Dr. Umesh Patel, MD

Dr. Umesh Patel, MD

Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
(27)
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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.

39 Starbrush Cir

Covington, LA 70433

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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Cardiovascular Stress Test
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Heart Palpitations
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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. "

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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
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Vascular Sonography
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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*
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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)
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • 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 Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney 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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Procedures

  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm Stenting
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
  • Arterial Duplex Ultrasound
  • Atherectomy
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Balloon Angioplasty
  • Blood Pressure Management
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • Calcium Score
  • Cardiac Ablation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Event Monitor
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Procedure
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
  • Cardiac Shunting Procedures With or Without Aortic Repair or Coronary Anomaly Repair
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carotid Vertebral Sonography
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Chronic Diabetes Management
  • Complex Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Ablation
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Revascularization
  • Coronary Artery Revascularization Using Arterial Conduits
  • Coronary Atherectomy
  • Coronary Interventional Procedures
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Coumadin® Management
  • Cryoablation
  • Defibrillator Implantation
  • Device Implantation and Extraction
  • Device Therapy of Heart Failure
  • Diagnostic Angiography
  • Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Extremity Ultrasound
  • Genetic Testing
  • Health Screening
  • Heart Failure Management
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Holter Monitoring
  • ICD Monitoring
  • Impella Device
  • In-Office Ultrasound
  • Interpretation of Exercise Stress Tests
  • Laser Angioplasty
  • Lipid Profile
  • Lower Extremity Peripheral Ultrasound
  • Medication Management
  • Minimally Invasive Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Non-Transplant Heart Failure Treatment
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • PTCA - Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty
  • Pacemaker Implantation, Permanent
  • Pacemaker Implantation, Temporary
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pacemaker Monitoring
  • Pacemaker Therapy for Heart Failure
  • Peripheral Angiograms
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Intervention
  • Peripheral Vascular Stenting
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Pharmacologic Stress Testing
  • Preventive Care
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty
  • Stenting
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Stress Test
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
  • Ultrasound, Cardiac
  • Ultrasound, SMA
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Stenting
  • Vein Ablation
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Weight Loss Management
  • Weight Maintenance
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Wellness Examination

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

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

Dr. Patel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Patel to family and friends
4.6
based on 27 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Patel Says:

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback so that we can continually improve the way we deliver care. Your referrals are always appreciated as an indication of your confidence and trust.

Dr. Patel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Mandeville, LA |
Dr. Patel takes his time and is very thorough. His nurse Is also top notch.
in Covington, LA |
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. His follow up and thoroughness is unmatched! He has one heck of a staff, starting with Lori Quinn-Tate RPN. I highly recommend Dr. Patel to all of our family and friends!!
in Franklinton, La |
Dr. PATEL IS THE GREATEST. TAKES TIME WITH HIS PATIENTS AND LISTENS TO THEIR NEEDS. LORI QUIN-TATE IS THE BEST AS IS ALL HIS STAFF. AS FAR AS I am concern, they're the best.
Lacombe LA |
Dr. Patel is a kind and caring medical professional who cares about his patients and treats all of his patients with the utmost care. In this day and age when most physicians try to see as many patients as possible for their “insurance quota”, Dr. Patel stands out as he actually takes the time to listen and treat his patients.
in Covington, LA |
Dr. patel is one of my favorite doctors. He spends his time with patients and works to get behind the root cause behind the issue.
in Covington, LA |
An exceptional physician with a fantastic staff !! Thank you Lori and Amber!! Ladies on front desk are super as well
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Dr. Patel accepts 42 insurance carriers
  • ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.
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Hospitals where Dr. Patel has admitting privileges

Slidell Memorial Hospital
1001 Gause Blvd
Slidell, LA 70458
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St. Tammany Parish Hospital
1202 S Tyler St
Covington, LA 70433
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Lakeview Regional Medical Center
95 Judge Tanner Blvd
Covington, LA 70433
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North Oaks Medical Center
15790 Paul Vega MD Dr
Hammond, LA 70403
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