EXPERIENCE Dr. Rupesh Parikh's philosophy of taking care of the patient first and the disease second, has led him to become highly regarded and respected within the local community and throughout the country. He is the recipient of numerous notable awards including the Patients' Choice Award 2008-2011, Most Compassionate Doctor Award 2010-2015 and was named America's Top Oncologist by the Consumer Research Council of America. Since joining CCCN in 2005, Dr. Parikh has been proactive in the fight against cancer having served as Principal Investigator for a number of clinical trials. With access to over 150 clinical trials, Dr. Parikh treats patients who have traveled from out of state as well as many local patients. Besides being active in clinical research, Dr. Parikh also strives to give back to the medical community as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for Touro University, helping to teach the practitioners of tomorrow. He has authored several publications and currently serves as the Chairman of the Pharmacy & Therapeutic Committee and Vice Chief of Staff at the St. Rose Hospitals in the Las Vegas/Henderson area. Prior to joining CCCN, Dr. Parikh was the lead researcher for enrolling patients onto clinical trials at Southern California Permanente Medical Group at Kaiser Fontana. He served on the Regional Cancer Committee and was the Chairman of the Local Cancer Committee as well. AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST Breast, Colon and Lung Cancer, GYN Oncology and Sarcoma. As an Oncologist he sees all tumors. Dr. Parikh also sees a variety of hematologic malignancies and Lymphomas. His extensive research in the Leukemia & Lymphoma field has been published in Neoplastic Diseases of the Blood, 4th edition. BOARD CERTIFIED Internal Medicine Medical Oncology EDUCATION FELLOWSHIP: University of Oklahoma, Hematology/Oncology RESIDENCY: St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, Internal Medicine – Chief Resident MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS American Society of Clinical Oncology, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Chairman of the Pharmacy & Therapeutic Committee – St. Rose Hospitals, Clark County Medical Society, Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP), Credentialing Committee Member – St. Rose Hospitals, Nevada Cancer Research Foundation, Nevada Oncology Society, Nevada State Medical Association, UCLA Community Oncology Research Network, Translational Oncology Research International (TORI) and US Oncology Research Network PERSONAL Dr. Parikh is married with children. He is fluent in several languages and enjoys traveling. He also enjoys reading, teaching, sports, kite flying and spending time with his family.
"Treating the patient, not just the disease" Treating a patient?s spirit and dignity goes hand-in-hand with treating the illness. As physicians, we need to foster the patients? inner strength and courage to prevail the feelings of sadness and hopelessness. The drugs that are available to treat the disease are relatively standard across the country, but in treating the patient, we all have to break the mold of how we were taught and learn that the patient comes first. Integrative Medicine!
Dr. Parikh's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Medical Oncology
Board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
Why It Matters: Dr. Parikh's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Adrenal Gland Cancer
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
Bile Duct Cancer
Carcinoma in Situ
Central Nervous System Lymphoma
Fallopian Tube Cancer
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
Head and Neck Cancer
Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Small Intestine Cancer
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Hematologic Disorder Treatment
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Nevada.
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If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University of California at Riverside
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
American Univ Of The Caribbean
Medical School | Graduated 1996
St Agnes Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
St Agnes Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
University of Oklahoma
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Parikh has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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