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Dr. Himanshu Patel, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry ·  Male · Age 64

Dr. Patel

Center For Emotional Care

400 E Burwell St Ste A Salem, VA 24153

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Dr. Himanshu Patel, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Salem, VA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Med Coll, Baroda U in 1981 and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and more.


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(540) 387-3105

Dr. Patel accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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Dr. Patel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anxiety
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Anxiety more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Psychiatric Diseases
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Psychiatric Diseases more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Patel

1.8

Based on 17 reviews

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Was late for an appointment by "FIVE" minutes and the staff refused to let me see him. Needed my meds refilled so I nearly begged to see him. Would not let me. Said I should've left home earlier. How was I to know the city was doing tree trimming? They told me to come back at FIVE PM! During rush hour. Just what I need for my nerves! Had to come back the following day! Told Patel of the issue, and he just shrugged his shoulders! Needless to say that was the last time I saw him!
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He was the most RUDE, HATEFUL AND EXTREMELY IGNORANT "psychiatrist" I have EVER encountered. It got so bad I had to threaten with the police!! STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE!!
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I understand an appropriate amount of time for a delay for an appointment but was informed when I had reached the office yesterday for an appointment 10 minutes later that I would have to reschedule due to a five minute grace period. I had drove over two hours from work and unforeseen events led to the delay. This is very unprofessional and could lead to negative events for patients who may have SMIs. I have a minor concern but others may not have. I will not be returning again.
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Not available when you need to see him and his staff are only concerned about getting through their work on time. Not the place to go if you are sick
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Dr. Himanshu Patel is a great Psychiarist. He has a great bedside manner and a good sense of humor!
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Considering the overwhelming amount of academic fraud as of late in India I seriously think his credentials should be called into question, as well as a look into his work visa.
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Very inconsistent. Short clipped answers, as well as answering patients issues with laughter, a head shake, and more notes on the laptop. He is so busy sending in the patient's refill requests that he doesn't actually listen to patients. Expect constant changes in the PA that you will be set up with as they come and go from the office with a very short employment periods. You will be looked at as a number, not an actual person.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Himanshu Patel, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Salem, VA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Med Coll, Baroda U in 1981 and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and more.

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

1989
Elmhurst Hosp Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Elmhurst Hosp Ctr
Residency Hospital
1981
Med Coll, Baroda U
Medical School
1989
1987
1981

Awards