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Dr. Mandakini Patel

Pediatrics
San Jose, CA
42 years experience female

Locations

Patel Medical Corporation

San Jose, CA

Address

200 Jose Figueres Avenue, Suite 340, San Jose, CA, US
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Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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San Jose, CA

About

Bio

Medical School: Medical College of Baroda, India Pediatrics training: UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA Private Practice 20+ years Believe in treating patients as own family members with dignity and respect. Take pride in providing excellent medical care in a congenial manner and making sure the patient and family understand the medical problems and treatment plan in layman's terms in a friendly environment. Medical field has changed so much making it difficult for primary care doctors to dedicate more time to practice medicine but seeing the smiles on my patient's faces in my office keeps me going! I love Pediatrics! visit us at http://www.patelmedicalsj.com/

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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi

Doctor Q&A

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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Meds in pregnancy: You should ask you OB about any medication use in pregnancy. Depending on your trimester some meds ar okay and some are not. Usually penicilllin is c... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Asthma&stress: Asthma gets triggered by stresses of any kind and lack of sleep is one of them. It could also be that the breating difficulty from asthma is causing... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Flu symptoms: Lot of viral illnesses are commonly psoekn of as "flu", e.g. Fever, myalgia, runny nose, cough, sore throat, etc. Flu per se could have different stra... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Strep throat: Yes oral sex can transmit Strep throat bacteria.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
2yrold:fever,tachypn: If your child has this high a fever, he/she needs to be seen right away especially as you think there is shallow rapid breathing. You don't want to mi... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Allergen detection: There are skin tests and blood tests for common allergens but sometimes people can be allergic to things that are not commonly tested for. See an alle... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Lemons and acid: A lot of lemon juice can cause 'acidity' in the stomach and may cause you to feel burning sensation. Try to eat soft balnd diet and see if it helps. T... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Fish oil supplements: Fish oil in moderation is okay. Fish oil can increase your risks of bleeding, so if some one has a bleeding diathesis, they should be cautious. Fish o... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Sore throat: If yo sleep wiht your mouth open it could dry up you mucosa in the mouth and predispose you to infection but a lso may cause your throat to feel dry a... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Baby behaviour: This is a lay person's version of older kids behaviunbg as if they are still babies.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Bruised tonsil: How did you bruise your tonsil? Were you trying to poke somehting in your throat or you feel your tonsil is bruised because it looks a little diffe... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Fracture&pins&needle: Is your chilkd a a cast still? Maybe the cast is too tight or there is swelling under it that is causing the nerves in legs to be compressed or there ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Dont: Dont let ur child fight brushing, make it a family activity with fun, timing competition, rewards.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Do: Do not expect others to be like you and it will make it easier to accept them for what they are.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Use: Use more seasonings to make up for less fat in cooking, less salt in food.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
C-section&pregnancy: You uterus has a scar from the c-sectiona nd if it has bot had time toeal well of course it could be dangerous. But only ur OB doctor can tell you mor... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Try: Try eating bitter melon in small amount daily & cinnamon capsules with each meal. It helps in some.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Breakfast importanc: Breakfats is the most importanty meal of the day. The body needs it calories for the day to satart out energetic. People who skip breakfst usually wil... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Diet in pregnancy: You should eat a well balnced diet high in protein, fruits, vegetables, dairy. Make sure you eat less of fatty foods as that adds fat in your fat cell... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Ignore: Don't overdo it.Applying moist heat before any painful activities helps.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Hard lump on head: Yo need ot see your doctor or dermatologist. Cannot assess lumps without exam.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Skin care: As long as it is nto fragranced cream soap, u can try it. Usually removing the allergen from contact with skin will help. Try over the counter Hydroc... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Blonde patches: Do u have blondees in ur family? If not how is his skin color and what is ur ethnicity? I am asking this to get an idea of what could be wrong if at a... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Tumors and aplasia: Apalsia is the term used to describe the microscopic changes seen in cells that are tumor cells. They look different from normal cells. They take on d... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Sore butt: Diarhhea will do this due to the aidic ph of the stools. Wash him with luke warm h2) and air dry and latehr with petroleum jelly, each time you change... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Cough/sneezing 4 mo : If it haas been almost a month that the symptoms have been going on, have u seen the pediatrician? Seems like he may have allergies to something he is... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Learn: Learn meditation, it really helps to spend 5 minutes in the morning and 5 minutes at bed time.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Calluses?: May be you have a callus in your skin especailly if they are over pressure points they hurt.. See your podiatrist for thsi and wear good fititng shoes... Read More
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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Appropriate weight: Appropriate weight is no longer used. We ogo by body mass index that takes into consideration, height, age and physique of the person. You should talk... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Breast cancer: Teh symptoms depend on the stage of the disease. It could include breast lump, nipple discharge, weight loss, pain int he breast, etc.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Smoking&allergies?: If u mean u start having burning in the nose, cough after exposure2 cigarette smoke, u could be experiencing that from irritation of the nasal passage... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Menorrhagia: You should see a gynecologist not gp. U may also need some blood tests. It is nto normal to apss clots on day of ur period if you never had it before.... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Attention seekers!: He must have learned that this gets him attention. Try to divert his attention to something else that is fun and he will forget this behavior. At this... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Neonatal sepsis: No it is caused from infection and has nothing to do with ABO incompatibilty.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Hand foot mouth dis: The incubation period can be as long as 3 weeks at times.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Teens work/pedi ofc: Of course they can work/shadow inpediatric offcies, but it may make some of my patietns un comfortable, so very rarely when I have allowed them to sha... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Ignore: Remember eating at home or out should not change the fact it needs2b healthy.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Planned parenthood: Planned parent hood does provide vaccines related to sexually transmitted illnesses.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Smallpox&varicella : Small popx and varicella viruses are different and one cannot cause the other.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Muscles and puberty!: Muscles develop as the testosterone levels increase with puberty and they are part of the sefcondary sexual changes.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
DiphenhydramineColor: Usually they are pink or pink and white if capsules; but I do not know if soem generic version scould be white.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Part of sex educatio: In my practice i usually start the dialogue in the office as it is a good way to get your teen's confidence level higher with the parent when there's ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Hissing ears: You should have your ears checked by your primary care doctor to make sure you do not have a hair stuck in there ora hole in your ear drum. These are ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Asthma: Cough is just a symptom of asthma. If your docotr hears wheezing and is recurrent problem, then you may have asthma for sure. Your docotr needs to do ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Loud sounds/babies: You could have your baby checked out by and ENT doctor as it is difficult to know if your baby is hearing well or not. It is not a good idea to be clo... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Hair loss 2yrold: Hair loss at this age could signal nutritional deficiency or fungal infection in the hair or rarely endocrinology problem. You should see your pediatr... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Diarrhea in kids: How old is your child? How many bms has she had?. Does she have chronic diarrhea or is it an acute thing? Yyoung children can get dehydrated quite rap... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Chronic constipation: If your child has this bad constipation he neeeds to go see a GI doctor if your pediatrician is aware of it and has tried medications and stool soften... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Anal warts: You need to see you docotr for that. Do not try any home remedies or over the counter medicines for that.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Cough/sinus problem: If you have a sinus drip yuou may be coughing from the drip as well. Dry hacking cough along with sinus pressure may be from hay fever. Try sinus lava... Read More
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Testimonials
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Apr 28, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Mar 24, 2014
Dr. Patel has good knowledge and makes good decisions.
Mar 26, 2014
She is very bright and provides good answers.
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thanks.and the reason for so many tb tests is because i work in healthcare. 1st, a nursing home had an annual tb skin test last july, then went back to home health care and had to have one there, now ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Dr Patel, for vegetarians, what kind of foods would you recommened ? also how to increase the haemoglobin number abouve 11.1 for a 10 yrs old boy ? thanks in advance
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Thanks for your quick reply! I Don't where heals nor small shoes I have special shoes, mostly painful barefoot, as n there all under skin except one it is now to surface

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

M. S. University of Baroda Medical College, India
Graduated 1980MD

Medical/Graduate school

UC DAVIS MEDICAL CENTER, SACRAMENTO, CA
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento Ca
Completed 1986

Awards

Top Pediatrician by Consumer Counsil of America
Top MD by San Jose Magazine
Thought Leader, First Place, San Jose, CA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

FAAP, AMA
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