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Dr. Ashesh Patel

Primary Care, Internal Medicine
Washington, DC
25 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

CoreSource

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

First Health Group Corporation

Great-West Healthcare

Golden Rule Insurance Company

Harvard Pilgim Health Care

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

185 Answers
35 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
No: No. Perfect vision cannot be improved with glasses. On the contrary, your vision might get worse.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
You need a urologist: Blood in urine can be visible or microscopic, painful or not. Common causes are kidney stones, bladder infection. More serious causes are diseases of ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Possibly...: Liquid coming from nipple can be many things. Breast milk is possibility during and after pregnancy but can be sign of a hormone imbalance if not preg... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Unlikely: Hepatitis C liver infection is a leading cause of liver failure, requiring liver transplant, in America. People with active, untreated Hepatitis C ra... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A member asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Many causes!: Ringing of ear or "tinnitus" can have many causes (most common to least common): "idiopathic", age-related, ear infection, medication side effect, med... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A member asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Not really: Take the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but you need to Get off the 'net and GO TO A HOSPITAL IMMEDIATELY!!!!
A male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes, sugar is sugar!: Processed sugar is the worst, unprocessed sugar is less bad and natural sugar is the least bad. However, too much of a good thing can be very bad so i... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
No: I'm sorry to hear about your cancer. I hope you are doing well. Risk of cancer comes from genetic and environmental factors. There is no way of knowin... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Ok: Your symptoms could be a sign of buspirone side effects. The side effects may or may not improve over time. More importantly, since it takes at least ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: It depends on the reason why you're getting the probe. It is probably ok but if I were you, I would avoid sex just in case sexual activity will negati... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
No: Thyroid hormone replacement medication corrects hormonal deficiency of thyroid but will not affect the size of the thyroid gland.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Not necessarily.: You may be pregnant, although unlikely. However, if you are pregnant, it is much too soon for the pregnancy to cause breast tenderness. Unfortunately,... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Probably: Sunflower oil can increase bad cholesterol. It is commonly used in frying, like in fast food restaurants, packaged and other processed foods. Please... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 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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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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