Dr. Sonia Patel, MD

PsychiatryFemaleAge 47

Dr. Patel

James M. Manaligod MD Inc.

3615 Harding Ave Ste 510 Honolulu, HI 96816

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Dr. Sonia Patel, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Honolulu, HI. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Patel to book an appointment.

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Dr. Patel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Psychiatric Evaluation
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Dr. Patel performs Psychiatric Evaluation more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Patel performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
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Dr. Patel performs Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Patel performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Dementia or Depression Screening
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Dr. Patel performs Dementia or Depression Screening more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Patel performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Patel

3.7

Based on 15 ratings

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  • Appointment scheduling (10)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (10)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (5)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
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I've been to therapy for several years before Dr. Patel without much improvement. Once I was referred to her however my mental state has improved dramatically and I'm now in a much better place with her guidance and teaching. I'm so thankful and definitely recommend seeing her.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aj in Honolulu, HI – Aug 14, 2018
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As a parent, I really want to stress how much I do not recommend seeing Dr. Patel. My son’s mental state significantly deteriorated as treatment with this doctor continued, and I hope that future parents looking into treatment will see this comment. I know that other people who have commented on this page have varying point of views, but this is just my own.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jun 22, 2018
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Dr. Patel seemed fairly competent at first, but as my child continued with treatment, that impression quickly faded. Please do not directly address my comment (as I’ve seen the ones written below), because everyone has their own experiences, and not all of them are positive. As much as I would like to leave a good review, I wouldn’t be telling the truth. We all want the best quality of care for our loved ones, so by being completely honest,I hope that other concerned parents will benefit from it
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Jun 22, 2018
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(Not sure if I mentioned this in my first review, so i'm adding it now) Dr. Patel is a straight up kind of psychiatrist. She treated us with respect while also pointing out things that were difficult to hear for us as a family because she wanted to help us work through the difficult things to really help us. At first I thought it was only our kid with the problem, but I think I understand what Dr. Patel means by a the child not being in a vacuum. She is smart, caring, & gave us clear treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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RJ in Honolulu, HI – Jun 17, 2018
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From the first session and on, she spends ample time with our son and us (parents). She gave us solid treatment direction, pros and cons of treatment, and was knowledgeable on evidence based treatments. We highly recommend her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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S in Honolulu, HI – Jun 17, 2018
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I would not recommend seeing her. She was unable to provide solid, structured treatment plans for my child, and only spoke with us rather than taking the steps to further their growth outside of the office. Dr. Patel is nice enough, but from our experience, she was very ineffective.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
18 people found this helpful
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Jun 15, 2018
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I'd taken my daughter to several Honolulu psychiatrists with fancy doctor websites in private practice & at Kaiser and they just pushed meds & didn't really talk or listen to her or me. When we found Dr. Patel, everything was different & so much better. Dr. Patel is kind, smart, & helped not only our daughter but also us, the family. Dr. Patel took the time to help my daughter learn how to express herself & build her self esteem without pushing meds. My daughter went from suicidal to confident!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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JD in honolulu, HI – Jun 06, 2018
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Best psychiatrist ever. Saved our daughter's life. Whoever wrote the negative review below is mistaken and perhaps they did not like what Dr. Patel had to say or perhaps they did not want to take a look at themselves and their family ways. Dr. Patel is extremely professional and did NOT mix her personal life with treatment. Also, she does not run the support group (that is run by Kristen Lindsey-Dudley, RD, MPH). I highly recommend Dr. Patel. She's the best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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SF in Honolulu, HI – Jun 02, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Sonia Patel, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Honolulu, HI. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Patel to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Education

University Hi J a Burns School Med
Residency Hospital
University Of Hawaii John A Burns School Of Medicine
Medical School

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What are Dr. Sonia Patel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Patel frequently treats Psychiatric Evaluation, Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery , and Dementia or Depression Screening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Patel treats.

Where is Dr. Sonia Patel, MD's office located?

Dr. Patel's office is located at 3615 Harding Ave Ste 510, Honolulu, HI 96816. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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James M. Manaligod MD Inc.3615 Harding Ave Ste 510 Honolulu, HI 96816
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