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Dr. Ashwin Patel

Urgent Care
CORONA, CA
43 years experience male

About

Bio

I was born in India but then spent my first twelve years of life in Kenya. After moving back to India, I finished my high school and medical school there. After getting training in rotating internship and surgery I migrated to United States and finished the rest of my training here. After obtaining a license to practice medicine in California I was a General Practioner for first five years. I was then offered an opportunity to join a medical group as an urgent care physician. After practicing there for more than 13 years I had to take an early retirement due to medical disability. This virtual medicine has given me now an opportunity to continue to provide my services to the needy.

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Urgent Care

Languages spoken

English, Gujarati, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

229 Answers
165 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
No pain when removed: The wick was put in because you must have an outer ear infection with lot of swelling. the pain was because of infection and swelling. Wick will permi... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Go to urgent care.: He needs to be checked out to find the cause regardless of financial situation. Urgent care is usually cheaper. You can take him to a county outpatien... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
No: Occasional smoke exposure does not cause any harm or resorption. It requires a prolonged exposure like smoking to do so.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
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No.: BP meds work to control blood pressure when you are resting as well as when you are working or exercising. Your office BP elevation can be from the ty... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
See a doctor: It is possible that you have sinusitis. Treatment depends on the cause, wether viral or bacterial, or if it is just a case of allergies. So please se... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
NO, DO OPPOSITE.: WHEN YOU HAVE FEVER, IT IS IMPORTANT TO TAKE MEASURES TO COOL YOUR BODY. THIS INCLUDES TO EXPOSE BODY TO COOL AIR, COLD SHOWER OR USING ICE INSTEAD OF... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Needs work up.: If you have had cough for such a long time, you definitely need a work up to find the cause. Dust and mold can also cause asthma. In Asthma cough is u... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Prolapse not likely.: It is very unlikely that the prolapse is coming back so early. your symptoms are more likely from local ano-rectal irritation from diarrhea (Or whatev... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Nothing serious: The test results are slightly off limits but if your symptoms have subsided, then don't worry and follow up with your fregular physician.
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A male asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
See a doctor: Second hand contact with jalapeños should not cause any rash unless you were allergic to jalapeños. Let a doctor check it out and decide what it is.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Find cause of pain: No. you cannot die because of pain. However you need to find out what is causing the pain and treat it.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Yes you can: The maximum single dose of Advil (ibuprofen) is 800mg. as long as it is not taken on an empty stomach. Only it probably will increase your chance of g... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Moderation good.: Excess amount of alcohol can speed up the aging process. However in moderation it is good for health. Moderation means two drinks a day for males and ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Not sure.: You did not mention what kind of myocarditis you have - Bacterial, viral, or some other inflammatory disease like connective tissue disorder. The trea... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Not fever.: Temperature of 100.9 is a low to moderate fever but 99.1 is not a fever. Do you have any other symptoms besides fever like cough, cold, vomiting, diar... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Any fruit is fine: Any fruit is fine but you need to find out what is causing cough with chest pain and have treated.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Possible infection: Commonest cause of testicular pain is infection. Urine is most of the times normal and your doctor has already tested you for clamydia, which is a goo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Likely pinched nerve: You are possibly having a pinched nerve in your left arm. This could be in the neck area or sometimes in the shoulder area. You should see a doctor fo... Read More
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Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
See primary M.D.: Bruising at puncture sight from needle is very common and clears out in about a week. However having bleeding around elbow and knee is bothersome, You... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Liver/kidney damage: This is a serious issue if you took them as a single dose. If this is taken as divided doses in one day then it is a different issue. The highest maxi... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Missed period: Usually there are no symptoms or signs during early pregnancy. Have you had a normal period after your miscarriage? Then missing your next period aft... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Delayed period: It is very common for a period to suddenly be abnormal or late due to some hormonal changes. It is usually nothing to worry about. If with in next 2 -... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
No relation: Fat distribution and fertility has no relationship to each other.
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A male asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
May be head injury: It may be head injury. Just watch for vomiting, dizziness, light headedness or weakness of any body area. Otherwise just take over the counter p... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Not serious: It is not serious and nothing to worry about. I don't think you need to worry about treatment at this stage. When you see your Ob/Gyn next time, he wi... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Not likely.: Because of the use of protective measures it is less likely unless you had oral sex where you were the one providing it. Also HIV status of the prosti... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
See dentist ASAP.: You probably have either infection or cavity in the tooth. This is a serious problem especially due to your pregnancy affecting your immunity to fight... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Hemorrhage: It is possible that you have had bleeding under your nail . It is called subunchal hemorrhage. As long as it doesn't hurt, leave it alone. It will tur... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Not to worry.: If you had cough and cold, you probably have a virus infection. There is no cure for this type of infection. The cold is gone so you are already getti... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
See doctor ASAP: You have some kind of infection that causing these symptoms. It could be viral in origin or bacterial like strep throat. Pain behind eye is of concern... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Possibly normal.: As long as don't have stomach cramps, nausea, or vomiting it is mostly normal. Increase the fiber intake by eating more of fruits, vegetables, and sal... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Continue seeing M.D.: If you have lupus it needs to be treated and the treatment depends on the extent of the disease. Your doctor will either treat you or send you to a sp... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Not true.: There is no such thing. In fact it is very difficult to find out about twins without a proper examination by a professional. Even then it might take a... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Keep seeking help.: Please continue seeking help until the person providing help and your doctor determines that you are mentally and physically prepared to cope with you... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Yes: You can safely take panadol (acetaminophen) 4 hours after diclogesic suppository. Both these medicines belong to a different class. As a matter of fac... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Possible stone: Blood in urine with back pain and no infection is usually because of you trying to pass a kidney stone. If the stone is small, pain might not be bad. ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Normal after plan B: It is not a good idea to take Plan B pill on top of BC. Heavy bleeding with this combination is likely. Now consider this as a normal period. After... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Stress possibly.: Your symptoms are very vague and do not point to a single illness. If you are going through some kind of stressful situation in your life or hove anx... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Needs more tests: On the basis of your symptoms it seems that you could have some kind of heart irregularly or even a lung problem like asthma. However the biggest caus... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
See a doctor: It seems that you are going through some extremely stressfuii situation or having anxiety attacks. Please go and see a doctor right away for more eval... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
See a doctor: If the pain is still there for 6 weeks it is not normal. Please go and see your primary doctor or your OBGYN to find out why you still have pain. You ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Try new medicine: There is a new prescription medicine available that is supposed to be effective for nail fungus. However it has to be applied to the nail for at least... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Cellulitis of leg: Fever indicates infection and pain in your right leg is a strong sign of cellulitis in that leg. I am sure your doctor is aware of it unless you did n... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Not helpful for pain: Polbactrin is a mixture of antibiotics. It might help to reduce chances of infection or treat it if you already have one. However ever it is not suppo... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Take antihistamine.: Sweating can cause an allergic reaction in some people and they can get rash. If you get the rest every time you sweat then take an antihistamine befo... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Yes.: Late period and one sided pelvic pain can be from many conditions, the most worrisome of them being what we call ectopic pregnancy or tubal pregnancy.... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
First period day 1.: First day of the first period should be considered as the day 1. You did not mention wether you take progesterone for every cycle or for just one cycl... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
May be okay: For head injury patients usually an observation of two days is enough to find out if there is a serious injury. If you have not gotten any new symptom... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Not STD: The lesion you are describing do not seem to be due to STD.It is from some other kind of skin condition. Please see a dermatologist for further evalua... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
Rinsing or surgery.: Try frequent sinus and nose rinsing with one of the over the counter kits. Also your physician should consider if you are a candidate for a long term ... Read More
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Nov 26, 2015
He answered my question quickly and concisely, giving me good advice, and did not treat me like an idiot for asking the question.
HealthTap member
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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Thank you Dr Ashwin Patel. I have not been diagnosed with IBD but my Dr mentioned it. I have had extensive testing (EUS, MRCP, abdo ultras, stool, blood, urine, endoscopy) & GB removed but still pain...Read More
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Sir thanks a lot it gave me some relief but while browsing i found that early period is sign of pregnancy i.e.implantation bleeding not period but my gf says she feels same as she had early periods
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you, I will see a doctor, it is extremely painful and I appreciate you taking the time to respond.

Awards

Top Urgent Care Specialist , Second Place, National - Fall
2014
Thought Leader, First Place, Orange County Region - Fall
2015
Most Influential Doctor, First Place, Orange County Region - Fall
2015
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