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About Dr. Rakesh R Patel
Dr. Rakesh R Patel, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Houston, TX, with another office in Katy, TX. He has 21 years of experience. His specialties include Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism and Internal Medicine. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Triumph Hospital Baytown and Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. Dr. Patel has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Rakesh R Patel has the following 2 specialties
- Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Rakesh R Patel has the following 14 expertise
- Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
- Weight Loss
- Diabetes, Type 2
- Cushing Disease
- Gland Issues
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
- Addison Disease
Dr. Rakesh R Patel is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Dr. Patel is amazing! He's kind, funny and very, very smart. I am doing so much better under his care it's like night and day! Yes it's hard to get an appointment and you have to just keep calling -- but seriously it's so worth it!! His Nutritionist is awesome too. I'm so grateful to have found a Doctor of this caliber.
Dr. Patel was very thorough and took time to educate me on my concerns.
It took me almost four months to get an appointment with DR. Patel, after all that time my medical records from the Bahamas were sent to his office and by the time of my appointment the records were lost, The next appointment after the lab sent the report Dr, Patel's office one more time the office lost the results for my lab work. Even I had been seen by Dr. Patel in the past I was not able to been seen by him because they considered me as a new patient and new patients need to be seen first by other doctor before Dr, Patel, Really bad experience. Still looking for a good endocrinologist.
I went to Rakesh Patel because he was referred to me by his wife, Neha Patel, who is a psychiatrist in the same offices with him. I had been a patient of hers for about 2 years for ADHD and she was ok, but I had also had some minor issues with her. So, I made an appt with Rakesh Patel. On my 1st appt I spoke to him for about 5 minutes; then he sent me to his assistant. His assistant spent all of the time with me talking about my history, what tests they intended to do and what they would be doing bloodwork for. On my 2nd appt. I had with Rakesh Patel I was sent to his assistant to get the results on all of the tests I had taken on the 1st visit. His assistant then sent me to him to get the bloodwork results. I went into his office to get the results from him, and right away I felt that he was very unprofessional and discourteous. Here I am, a new patient, listening to him give me the results, and he is leaned back in his chair with his legs crossed on top of the desk, and his arms crossed behind his head. I thought to myself, is this guy for real? He came accross to me as very nonprofessional and nonchalant as he was telling me that I probably had a small tumor on my pituitary gland, and that I had thyroid issues, among other things. I left that office not knowing whether to laught at him and his arrogance, or cry about my health issues. Of the 2 visits I had with Rakesh Patel, his assistant did all of the work. I spent maybe a total of 15 minutes with him. I decided at that moment that I was definitely going to another doctor. I'm glad I did. He had missed something on my bloodwork that was very important, and critical to my health. In fact, the other doctor wondered how he could have missed what he did. I thought to myself, why does this office need him? Given his unprofessionalism, and (now I know) misdiagnosis is he really a doctor? So-called doctors like him are one of the reasons I have a real difficulty looking for a good doctor. I also had problems that some of the other reviewers had. I could hardly ever get ANYONE on the phone, and if I was lucky enough to, I left messages with no return phone calls. I also had problems with the billing department. Needless to say, I did not go back to see him, and subsequently found another psychiatrist instead of his wife. I think that it is so dishearting that these people do not understand that without us as patients, they would not have a practice at all. They forget that THEY are the ones that are supposed to provide an important service to us. THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE THE PROVIDERS; but they are very, very poor examples of what they are supposed to be and they don't understand the concept. We as patients should be able to find a doctor that we can trust and build a relationship with. I would Never recommend Rakesh Patel to anyone.
Amazing, today I recieved a letter because I voiced my frustration about never getting refills on time, never getting one call back, have four people on this board agree with me, this office actually wrote me a letter to dismiss me as a patient. Oh and deleted my comment. I am an office manager myself and with this kind of customer service, this staff would be fired in a heart beat. I will be glad to also comment on yelp and any other public forum the service you will get here. As I stated again, I will no longer come to a practice where they clearly have no idea how to treat patients or handle wrong doing. The manager Gloria jaramillo sent me the letter instead of trying to resolve the matter. Gloria from one manager to you pretending to be one. Work on your costumer service skills instead of cowering behind a letter. No call was placed once. Beware people.
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Dr. Patel is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
21 Years Experience
University Of North Texas Health Science Center College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduated in 1997
University Of Texas Health System
Dr. Rakesh R Patel accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
Imagine Health - SmartCare
- Imagine Health SmartCare
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate POS
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