Dr. Umesh Patel, MD

Dr. Umesh Patel, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Umesh Patel, MD is a cardiology specialist in Covington, LA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University College, University Of London in 1979 and specializes in cardiology, cardiovascular & metabolic diseases, and more.Read his story

39 Starbrush Cir

Covington, LA 70433

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  • ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
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Autonomic Disorders
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more than 98% of peers
Cardiovascular Stress Test
very high
more than 97% of peers
Heart Palpitations
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Patel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Patel "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 on how to relate to and interact with his patients to deliver exceptional care, as outlined in Who's Who in the World 2015. He completed college in London, England, and earned a medical degree from the University of London in 1979, followed by five years of post-graduate education in England, with a further five years of residency and fellowship at Tulane University Medical School Department of Medicine. Having successfully obtained four Board Certifications in multiple specialties, he commenced practicing cardiology in 1989 and has been instrumental in the development of cardiology services on the Northshore area of Greater New Orleans. At the Louisiana Heart Hospital & Medical Group, Lacombe, LA and Heart and Vascular Clinic, Covington, LA he held multiple leadership positions, including Founding Member, Governing Board Member, Medical Director, Chairman of the Departments of Internal Medicine & Cardiology, etc. He developed and implemented multiple clinic and hospital protocols that reduced errors and increased patient safety and satisfaction. When the owners of the Louisiana Heart Hospital & Medical Group abruptly closed those facilities, he and his staff joined the Louisiana Heart Center in Covington, LA to continue delivering excellence in patient care. He enjoys diagnosing patients' problems and tailoring treatment plans to their individual needs, with a strong emphasis on preventative care to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations. As a testimony to his rich educational and cultural background, he is open to patients using complementary medical approaches in conjunction with traditional Western science based medical practice. To learn more about Dr. Umesh Patel, please enter his name in any internet search engine or call the office."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Patel "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 honor and privilege to assist patients with their medical needs. Being open to consideration of non-traditional therapies and providing natural options for disease management and wellness, empowers patients to be in charge of their own health. "

15  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Adult Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases
  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
  • Cardiovascular Nuclear Radiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Geriatric Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Vascular Sonography

3  Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

108  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Accelerated Hypertension
  • Allergic Reactions to Medications
  • Angina
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Arrhythmia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrial Tachyarrhythmia With Short PR Interval
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Occlusion
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Carotid Sinus Syncope
  • Chemical Sensitivity
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Diabetes
  • Diastolic Dysfunction
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Dizziness
  • Edema
  • Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia
  • Familial Dysautonomia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fatigue
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Block
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Triglycerides
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Idiopathic Edema
  • Leg Circulation
  • Leg Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Medication Issues
  • Medication-Induced Muscle Weakness
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Multifocal Premature Beats
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Palpitations
  • Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Sinus Arrhythmia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stroke
  • Suprarenal Aneurysm
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncopal Paroxysmal Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Transient Tachycardia
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventricular Arrhythmia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Fibrillation, Idiopathic
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Visceral Aneurysm
  • Weakness
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133  Procedures

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  • University College, University Of London
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • University College, University Of London
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • University Of London
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Medway Area Hospitals, Kent, England
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Tulane University Med School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Tulane University Of Louisiana
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Tulane University Of Louisiana
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • Gujarati
  • English

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Dr Patel is very caring and really listens to your history and issues. He is open minded and believes that you are the shaper of your along with his guidance and advice. I feel confident with his knowledge and assistance.
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Dr Patel and his staff have cared for me over the last 8 years. I have received the absolute BEST care and cardiac treatments from his interactions. He has my total trust and I have referred many others to him.
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He is one of the excellent cardiologist who took care of my complex cardiac problems.He is very thorough in his examination and he also found autonomic imbalance which was not diagnosed by other doctors. With this diagnosis and treatment I am living normal life.He is very courteous and polite .
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Dr. Patel takes his time and is very thorough. His nurse Is also top notch.
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Dr. Patel is absolutly the best at his profession! He makes sure you understand all that pertains to you before leaving his office (all is written out for your records). He takes his time to make sure that the patient understands all of your options and answers all questions that you may have. ...Read More
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