Dr. Kishore Ratkalkar, MD

Dr. Kishore Ratkalkar, MD

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Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Kishore Ratkalkar, MD is a Pulmonologist in Old Bridge, NJ. Dr. Ratkalkar has extensive experience in Sleep Apnea. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center. His office is not accepting new patients.

Locations

Medical Associates of Central Jersey, PA

Medical Associates of Central Jersey, PA26 Throckmorton Lame Old Bridge, NJ 08857
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Dr. Ratkalkar's Reviews

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4.1

Based on 20 ratings

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I have been seeing Dr. Ratkalkar for over 30 years! There have been many times I couldn’t pin point how tired I was, no ‘umphh’, and he has always listened. I’ve had an extensive medical history but also he listens to your personal history to get a better picture. I’ve had a lot of stressful events that have triggered some health issues. He is busy but when he’s with you- you’re the only patient. His nurses are very knowledgeable and caring. The receptionists? I’ve seen a lot come and go. It’s a stressful job with this busy practice BUT they could be better. He’s always aware of what the practice needs and what areas need improving. Don’t be afraid to voice your concerns to him about staff. This Dr is a Diamond in the rough! I hate to see him retire- they just don’t make them like him anymore!!
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Dolores Howard – Jan 11, 2022
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Dr Ratkalkar diagnosed my condition when no one else could figure it out. He is warm and very considerate of his patients' needs. I would highly recommend him. Unfortunately, I recently moved to Oregon and have not yet found any other pulmonary doctor that lives up to his high standards.
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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LINDA S FOLEY – Jun 05, 2021
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My husband and I have 100% confidence in Dr. Ratkalkar. He listens to any concerns and advises not just on pulmonary issues. Our problem is staff. On Monday 8/24 I called the answering service at 8:30, then again left message on the voice mail at 11:00 AM & 1:30 PM trying to get my husband to see the doctor as he was having excruciating pain in his back. I left very detailed messages and never received any call backs. My husband then went to Excel Urgent Care on 516 where we received excellent service. It is now 3 days later and Dr. Ratkalkar's office never returned our call. The next time we see the doctor I will be sure to let him know. August 2020
What went well
  • 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
1 person found this helpful
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Elaine Turner – Aug 27, 2020
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The doc diagnosed me quickly and was spot on. I had a pulmonary embolism and thanks to the doc I went to the emergency room and had a CT scan that confirmed his hypothesis. I was admitted and luckily I am home now and expect a full recovery. Very smart man.
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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May 03, 2020
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Dr Ratkalkar is a fantastic person. He is genuinely concerned about his patients. He listens intently about all of my concerns and responds with his educated and concerned input. He is a magnificent physician and person.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Nov 05, 2019
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Dr. Ratkalkar is very good and caring doctor. He also takes his time with you and listens to your concerns. He's been my doctor many years.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Lynn Cortez – Oct 01, 2019
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Dr kishor ratkarkar is very good and well experience
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • 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
1 person found this helpful
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Pankaj sheth in Emglishtown, NJ – Aug 07, 2018
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Its a shame that Dr.Ratkalkar may be a good Doc however his staff stinks - mean rude- not helpful and sneaky - wonder if the Doc has a clue.....
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
7 people found this helpful
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Newark, NJ – Oct 14, 2017
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Dr. Ratkalkar has been my Doctor for close to 30 yrs, I'm one of his Original first "new" patients. I Absolutely LOVE him! He is the most Caring, Candid, and Thoroughest Doctors you will ever have the pleasure of meeting.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Robin Wynn in Rahway NJ – Jan 30, 2017
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Dr. Ratkalkar has been my husband and my doctor since late 1980s and I am still within the practicing physicians care. Quality has always been a priority and he is quick to respond to needs of patient. And has gone beyond the normal practice parameters to see that his patients are well taken care of.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Myra McClain in Linden, NJ – Mar 28, 2016
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Very nice doctor
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Xyz in OLD BRIDGE – Feb 15, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Ratkalkar

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Ratkalkar treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Ratkalkar treats other conditions, please contact the office at (732) 679-9950.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep Apnea specialists.

Dr. Ratkalkar is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dr. Ratkalkar's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoprovocation Test
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Diffusion Capacity Test
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • PET-CT Scan
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respirator Fit Evaluations
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Swine Flu
  • Tuberculosis
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Ultrasound, Endobronchial
  • Viral Infection
  • Wheezing

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(732) 658-2926

Dr. Ratkalkar accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person.

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

Education

Ancora Psychology Hospital
Residency Hospital
Jersey Shore Med Center
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Kishore Ratkalkar, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (732) 658-2926.

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What are Dr. Kishore Ratkalkar, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ratkalkar frequently treats Sleep Apnea. See all practice areas where Dr. Ratkalkar specializes.

Where is Dr. Kishore Ratkalkar, MD's office located?

Dr. Ratkalkar's office is located at 26 Throckmorton Lame, Old Bridge, NJ 08857. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Kishore Ratkalkar, MD speak?

Dr. Ratkalkar speaks Hindi and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Kishore Ratkalkar, MD offer telehealth services?

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Ratkalkar is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

New Brunswick, NJ

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center

Edison, NJ

52% Patients that would definitely recommend, 18% lower than the national average

11 Awards Received

Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center

Edison, NJ

52% Patients that would definitely recommend, 18% lower than the national average

11 Awards Received

Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center - Perth Amboy

Perth Amboy, NJ

60% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% lower than the national average

7 Awards Received