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Dr. Rupesh Parikh

Medical Oncology
Henderson, NV
27 years experience male

Locations

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada

Henderson, NV

Address

10001 S Easter # 108, Henderson, NV, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00am
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Practice website

Fax

7029523494

Insurances accepted

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Humana

United healthcare

UHC Choice Plus POS

Aetna

Blue Cross of California

Medicare

Medicaid

WellCare Health Plans

Tricare

CCCN

Henderson, NV

About

Bio

Throughout the developmental stages of life, I have come to realize that I will traverse many a crossroad. At all of these junctures, I foresee pain and suffering as always being an inseparable part of the world we live in. The misfortune of the underprivileged has always moved me to do something plausible to ameliorate their situation. This spirit of service to mankind is embedded in to the heart of my commitment to medicine. Finding a path of service to my fellow human beings was not only an idea in my mind, it was a passion in my heart, and for me, the most direct path towards that goal was to become a physician.”

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.

Medical Oncology

Hematology

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

Gujarati, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

190 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Very rare : Syrinx is a rare, fluid-filled neuroglial cavity within the spinal cord (syringomyelia), in the brain stem (syringobulbia), or in the nerves of the el... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Not likely: It is unlikely that a high ANA level by itself increase you risk of cancer. However if you have autoimmune disease like sjrojens for example it does h... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Not sure: Since there are no major studies on it , difficult to answer , but as with any injection , risk of infection / contamination from virum / or allergic ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Cml: CML is a chronic leukemia that is very easily treatable these days with a multitude of meds. These meds have few side effects and are in pill form and... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Depends: It depends on what the blood test was ; you have a right to request the record and consider repeat with your own doctor if you don't agree with the re... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Ignore: Don't use fish oils if you are at risk for getting prostate cancer.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
See a md: Sound like you may be bleeding from an ulcer. Please go get checked out.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Yes: Most definitely. Get some antibiotics if you are suspecting infection.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Side effect: Sometime imperative can amuse increase in bloating and gas. Sometime it causes GI upset as well. Rec stopping for a week an if not improved may need a... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Could be blood clot: If you leg has had an injury or surgery and there is pain an swelling , should get an ultasiound done to make sure it is not a blood clot as it could ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Higher: Barrett has been associated with a slight increase in cancer. But barrett by itself does not need a surgery. Would rec every 1-2 year egd to follow.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Bad luck: There is a small genetic link but mostly it is bad luck. Some minor risks include previous exposure to chemo or radiation or chemicals.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Maybe: Maybe. Need to have a full endocrine work up done to include a MRI of brain. If a negative then may have been a complication of thyroid ablation and c... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Maybe: There is increase risk for esophageal ulceration and that may lead to an increased risk for cancer , but no obvious link.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Yes: Cost are always a part of our decision. It is better to take a medicine you need than not take one at all. Coumadin (warfarin) has been around for yea... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Bad knee: Could be a torn meniscus - rec MRI to eval.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
TAke it out: If you can feel the nodes then i would rec that a surgeon take the entire node out and send it for pathology. That will you u the answer.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Maybe: Lots of causes , but definetely need to get looked at ; blood test may show anemia or kidney failure that may be the cause , but too many causes to ru... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Infection ? : Sound like you make have a skin infection. Get this looked at by your doctor right away.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Infection: Should see gyn to culture and treat with antibiotics.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Maybe: Maybe but in younger pts this could be a benign growth or a teratoma. Certainly wod have it taken out by a gyn onc specializing in this type if surger... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Yes: Yes but would not rec taking both together. Try some melatonin as well. It may improve you quality of sleep.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
No: You need a ekg tracing to detect an abnormal rhythm - if you are having symptoms , please go see a physician immidiately.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Take it out: If mass is hard or growing then it should come out. If it has been there for yrs then it could be benign growth or lipoma.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Pregnant ? : Too early for sex of the baby. Are there more than one fetus ? Is the heart beat strong ? Is there enough fluid ? Am i anemic ? What is my sugar level... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Sometimes: Both ate classified as hodgkin but they can behave differetlny. Both are treated te same with chemo abvd regimen. Some new data suggest adding Rituxa... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Should be: At his age would rec radiation only as treatment if choice. Should be able to control loal disease but ensure with a pet scan the cancer has not spre... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Yes: Also can take HTN meds with prep h. No interactions.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Maybe: Maybe bad night time reflux ; trail of otc Prilosec for 2 weeks ; if it persists , then rec GI to do an endoscopy to eval.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Yes: But if you have WPW , a cardiologist needs to look at you and possible ablate the area where it is being caused from ; could be life threatening ; low... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Way too high: If that is truly you BP , you need to be on medicine ; normal tests does not mean you can't have essential HTN , and this needes to be treatmed and lo... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Go see a md: May be a std. Need to get it checked out. And no sex until you do so. It can be potentially contagious.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Is: If a patient who is referred to pc, does that mean they are going to die soon or should give up hope?
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Many or none : Trouble urinating decreased force in the stream of urine blood in the urine blood in the semen swelling in the legs discomfort in the pelvic area... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Luck: No risk factors to avoid preventing lymphoma. It is just bad luck that someone gets it.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Not rec: Rec only a daily multi-vit ; tyrosine vitamins show little overall benefit.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Lots of reasons: Iron def cancer recent surgery / trauma bone marrow disease blood clots etc.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Stage 1 but: Sounds like stage i disease , but a pet scan to eval other nodal area may cahnge the stage of the nhl.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Can happen: Sometimes a cycle can start quickly , can be brought on by stress ;; if this keeps happening, then please get it looked at by gyn.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Palliative: Palliative care is person-centered care with a goal of maximizing a patient's quality of life.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Still possible: I would make sure with a preg test and also ask doctor to make sure you don't have urine infection. Needs to be looked at right away.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
No: It is not a 100 percent test. There is no 100 percent blood test for cancer that is used for screening. Need to have an abnormal scan and a growth to ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Not rec: Usually you want to be health to do a complete stress test to ensure results are the most accurate.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
No: This is serious. Go get this checked out. May be a concussion or even worse a bleed.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Could be dangerous : Spinal cord compression develops when the spinal cord is compressed by bone fragments from a vertebral fracture, a tumor, abscess, ruptured interverte... Read More
A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Likley not that bad: Rec ct scan to look at it more closely.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Not good: Maybe due to colitis or infection. Are some foods making it worse ? Try going gluten free for a week to see if symptoms improve. If not then rec a GI ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Yes: They work completetly differently - so should be safe to take both together.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Depends: If pet scan is negative for any spread and if surgical path shows no nodes then likely a stage i only. Surgery and pet will help define stage better... Read More

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Dr. Matthew Schwartz
Nov 27, 2012
I endorse this doctor. He is an excellent physician who really cares about his patients. I would highly recommend him.
I endorse this doctor. He is knowledgeable, empathetic and follows standards of care
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
He Saved my life ; I had gone to 3 other oncologists and 2 of them at major universities , they told me I was too "old" or too out of shape to be treated. Dr Parikh came to me from a friend who raved...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! I take ibuprofen regularly for migraines, the rib pain has been there on&off for 2yrs but more this passed yr.
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Re-assuring thx - desperately trying for a pregnancy already - & suppose expecting miracles, not giving up hope, so any sign is a good sign
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for taking the time to review and answer my question

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

American univ of the caribbean
Graduated 1995MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Graduated 2002MD

Medical/Graduate school

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Graduated 1996MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of California - Riverside
MD

Residency

St. Agnes Hospital

Residency

Johns Hopkins University Affiliated Hospitals

Awards

Top Oncologist, Las Vegas Seven Magagine
Medical Marvels - Top Doc, Nevada Business Magazine
Top Doctors in Las Vegas, Las Vegas Life Magazine

Affiliations

Boulder city outpatient surgery center
Mountain view hospital
St rose dominican hospital rose de lima cmps

Publications

Treating the Patient, Not the Disease
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