Dr. Meghal Parikh, MD

Dr. Meghal Parikh, MD

Save
Rheumatology  |  
Male
(17)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Meghal Parikh, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Merced, CA. He has been practicing for 21 years.

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

Learn about Dr. Parikh

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you

Top Care Areas

new

See how frequently Dr. Parikh performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Arthritis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 96% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Parikh's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

We're trying something new with Top Care Areas.Was it helpful for you?YesNo

1

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
3

Board Certifications

  • Geriatric Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
60

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis

More

Read More
3

Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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

  • M P Shah Medical College, Saurashtra University
    Medical School | Graduated 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Parikh has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Cantonese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Parikh does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Parikh and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Parikh's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Parikh to family and friends
2.5
based on 17 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Parikh's Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
GOOD
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

in MErced, ca |
The Dr has a decent manner and seems adequately informed about treatment options but his staff at least for the past year is terrible, and what is worse is his billing system or should I say lack of. He will not take FSA cards nor can he provide you with an itemized bill?? His office...more
Flag this
Was this helpful?
Merced, CA |
Honestly he's the best dr I've seen that took my complaints seriously. He has put me at ease and now I am in the process of managing my symptoms. I have complete confidence in him as my dr. I have never had a hard time scheduling appointments and find that I am seen promptly.
Flag this
Was this helpful?
in Merced, CA |
I would not recommend Dr. Parikh, in the two years I saw him, he took me off of the meds that help me with that my previous Rheumatologist had put me on, he insisted that I take meds that I had already tried that did not work for me, he insisted that my previous rheumatologist was wrong in most of...more
Flag this
Was this helpful?
in Merced, CA |
Great doctor, got me going in the right direction to finding out what was the cause of my foot and leg problems.
Flag this
Was this helpful?

Visit Dr. Parikh

Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Parikh accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Parikh has admitting privileges

Mercy Medical Center Merced
333 Mercy Ave
Merced, CA 95340
View Hospital Profile
John C. Fremont Healthcare District
5189 Hospital Rd
Mariposa, CA 95338
View Hospital Profile