Dr. Pooja Patel, MD

Dr. Pooja Patel, MD

Rheumatology | Female | 37 years old

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Dr. Patel specializes in Rheumatology and practices in Tallahassee, FL. She practices at 1 location.

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Tallahassee, FL |
I was told that I would be seeing Doctor Patel every other visit but I have not seen her since the initial visit. The P.A. That I have seen, Ginny Cheshire, has messed up my medicines. I called the and left a message at 8 a.m. for the nurse to call me on Wednesday. No return call. I called on Thursday at 8 a.m. And said I needed to speak to the nurse about my medicine. That Ginny had my medicine messed up. This is Saturday and I still have not received a phone call. I WILL NOT BE GOING BACK.
Tallahassee, FL |
She was very rude ! She acted as if I was making up everything I was telling her. And she kept saying over & over... you know if you really do have RA you will have to go thru Chemo. Uh NO. Needless to say - I am NOT going back.
in Tallahassee, FL |
Be prepared to be treated as if you are just another number to them. They rarely return phone calls or messages through the portal. Emergency situations are not important and you will wait for months before actions are followed through. I don't mind Dr. Patel being upfront and to the point, but she shows no sympathy and makes excuses for her office staff not following through with insurance approvals. I'm very dissapointed and switching to another rheumatologist.
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Dr. Patel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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 Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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