Dr. Philip J. Patel, MD

Dr. Philip J. Patel, MD

Cardiology | Male | 50 years old

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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."Read more

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4.4
based on 23 total surveys (9 with reviews)
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Patel's Office & Staff
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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's Care Philosophy

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."

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 Cardiology
  •  Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • 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 Disease (CAD)
  • Diabetes
  • 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 Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Boston University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Internship Hospital
    Mayo Medical School

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo Medical School

    Completed in 1998

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mayo Medical School

    Completed in 2002

  • Undergraduate School
    University of California At Berkeley

    Graduated in 1988

  • Other Education
    Boston University Graduate School

    Completed in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Adult Cardiology
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Cardiology
  • Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiac Aneurysms
  • Cardio-Oncology
  • Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases
  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Geriatric Cardiology
  • Hypertension
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology

Procedures Performed

  • 3D Ultrasound
  • Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
  • 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
  • In-Office Ultrasound
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
  • Ultrasound, Cardiac
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

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