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Dr. Raj S Patel has the following 1 specialty
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
Dr. Raj S Patel has the following 5 expertise
- Pediatric Diabetes
Dr. Raj S Patel is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Dr. Patel is considerate and very knowledgeable. He explains everything in detail in and terms anyone can understand. He is genuinely concerned about your child. Staff is rude and inconsiderate. They have handed me a paper to sign and ask I hand it back to them and they walk off and disappear. Trying to get an appointment is difficult. Dr. Cruz is very uncomfortable to be in the office with. I had a last minute appointment with her a few days ago for my daughter and she walked out before I could ask questions. I had to ask the MA to ask her to come back in. She has no confidence and I feel my time was wasted with her.
I have 3 kids, and BCBS. Not my first dance with a pediatrician... We are new here from California. This office is run like a mad house. Too many patients stuffed into a tiny waiting room, with staff that is overwhelmed. Dr. Patel is nice, caring, and explains everything really well. But getting anything done with the staff is VERY hit or miss. Good luck getting vaccines here, I was told they are out of my child's immunizations for me, but I saw other kids getting their shots, and asked why...the answer I was given was that they had public insurance, and they have those vaccines in stock! Seems backwards to me?
As a child, I had an amazing pediatrician who took time to personally know me and my family. Since then, I've had super high standards and have looked for the same type of care for my children. After a dozen doctors, I finally found a home with Raj Patel at Estrella Family Medical. The staff takes time to get to know me and my child as a person. Dr. Patel is very respectful and I am really encouraged when he tells us, with specific examples, that we are doing a good job caring for our child. When he has a concern about something, he respectfully shares his concern and works through it with us. We do not vaccinate our child, and although he is of a different opinion, I appreciate that he still provides top care for our child without negative judgement. I like how the office is an advocate of reading to our children from an early age. At our last few visits, we have been given at least three books to take home to read to our child. I highly recommend this office for care. The only negative feedback that I have is that I wish they would be more proactive in setting up routine appointments because when left up to me, I find that I procrastinate and end up making my child's 12 month appt when she's 13 months.
Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
16 Years Experience
Ross University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2002
Dr. Raj S Patel accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Aetna Whole Health Banner Health Network HMO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Health Net AZ HMO ExcelCare Network
- Health Net AZ PPO HSA
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsRaj S Patel Md, 9780 S Estrella Pkwy, Goodyear, AZ
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