Dr. Ashesh Patel

Internal Medicine
Washington, DC
27 years experience male

Locations

Ashesh D. Patel, MD PC

Washington, DC

Address

1901 R ST NW, Washington, DC
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield

Cigna

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First Health Group Corporation

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Golden Rule Insurance Company

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Health Net

Oxford Health Plans

Private Healthcare Systems, Inc (PHCS)

UNICARE

UnitedHealthcare

MultiPlan, Inc

Tricare

UMR

Aetna

About

Bio

Ashesh D. Patel, MD FACP practices primary care Internal Medicine in Washington, DC.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: District Of Columbia

Doctor Q&A

152 Answers
30 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Need to get checked.: You may have a urinary infection or yeast infection or nothing serious. You should see your primary care doc and get checked for these options + STD t... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes!: You need to talk with your doctor so that they can see if you are taking any prescriptions, drugs or supplements that can be harmful to your liver. Yo... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Normal results.: The liver function tests (LFT's) that you listed are all normal. It can take years for alcohol-induced liver damage to show up as abnormal liver tests... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Fruits & Veggies :): Fresh green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits are the most important. Dairy, i.e. milk is healthy too. Next comes complex carbs and finally, meat prot... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes!: There are no known interactions between azithromycin (Z-pak) and Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate). To reduce upset stomach and diarrhea, take the ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Maybe: There is no known interaction between cannabis and rivaroxaban. However, since smoking cigarettes/cigars can increase risk of blood clots, this may al... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Illness or Death!: It would seriously harm someone or kill them! Are you thinking about harming yourself by doing this? If yes, please call 911 or call 1-800-273-8255 (... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not a good idea!: Freckles are naturally occurring skin lesions. Any attempt to remove them by home remedies is not recommended, potentially harmful to you and most lik... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Need more info: B12 deficiency is divided into 2 categories: malabsorption or reduced intake. Reduced intake is a nutrition issue and can be fixed with better eating ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
You need STD test..!: You may have just irritation but I am VERY concerned that you have an infection. You need to see your primary care physician or gynecologist or urgent... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Need a picture: Without a picture, it is hard to tell but your description suggests a fungal infection. You should try keeping those areas as dry as possible after s... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes, exertional only: Coronary artery spasm usually occurs in normal coronary arteries, not atherosclerosis. Coronary artery spasm causes temporary blockage of the artery d... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Potentially yes.: Excessive Lortab use (or any other prescription opioid medication such as Percocet, Vicodin) plus excessive use of prescription muscle relaxers or alc... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Possible: If your bf's penis (with OR without herpes sore) had direct contact with the skin around your mouth, vagina or anus then you are definitely at risk of... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Stop the supplement.: Please stop taking the herbal supplement. After stopping the supplement, if you still have hypoglycemia, then you should see your primary physician fo... Read More
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
IV iron: IV iron does not pass through your GI system so it is least constipating. However, IV iron is only used for very severe iron deficiency anemia that is... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Contact dermatitis: Thanks for the picture! Based on the shape, it looks like an allergic reaction to something that was in contact with your skin, i.e. contact dermatiti... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No: Even if you actually inhaled particulate matter from gloves into your lungs, your lungs create phlegm to remove them from your body (cough). Even if y... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes, it's possible!: Your chest pain can be from any of the following causes: PE, heart attack, heartburn, ulcer, pneumonia, pneumothorax, medication reaction, or other ca... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Rubbing too hard or using rough toilet paper can cause anal irritation and cause slight bleeding. You can prevent this by NOT rubbing too hard or usin... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Depends: As a young female, the most likely source is a UTI or maybe not enough water intake. It could also be diet-related. It could be liver or kidney diseas... Read More
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes and Yes!: Diabetes, either Type 1 or Type 2, is an autoimmune disease. When it is well-controlled, your immune system works normally. When it is not well-contro... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Pediatrician: It could be a sprain or a ganglionic cyst (benign) or possibly a tumor. Although tumor is unlikely with a normal x-ray. You should take your son to hi... Read More
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
See your doctor :): Throwing up after eating could be caused by many things: food poisoning, acid reflux, stomach ulcer, allergies, asthma, heart condition. You should ma... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
IM,PMR,Rheum: Things you can do first: maintain proper posture, use ergonomic workstation, yoga, exercise, apply heat pad to the "knots". If not better, then see yo... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
You are at risk: You are at risk of getting scabies. Without symptoms, you should not take anti-scabies medication. Before you get symptoms, you should consider launde... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Relax: You and partner should get complete physicals to make sure you are healthy. You should start prenatal vitamins even before trying to get pregnant. If ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Relax: You and partner should get complete physicals to make sure you are healthy. You should start prenatal vitamins even before trying to get pregnant. If ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
See your doctor ASAP: You could have migraines, eye problem or strain, thyroid issue, hormonal imbalance or a neurological problem, etc. so if you have a primary care phys... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Get eye exam!: You are overdue for an eye exam. You should get an eye exam ASAP. If the eye exam is ok and you don't need new glasses, then you should get evaluated ... Read More
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
See your doctor :): Throwing up after eating could be caused by many things: food poisoning, acid reflux, stomach ulcer, allergies, asthma, heart condition. You should ma... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Maybe, he's right.: Your EKG says "marked bradycardia" suggesting sinus bradycardia or a slower than normal but still regular heart rate. It can be due to medication (Rx ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Probably anxiety: The low heart rate is from propranolol, a type of heart medicine called beta-blocker that helps reduce the physical symptoms of anxiety (palpitations,... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Go to Hospital...!!!: New headache and nausea after a fall may indicate head or neck trauma or internal bleeding in the brain. You need to be seen now in a hospital for imm... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
See your doctor now!: There are many possible causes: simple cold or virus, pneumonia, acid reflux, asthma exacerbation, COPD, blood clot in lungs, heart attack, etc. Due t... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Very low: You have a very low risk of bladder cancer given the things you mentioned. The following increase your risk of bladder cancer: family history of kidn... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Varies: Pleurisy pain can last a few days to a few weeks to a few months. The pain is caused by inflammation and taking anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil, (i... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Get blood;urine test: Kidney cysts can sometimes cause reduced kidney function. However, the vast majority of the time, kidney cysts are not dangerous, will not cause cance... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Peri-menses symptoms: You should get a pap, bacterial culture, bloodwork and a pelvic ultrasound. Those tests can rule out pregnancy, cancer, infection and ovarian cysts. I... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Usually 2 weeks: H. pylori infection is treated with triple therapy (2 antibiotics + 1 acid medication) for 2 weeks. This usually is enough time to eliminate the bacte... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Nothing immediately.: There are many causes of missed menstrual cycles. You can be pregnant, have metabolism problem, hormone problems, stress, normal variation or other ca... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Very good question!: Genetic factors and environmental factors predispose risk of cancer. You can only modify environmental factors. The most important are avoiding tobacc... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No: Lockdown or stay-at-home order means you stay at home unless you need to perform an essential activity: walk your dog, go to grocery store/pharmacy/do... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No: No, the partner cannot be affected by the hormones in NuvaRing, either during penetrative sex (vaginal, anal) or through oral sex.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not really: Take the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but you need to Get off the 'net and GO TO A HOSPITAL IMMEDIATELY!!!!
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No: Gallbladder polyps are benign and not dangerous. They don't cause pain or blockage. There is no reason to remove the polyp or the entire gallbladder d... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not yet: If you have no symptoms, then it would seem that you have no problems. However, I would continue to monitor your temp and keep an eye out for symptoms... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Avoid Ibuprofen: There is evidence that if you have a severe case of COVID-19 infection and take ibuprofen then you may suffer more serious consequences including hosp... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Call your GP or Gyn.: Since you are in the UK, you should talk with your GP or your gynaecologist. If there is a Planned Parenthood location near you, they can give you the... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
You need an exam!: Obviously, you should go to your primary physician and get an examination as soon as possible but I doubt you need to go to the ER. I doubt you have ... Read More
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Oct 31, 2017
Dr ashesh Patel is very smart doc and give excellent answers to his patients
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Patel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Patel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! thank you. my GI specialist was the one who said I was cured of colitis and it's now ibs. I'm now transferring to UW Madison GI center. thank you for your input!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks Dr. for your message. The foods you mentioned are those who make it worse. I really satisfied. I will avoid all the listed foods you motioned them.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I suppose that there is no preventative test one can take? One just waits? One can have an endoscopy, etc., etc. I just do not know them all.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV HOSPITAL

Awards

Phi Beta Kappa
Top Doctor, First Place, District of Columbia - Spring
2017
Thought Leader, First Place, District of Columbia - Spring
2017

Affiliations

American Medical Association
American College of Physicians
American Diabetes Association
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