Dr. Pankaj Patel, MD

Dr. Pankaj Patel, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
(12)
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Dr. Pankaj Patel, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Lake Placid, FL. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 16 years.

1358 US 27 N

Lake Placid, FL 33852

Contact Information

(863) 385-5129

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • 25 More

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Top Care Areas

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Constipation
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diarrhea
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
2

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
  • Acid Reflux
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenitis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Heartburn
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Polyps
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Procedure
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Intraoral Camera
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Upper GI Series

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • St. George's University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Winthrop University Hospital
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Columbia-Presby Med Ctr-Columbia U
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Winthrop University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Advanced Therapeutic Eus/Ercp
    Other Education | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Patel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Patel to family and friends
3.6
based on 12 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

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

Patient Comments (4)

in Avon Park, FL |
I have been a patient of Dr. Patel for 10 years. Dr. Patel always takes the time to talk with me in detail about my medical issues during an appointment. He is knowledgeable, and I always feel that Dr. Patel has my best interests at heart.
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Sebring, FL |
Go with Dr. Thakkar instead. This doctor couldn't believe that I had diverticulitis at such a young age. He told me to not worry about it and eat normal. I informed him my primary doctor had an MRI performed on me and had diagnosed me. Dr. Patel said it was probably a misdiagnosis (without having...more
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in Sebring, FL |
Intelligent, Professional, No Nonsense Dr. He is Concise and to the point. The treatment and care This Dr. provides is based on years of practical experience. In short if you like someone who tells it like it is with no sugar coating and provides the Best Medical care available anywhere, then this...more
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in Lake Placid, FL |
Recently was hospitalized with constant abdominal discomfort(3months),blood in stool that is also thin/elongated. Since I have no insurance the only way I could get the exam I needed was via E.R visit. I was admitted & waited 22 hours to see Dr. Patel, not being able to eat or drink anything but...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Patel accepts 34 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
    Medicare
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Florida Hospital Healthcare System
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
    Tricare
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Tricare
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • POMCO Group
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicaid
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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Hospitals where Dr. Patel has admitting privileges

Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center
4200 Sun N Lake Blvd
Sebring, FL 33872
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Florida Hospital Lake Placid
1210 US 27 N
Lake Placid, FL 33852
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Highlands Regional Medical Center
3600 S Highlands Ave
Sebring, FL 33870
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