Dr. Kishore Ratkalkar, MD

Dr. Kishore Ratkalkar, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 65

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Kishore Ratkalkar, MD is a Pulmonologist in Old Bridge, NJ and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ratkalkar has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing and Respiratory-tract Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Kakatiya Med Coll, Osmania U medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with medical facilities Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center and Raritan Bay Medical Center - Perth Amboy. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ratkalkar to book an appointment.


Locations

Medical Associates of Central New Jersey

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(732) 201-3848
Medical Associates of Central New Jersey26 Throckmorton Ln Old Bridge, NJ 08857
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New Patient?
(732) 201-3848
Old Bridge Office26 Throckmorton Ln Old Bridge, NJ 08857
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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4.4

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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
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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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.
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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.
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  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Office environment
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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
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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
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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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.....
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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.
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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.
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Myra McClain in Linden, NJ – Mar 28, 2016
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Very nice doctor
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Xyz in OLD BRIDGE – Feb 15, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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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-disordered Breathing

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-disordered Breathing specialists.

Dr. Ratkalkar typically treats 68% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

Treatments
Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
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Very High Frequency
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Respiratory-tract Conditions

Immunologists diagnose and treat conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and COPD that affect the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, bronchi and lungs.Compare with other Respiratory-tract Conditions specialists.

Dr. Ratkalkar typically treats 61% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

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Pneumonia
Asthma
Acute Bronchitis
Shortness of Breath
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Check Dr. Ratkalkar's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Ratkalkar's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Ratkalkar accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO

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
1979
Kakatiya Med Coll, Osmania U
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi

Awards

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center

Edison, NJ

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Raritan Bay Medical Center - Perth Amboy

Perth Amboy, NJ

56% Patient experience rating, 13% lower than the national average

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