Dr. Rachana Palnitkar, MD

Dr. Rachana Palnitkar, MD

Infectious Disease Medicine  ·  

Accepting new patients

Dr. Rachana Palnitkar, MD is an infectious disease specialist in Los Gatos, CA. She specializes in infectious disease medicine.

Valley Infectious Disease Associates

14901 National Ave Ste 202

Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Simplifi
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Palnitkar's Experience

Dr. Palnitkar's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Infectious Disease Medicine
  • Board certified in Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

1  Specialties

  • Infectious Disease Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

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.


Education data for Dr. Palnitkar is unavailable at this time.

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Palnitkar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Palnitkar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Palnitkar to family and friends
6 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Palnitkar'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 (4)

Dr. Palnitkar is fantastic. Extremely dedicated to figuring out the absolute best course of treatment, in my case for an uncommon type of staph infection. When the pharmacy couldn't fill my prescription she personally called them at 8pm to straighten things out.
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Brilliant doctor with a total concept of medicine and health care. Great diagnostician that truly cares about patients. Never in a hurry, always available, and willing to spend as much time as needed to explain to the patient what are the underlying issues and what are the options. Not hesitant to...more
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She does not talk at all and when she does it's to get you to pull the plug on your family member. How does she sleep at night? Most of all I do not think she is even on the same page as the team treating our patient in the ICU. Horrible doctor. Just do your job.
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Brilliant, caring and personable!!!
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