside manner and always answered my questions thoroughly and with kindness. We need more doctors like him.
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Dr. Bhakta performed a successful AFIB ablation and I, as an informed patient, feel that he is very competent. However his office is far less so, questions to Dr. Bakhta are apparently not forwarded or lost, so that I as a patient, am left twisting in the wind.
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Good personality, given the state of doctor Care these days he did about the right amount of explanation regarding my icd/pacemaker. JO
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After a long time, a lot of tests, and various specialists with no diagnosis of underlying cause to many symptoms, at my first consultation Dr. Bhakta knew what was needed to obtain the information for a complete, accurate diagnosis and then knew what was needed to resolve my problems. During each step of the process Dr. Bhakta and all of his staff were knowledgeable, professional, efficient, effective and CARING! They make the most of the new technologies to provide safe, effective care!
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About Me

Our mission is to develop treatment plans which allow our patients to live their lives to the fullest potential. This starts with developing a lasting relationship between our patients and our team built on a foundation of trust, understanding and co...

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Electromyography

Education

2004
Lac Usc Med Center
Residency Hospital
2002
Lac Usc Med Center
Internship Hospital
2001
Albany Medical College
Medical School
2004
2002
2001

Languages

  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Marathi
  • Spanish

Locations

Desert Heart Rhythm Consultants

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average