Dr. Umesh A. Patel, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 65

Dr. Umesh A. Patel, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Covington, LA. Dr. Patel has more experience with Heart Conditions than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Lakeview Regional Medical Center and Our Lady Of The Angels Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Patel to book an appointment.

Dr. Patel

LA Heart Center

39 Starbrush Cir Covington, LA 70433
Accepting new patients

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Patel

4.7

Based on 60 ratings

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I feel blessed to have such a caring doctor! He really listens to every problem! Thank God for Dr Patel??
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Stephany Ferguson – Jun 29, 2021
I would absolutely recommend him to anyone!! I had a telehealth visit with him in January and had just gotten 3 new diagnoses in a short period of time and was referred to him for Dysautonomia/POTS. I did not know why I was so sick and he explained everything very precisely to me and surprised me with the fact that he knew all about the other diseases I was diagnosed with. He was very patient and spent a great deal of time explaining to me why I was so sick and what he could do. He singlehandedly helped with my anxiety about most of what was going on better than the other physicians I had seen about my other diagnoses. He immediately sent all of the information I needed through the portal and via email so I could start following his orders to get better. My tests were all scheduled by his office pretty close to one another and in a timely fashion. I am much better and on my way to improving more with his assistance. I was lucky to be referred. He has been a LIFESAVER!
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Shelley Stearns – Mar 11, 2021
Dr. Patel has been a life changer. He listens to his patients and actually takes the time to figure out the best course of action for the individual patient. He really truly cares and will get down to the bottom of your issues. I wouldn’t be here today without him. I would and have recommended him to many people. With POTS rising due to covid I’m sure many will be seeking out help and he is the doctor I would recommend.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Summer WattersL – Feb 23, 2021
Dr. Patel was very easy to talk to and really felt like a partner in my health journey. I have recently experienced some confusing and embarrassing symptoms and Dr. Patel made me feel comfortable talking about them and normalizing them with my condition. He has a wonderful bedside manner and I would highly recommend him!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kristie – Feb 18, 2021
Absolutely amazing doctor! Really takes the time to listen to you and understand your problems. 10/10 would recommend!
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Feb 06, 2021
Dr. Patel is very warm and an attentive listener who knows his patients and their needs.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kathy – Feb 04, 2021
I love how thorough Dr. Patel is with his patience! It is very convenient now that the lab is right there in the office for drawing blood. There is somewhat of a wait we’re going to his office, not during Covid, but that is because he is so thorough with each patient and gives them the time and care that is needed. He’s an excellent diagnostician and a caring physician. As an RN it is difficult to find a position that you can trust, know, and like as a treating physician. The wait time is the only reason for 4 1/2 stars versus five.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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RCS – Jan 01, 2021
Very informative
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Mary – Jan 01, 2021
Friendly, intelligent and patient. VERY knowledgeable.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Cheryl Adams – Dec 01, 2020
Visit went very well and like Dr Patel and his professionalism. Problem is the follow up with his office. Can’t count on office to follow through with Dr’s instructions. Very, very disappointed and this has happened more than once. Totally dissatisfied!!!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mark Tupper – Nov 18, 2020
Yesterday was my first visit with Dr Patel. Dr Patel listened to everything I had to say, he took the time to explain things to me in a manner I could understand exactly what he is talking about. He discussed my treatment in depth, and made sure I understood the road ahead. I feel he took a genuine interest in me and my medical issue. I’m so happy I was referred to Dr Patel!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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DD – Nov 07, 2020
I had my first visit with Dr. Patel today. It was so nice to have a doctor educate me on Dysautonomia instead of the other way around. He has some very basic easy suggestions that my other cardiologist of 15 Years have never mentioned. I’m confident Dr. Patel will help me regain a lot of my quality of life.
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Kayla S. – Nov 05, 2020
It was great, very helpful
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 03, 2020
Very nice doctor. Very detailed, explains everything and takes his time so you don't feel rushed at all.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Theresa K. Hron – Oct 09, 2020
Wonderful doctor and staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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CRat – Oct 06, 2020
Two of my (now adult) children see Dr. Patel for Dysautononia and its fall out. Dr. Patel is kind, patient, and fully engaged in listening to his patients (and caregivers) and working with them to provide comprehensive care and treatment. He has been a rock in a storm for them and me.
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Wendy G – Jul 02, 2020
Wendy, Thank you so much for your gracious...Read More
I have been a patient of Dr. Patel's for 10 years. Dr. Patel listens and builds relationships with his patients which lead to trust and more importantly hope which assists in the healing process. Dr. Patel is always informed on the latest advancements in his field and particularly in the area of dysautonomia. His office staff are well organized and prompt and his nurse Amber is amazing and always returns my calls. I would highly recommend Dr. Patel.
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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Jill Haidler – Jun 29, 2020
Jill, Thank you so much for your gracious...Read More
There aren't enough words to express the level of care and true concern Dr. Patel puts into each of his patients. Hes very genuine and caring, never brushing off your symptoms or conditions. At my lowest medical point he has been my light??
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
4 people found this helpful
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Kelly Melancon – Jun 28, 2020
Kelly, Thank you so much for your gracious...Read More
Dr. Patel is the best doctor I have ever had, no one knew what was wrong with me, and Dr. Patel knew it was Dysautonomia, if you need a wonderful doctor please go to Dr. Patel, Thank God for him.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Denise Anderson – May 30, 2020
Denise, Thank you so much for your gracious...Read More
It is "Covid" time, so my first appointment with Dr. Patel was virtual. I was worried it would be limited and incomplete because of the lack of in person meeting, but I was incorrect. Dr. Patel spent a full hour with me, and was very attentive and responsive. I live 3 hours away, and the appointment was so convenient, and I hope to have many of my future appointments this way with Dr. Patel!
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Dina – May 11, 2020
Dina, Thank you so much for your gracious...Read More

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Prevention is indeed better than cure, but it is never too late to take care of your health and redirect priorities. Prevention Works! I consider it an...Read more

Biography

Dr. Umesh Patel, MD FACC has an international background and multi-cultural upbringing in a medical family, which has allowed him to have a unique perspective...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiology Echocardiography
  • Cardiovascular Nuclear Radiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Geriatric Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Vascular Sonography
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1989
Tulane University of Louisiana
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Tulane U Med Sch
Internship Hospital
1984
Medway Area Hospitals, Kent, England
Residency Hospital
1976
University College, University of London
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Gujarati

Awards

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Is Dr. Umesh A. Patel, MD accepting new patients?

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

Dr. Patel frequently treats Heart Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Patel specializes.

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

Dr. Patel's office is located at 39 Starbrush Cir, Covington, LA 70433. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Umesh A. Patel, MD speak?

Dr. Patel speaks Gujarati and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Umesh A. Patel, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Patel has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Patel

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Patel treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Patel treats other conditions, please contact the office at (985) 871-4155.

Heart Conditions

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Dr. Patel is experienced in the area of Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Supraventricular Tachycardia
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Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Stenting
  • Angina
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
  • Arterial Duplex Ultrasound
  • Atherectomy
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Blood Pressure Management
  • Calcium Score
  • Cardiac Event Monitor
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carotid Vertebral Sonography
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Diabetes Management
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Revascularization
  • Coronary Artery Revascularization Using Arterial Conduits
  • Coronary Atherectomy
  • Coronary Interventional Procedures
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Coumadin® Management
  • Cryoablation
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • Defibrillator Implantation
  • Device Implantation and Extraction
  • Diagnostic Angiography
  • Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Dizziness
  • Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Extremity Ultrasound
  • Familial Dysautonomia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Genetic Testing
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • In-Office Ultrasound
  • Interpretation of Exercise Stress Tests
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lower Extremity Peripheral Ultrasound
  • Medication Management
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Motor Neuropathy, Peripheral With Dysautonomia
  • Non-Transplant Heart Failure Treatment
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Pacemaker Implantation, Permanent
  • Pacemaker Implantation, Temporary
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Angiograms
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Vascular Intervention
  • Peripheral Vascular Stenting
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
  • Preventive Care
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • PTCA - Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stenting
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Stress Test
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE)
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
  • Ultrasound, Cardiac
  • Ultrasound, SMA
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Stenting
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wellness Examination

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Dr. Patel accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Care Connection PPO
Blue Care Security
Blue Care Security HMO
Blue Care Security PPO
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Lincs
Blue Lincs HMO
Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
Blue Preferred
Blue Solutions HMO
Blue Traditional
Blue Traditional HMO
Blue Traditional POS
Blue Traditional PPO
Health Select
Medicare Blue PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
Cigna
Behavioral Health
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HAP Insurance
Medicare Advantage PPO
Health Net
Advantage Platinum HMO
Medicaid
Universal Care
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Gold
Gold Plus Choice PPO
Gold Plus HMO
Medicare Advantage
Medicare PPO
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Keystone Health Plan East
Medicare Advantage HMO
MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of Puerto Rico
Choice
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
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Medicaid
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Locations

LA Heart Center

Covington39 Starbrush Cir Covington, LA 70433
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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