Dr. Mohinder Poonia, MD

Dr. Mohinder Poonia, MD

Internal MedicineMaleAge 72

Accepting new patients

Dr. Mohinder Poonia, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Fresno, CA and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Punjabi University / Government Medical College medical school in 1972. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Saint Agnes Medical Center and Clovis Community Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Poonia to book an appointment.

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Mohinder S Poonia MD

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(559) 365-7147
Mohinder S Poonia MD Inc7035 N Chestnut Ave Ste 102 Fresno, CA 93720
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Based on 44 ratings

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This doctor should not have a medical license. He doesnt care about his patient's and laughs at your concerns. I have serious heart problems since 2015. Went to this guy because he is a cardiologist. He has done nothing for me. The office is set up only to collect money. Every year he has a new in office test or procedure that results in nothing but revenue for him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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S ELMORE – Feb 21, 2021
Being a cardiologist, I chose Dr. Poonia due to family history of cardio vascular issues. However...... because I have been with him for approximately 6 years and I have had enough experience, I can say without a doubt that he does not meet my expectations. I have found his office to be very disorganized, or perhaps there is a sizeable disconnect between the doctor and staff. I find him to be a poor listener and communicator. Scheduling, maintaining timely appointments, communication, follow through, all fall below my expectations and I find myself frustrated at the lack of professionalism. There has been the additional layer of confusion due to the COVID-19 situation, but with a bit of finesse, the office procedures and game plan could have been defined, carried out and communicated much better. Part of my 2021 plan will be to find another doctor.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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dmott – Jan 26, 2021
Due to Covid-19, I scheduled a telemedicne visit at a specific time and date with his front office staff. At the scheduled time and date, he nor his staff ever called. At a random time nearly 3 hours later that the scheduled time, he called me and got my voicemail. I could have understood a few minutes late or a courtesy call from his staff providing a new date and time, but that never happened. In his voicemail, he alluded to the fact I needed to be standing by my phone AWAITING HIS CALL whenever HE DECIDED to call. I'm sorry, but that's not going to fly. He needs to keep his scheduled appointments. The lack of continuity in scheduling and communication I witnessed is a good predictor of overall professionalism and quality as a doctor. As such, I took my business elsewhere.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
2 people found this helpful
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Sep 08, 2020
Excellent!
1 person found this helpful
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Sep 03, 2019
He is very good doctor, he care about patient,
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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Ramesh in Fresno, CA – Jun 03, 2019
The doctor was well-experienced, intuitive, and the service was quick and efficient. He pinpointed the problems almost immediately. He has gone out of his way to help every single time I have visited. We need more doctors like this. Simply outstanding!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Ravinder Kakkar in Fresno, CA – Feb 18, 2019
I absolutely hated this doctor. He is difficult to communicate with, and if you have issues outside of cardiology, you're better off with someone else. I had fight over fight to get basic treatment from someone who is also supposed to be a GP. He demands visits at least every other month, or you will not get your medication no matter how necessary those medications are. I've had to wait in the lobby for hours at a time to see him, and most people can't take that much time off from work.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Feb 12, 2018
Worst doctor ever! Based on his doctoral degree he may be qualified as a doctor but by heart and passion he is definitely not. He wouldn't signed me a doctor's note because he said that he don't know what I'm diagnose with. I was in pain and couldn't go to work. This doctor also request me to See an OBGY for some testing but when I call the place they keep telling me that my doctor have not send any referral so they cannot make the appointment. Also, worst & rude employees. Just want money!!!
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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Kay in FRESNO – Jan 17, 2018
No Stars. I went to this guy for a year for my heart. One day he did a body scan of some sort, he didn't say what it was for and when it was time to read the scan he said he'll be right back. Five min later his nurse came in the room and said to go to reception to schedule my next appt. I was shocked! I asked her what just happened, where is he, & why did he just do a scan and leave? She had no answer and he was with another patient. I was passed! He never did any stress tests & put false info
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Fresno, CA – Mar 28, 2017
This is not a doctor. he sees me the patient a as money maker and only ordering procedures and not listening to the real health problem. Orders heart tests for everyone including my perfectly healthy 20 year old daughter. Switching providers ASAP. He only cares about his Punjabi people but everyone else is screwed. Plan on waiting 1-2 hrs after your appt cuz they schedule 10 people at once. Horrible. Avoid this "doctor" at all costs.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Aj in Clovis, CA – Dec 16, 2016
Every time I go to see him I leave either in tears or so angry I could scream. He's the only "Dr" I've ever seen in my life that makes me feel worse after I see him than I did before. He always makes appointments for regular check ups even though it's not necessary. He only sees us as income and not people. He never listens to anything you have to say, never makes eye contact, and lose weight is his answer to everything.If you have an appoinment you can count on waiting for a few hours 2 be seen
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
2 people found this helpful
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Pissed Off Patient in Fresno, CA – Sep 29, 2016
worse doctor ever I have RA I get swollen really bad and all he tells me is do you want a magical pill to make everything go away and starts laughing on top of that if you have a appointment you won't get seen till at least 4 hours later he takes care of his people and everyone that has a appointment he puts them last
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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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fredy in fresno,ca – Jul 19, 2016
Absolutely the WORST doctor I've ever had. I agree with all the above comments because he's done exactly the same to me. I've been complaining about lower abdominal pain for months and he said it was nothing. Everybody has pain he said. Eventually I went to the ER and they discovered cancer that has spread. Avoid him at all costs. Why do they inflict these doctors only on MediCal patients.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Anonymous in Fresno, CA – Jul 13, 2016
I've never walked out of a doctor's office feeling so bad about myself. I've been dealing with the same problems for almost a year. He basically told me everything is in my head. Having what I feel is thyroid issues. He asked what my symptoms were. when I mentioned to him that i have no sex drive he asked well are you even married? Diagnosed me with chest pains and referred me to get chest xrays. I never onve mentioned any chest pains. He told me once I stop eating all my problems will go away
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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DEPRESSED AND NEEDING TO STARVE MYSELF..... in Clovis, CA – May 06, 2016
His office schedules 10 people for 8:00. You have to get there at 730 and stand outside to get a seat. The doctor shows up at 9 or 930. He always demands tests that he so conveniently, has the equipment in his office. He won't refer out He has never listened to my heart, checked glands or otherwise put his hands on me. He relies on his medical assistants and tests. AVOID!!!
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • 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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Sc in Fresno, CA – Mar 22, 2016
All my health problems are because I'm quote unquote fat she constantly tells me that I'm overweight and that all my health problems are related to that he tells me that he's going to send me to a specialist for my issues but never does I've been waiting for 3 months to see a dermatologist but he's never referred me I've been waiting six months to see a podiatrist that he said he was going to refer me to but never has
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Jennifer in Clovis – Feb 19, 2016
He always tell his patient that everything is fine even if there is a serious problem regarding patient's condition. He does not even read his assistant's note regarding the patients BP Heart rate etc... even if it is something serious. Always in a hurry and does not act professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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Joe in Fresno, CA – Jan 10, 2016

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Dr. Poonia's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fever-Induced Seizure
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Insomnia
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Laryngitis
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nausea
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Obesity
  • Orchitis
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyuria
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Proteinuria
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsillitis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tremor
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Wheezing

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Mohinder Poonia, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Fresno, CA and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Punjabi...Read more

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology

Education

1981
Beth Israel Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1979
Westchester Co Med Center
Residency Hospital
1975
St Thomas Hospital
Internship Hospital
1972
Punjabi University / Government Medical College
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Mohinder Poonia, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (559) 365-7147, and for other questions, call (559) 325-2000.

Does Dr. Mohinder Poonia, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Poonia has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Mohinder Poonia, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Mohinder Poonia, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Poonia frequently treats Chest Pain, Heart Palpitations, and All Headaches (incl. Migraine). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Poonia treats.

Where is Dr. Mohinder Poonia, MD's office located?

Dr. Poonia's office is located at 7035 N Chestnut Ave Ste 102, Fresno, CA 93720. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Mohinder Poonia, MD speak?

Dr. Poonia speaks Punjabi, Urdu, and Hindi. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Saint Agnes Medical Center

Fresno, CA

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Clovis Community Medical Center

Clovis, CA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Community Regional Medical Center

Fresno, CA

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received