Dr. Neelakshi Patel, MD

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Rheumatology | Female

Dr. Neelakshi Patel, MD

Dr. Neelakshi Patel, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Los Gatos, CA. She is 43 years old. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital and El Camino Hospital Los Gatos.

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Dr. Patel's Care Philosophy

Neelakshi Patel, MD, is one of the 300 Stanford Medicine-affiliated providers located throughout the Bay Area. She is board certified in Rheumatology.

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    Dr. Patel's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Patel to family and friends
    3.5
    based on 15 total reviews (6 with comments)
    Dr. Patel's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      GOOD
    • Office environment
      VERY GOOD
    • Staff friendliness
      GOOD
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Comments (6)
    in Saratoga Ca. |
    Dr Patel is an excellent, conscientious, knowledgeable and caring doctor. As busy as she is, I never feel like I am being rushed and never wait very long to see her. Excellent response on prescription renewals. On-site lab,x-ray and MRI is very convenient. She is competent and caring. I highly recommend her.
    in San Jose, CA |
    My initial appt was ok. She diagnosed me with Sjogrems disease and ordered lab and X-ray of my lungs. Both of which were done at her office. (BTW, very expensive lab! Over $700 for blood and urine work!). She said she would call me in 7-10 days with results and next steps. I waited and waited. Then after two plus weeks, I started calling. I left multiple messages with the front desk, and also her assistant. Nothing! It took multiple calls to finally get a call back. It was from her assistant.
    in Los Gatos, CA |
    Smart, with a great memory for your last visits/family etc, willing to go out of her way to research meds (especially as I have a really rare disease). Very personable. Easy to talk to. Extremely competent
    in Santa Clara, CA |
    She is a good doctor.Compassionate,gentle & she answers all the questions with patience and examines thoroughly. She gives enough time for the patient to feel comfortable & confident with the examination & diagnosis. However,it is a shame that her staff: reception & especially her medical assistant, are extremely incompetent.They are not at all courteous;rarely respond to messages;so much so that her medical assistant's voicemail was full for 3 weeks!It is a nightmare to deal with them.
    in Monte Sereno, Ca |
    I had undiagnosed RA that Dr Patel easily detected without any prior testing. After testing she was absolutely right and the 5 doctors I went to previously did not even mention RA!! My treatments have had the normal ups and downs but for the most part they have dramatically helped. Dr Patel is a real pro!
    in San Jose, CA |
    I would recommend Dr. Patel as a competent Doctor. I trust her diagnosis and her recommendations. The only complaint I have is that her assistant does not return calls, her voice mail is always full, and it takes weeks for lab results unless you have an appointment.
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    Dr. Patel's Care Philosophy

    Neelakshi Patel, MD, is one of the 300 Stanford Medicine-affiliated providers located throughout the Bay Area. She is board certified in Rheumatology.

    Dr. Patel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Rheumatology
    •  Board certified in Rheumatology
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    Board Certifications

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    • Rheumatology

    Conditions Treated

    • Arthritis
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bone Disorders
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dermatomyositis
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Fever
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Foot Conditions
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Disorders
    • Limb Pain
    • Limb Swelling
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lupus
    • Malaise and Fatigue
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Osteoporosis
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
    • Polymyositis
    • Psoriatic Arthritis
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Raynaud's Disease
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Scleroderma
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spondylitis
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Temporal Arteritis
    • Trigger Finger
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vasculitis

    Education

    • Medical School
      Government Medical College Jabalpur

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Rheumatology

    Procedures Performed

    • Joint Drainage
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Steroid Injection