Dr. Mahendra Patel, MD

Dr. Mahendra Patel, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
(21)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Mahendra Patel, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Simi Valley, CA. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Adventist Health Simi Valley.

1156 Swallow Ln

Simi Valley, CA 93065

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Employee Health Systems
  • HealthCare Partners
  • Humana
  • Motion Picture Industry Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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Abdominal Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Stomach Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Patel "I seek to provide the most complete care to my patients. I use the latest technology and the most current understanding of disease processes to treat my patients."
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Lung Cancer
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Post-Fundoplication Problems
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Jejunostomy Tube Placement
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Hemorrhoids
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of California At Irvine / California College Of Medicine & Surgery
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • University Of California-College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Cedars Sinai Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Cedars Sinai
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Uci Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Patel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Patel to family and friends
3.0
based on 21 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Patel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Simi Valley |
I have never met a dr that cared less.
Simi Valley, CA |
I'm very surprised to see lower ratings for Dr Patel. Dr Patel has been my GI doctor for 5+ years. He treats me for ulcerative colitis, including during pregnancy. He is always very thorough without making me feel panicked when something is off (such as blood test results). He is very understanding and takes his time explaining answers to all my questions (once even drawing me a picture for clarity). I would recommend him to friends and family every time!
This is probably the worst Dr I have ever seen. He really doesn't care about his patients at all. Waiting months for appointment. Tests for one thing. If that's negative. Forget looking elsewhere. Begging for tests. Waiting months. After test waiting weeks for results. Email results with no explanation. Finally an appointment and given otc drugs. How about doing that in first place. Suffered for nothing. Maybe not malpractice but certainly zero care. If it was serious, I would be dead!
Simi Valley, CA |
Dr. Patel was recommended to me by the former head of the hospital GI dept. I can see why. He was very knowledgeable and through. He accommodated my request to go through a colonoscopy with no meds. He was very skilled and there was very little discomfort and I was able to go right back to work. I would highly recommend Dr. Patel.
in Sylmar, CA |
Dr Patel has been my Gi for over 7 yrs and i have recomended him to family and friends staff is great they have always helped me in getting me in soon and with my medications i am surprised with the ratings on this website
in Thousand Oaks, CA |
I am so surprised to see the average to negative ratings for Dr. Patel. He has always been patient answering my questions and explaining details about my visit to his office. As for his front office, they have always been pleasant. If I were to find any fault with the office staff it is that a couple times, follow through on requesting a new medication to my insurance company has been slow. Other than that, I am very pleased with the service I have received.
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Dr. Patel accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Advantage
    Choice
    Choice POS
    Choice PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    HealthKeepers Plus POS
  • Cigna
    Choice Fund PPO
    Commercial EPO
    Commercial HMO
    Commercial PPO
    Indemnity EPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Employee Health Systems
  • HealthCare Partners
  • Humana
  • Motion Picture Industry Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • United Food and Commercial Workers
    United Food and Commercial Workers WC
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint
    WellPoint PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Patel has admitting privileges

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center
15031 Rinaldi St
Mission Hills, CA 91345
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Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center
215 W Janss Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Adventist Health Simi Valley
2975 Sycamore Dr
Simi Valley, CA 93065
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