Vinod Patel MD | Internal Medicine Physician | Downey, CA | PIH Health
Vinod Patel

Vinod Patel MD


Internal Medicine
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4.2 / 5 (based on 483 Reviews) View 63 Comments
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Dr. Vinod Patel brings over 30 years of experience to PIH Health, where he is committed to providing his patients with the highest level of care. Dr. Patel attended medical school in India and later completed his medical training at Fairview Health System in Cleveland, Ohio. As an Internist, Dr. Patel diagnoses and treats diseases affecting the heart, blood, kidneys, joints, digestive, respiratory, and vascular systems. A dedicated medical researcher, Dr. Patel has published his findings on diabetes drug treatments. Born and raised in India, Dr. Patel has lived and worked in United States since 1995.

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Physicians





Internal Medicine


  • Hindi
  • Gujarati



Fairview Health System (Ohio)


BJ Medical College (India)

Medical Education

BJ Medical College (India)

Patient Reviews

August 27, 2021
Dr. Patel, is a really great doctor. I am very happy to have him as my doctor.
August 18, 2021
Easy access. Lots of parking
August 17, 2021
I had a very good experience. Dr Patel addressed all my questions that I had it was a good office visit. His nurse is awesome!
August 16, 2021
I just wish the doctor would spend a little bit more time to hear the patient out. He's an awesome doctor, and I love him dearly but he needs to spend more time with his patients. That's pretty much it. But I do like the doctor I've had him for many years, but that's always been a problem. Is he, he pretty much just in and out and that's it. It doesn't seem like, you know, I don't know. But anyhow, thank you.
August 13, 2021
Nothing at this time
August 12, 2021
PIH Lakewood location has always been great. I called to make an appointment same day and was able to get one. Got there 10 mins late because of traffic and they still took me in. Got called into the room quick and my provider was very nice. Made sure to make me feel like I shouldn't be worried/concerned. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.
August 11, 2021
Dr. Patel is a great doctor. I never have any negative feedback from him unless it's my doing like not following my diet. The entire staff is great. Sometimes they are understaffed and that is the only reason for waiting longer than expected. It's not a perfect world, you know?
August 05, 2021
Yes. Lab results ... Dr needs to discuss with me, and I have to wait to get my results for two weeks. I am very unhappy about that. Thank you.
June 30, 2021
Great doctor. Very pleasant. Knows his stuff.
June 01, 2021
I have been a patient of Dr. Patel's now for fifteen years. He is very professional and tends to my every question. The entire staff at PIH is helpful and go out of it's way to answer every question. I feel very fortunate to have PIH as my health provider.
May 28, 2021
They should spend a little more time with you and pay more attention. Thank you.
May 25, 2021
It was excellent. Yes, I recommend it, it is the best.
May 24, 2021
It's not that you need something very well. Whatever, whatever that means, it says the doctor needs to have read, you know, needs to hear people out and not make critical judgment about the care. That they're giving themselves and how it succeeding with them. And, and telling the the patient no no you, you can, I don't know anything about that. That, you know, that's not working for for him. But it was working for the patient and so he shouldn't judge, the patient for taking care of themselves. Well, that is not a good doctor. Thank you. Bye, bye.
May 18, 2021
Dr. Patel and his nurse treated me very nicely, and exhibited sincere interest in my well-being during my visit. Upon leaving the examination room, Dr. Patel stated "stay safe". He was cordial at times as was the nurse.
May 17, 2021
Nurse was so friendly and attentive
May 17, 2021
I love attending the doctor office of PIH Health since I was a young girl. I have been provided an interpreter for my doctor visiting. Sometimes they did not show up but please make sure to call the interpreting service to see if they actually will show up my doctor appointment. Other than that, I love doctors and nurses. They are a great staff!
May 14, 2021
It was a pleasant experience.
May 11, 2021
I have been going to Dr. Patel for some time he has always been very good for me
May 05, 2021
Got a same day appointment although it was not necessary. Dr. Patel was very prompt and courteous. I needed to call afterwards and got help right away.
April 21, 2021
Dr. Patel is a very good doctor? I would recommend him to other members and as far as the service trying to get it, get somebody on the phone if your front operate ... your front line, operators are very terrible. Thank you.
April 15, 2021
Great doctor! Great team! Thanks!
April 09, 2021
Waited 45 before see doctor from the time enters the clinic. Should be improved the waiting time for patient respect his/her time
April 09, 2021
Prompt on point discussion and clearly understood my case. I may see the Dr. Again
April 07, 2021
Dr Patel and his staff have been. My health provider for 20 or more years. They are the best
April 01, 2021
Hi, so the check in process was very quick. I did it online and I arrived at my appointment went straight to the lobby after checking or letting them know I was there and the doctor and his medical assistant. Were excellent and great and I really enjoyed my visit. Thank you.
April 01, 2021
Excelente Doctor and staff .
March 30, 2021
I am very satisfied with my doctor, he always takes care of me very well, and I am fine, I am happy with my medicine, with everything, I already recommended it, bye.
March 26, 2021
Dr. Patel was attentive to my concerns and provided the answers I needed with professionalism.
March 15, 2021
I am very happy to be with you and my family too.
March 15, 2021
Thank you for all
March 12, 2021
Hey, I'm having problems on getting something called muscular dystrophy. Sometimes I get in great pain. I need a nurse or a helper to deal with this, so please help with that.
March 12, 2021
He was very courteous. He listen to me and he found out what was going on. Thank you.
March 05, 2021
Professional and Courteous I would recommend
March 04, 2021
I have a lot of respect for my provider and his staff
March 01, 2021
all is well and i have no complaints regarding my doctor and pih health services so far.
March 01, 2021
Very pleased. Very good care in the hospital. The doctors are very good for me. I give them a 9.
March 01, 2021
Dr. Patel was very professional, explained why he called and answered my questions with kindness and patience.
February 22, 2021
Dr. Patel is the best doctor from Pioneer.
February 19, 2021
Dr Patel is no nonsense which is great...just seems like he is in a hurry and cuts off the conversation making you rush and, for me in this appt, forget one important question I wanted to ask about my lungs and heart condition.
February 19, 2021
Yes, they treated me very well, they have a very good service, thank you for everything, they treated me with very good service, thank you.
February 17, 2021
It is my emergency doctor at PIH. I didn't really meet him. I did speak to him and I did listen to his orders. Thank you.
February 17, 2021
Very good provider, and I would definitely recommend this provider to anybody !
February 17, 2021
He didn't care and seem that he didn't want to treat me!
February 12, 2021
I felt a little rushed by my doctor and I felt I needed more time to ask more questions.
February 10, 2021
The lady who works with the doctor is a very sweet and patient girl and the doctor is kind.
January 25, 2021
I would have have liked a friendlier front office staff.
January 20, 2021
I wanted to find out some issues with my IPA, my medical group and that kind of deal and I called the financial department at Dr. Patel's office. I got you know shuffled around a bit transfer from person to person. Unfortunately, they gave me the number for the Medical Group. But when I would call the Medical Group the medical group would tell me to call my Physician's office. So, you know that happened around I got bounced around a lot and I was kind of hoping that the people the financial department at Dr. Patel's office would be able to respond to my questions and would be able to help me out. But unfortunately they didn't and I had to do a lot of leg work on my end. So that, I wasn't satisfied with the financial department. But other than that the nurses assistance
January 14, 2021
Dr. Patel listens and gave me the best help ppssible.
January 13, 2021
Very professional
January 12, 2021
Keep up the great care for your patients!!
January 12, 2021
Docter Patel is best docter I ever had
January 11, 2021
Hello, actually, I've been with Dr. Patel for a few years right now. And basically I'm satisfied of these to the best doctor so far that I've had and I've been with you for quite some time.
January 08, 2021
He truly shows concern for his patients and their care.
January 08, 2021
Very good
January 06, 2021
Still want an annual head to toe dermatologist exam. Have never had one.
January 05, 2021
The nurses were very attentive to me. I didn't quite see too much of a doctor. That's about all I got to say maybe. Maybe it was my condition. I don't know but that's the way I saw it.
December 30, 2020
Simply: Stay away
December 10, 2020
Very respectful and helpful.
December 02, 2020
Stay away
November 24, 2020
Excellent service
November 05, 2020
Dr Patel is always very understanding and he cares about his patients.He is very sweet.
October 09, 2020
Dr. Patel is great!
October 01, 2020
Clean facility
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