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Vijay Bapat, MD

Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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About Vijay Bapat, MD

Vijay Bapat, MD is joining the Digestive Diseases Group Plano as a board-certified gastroenterologist with advanced fellowship training in therapeutic endoscopy. In addition to the practice of general gastroenterology, he has a special interest in the diagnosis of pancreatic lesions, bile duct pathology, enteral stenting, Barrett's esophagus, and the resection of large colonic polyps. Dr. Bapat attended the 7-year BA/MD program at the Drexel University College of Medicine in collaboration with Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, where he received the Harris R. Clearfield Award for Excellence in Gastroenterology. He then moved to Dallas, where he completed internal medicine residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center and stayed on an additional year with administrative, academic, and clinical responsibilities as Chief Resident. He completed his clinical fellowship in general gastroenterology and hepatology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital before undergoing a rigorous year of additional training in advanced therapeutic endoscopy at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Bapat is happy to be back in the Dallas area, and is looking forward to providing advanced minimally-invasive endoscopic therapeutic modalities for his patients.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna - Choice POS II
Aetna - Elect Choice
Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
Aetna - US Access
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna - EPO
Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
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Cigna - Great West POS
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Cigna - Great West PPO
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Cigna - HMO
Cigna - HMO Open Access
Cigna - HMO/POS
Cigna - LocalPlus
Cigna - Network
Cigna - Network Open Access
Cigna - Network POS
Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
Cigna - POS Open Access
Cigna - PPO
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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
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Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
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Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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Superior - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
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Background

Education
  • Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine (2008)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center (2009)
  • Fellowship: Gastroenterology, Johns Hopkins Hospital (2015)
  • Fellowship: Interventional Endoscopy, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2016)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Certifications
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Med
  • Gastroenterology - American Board of Internal Med/Gastroenterology
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education. To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities. The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements. Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Aug 25, 2020, Vijay Bapat, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (91) for Vijay Bapat, MD

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Sep 14, 2022
Good experience.
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Sep 13, 2022
Always caring & personable. I feel very comfortable discussing my health with Dr. Bapat
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Sep 8, 2022
Dr Bapat was thorough, caring and a pleasure to consult with.
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Sep 7, 2022
Knowledge, personable, caring, listens, explains, very adept
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Sep 2, 2022
Dr. Babit is one of the most caring physicians I've had. I appreciate so much the time and attention he has given all my concerns. He's a great physician!
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Sep 1, 2022
Very knowledgeable and friendly, listened to my concerns and suggested options
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Sep 1, 2022
Dr. Bapat listened to my concerns with complete attention. His exam was excellent and thorough.
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Aug 25, 2022
Dr Bapat take the time to make sure you understand and you are onboard. Could not ask for more from a doctor.
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Aug 23, 2022
Dr Bapat was very nice and listened closely to my concerns. Very caring.
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Aug 17, 2022
Attentive and caring.
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Aug 13, 2022
Dr bapat was very thorough, asking me a lot of questions and explained my options cery clearly, he seemed to actually care about my issues
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Aug 12, 2022
He takes all the time I need to understand what's going on. Never rushes me out. He's a great doctor.
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Aug 12, 2022
Dr. Bapat makes his patients feel like they matter. He takes the time to listen
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Aug 12, 2022
Dr. Bapat is by far the best physician I have ever had.
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Aug 10, 2022
Dr Bapat is the best of best. I am very fortunate to have him as my Doctor.
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Aug 5, 2022
Good experience. Dr very informative.
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Aug 4, 2022
Excellent listener
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Aug 2, 2022
Dr Bapat was well prepared, informative and very thorough
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Jul 29, 2022
Very considerate, patient, and informative. Explained things to me better than any doctor I've been to see over the last few years.
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Jul 29, 2022
Great experience. Dr. Bapat heard all my concerns and issues and he was transparent with his diagnosis and clearly explained next steps in finding the root cause of problem.
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Jul 27, 2022
Dr. Bapat used his white board to show exactly what is happening with the hernia on my esophagus. He gave me options but suggested we wait as long as it is not painful. He is very friendly and funny.
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Jul 23, 2022
Dr Bapat has an incredible bedside manner. He was open and listen to every concern I had. He did not make me feel rushed and sat and talked with me until all my questions and concerns were answered.
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Jul 22, 2022
Dr Bapat is caring and thorough. I am happy with the treatment I receive from Dr Bapat.
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Jul 20, 2022
Very nice personality. Through and very knowledgeable.
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Jul 18, 2022
The doctor and staff were very professional and helpful. Thank you
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Jul 18, 2022
Experience was very Good. Dr. Bapit Analyzed the problem, Provided a Detailed and understandable diagnoses and review of treatment plan.Although I had difficulty scheduling an appointment, I came out very optimistic of the plan.
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Jul 14, 2022
Excellent care and info regarding my concerns
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Jul 14, 2022
Very professional
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Jul 1, 2022
It was a great experience.
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Jun 29, 2022
Not many doctors will spend the time as well to make sure I understood my situation in a clear and concise manner as Dr Bapat did for me.
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Jun 26, 2022
First visit.
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Jun 26, 2022
Dr Bapat is the BEST
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Jun 20, 2022
Dr. Bapat is 1 in 100,000,000. End of. I adore him and I'm young and hate this disease. He makes me smile through it.
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Jun 17, 2022
Dr Bapat was outstanding. One of the best interpersonal skills I've seen in a physician.
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Jun 15, 2022
Always so pleasant and reassuring regarding medical issues. One of the best doctors at BSW.
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Jun 13, 2022
Really listened to me.
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Jun 10, 2022
He was personably and spent time explaining my situation. Very knowledgeable.
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Jun 10, 2022
The best gastro doctor, I have seen!
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Jun 5, 2022
He was very intent, and listened to all my concerns. I am in remission from breast cancer and he made sure I was aware he would pay attention to those concerns I had about anything possibly being cancerous.
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Jun 4, 2022
Dr. Bapat is very caring and does not give up on a problem. Have told all of our friends about him. He is amazing.
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Jun 3, 2022
Dr Bopat is very personable, very attentive in listening and quick to comprehend - this is the second time for me to see him - once 3 years ago, then last week. He is excellent and better than most.
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May 21, 2022
Took time to explain
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May 17, 2022
Could just tell by the first visit that I struck a gold mind in Dr. Bapat
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May 17, 2022
This doctor has the very best personality and expertise. I'm always feeling like I'm in good hands when I visit this office
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May 14, 2022
Explained treatment clearly and throughly. He asked me if I had questions and answered each.
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May 11, 2022
Excellent experience
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May 9, 2022
One of the nicest doctors I have ever been to. He was very friendly and so caring. Very thorough.
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May 5, 2022
Dr. Bopat & his staff were excellent from start to finish. Dr. Bopat explained my problem in detail & answered all my questions & concerns.
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May 3, 2022
Good bedside manner.
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Apr 29, 2022
Excellent provider. Took time and discussed everything with me. Very patient and understanding.
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Apr 28, 2022
Dr. Bapat was wonderful at explaining everything in layman's terms and took time to listen to what I said and what my wife had to share too about my problem. Greatful for his help!
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Apr 27, 2022
My care provider was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He spent a lot of time with me and answered all of my questions.
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Apr 27, 2022
Dr Bapet was so pleasant & thorough. I'm very comfortable with him. After considering all factors, a treatment plan was formed. Very nice doctor.
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Apr 20, 2022
Dr Bapat is a compassionate physician that takes the time to explain to his patients n for that alone is a 10. Thanks to Dr Bapat n his staff.
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Apr 13, 2022
Professional, Courteous, Informative, Caring, Concerned, Well planned encounter. I absolutely love my experience with BSW and Dr. Bopit.
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Apr 11, 2022
Dr Bapat works very well with me, both communication and planning are successful.
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