Sanatkumar Patel MD | Internal Medicine Physician | Bellflower, CA | PIH Health
Sanatkumar Patel

Sanatkumar Patel MD


Internal Medicine
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4.4 / 5 (based on 480 Reviews) View 90 Comments

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Sanat Patel MD brings nearly 25 years of experience as a general internist to the community. He is dedicated to serving his patients with high-quality, compassionate care. Dr. Patel makes the constant effort to connect with his patients, establish trusting relationships, and deliver personalized care. Dr. Patel has held a number of leadership positions with medical groups and hospitals including directorships and committee chairman roles. Dr. Patel attended medical school in India and completed his medical training in the United States at Lutheran Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Before deciding to focus on internal medicine, he trained in surgery for two years.

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Downey Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





Internal Medicine


  • Hindi
  • Gujarati



Lutheran Medical Center (Ohio)


Lutheran Medical Center (Ohio)


BJ Medical College (India)


Patient Reviews

August 31, 2021
Everything. Mr. Patel was really a good heart doctor. He took his time to listen to me, unlike other the doctors. And yes, I would recommend him. Thank you.
August 27, 2021
Dr Patel, is professional, has great bedside manner, patience and always provide clear direction on next steps.
August 25, 2021
The Facility is very clean. Dr was kind and professional. I felt comfortable at my appt. Quick schedule.
August 24, 2021
I have a lot of medical issues and he's always helpful with my medical issue, telling me everything I need to know, and he's nice. Alright, thank you.
August 23, 2021
Dr. Patel is the best doctor I've ever had! He is an asset to your organization! My wife and I followed him from Leisure World Seal Beach to his new location because of the confidence we have in him! His staff is reflects his good bedside manners and everyone seems to be happy with the work environment they are in.
August 20, 2021
Dr. Patel was very respectful and professional along with the nurses at his office.
August 19, 2021
Excellent service
August 18, 2021
Always professional, kind, respectful, and full of knowledge.
August 17, 2021
I highly appreciate the way Dr Patel handling my health condition as expected.
August 12, 2021
Dr. Patel is extremely courteous, explains things well, and takes time to listen to my concerns. I am very very pleased with his care. Thank you.
August 11, 2021
I had a great experience.
August 10, 2021
Yes, the biggest problem we have with your offices is it takes too long to get through the calls, and we hardly ever ever get to speak to our doctor's office. We're always speaking to an attendant and it's always like third party because they want to go to the nurse and the nurse has to go to the doctor. And by the time you go through all that rigmarole, we could have our problem solved and be off of the phone. So it takes a lot of time and a lot of frustration to go through all of that. So you need to do your less voicemails and to get more one on one actual people in your offices instead of all that telephone rigmarole going around so that would help to make a lot of people a lot more happy with your service. Thank you.
August 10, 2021
The doctor is excellent and his nurses, always go above and beyond. I think there needs to be some improvement with the wait time in answering the phone for an appointment. The front office needs to be a little more friendlier, Thank you.
August 06, 2021
Dr. Patel and his staff are always professional
August 05, 2021
Very good experience from beginning to end, even Pharmcy
August 04, 2021
My experience was good no complaints. Overall I appreciate the nurses help .
August 02, 2021
Keep up the good work. ??
July 30, 2021
The staff and medical personnel is always professional and courteous amd caring. I Always receive top care and make me feel comfortable.
July 27, 2021
The virtual visit was extremely helpful after coming back from traveling and not being able to go to the office because of safety precautions. The Doctor was extremely helpful and listened to my concerns
July 12, 2021
Yes, I would definitely recommend this provider and the office staff to family and friends. Thank you.
July 09, 2021
Dr Patel always listens and is respectful.He treats you as an equal. When finished with your visit he always asks "is there anything else I can do for you".
June 30, 2021
Love Dr. Patel, he's amazing
June 29, 2021
Dr. Patel by far as or the best doctor that you guys have. I have seen a lot of doctors within your medical group and I am so disappointed by most of the other people. The other doctors. Dr. Patel and his staff amazing. They're the best and if it wasn't for Dr. Patel I would have gone to another medical provider. I appreciate him. I thank you. I encourage people to see him and I appreciate it staff as well. Thank you.
June 29, 2021
I can't say enough positive things about my Dr. Patel and his staff! He's staff is very personable, very attentive and will always follow through! Dr Patel...the BEST doctor in the world! Dr. Patel is very professional, has a great deal of empathy, very caring about his patients! Dr Patel does not make one feel as just a number! He really listens and cares about one's health!
June 25, 2021
Great doctor as well as the staff.
June 21, 2021
Great experience with Dr. Patel. But PIH lab. Os something else. I had to wait 1 and a half hours before being called in to the lab. Bad svc.
June 17, 2021
The medical assistant who took my vitals and all my information was extremely professional and polite. I would definitely say that she made the experience a 10.
June 14, 2021
I needed to have Blood Work done, so I was instructed to go to waiting room A. When I entered room A, there were four patients already waiting. While I was waiting, five other patients entered the room. When the forth original patient was called, I assumed that I would be the next to be called. After two other patients were called, I went to the counter to ask why I had to wait so long. The young lady told me that I may not have been properly registered for the Lab. I explained to her that the Drs. office had instructed me to go to Rm. A. She then looked at another screen and told me that I had been registered, and I would be called shortly. I was called next, along with another patient. The Phlebotomist performed my work first, and was very apologetic for my extended waiting time.
June 09, 2021
Dr. Patel was a piece of work. Told me my fibroid pain "is annoying" but to only take ibuprofen. Didn't even bother order an ultrasound or did a pelvic check. Was in the room with me for no more than 5 mins. Biggest waste of time.
June 07, 2021
Dr. Patel is amazing, he's very understanding and highly educated. I feel safe with him.
June 03, 2021
Very good and helpful.
June 03, 2021
Good doctor and very professional
May 27, 2021
Dr. Patel is not my doctor, but he took me in in a timely manner, took time to examine my problem, and truly helped me.
May 20, 2021
Just want to know when the office will call about seeing the specialist about my cataracts if i have to wait long for a appointment
May 13, 2021
Over all it was a great visit .
May 06, 2021
I was very impressed and happy to see this doctor because he quickly diagnosed and prescribed me the right medication for my medical problem!!! Hope everything is going well with this new medication and I will continue to follow up with him, a big thank you Dr. Patel
April 28, 2021
Pleased so far with how I am being treated to treats injuries obtained from motorcycle accident
April 27, 2021
Provider has ignored several requests and did not seem sincere to my condition and concerns. Rushed me at times, I have difficulty with processing and had trouble but it seemed he was getting annoyed. This is not the first time either. I am ready to switch!!! So dissatisfied.
April 20, 2021
Im so happy I found Dr Patel. I am confident he will help get me better. I am extremely happy for this change.
April 16, 2021
Awesome treatment
April 16, 2021
All staff and doctors are very respectful and kind! I really like the service they provide at this location! Iam very thankful to everyone there because they are always very helpful and professional! Thank you guys for the wonderful service you all provide!
April 12, 2021
Awesome appt!
April 12, 2021
Very comfortable with my experience
April 09, 2021
All good.
April 02, 2021
Patients are often worried, stressed, filled with normal concerns for their health that can also be exaggerated, and laced with miss information, or too much drama from the internet or well meaning friends. Patients don't always know the questions to ask, or capable of understanding all the professional information being provided. Often the information provided is overwhelming, the experience stressful, the uncertainty of their future health very concerning. It's not only the Doctor's professionalism that's important in calming a patient and developing a sense of trust with the them, but their demeanor, compassion, their attitude and helpfulness. The entire staff impressed me with their professionalism, their kindness, and this is an absolute priority for me in my current state of health.
March 31, 2021
My experience with Dr. Patel was good. I got my ultrasound soon after my meeting with the doctor and he addressed my concerns. Overall, happy with my visit.
March 29, 2021
I didn't get any help with my skin problems that I have been battling for a year on my own. I finally went to the doctor, and it was a waste of time and money.
March 24, 2021
Dr. Patel has been my doctor for many years, and I wouldn't trade him for anyone else.
March 22, 2021
Needed 2 meds. 1 sent to wrong pharmacy other I had to call and inquire to learn it wasn't sent!!
March 19, 2021
Everyone in that office is very attentive
March 16, 2021
I feel this was the 1st time enjoyed coming to to Doctor office very easy to talk to. Everyone was very nice.
March 15, 2021
We trust Dr. Patel and he gives my whole family great medical care! Highly recommend Dr. Patel to anyone who needs a good doctor! Thanks!
March 03, 2021
Very good service
March 01, 2021
Your online check-in experience is becoming ridiculous. How about a basic verification process like it used to be and a confirmation that you will be there for your appointment. If you feel patients need to read and agree to all of the other documentation then why don't you put it in a separate packet where you can take the time to read it if you absolutely need to.
February 26, 2021
Dr. Patel and his staff do a wonderful job.
February 26, 2021
As always Dr. Patel and his staff are very caring and efficient. They were able to save me time by setting up my lab work immediately after my annual wellness check up, that saved me time and having to come back another day.
February 25, 2021
My expectations were exceeded. Dr Patel was more than I hoped for. He was prompt, he listened carefully to my needs and concerns, addressed each of them in a way that made me feel confident that I would get the care that I needed, spent more time with me than any doctor in the past. His support staff were very friendly and extremely efficient. I am ecstatic that I now have a doctor who hears me and has an amazing support staff behind him. Super happy!
February 25, 2021
They treat me with respect.
February 25, 2021
Nurses were exceptional. Very professional.
February 24, 2021
Dr. Patel and his staff are always ready and willing to provide caring and compassionate responses when medical support in needed.
February 22, 2021
I would not change any doctors. I like Dr. Patel. He's courteous, he explains things to me and he's been my doctor for many years, but I said I would not change.
February 19, 2021
Dr. Patel is great. Unfortunately, the office staff is terrible with communicating medication refills. Dr. Patel prescribed me a new ADHD med and I went off my old one. I've waited five days for this new medication to get sent to my pharmacy. I'm really struggling at work and when I call to check on it the nurses tell me its being worked on, only to have nothing done. This is not uncommon for my monthly refills and it leaves me with at least 1-2 gap days very month. Regardless of how early I try to inform them, they still seem annoyed and condescending when I call. I hate complaining and my disorder makes it hard for me to be assertive. So these monthly trials have become quite triggering for me.
February 17, 2021
Very professional and friendly
February 17, 2021
Friendly and professional
February 16, 2021
Very good, and always glad to go and see Dr Patel and staff. Very nice people.
February 16, 2021
I am always confident and assured in the care I receive from Dr. Patel and his staff
February 16, 2021
Dr. Patel always takes time to answer all my questions.
February 11, 2021
I was disappointed in having to go back another day for lab work it's inconvenient
February 10, 2021
I am a cash patient and I greatly appreciate that the fees to see my doctor were not overwhelming and that my doctor was very aware of my financial situation and advised me on what would be my best option based on my financial situation.
February 09, 2021
Dr Patel and his staff are the best. I am deaf and do not know enough sign language for an interpreter, so it takes patience. My Dr Patel and every single person that works for him show me respect and make sure I understand everything. I know my health situation and Dr Patel tells me how to improve. I have never had a doctor I feel as much confidence in. He really cares about people.
February 08, 2021
Even tho he's not my regular Dr, but he new my history which was awesome
January 21, 2021
I've enjoyed having Dr. Patel as my primary for many years!
January 21, 2021
The receptionist at the radiology area was not very helpful.
January 21, 2021
They are caring at pih
January 15, 2021
Was good and well done.
January 13, 2021
Thank you for the great service
January 12, 2021
You did very well. I'd appreciate being called earlier in the day, rather than late at night or late afternoon. Other than that, everything's great. And Dr. Patel is doing a fine job. Thank you.
January 06, 2021
The doctor was very friendly and made sure to be very thorough about my medical background since I got a lot of medicines and it's just take care of me well.
January 05, 2021
Yes as thick as PIH is they should be having the vaccine by now. I'm very disappointed that PIH is not giving the vaccine shots. And that is my biggest complaint right now.
January 05, 2021
I have seen Dr Patel for many years and I always was very happy with Him He's precise in explaining everything He's alwas ready to listen what I have to say I highly recommend meand Him
January 04, 2021
Excellent doctor and staff.
December 28, 2020
I would not hesitate to refer family and friends to Dr. Patel as i feel he is a very competent and caring physician.
December 18, 2020
I love Dr Patel and plan to move 70+ miles away but still plan to, and I am honored to have him as my primary care physician ???????. He's the best!
December 07, 2020
Everyone in Dr Patel's office is helpful, efficient & friendly.
November 19, 2020
I trust Dr Patel. He knows me and looks out for me. He is thorough and deals with my hearing impairment in an understanding way. He is concerned about my health. I trust him. Actually I trust him with my life.
November 02, 2020
The staff is very courteous and understanding
October 26, 2020
This is one of the best doctors I have ever visited.
October 23, 2020
I had a long list of issues and conditions. Dr. Patel was very patient and explained very thoroughly how to address each of them. Although I felt guilty taking up so much of his time, I was very excited that he didn't make me feel rushed. It was a very informative visit!!!
October 16, 2020
Great place
October 14, 2020
Dr S. Patel is very thorough. Always asks a lot of questions to give a accurate diagnosis.Also follows through with diagnostic tests to help me with having the best help. Lastly, Dr. always gives me so much time to listen to all my problems, physically, and pschologoicty.
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