Dr. Philip Patel, MD

Dr. Philip Patel, MD

Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Philip Patel, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Rancho Mirage, CA. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.

39000 Bob Hope Dr

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Contact Information

(760) 346-0642

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • CareSource
  • 27 More

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more than 99% of peers
Chest Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cardiovascular Stress Test
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Patel "When attending to his patients, Dr. Patel states that he lives and works by two general standards, "First, I treat each patient as if he or she were my own family member. Second, I treat each of my patients the way I would want to be treated.""


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  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases
  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Diabetes
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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  • 3D Ultrasound
  • Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • Cardiac Event Monitor
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Extremity Ultrasound
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Impella Device
  • In-Office Ultrasound
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
  • Ultrasound, Cardiac
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

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.


  • University Of California At Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Mayo Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Mayo Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Mayo Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Boston University Graduate School
    Other Education | Completed 1990

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
based on 26 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Patel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Blythe, CA |
I've seen a lot of doctors in my 71 years and doctor Patel has been by far my best experience. Wait time in office is less than 30 minutes, the staff is kind and well trained. Doctor Patel really does treat his patients like family and he's willing to listen to you and work with you so you get to care you want. If i could give him 10 stars I would.
Palm Desert, CA |
Dr seemed knowledgeable, attentive, good bed side manner, explained changes and medications uses. Office staff, the involved with medications and the prescriptions were less than nice. Medication issue led to discovery follow up isn't important. A medication issue from a SAT, called on MON first of business-never resolved, hung up on by "answering service" when attempted to get medication. Errors, medication incorrect doses can occur, this may have been dangerous. Not dealt with properly.
in Coachella, CA |
Excellent in Diagnosis, Treatment Plan, Referral To Surgeon, Clear Communicator, Excellent Follow-up, Inspires confidence in his competency.
in Palm Desert, CA |
Dr Patel wrote incorrect diagnosis on lab and test order forms which were submitted to my insurance company - now I cannot correct with them that I do NOT have hypertension or hyperlipodemia, which I've never had and there is no way Dr. Patel could think that because he never saw Cholesterol test results for me and my blood pressure was 117/82 when I was in his office. To be fair, I know he is a busy man, but incorrect is incorrect and my insurance company has been misinformed.
in Indio, CA |
I have been seeing Dr. Patel for several years. His proactive approach to my health is outstanding and I am not just another "number" in his system. His knowledge of Cardiology is excellent and demonstrates that in his ability to communicate to me in language and care that I can understand. His Staff that has been part of any tests I have taken which were directed by him provided outstanding service and a caring attitude to assure me of not having any concerns during the procedures.
in Indio, CA |
I have been a patient of Dr. Patel for ten years. He has always been very professional and has a wonderful sense of humor. Dr. Patel always answers my questions and I never feel rushed.
in Rancho Mirage |
I would NOT recommend Dr Patel, I visited for a NEW PATIENT EXAM and he received 3 texts while I was in the exam room which he DID look at and a phone call which he took. Four interruptions and he spent barely 5 min with me. He did not even look at my computer, Health History which I filled out before this visit, (which I waited at least a month for) He also changed my original apt for HIS convenience which was NO PROBLEM for me but then THIS was the way I was treated as a NEW PATIENT!
in Palm Springs, CA |
Dr Patel has been my cardiologist for about four months. I explained my problems and he ordered necessary tests, gave me diagnosis and arranged for surgical treatment. I think he is the best doctor I have been do, especially because he cares!
in Temecula, CA |
I am starting my 10th year as a patient of Dr. Patel's and couldn't be more satisfied with the exceptionally competent, quality care that I have received. Dr. Patel is an eminently qualified Cardiologist who cares deeply for his patient's overall well being. I am truly grateful to be one of his patients.
La Quinta, CA |
I felt like Dr. Patel took no time with me, he did not listen to me, evidenced by the fact that the diagnosis on test requisitions had nothing to do with what we discussed or my clinical status, they seemed to be random shots for a diagnostic code. I was rushed, I had no chance to ask questions and he never explained the tests he was ordering or for what reason. I just did not feel comfortable and have decided to find another cardiologist.
in Palm Springs, CA |
Dr.Patel is an excellent cardiologist whom I trust with my medical care. The office staff is medically untrained and all seem to be running into each other like chickens with their heads cut off. When you call for an urgent appointment the NEXT AVAILABLE appointment is always somewhere in the distant future. They have never heard of same day appointments or same week appointments. Then, when you have patiently waited, frequently they call you to reschedule the appointment.
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Dr. Patel accepts 36 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Bluegrass Family Health
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
    Advantra PPO
    Carelink PPO
    Coventry Health Care PPO
    Group Plan PPO
    Optimum Choice PPO
    Platinum PPO
    SouthCare PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
    Employer Group HMO
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSmart
    HealthSmart PPO
    Preferred Care PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care Network PPO
    Choice Care PPO
    Choice PPO
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Blue Choice 65
    Blue Choice 65 Select
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Medicare Advantage PPO
    Medicare of California PPO
  • Medico
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    Integrated Health Plan (IHP) PPO
    MultiPlan Wellmark PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • POMCO Group
    POMCO Group PPO
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Uniform Medical Plan Classic
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Tricare
    Family Health Plan PPO
    TriCare for Life
    Tricare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Basic PPO
    CarePlus Medicare Advantage PPO
    Choice Plus POS
    Choice Plus PPO
    Golden Rule PPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Medicare Supplement PPO
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare Arizona PPO
    PacifiCare California PPO
    PacifiCare Medicare Advantage PFFS
    PacifiCare PPO
    Secure Horizons PPO
    UHC Illinois PPO
    United Behavioral Health PPO
    United Healthcare PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Wellcare of Georgia
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Patel has admitting privileges

Eisenhower Medical Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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