Dr. Lopa Patel, MD

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Dr. Lopa Patel, MD is a Pulmonology Specialist in Montclair, NJ. She is affiliated with Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, winner of the Pulmonary Care Excellence Award. She is also affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. Her office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Lopa Patel, MD

New Jersey Pulmonary & Sleep Associates

160 Walnut St Montclair, NJ 07042 ()

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my cpap machine broke and i needed a new one today; DR patel's office told me they would call me back; never did even though a told them that i cannot sleep without the machine and that i have until 4:30 to get a new machine which is 25 miles away; i called back for the third time and they gave me the manager who said that you need an appointment, i said fine what time but the receptionest who was very rude said that they are booked; what part of an emergency do you not understand; my throat can close up if i do not use the cpap machine at night; the manager Renee says well we will have to see when we can schedule you; THEY JUST DO NOT CARE; so imagine if you call they not go out of their way even for an emergency
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Apr 19, 2021
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Horribly rude office staff who created additional trauma & stress for my family during the time that my father was dying. Thanks to MY intervention in his care, we left this low-life in favor of a doctor with manners and who employs a staff that uses professionalism, instead of intimidation tactics.
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May 23, 2020
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Being limited to only 500 characters I will keep this brief. I had larnyx cancer, was operated on, radiation. Last day of radiation I collapsed, cardiac arrest, DOA and life support. Made an appointment and was told I owed her money. Evidently she was the pulmonologist who saw me in the ER. When I showed for the appointment, I was told if I didn't pay half of what I owed, she wouldn't see me. I offered to set up a payment plan like I have with other Drs. but they wouldn't accept that.
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West Caldwell – Apr 18, 2018
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As a medical professional with over 32 years experience in patient care I found it appalling that Dr. Patel NEVER considered or listened to her patients concerns and experience with their disease process. She refuses to provide patients with severe sleep apnea, chronic bronchitis with any prescription medications, instead telling "That is your primary physicians job!". I was also told: "When you get sick go directly to the Emergency Room, do not come to my office!" Terrible bedside manor!
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • 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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cedar grove, nj – Aug 30, 2017
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Dr Lopa Patel is an excellent physician and human being. She is smart and caring and takes time with her patients. Her office staff is most courteous and efficient
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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Sally Starin in Clifton, NJ – Aug 22, 2017
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great experience. highly intelligent, stayed on point with my concerns, used our time together efficiently by covering all my questions, and still being personable and courteous. I have experienced many doctors who have spent more time asking me about my religion and culture, rather than showing any concern over my health- this was a refreshing experience.
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
6 people found this helpful
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Feb 14, 2017
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Highly recommend. Left the office feeling great- polite and courteous office staff and extremely polite doctor who was attentive to my needs and concerns. It was refreshing
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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Metuchen, NJ – Feb 08, 2017
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I highly recommend Dr Patel to anyone looking for a sleep doctor or a pulmonologist. Contrary to a few of the previous comments, I found her to be highly personable, knowledgeable, and highly efficient. She asked all the right questions, and was sure she got a comprehensive picture before proceeding with treatment plans. Efficiency is key when it comes to patient/doctor time and I for one appreciate that she is so efficient.
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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Metuchen, NJ – Feb 07, 2017
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Poor insight not trustworthy.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • 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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PT in East Orange, NJ – Jan 27, 2017
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I have visited & seen many physicians and specialist in my lifetime. This was my worst experience! Doctor Lupa Patel talks an rarely listens. I strongly recommend that she gets some extra training in all aspects of the medical field.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • 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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Rev. James Murray in New Jersey – Nov 29, 2016
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Both times I saw this doctor I experienced her rude, arrogant and condescending attitude. She acts like she hates her job and her patients. Stares at computer screen the entire consult, barely making eye contact. She does not listen and repeats questions over and over, even if you've answered them. She talks over you and does not listen. My last visit she kept me waiting 45 min and saw pharma reps before me even tho I was waiting. I walked out of the visit half way through. The worst. Staff rude
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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RR in Montclair, NJ – Sep 15, 2016
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Upon placing my initial call to schedule my first appointment, I was greeted by polite and patient staff who helped me find a time that fit my schedule. I got in to see Dr. Patel relatively soon after calling, which was highly appreciated. The Dr. was very kind, she listened patiently as I explained how I was feeling, she asked me questions to help her diagnose, and more importantly she thoroughly explained her thought process as well as the options I had for treatment. Would def recommend
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
6 people found this helpful
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Ashley in Union, NJ – Apr 26, 2016
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Very poor diagnostic skills.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • 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
7 people found this helpful
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Montclair, NJ – Apr 05, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Lopa Patel, MD is a Pulmonology Specialist in Montclair, NJ. She is affiliated with Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, winner of the Pulmonary Care...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonology
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonology
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Education

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Awards

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

Dr. Patel frequently treats Wheezing, Shortness of Breath, and Asthma. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Patel treats.

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

Dr. Patel's office is located at 160 Walnut St, Montclair, NJ 07042. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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Dr. Patel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Wheezing
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Wheezing more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Shortness of Breath
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Shortness of Breath more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Asthma
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Asthma more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoprovocation Test
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Common Cold
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Diffusion Capacity Test
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Narcolepsy
  • Obesity
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • PET-CT Scan
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • 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
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Snoring
  • Swine Flu
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Ultrasound, Endobronchial
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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(973) 783-5276

Dr. Patel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Amerihealth
Amerihealth HMO
Amerihealth PPO
Direct POS
Direct Value Network POS
Personal Choice PPO
Value Network HMO
Value Network PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
HealthFirst
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Locations

New Jersey Pulmonary & Sleep Associates

New Jersey Pulmonary and Sleep Associates160 Walnut St Montclair, NJ 07042
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