Dr. Mandakini Patel

Pediatrics
San Jose, CA
43 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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Thursday: 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

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Scratching wen upse: This could be a nervous tic. Talkj to your pediarician.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Infants with frequen: Agree with dr.Kohn in part but alos, if the baby is running fever frequently one look into other things like the infant's inability fight infections c... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
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Hepatits A: Hepatitis a is an infection caused by hep a virus thta is trnasmited through unsafe handwashing of an infected person. It is transmitted by the feco-o... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) vomited out: Agree you need to rpeat the dose if the child vomited it right away. You may want to try giving it as a rectal suppository.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Teen's fears of shot: Agree with dr. Sia. I talk to the teens beforehand & have them participate in reading the vis for the shots. I tell them to inhale deepp and on my cue... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Vitamin K& spinach: Raw spinach has 181% of rda of vitamin k and soem of it may be lost in cooking process. It is best to eat it raw in salads and it tastes better that w... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Pedi liver/thryoid : You should see his docotr as pediatric liver and thryoid patients have delicate issues medically and cannot be addressedonthe web. It needs careful ma... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Prenatal stress: You should talk to ur OB & if he/she tells you everything is okay you should not stress yourself. The baby feels your stress as well so it would be be... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Tinea capitis: If the fungal infection is more widespread and deeper, you may need to take oral antifungals. I have found that for tinea capitis topical antifungals ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Sinus inf in baby: If your baby is owrse in the symptoms he or she is having then it probably is. You should talk to your pediatrician. Some sinus infections are viral&d... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Vit D and iron def: Besides dietary causes: vit d deficiency can be seen in inflammatory states in the body as well. Iron deficiency may e form excessive blood loss or de... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
RBC at high altitude: Becauyse the air is thinner at higher altitude and it has lower oxzygen your body comensates by carrying oxygen in more rbc so the body needs are met.
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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Dark skin coloration: You should see a doctor to find the cause of it as there are various things that can couse it.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Tightness/sore throa: If yo feel tightness in your throat you shuld be checked out. If it affects your swallowing or breathing go to the ed otherwise toalk to your doctor o... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Blacheads&whiteheads: Gentle steam ove rhte face helps. Gentle facial peels also help to some extent. See a dermatologist if really bad.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
BCG and lumps: It is unlikely that the lump has any relationship to the BCG but you should it checked by your pediatrician. If it doe snto reolve you may need to bio... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Sore throat: Try salt water gargles. But if you have pus over your enlarged tonsils you need to see your doctor to rule out strep throat, try a decongestant for ea... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Chronic constipation: Costipation can make you feel lousy all day. Try a lot of fiber in your diet and water. Metamucil, lots of fruits like oranges, prunes can help. If th... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Change in BMs freq.: Any change in frequency or consistency of bms is considered diarrhea. If he has stringy stuff he probably has mucous. You should have him checked out ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Baby cereal constipa: Baby cereal can cause constipation in soem babies. The iron content ro the rice int he cereal is usually the culprit. It helps to put some baby fruit ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Wisdom tth extract : Not necessarily, your dentist is the best one to answer this as it depends on your situation.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
How did it happen: First of all how old is hte child? You need to make sure the child had no access to medications unless it is under supervison. And yes you ned to talk... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Visiting nursing hom: Nursing home patients usually have medicla problems that make them more prone ot infections and some of these are contagious. I think it also depend... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Aprents and pediatri: The way to connect with parents is to talk from the heart. The md needs to understand what the aprents are concerned about even if they cannot vocalis... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Ear buds&ears?NEVER: One hting we were taught in medical school is to never put anything larger than your elbow inside your ear! to clean your ears you use commercially av... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Kids & protein shake: How old is your child and does he or she have any health issue? If your child plays on school sportteams/is not eating well then it may be okay to giv... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Nail biting: Once you get into this habit it is difficult to break. You could try soaking your finger tips into a paste made of soem bitter melon and leaving it o... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
DEET bug spray&kids: I usually do not recommend deet spray directly on kid's skin. It cna be sparyed on tho htier clothes instead. For exposed skin use some other insect r... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Stiff neck: First you should see you doctor. If your doc says it is okay for you todo strretches, yoga helps a lot more than regular stretches alone. Have your do... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Cold & allergy: You need to read the contents of the cold medicines. Soem already have allergy medicines inside of them as well. You shouls take your medicines you ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Hydrocort.& rashes: Usually the rashes should respond in 1-2 days and depending on the severity of them they should be gone in a few days. If they arenot repsonding well ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Neck stiffness&brain: Neck stiffness has nothing to do with the brain directkly. Owever if you have compromised blood flow to the brain that is somehow also nongoing wiht y... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
OsteosarcomaMetastas: If it has sprrad to the lungs it is advanced stage but best person to answer your question would be your treating physicians.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Hot drink ear pain: The pain in your ear is probably referred pain from your phayrnx, your hot drink stimulates/irritaates the pharynx nerve and the pain is referred ot ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Cheek bite: If it s the size of a pumpkin seed and is not healing you should see your doctor. At home remedies for mild bites are applying a past of baking soda a... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Tarction alopecia: First thing you do is leave your hair open or tie very loosely. If your hair follicles have not been damaged permanently, your hair will eventually gr... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Pancreatitis/choly.: Pancreatitis is inflammation of pancreas, whereas cholecystitis is inflammation of gall bladder they can both coexist or the cholecystitis can lead ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Deafness&kids: There are newer treatment s with transplants of the missing inner ear parts excluding the nerves of course. The earlier you seek treatment from the s... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Tick removal: You should use a pair tweezers and grab the tick as clsoe to the skin a spossibel and gently pull it out straigh up and do nto twist or jiggle the twe... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Child resp.4 health: Children copy their parents. Do not sway from routines once u establsih them. If u eat healthy and exercise regularly and follow all preventive guide... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Migraine&stiff neck: Migraine causes the muscles around the neck and head area to go into a spasm. This causes the stiffness.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Cough in 7 weeker: Cough and congestion in a 7 weeker may be a viral infection or environmental etiology like house dust, allergens, etc. If she is not running fever yo... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
EXERCISES-KEEP IT UP: Please$ keep it up if you can do it without any pains. Just make sure you eat right as well for muscle recovery.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Stiff enck causes: There are several muscles in the neck area and the ligaments over the cervical spine and the neck stiffness can be from any of these . The cervcial s... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Fever,asthma.field t: Flu shot does nto protect 100% as other strains of influenza can cause flu. Aslo, other kids could have other viral infectiosn that ur child got expo... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Bacterial meningitis: It can cause rsidual barin problems, hearing deficits from antibiotics, but if treated promptly may have no long term problems.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Impacted wisdom: If the tooth is not bothering you do not touch it. Some people do have partially erupted wisdom teeth for a long time and it does not bother them. How... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
ADHD : I do not blame you for not wanting to have your child take meds for this. There is so much literature that tells that there is an overkill in the diag... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Half erupted wisdom : I think my answer got partially deleted when i hit the "send" button. I'll re-answer! if you have a partially erupted tooth, and if it is hurting th... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Bilairy colic misnom: Bilairy colic is a misnomer as it is not really a colic. It is ocnstant pain and can occur after eating fatyty meals and may occur off and on for day.... 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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