Dr. Ravi Pandey Returns to Private Practice
Longtime Internal Medicine Specialist Will Now Offer Extended and Weekend Office Hours
West Palm Beach, FL – After practicing internal medicine locally for almost 20 years before working exclusively as a hospitalist, Ravi Pandey, MD, is back to brick-and-mortar offices and couldn’t be happier. Now he’ll be able to both treat his beloved patients with the personalized, accessible care and attention they deserve AND follow them to the hospital if they are admitted.
The board-certified internal medicine physician who has always practiced in the U.S. is also thrilled that he will now be able to offer extended and weekend hours to better serve his patients. This convenience is yet another unique way Dr. Pandey enhances patients’ continuum of care.
“The days of evaluating and then personally following patients throughout their entire plan of care are nearly over for primary care physicians. My practice is better than many because I am able to care for my patients in the office setting as well as in the hospital, so patients are not being treated by someone they only meet for the first time at hospitalization,” he says.
Dr. Pandey’s bedside manner makes his patients comfortable because he can explain their conditions and treatment plans in simple, non-medical terms. “Since I’ve also been involved in hospital medicine, I have a very good grasp of multiple medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, heart failure and pulmonary conditions, most of which I am adept at taking care of myself while utilizing the best specialists whenever the need arises,” he says.
Another essential characteristic that makes Dr. Pandey different as a physician is his ability to connect and relate emotionally to his patients. His gift for personal connection meets the high expectations patients have for their medical provider and helps them achieve their healthcare goals. His practice now accepts Prominence Health Plan, in addition to most other major health plans, and offers preventive care, annual wellness visits, physicals, and immunizations, including those just in time for flu season. He also offers tips to manage their chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, along with smoking cessation and weight loss tips.
Relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Pandey acknowledges that effective treatment strategies are present and that more are coming, but that we must all do our part in preventing further propagation of the virus. “Maintaining social distancing measures, wearing masks, and continuing practices like hand hygiene and sanitizing high-touch surfaces is essential,” he says.
Dr. Pandey says that right now, patients should be thinking about improving their physical health through preventive and screening measures. “It’s also critical to give your mental health equal importance in these stressful times. Do whatever things work for you, whether it is relaxation techniques, meditation, or prayer,” he says. And as there may be changes in health plans going forward in the next year, he says patients need to find the most suitable plan for their needs.
About Ravi Pandey, MD
Dr. Ravi Pandey is a Board-Certified Internal Medicine Specialist who has practiced in South Florida since 1997. With diverse experience in private practice, outpatient, and hospital settings, Dr. Pandey is on staff at Palms West Hospital, JFK Medical Center, Select Specialty Hospital, and Wellington Regional Medical Center. Dr. Pandey is fluent in both English and Hindi. He completed his education at Grant Medical College of the University of Bombay and performed his residency and fellowship at Jersey Shore Medical Center. Call 561.867.0000 today to schedule your visit at either of his new offices at 2326 S Congress Ave, Suite 1A, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 or 11000 Prosperity Farms Road, Suite 206, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410.