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Krishna Patel


Family physician

About me

Pronouns: She | Her | Hers

Dr. Krishna Patel is a family physician who cares for adolescents and adults. She has special interests in reproductive health; contraception, including IUD placement; pregnancy options counseling; mental health; and preventive care. Her goal is to empower her patients through education and collaboration.

Patel earned her medical degree at American University of Antigua College of Medicine. She completed a residency in family medicine at the Institute for Family Health at Mid-Hudson Valley, which included a year as chief resident.

In her spare time, Patel enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and being with friends and family.

  • Education

    American University of Antigua, MD, 2015

  • Residencies

    Institute for Family Health, Family Medicine, 2019

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    208 Ratings
    About our process
    Jun 27, 2023
    This is not what I expected at all from my annual check-up visit (and first after 3 years). The doctor showed minimal interest in my health was rushing and spitting words out with a speed of light. She mostly marginalized my problems didn't ask me at all how I have been doing. Because I wanted to ask her about follow up on my premature menopause and whether she finds two moles on my skin concerning (we ended up discussing these issues for 3 minutes at best) she said that we run out of time to take the PAP smear test and ordered me to schedule a separate visit to take it. This means I have to take another half day off from work to drive across town to see the doctor. I was just astonished by this all. I have been a patient at UCSF since I became a faculty member here in 2010. My kids are also patients here and we all had a share of our experiences with the UCSF health care system. My previous primary care physician who left to take another position was professional and made me feel well taken care off. She was busy and I never abused her time but she never rushed me and paid attention to my questions. I am seriously considering switching providers after this experience.
    Jun 13, 2023
    I wish there was more communication after my visit instead of scheduling a follow up appointment 3 weeks out. My blood work came back with extremely high blood sugar and that I have Diabetes. It would be good to actually call the patient not just send an alarming text.
    Jun 05, 2023
    Time to have COORDINATED care again.
    Jun 03, 2023
    Dr. Patel is so focused. She Is sharp and knows my issues. I never have to bring her up to date or repeat. She "listens" and we are able to discuss everything of concern. I leave feeling listened to. She also has a good sense of humor.
    May 31, 2023
    May 17, 2023
    1st time with new doc. Too ea rly to jusge
    May 04, 2023
    Dr. Patel is a good listener thoughtful extremely knowledgeable and considerate :)
    Apr 29, 2023
    Dr. Patel is a top physician! She is extremely knowledgeable a good listener and very dedicated.
    Apr 29, 2023
    Dr Patel listens well processes patient's information shares her expertise & guides the patient to appropriate treatment; she is impressive
    Apr 27, 2023
    I am very grateful to be under Dr Patel's care
    Apr 22, 2023
    I'm sad I was assigned Dr. Patel. She seemed too busy didn't greet me upon entering and sounded like I was an inconvenience for my preventative annual check up. She wanted to make sure I knew my Insurance might not cover me for this visit as the most important detail. I also happened to be sick with the flu with severe symptoms and understand why antibiotics might not be necessary at this stage but she made me feel stupid for coming in and suggested relying on over the counter medication (which I was taking anyways!) for 2 more weeks before coming in again. I felt like I couldn't trust her and want to change doctors.
    Apr 12, 2023
    Dr. Was fantastic professional and thorough! Very sincere and caring! I'm very blessed to have UCSF as my primary care.
    Apr 11, 2023
    No complaints. Had a good visit.
    Apr 04, 2023
    I am happy
    Apr 01, 2023
    Dr. Patel is very kind and listened to my concerns.
    Mar 30, 2023
    Dr. Patel is an amazing care provider. I always leave feeling included in the decisions and pathways we are following for my care. This means a lot to me as a patient as I progress through a difficult time.
    Mar 22, 2023
    Dr Patel was terrific at checking me for the pre surgical consult
    Mar 09, 2023
    All great!
    Mar 08, 2023
    Dr. Patel is an outstanding physician. She helps me navigate a complicated injury and recovery process and does so with so much care and great skill. I would recommend Dr. Patel to any patient for outstanding care.
    Mar 05, 2023
    Excellent thoughtful doctor and genuinely considerate human :)
    Mar 01, 2023
    Provider was polite and respectful. Seemed really rushed but probably was very busy that day.
    Feb 08, 2023
    Wow super impressed!
    Feb 07, 2023
    Amazing care and very knowledgeable
    Feb 03, 2023
    Dismissed issues and a waste of and time. I have to spend another and more time to see my regular PCP. I am still very upset by this appointment
    Jan 24, 2023
    Dr. Patel was communicative and interacted with me in an unrushed manner.
    Jan 23, 2023
    I have signed my wife up for care by Dr. Patel as primary.
    Jan 16, 2023
    The Dr was in a rush and did not offer optimal care! Shame on this practice!
    Jan 11, 2023
    Care provider listened well and was very understanding. Efficient following-through.
    Jan 10, 2023
    My new care provider understood my problems.
    Jan 09, 2023
    Thank you being there for me
    Jan 07, 2023
    I was listened to and a plan was enacted to help with my issues
    Jan 06, 2023
    I find Dr. Patel to be a perfect March for me. I trust her and find her to be smart and personable best!
    Jan 01, 2023
    Dr.Patel was professional and compassionate .Strong communication skills and a credit to the profession
    Dec 08, 2022
    We spent 15 minutes talking with the assumption that my self diagnosed condition was correct. I had to insist that you could feel the distortion in my face before an actual physical exam was done. I was also told I would be sent a link to TMJ exercises. Haven't seen that yet maybe I'm not looking in the right place. I was told a referral was made and a phone number would be provided so I could follow up. Haven't seen that either. Again am I not looking in the right place?
    Nov 30, 2022
    Amazing listening attention and sensitivity.
    Nov 22, 2022
    Dr. Patel was caring and communicative. Excellent patient care.
    Nov 18, 2022
    Excellent! I would definitely recommend her to others. This level of care is what I came to UCSF for (but have not been getting).
    Nov 10, 2022
    Dr. Patel is an excellent listener. She is kind courteous and works expeditiously to explain and move forward with the process. Tests and procedures are scheduled immediately and her after visit summaries are available in record time. She is a star!
    Nov 07, 2022
    Dr. Patel was everything I was hoping for in a primary. She listened had reviewed and shared Information related to my medical problems and she offered explanations as to how she planned to proceed with my care. I really feel I'm in competent care.
    Oct 11, 2022
    Dr Patel was fantastic. I have already recommended her to a friend. She was efficient without being pushy she listened to all my concerns even when I voiced them a second time for clarity. She was knowledgeable and friendly and eased my mind about my concerns verified some of my personal choices and offered solutions to others. I'm a big fan.
    Oct 09, 2022
    Excellent doctor all around
    Oct 06, 2022
    Excellent provider- would recommend highly! Great explanations and including me in decision making
    Oct 06, 2022
    Really like Dr. Patel she was extremely thorough and asked lots of questions. Also answered all my questions in detail.
    Oct 01, 2022
    First encounter positive.
    Sep 21, 2022
    Dr. Patel in my own opinion are very knowledgeable DR. I will highly recommend her in the future.
    Sep 09, 2022
    Excellent had many health issues to navigate. Dr Patel prioritized and made plan going forward
    Sep 03, 2022
    Yes. I would recommend her to friends
    Sep 02, 2022
    Seems very inexperienced .No follow through .
    Aug 26, 2022
    Perfect! And very much shows caring for patient

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