Dr. Umesh Patel

Primary Care, Preventive Medicine
Covington, LA
41 years experience male


Louisiana Heart Center

Covington, LA


39 Starbrush Circle, Covington, LA, United States

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana


Humana Insurance Company

Coventry Health Care

United HealthCare Insurance Company






After graduating from University of London Medical School, England in 1979, I completed ten years of specialist training in England and at Tulane Medical School, New Orleans. While caring for patients over the past 40 plus years, I earned multiple Board Certifications and held many leadership positions. Apart from diagnostic and preventative cardiology, have a special interest in Dysautonomia a.k.a. ‘The Invisible Disease’, which is at the root of many conditions e.g. Orthostatic Hypotension (OH), POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome), Tachycardia, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Unexplained Swelling, Raynaud’s, Excessive Sweating, Temperature intolerance, Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Mental Fog, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme disease, Adrenal & Thyroid Insufficiency, Irritable Bowel , etc

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.

Preventive Medicine

Cardiology, Board Certified


United States: Louisiana, Texas

Doctor Q&A

356 Answers
534 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Umesh Patel
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Protocol -specific Q: To get a specific answer to your specific question, you need to request an 'In-box Consult' which allows you to send pictures, lab data, etc and the d ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Umesh Patel
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Contrave: It can help patients with weight loss, but I modify the protocol to start with one pill q dy for a week, then increase every 1 to 2 weeks AS TOLERATE ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Umesh Patel
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Dysautonomia Apr '18: If other tests are negative, review: 1. The Dysautonomia Project’s Understanding Autonomic Nervous System Disorders Book by Dr. Charles Thompson + Kel ... Read More

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Jul 2, 2015
I learn a great deal from Dr. Patel. He deals warmly and expertly with patients and colleagues alike.
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Jul 24, 2015
The single most fabulous, intelligent, hard working, caring and compassionate doctor I have ever been seen by or heard of from anyone!
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Sep 5, 2015
Dr. Patel is wonderful. He listens to what you say and understands most of what you can't explain.
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Dear Dr Patel, thank you so much for your feedback, I will be sure to check this out. My physician has sent me for CT scans and done all sorts of tests - with no results. I am so grateful to you.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have resubmitted my question in a shorter amount of words. Thank you for your help!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks Dr for your reply,but this CKMB could be considered as normal?m

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of London School of Medicine, University College, England
Graduated 1979MD

Medical/Graduate school

Tulane University School of Medicine, LA
Graduated 1984MD


LA - Internal Medicine


Kent, England - Family Medicine Residency


London, England - Internship


Internal Medicine


Family Medicine


Multiple American Medical Association's Physician Recognition Award Certificates
Fellow of American College of Cardiology
Member of American Society of Echocardiography


American College of Cardiology
American Heart Association
American Stroke Association

Virtual Visit Ratings

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Great response time and professionalism!
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