Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD

Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD

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Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD is a cardiology specialist in Frederick, MD and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in cardiology and internal medicine.

74 THOMAS JOHNSON DR

Frederick, MD 21702

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(301) 694-9033

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Assurant Health
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Blue Choice Advantage
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Blue Preferred PPO
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HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Patel

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Patel treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Patel treats other conditions, please contact the office at (301) 694-9033.

Adult Congenital Heart Conditions

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Patel treats at a

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frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

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Mitral Valve Disease
Heart Murmur
Aortic Valve Disease
Atrial Fibrillation
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Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease in Women
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
  • Ultrasound, Cardiac
  • Unstable Angina
  • Venous Doppler (Legs and Arms)
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

About Me

Biography

Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD is a cardiology specialist in Frederick, MD and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of Maryland School...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1999
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Patel frequently treats Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Patel specializes.

Where is Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD's office located?

Dr. Patel's office is located at 74 THOMAS JOHNSON DR, Frederick, MD 21702. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD speak?

Dr. Patel speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Patel

4.1

Based on 51 ratings

5 Stars
74.50980392156863%
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4 Stars
1.9607843137254901%
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3 Stars
3.9215686274509802%
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1 Star
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I found Dr. Patel very nice and easy to talk to. I would recommend him to my friends.
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
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Denys Louderback – Nov 19, 2021
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Always takes sufficient time and listens. Have been with him about 10 years and think he is the very best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • 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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Gracie kellock – Oct 14, 2021
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I was satisfied with my appointment and the setting up a nuclear stress test. Just not sure how to answer the email to submit a review. So not sure this is what they want
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Aug 31, 2021
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the workers at front desk is too mean they laughing on me when I didn’t hear what they said….!!!!!!!????
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jul 23, 2021
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good
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 07, 2021
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Dr Patel treated me after I had a heart attack. Prescribed multiple meds to control blood pressure even though I had no blood pressure issues. Kept me Plavix for 3 years. Blood pressure meds made me light headed when I got up especially in the middle of the night. Got up one night and passed out hitting my head on the bathroom floor resulting in a bleed on the brain. Spent 9 weeks in intensive care and 6 months in rehab hospitals. Have lingering affects from the bleed. Was told by several doctors that I never should hev been on Plavix for more than 9 months
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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John – Mar 04, 2021
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I also saw Dr. Patel for years. He does over prescribe which results in very debilitating side effects. When I reported the difficulties, he disregarded what I said and never altered my medication. I reported all this to my primary care physician, who is board certified in internal medicine. This doctor was able to diagnose and treat the underlying causes and significantly modify my medications so that I no longer suffer such painful and debilitating side effects. I went through years of needless pain and discomfort. Dr. Patel is not competent in my opinion. Yes, it is also true that he had to repay Medicare/Medicaid over $500,000 for duplicate billings or what is called "up-coding"; charging for a more expensive procedure that was never performed. This is a matter of public record. This case was handled by the Western District of the US Attorney General & reported by the Frederick News Post. This kind of matter makes me question someone's primary motive for practicing medicine.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 03, 2021
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Aside from running late, every visit has been excellent. Listens to my concerns, provides answers that I can understand.
What went well
  • 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
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bkinlein – Sep 17, 2020
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Excellent doctor. Honest, straight forward, yet still makes you comfortable and helps you understand what is happening.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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D. Steward – Jan 21, 2020
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Would recommend Dr. Patel to anyone he is the greatest Cardiologist in Frederick County.
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
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Anita Yerka – Oct 11, 2019
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Extremely disappointed in the level of care my mom received this year. She sees him every few months only to not get any answers for her discomfort after multiple ER visits. Finally, another Dr saw and diagnosed my mom with CHF after my mom had followed up with Patel the previous week after two ER visits only to say she was okay and did not order other tests. After another admission to FMH, Paresh came in to see her at FMH wanting to discharge her after a cath, and he said a TEE could be done out patient but I refused her discharge and requested the TEE be done there. She was not at her baseline. She not only has CHF, her EF was down to 20%, and her heart valves were not functioning well. She was immediately transferred from FMH to UMMC for a week having to get every test done again before they decided what to do because her heart was in poor condition, and now has to have open heart surgery. All of this missed, by Patel and the group.
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Crystal – Sep 11, 2019
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Although we find Dr Patel very competent, we cannot wait an hour plus at each visit. For this reason, we are considering changing Cardiologists.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
5 people found this helpful
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Ijamsville, MD – Dec 13, 2018
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He is a wonderful Doctor makes you feel like you are important to him and he is truly concerned about you and your health.
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
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Lizzie Waters in Charles Town, WV – Sep 25, 2018
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I was a patient of Dr. Patel's for years. WAS because I read he was apparently ripping off Medicare and Medicaid for years, charging for services that were not performed. This is why he agreed to pay over $500,000 in a settlement with the US government. (This is a matter of public record, just google and read about the nasty mess for yourself. ) Now what about all those patients who thought they were seeing a doctor they could trust, who may have had their lives in his hands?
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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MD – Sep 10, 2018
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Dr. Patel takes the time to explain everything in detail. He is optimistic while also being realistic. He'll take whatever time is needed to discuss the situation and he'll show on the computer how he arrives at his diagnosis. I get a re-assuring feeling that my health is in the hands of a well-informed and astute physician.
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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Brian Bloch in MD – Aug 11, 2018
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I would not recommend Dr. Patel. He overprescribes and does not change his prescriptions even when weight has been lost or recommended changes have been made. My husband suffered a traumatic brain injury from a simple fall. The simple fall was traumatic due to the blood thinner he was on. This was prescribed by Dr. Patel three years before. Many well know cardiologists could not believe my husband was still on blood thinners after such a long time.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • 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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Brenda in Middletown, MD – May 11, 2018
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He is very skillful and knowledgeable - He listens & explains nicely. Office staff is very cooperative and friendly. ---Jasmin
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
4 people found this helpful
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Jasmin in Gwynn Oak, MD – Apr 06, 2016
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I was very impressed with him and I felt confident in his abilities. He clearly knows his stuff. I didn't like the short amount of time that he spent with me, but I understand that he is busy and there isn't enough time in the day. I don't think his staff communicates with him very well, as sometimes his orders would be ignored.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Daniel McNamee in Flemington, NJ – Mar 02, 2016
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Cardiology Associates of Frederick74 THOMAS JOHNSON DR Frederick, MD 21702
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71% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

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