Ratings for Dr. Ashiq V. Patel
I have found Dr Patel to be extremely knowledgeable and helpful. At our first meeting, he discussed a different treatment option for my hypothyroidism, and suggested I go online and learn about it before making my decision. I appreciated his treating me like a partner in my healthcare. Following his advice has improved my health and I feel better than I have in years. He sees me regularly and always checks my blood levels, unlike previous Endocrinologists. I have always been treated respectfully by the doctor, but I follow his directions and work towards improving my health. I don't mind waiting, because I appreciate that he takes as much time as you need, I never feel rushed.
I think Dr. Patel is a knowledgeable physician. I'm one to do research on my issues and have confirmed my conclusions with him. I find if you are prepared to ask relevant questions and ask guidance he is very accommodating. Not everyone does research on their maladies, so I believe he could be more compassionate and patient. It is true it is like a factory line when coming into his office. My patience level is high so I'm OK with it.
Second worst doctor I've ever had the displeasure of encountering (and the other caused a death - what does that say?). He gave no guidance on HOW to control my blood sugar, but berated me and used the recent death of my son to to bully me. When I made the decision to discontinue treatment with him and find a new doctor, he raised his voice at me and attempted to belittle me even more. This "doctor" is not worth the stress. I received no positive benefit from seeing him. He is NOT the only endocrinologist in town anymore and the fact that it only takes a couple of days to get an appointment at most, and a month to see the other - tells the whole story. Patients are flocking to the alternative. I know I've made the decision to leave the abusive relationship he attempted to force me into.
Dr Patel is awesome. I have been sick for years. Literially years. Every dr i have seen has dropped the ball. The day after my appointment, about an hour after I took the meds he prescribed I felt 100% better.I am so thankful to have found him on my insurance. He is unconvential, but effective. I am not certain why there are bad reviews on here, I am glad I hadn't read them before I saw him! He is on top of his game. Great, Great dr.
IM NOW 30 WEEKS PREGNANT AND WAS DIAGNOSED WITH GESTATIONAL DIABETES HE PUT ME ON AN MEAT & VEGETABLES ONLY DIET, DIDNT EDUCATE ME ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH MY BODY, NOT ONLY DOES HE NOT HAVE A REGISTERED DIABETIC NUTRITIONIST IN HIS OFF BUT HE TOLD ME TO RESEARCH WHAT I HAVE MYSELF AND THEN SAID THAT IM NONE COMPLIENT WITH THE DIET AND IF MY BABY COME OUT BRAIN DEAD OR COME OUT DEAD ITS NOT HIS FAULT AND I DID EVERYTHING HE ASK ME TO, HE TOLD ME THAT IM JUST FOLLOWING THE STEREOTYPE OF BLACK PEOPLE NOT FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS, NOT ONLY THAT HE TOLD ME THAT GOD HAS GIVEN ME A BLESSING AND IM KILLING IT! EVERY SINCE THEN I HAVENT BEEN EATING JUST TO KEEP MY NUMBERS DOWN I WAS ACTUALLY HOSPITALIZED FOR MY SUGAR BEING SO LOW. EVERYTIME I LEAVE HIS OFFICE I WANT TO KILL MYSELF AND LEAVE CRYING HE IS VERY RUDE! HE IS NICE WHEN SOMEONE ELSE COMES TO THE DR WITH ME BUT WHEN IM ALONE HE IS A COMPLETE JERK AND UNCOMPASSIONATE.NOW IM ON BED REST AND VOMIT ALMOST EVERYTIME I TRY TO SNACK
He does not try to help his patients at all. You will wait hour to see him then he will spend less than five minutes helping him. I had been very busy over a few months so I was unable to make my 3 month checkup (I have Type 1 Diabetes) and when I actually had time to come in, he flat out told me he would not be my doctor any more. But I'm glad because he never helped me anyway. He would look at my glucose numbers without giving any advice on how to get them down. He never made any attempt to get to know my needs or habits. He clearly is in practice to get as many patients per day as possible. Overall, he is an awful person and extremely self serving. I would not recommend anyone go to his office and waste their time. On my final appointment with him, he was extremely rude, impatient, and bitter.
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