Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 46

Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Frederick, MD and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine medical school in 1999. He is affiliated with Frederick Health. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Patel to book an appointment.

Dr. Patel

Cardiology Associates

74 THOMAS JOHNSON DR Frederick, MD 21702
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Dr. Patel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hypertension
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Hypertension more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Accelerated Hypertension
  • Dexamethasone Sensitive Hypertension
  • Exertional Hypertension
  • Familial Hypertension
  • High-Risk Hypertension
  • Hypertension in Pheochromocytoma
  • Hypertension, Adrenal Gland-Induced
  • Hypertension, Alcohol-Induced
  • Hypertension, Bilateral Renal Artery Stenosis-Induced
  • Hypertension, Coarctation of the Aorta-Induced
  • Hypertension, Conn Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Corticosteroid-Induced
  • Hypertension, Cushing's Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Environment-Induced
  • Hypertension, Hyperaldosteronism-Induced
  • Hypertension, Kidney Disease-Induced
  • Hypertension, Nasal Decongestant-Induced
  • Hypertension, Renal Segmental Hypoplasia-Induced
  • Hypertension, Stress-Induced
  • Hypertensive Hypokalemia Familial
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Isolated Systolic Hypertension
  • Labile Hypertension
  • Neurogenic Hypertension
  • Pediatric Hypertension
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Primary Hypertension
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Dexfenfluramine-Induced
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Familial
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Fenfluramine-Induced
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypoxic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Venous Hypertension
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • White Coat Hypertension
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Hyperlipidemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Hyperlipidemia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypercholesterolemia Due to Arg3500 Mutation of Apo B-100
  • Hypercholesterolemia Due to LDL Receptor Deficiency
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Dominant
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Recessive
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Carotid Artery Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Carotid Artery Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Carotid Artery Stenosis

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
  • 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 Imaging
  • Cardioversion
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • 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

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(301) 694-9033

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Patel

4.2

Based on 48 ratings

5 Stars
77.08333333333333%
(37)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
4.166666666666667%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
18.75%
(9)
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (38)
  • Office environment (38)
  • Listened & answered questions (37)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (6)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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May 07, 2021
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Dr Patel is the very best. He listens to you and I have been going to him for 10 years and never have I been disappointed with his care. Respect his opinion.
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
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Gracie kellock – Mar 26, 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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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
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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.
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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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What could be improved
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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.
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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
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What could be improved
No results
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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
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What could be improved
No results
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Daniel McNamee in Flemington, NJ – Mar 02, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Frederick, MD and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Education

1999
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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

Dr. Patel frequently treats Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, and Carotid Artery Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Patel treats.

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.

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Locations

Cardiology Associates

Cardiology Associates of Frederick74 THOMAS JOHNSON DR Frederick, MD 21702
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71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

33 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)