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Dr. Sheela Bhat, MD

Internal Medicine ·  Female · Age 48

Dr. Bhat

Dr. Sheela Bhat, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Tucson, AZ and has been practicing for 18 years. She graduated from Mangalore University / Kasturba Medical College and specializes in internal medicine.


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(520) 290-9151

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Dr. Bhat's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Valley Fever
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

Biography

Dr. Sheela Bhat, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Tucson, AZ and has been practicing for 18 years. She graduated from Mangalore University / Kasturba Medical College and specializes in internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Long Island College Hospital
Internship Hospital
Mangalore University / Kasturba Medical College
Medical School
2001
Long Island College Hospital
Residency Hospital
2001

Languages

  • Kannada
  • English

Awards

Dr. Bhat's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bhat

2.7

Based on 18 reviews

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Dr. Bhat is so patient and kind and very thorough. She takes her time, yet does not waste time. I really apprciate her kind, caring bedside manner. I'm so happy I found her.
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Leak in patient privacy via large gap under exam room doors. Conversation can be heard from waiting room. Seems to be using students as office personnel on a regular basis, keeping the patient confidence at a low level. Too frequent of patient visits per year, based on medical conditions. Failure to follow up with patient regarding test results. Verbally giving patient false test results. Dismissing patient pain complaint without investigating. Look at the patient more than the computer, ok?
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Dr. Bhat was amazing. I have allot of health issues and she went through everything with me. She was kind and understanding. Her staff was helpful and informative. I would have already recommended her to my friends and family.
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Friendly staff, personal care from Dr. Sheela Bhat
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Great physician, amazing service. Would highly recommend her. They have really cleaned house!
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She listens. Since I've been in my body all my life and know it best, I find it refreshing that she was willing to hear me and not just dictate a course of action. That said, she doesn't ask a lot of questions. The patient should be prepared to be an active participant in their own well-being.
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I would not recommend going the Dr. S. Bhat unless it was an emergency and have at least an hour or two to be seen. "A business (new office) counts of the income". Reprehensible.
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I normally see the other doctor. But he wasn't available and I needed to see someone quickly. The office accommodated me so I could get in the next day. I saw Dr Bhat and she was excellent. She was able to review and recommend an appropriate treatment for my bronchitis. It helped tremendously that I was able to get in so quickly and get seen by another professional in the office.
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The worst doctor I've had in my life, and I've had many. She will spend no time asking probing questions. All standard stuff, no life force in her. No person to try and understand you. Just terrible. I mean it.
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I've gone in twice. The 1st time I saw Dr. Bhat and was made to feel like an inconvenience and did not feel I received the full checkup I was looking for. The second time I had difficulty finding the new location, attempted calling for 15 minutes and kept being hung up on. The receptionist was rudely taking her frustrations out on the patients. I waited for an hour and asked to leave for another appointment. The receptionist challenged my informing her of my wait and continued to be rude.
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Her staff has sent my prescription to the wrong pharmacy twice. Dr. Bhat is not patient oriented. She spends very little time with me during my visits and makes me feel like I'm a monthly payment.
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