Dr. Vinaychandra Patel, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 56

Dr. Patel
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Carmela P Morales MD PA

1700 Curie Dr Ste 5000 El Paso, TX 79902

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Dr. Vinaychandra Patel, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in El Paso, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Foundation Surgical Hospital Of El Paso and Las Palmas Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Patel to book an appointment.

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Patel

3.9

Based on 16 ratings

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  • Staff friendliness (14)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (12)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (4)
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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His office called a day before the colonoscopy to come an hour earlier which I did but Dr. showed up 1:45 minutes late to perform colonoscopy. Either he doesn't care for patients time or office cannot coordinate with the doctor. In general, El Paso doctors have a tendency of not showing on time.
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Vivek – Sep 04, 2019
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Office visit went well. My complaint is with the prescription process. The staff assured me the prescription for my prep kit had been electronically transmitted to the WBAMC pharmacy. When I went there to pick it up, it was nowhere to be found on ANY of the pharmacy's computer systems. I called the doctor's staff and had them to re-submit it. Two separate pharmacists looked but again could not find it. I have no idea whether the problem is with Dr. Patel's staff or with the pharmacy. All I know is I wasted an hour of my time at the pharmacy and still had to make another trip to the doctor's offices to pick up a hard copy of the prescription. My suggestion for future patients is DO NOT leave without a hard copy of your prescription in your hand, regardless of the staff's assurances that it has already been sent to your pharmacy.
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Larry Carnes in El Paso, TX – Jun 20, 2019
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The doctor and his NP are both very good. However, scheduling appointments is a pain. The person in charge NEVERS answers. You have to leave a message. When she calls you back the next day, if you're unable to answer, you're out of luck. You have to call back and start the process all over again.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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el paso patient – Aug 31, 2018
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Dr. Patel is the best gastroenterologist I have ever used. He is kind and caring and extremely knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone especially if you have any anxiety regarding the procedures he performs.
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
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Olivia Ligon in El Paso – Apr 25, 2018
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Dr. Patel was very HIGHLY recommended by more than one person, and that was good enough for me. He was very professional before and after surgery, therefore, I highly recommend him to all my friends and relatives...
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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Corina in El Paso, TX – Feb 03, 2018
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The appointment scheduler was rude and unhelpful. The office staff are either incompetent or untrained. They wasted over an hour of my time without apology. They insisted that Medicare required a pre-authorization for an initial doctors visit and examination. Thank God there is another GI doctor in Ste 4800. Dr . Cossentino's staff was helpful, competent and consumer-savvy. They took my insurance information and promptly scheduled me with an appointment. Beware of bad service.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dr. Kevin McCarthy in El Paso, TX – Jul 07, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Vinaychandra Patel, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in El Paso, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Foundation Surgical Hospital...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Education

University Tx Health Science Center
Fellowship Hospital
Mayo Clin Grad School
Residency Hospital
University Of Glasgow, Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School
1989
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Internship Hospital
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What are Dr. Vinaychandra Patel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Patel frequently treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Abdominal Pain, and Duodenal Polypectomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Patel treats.

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

Dr. Patel's office is located at 1700 Curie Dr Ste 5000, El Paso, TX 79902. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Patel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Abdominal Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Abdominal Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Duodenal Polypectomy
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel performs Duodenal Polypectomy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Patel performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Achalasia
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Blood Disorders
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis E
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Pinworm
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Patel accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
EBS-RMSCO
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedHealthInsurance
Medicaid
Meritain Health
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
Principal Life
Thrivent Financial
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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Carmela P Morales MD PA1700 Curie Dr Ste 5000 El Paso, TX 79902
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The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus1625 Medical Center Dr El Paso, TX 79902
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