Dr. Sheetal Gavankar, MD

Dr. Sheetal Gavankar, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Dr. Sheetal Gavankar, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Huntington Beach, CA and has been practicing for 12 years. She graduated from Med Coll Of Ohio in 2006 and specializes in rheumatology.

19582 Beach Blvd Ste 250

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Joint Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
very high
more than 91% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
more than 90% of peers

Dr. Gavankar's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Rheumatology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

52  Conditions Treated

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2  Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection

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.


  • Med Coll Of Ohio
    Medical School | Graduated 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gavankar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gavankar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gavankar to family and friends
23 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

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  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Gavankar's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

Dr. Gavankar is a breath of fresh air in today's medical environment. Unlike most other specialists I have seen she took a full 45 minutes to take my history, review the reports I had brought with me, do a thorough clinical exam, answer all of my questions and explain everything in clear, easy to...more
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very arrogant doesn't relate well to people if it isn't in black and white she can't explain it
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I have had a complicated history when it comes to finding an autoimmune disease diagnosis. Dr. Gavankar took the time to listen to me and explain everything to me. She was able to diagnosis me within a couple minutes. She helped me make a plan of care that was right for me. I am lucky to have found...more
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Find a better doctor, one who cares and won't put your well being behind their ego and childish choices. I confronted her previously about her bad bedside manner and perceived lack of personal care. It ended up being an arguing match. Cut ahead a few months the medication she prescribed needed to...more
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I went to see Dr. Gavankar for hand pain which my ortho. doctor thought could be a sign of RA based on my medical history and present symptoms. She was very patient and thorough. She conducted multiple tests and I felt she was very honest and genuine throughout our consultation. She then personally...more
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