Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD

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Cardiology

Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD is a cardiology specialist in Frederick, MD and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Patel has extensive experience in Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. He graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 1999. He is affiliated with Frederick Health Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD

Cardiology Associates

74 THOMAS JOHNSON DR Frederick, MD 21702
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

Hospital Highlight

Dr. Patel is affiliated with Frederick Health Hospital Frederick, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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No malpractice claims found for Maryland
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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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 is experienced in the area of Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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:

  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Benign Heart Tumors
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • 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
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Block
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease in Women
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Type 2 Heart Block - Mobitz
  • Unstable Angina
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Tilt_Testing

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Patel

4.1

Based on 52 ratings

5 Star
73%
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4 Star
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3 Star
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2 Star
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1 Star
19%
19%
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Beware of Dr. Patel's prescription pad!
Dr. Patel is an over prescriber. My husband suffered a traumatic brain injury. His neuro doctors could not understand why he was on so many meds. They felt Dr. Patel was very negligent in 1) over pre-scribing and 2) not adjusting meds after significant weight loss and elapse of time. Blood thinners are not your friend.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Staff wasn't friendly
1 person found this helpful
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Apr 15, 2023
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Practice is Oversubscribed
Unfortunately I love the practice. However over the past 3 visits my wait time has averaged 1.5 hours (it is justo very 2 hours for my last). This is absolutely unacceptable. This kind of wait for 10-15 minutes of a Doctor’s time and/or a 15 minute test.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Frustrated – Oct 13, 2022
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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
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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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
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • 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
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
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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
2 people found this helpful
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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
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
  • Long wait times
4 people found this helpful
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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
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • 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
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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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
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
6 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
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • 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
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
15 people found this helpful
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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
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 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
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • 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
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
  • Wait times
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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Biography

Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Frederick, MD and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Patel has extensive experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

Education

1999
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Does Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD accept new patients?

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

Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD specializes in Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD treat?

Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD frequently treats the following conditions: Aortic Ectasia, Carotid Artery Disease, and Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension). See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD's office address?

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

What languages is Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD fluent in?

Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD is able to speak English and Spanish. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD is affiliated with Frederick Health Hospital.

How much experience does Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD have?

Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD has over 23 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.1/5 for Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Cardiology Associates

Cardiology Associates of Frederick74 THOMAS JOHNSON DR Frederick, MD 21702
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Frederick Health Hospital

Frederick, MD

63% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% lower than the national average

35 Awards Received