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Vijay Bapat, MD
Gastroenterology
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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.

Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics

LanguagesEnglish
Insurance Accepted
Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice.Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Aetna
Elect Choice/Open Access EPO | HMO/QPOS/US Access/HMO Open Access HMO | Managed Choice/Open Access POS | Open Choice PPO
Beech Street of Texas
Beech Street of Texas PPO PPO
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Blue Advantage (Gold, Silver, Bronze) HMO | Blue Choice Plus POS | Blue Choice PPO PPO | Federal Select PPO | HMO Blue Essentials HMO | Medicare Advantage Oncor/Energy Future Holdings Retirees PPO
Cigna Healthcare of Texas, Inc.
Cigna Healthcare of Texas, Inc. PPO PPO | Open Access Plus PPO
First Health
First Health PPO PPO
Great-West Healthcare (formerly One Health Plan)
Great West PPO PPO | Open Access PPO-Open Access PPO-OA
HealthSCOPE
HealthSmart Preferred Care (incl NTHN)
HealthSmart PPO PPO | HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO EPO | HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO GEPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network
ChoiceCare Concentric Network SmartNet PPO | Humana Medicare Advantage PPO/HMO | Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO PPO
Imagine Health
SmartCare EPN PPO
Medicaid
Medicaid
Medicare
Medicare
Oscar Health Insurance Company of Texas
Oscar Health Ins Co of Texas EPO
Private Health Care System
Private Health Care System PPO PPO
Scott & White Health Plan
2018 Baylor Scott & White Employee Network | 2019 BSWH Employee Network - EQA & SEQA | 2019 BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA | BSW Preferred HMO Network | BSW Preferred PPO Network | Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan | EPO Network - Group | EPO Network - Individual/Family | HMO Network - Group | HMO Network - Individual/Family | McLane Group Network | PHCS/ARGUS - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan | PPO Choice Network | PPO Choice Preferred Network | PPO Network - Group | SeniorCare Advantage HMO | SeniorCare Advantage PPO | Texas Statewide PPO | TRS - Active Care Participants Network | Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
United HealthCare
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.

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As of Aug 10, 2018, Vijay Bapat, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Background
Education
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Fellowship: Gastroenterology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Fellowship: Interventional Endoscopy, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, PA
Certifications
  • Gastroenterology - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano
Reviews(39)
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Aug 31, 2018
It was a new Dr. and I am very pleased with the outcome of my visit.
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Aug 22, 2018
Excellent care from entire staff
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Aug 22, 2018
adore him - he is always easy to talk to and we, together, do a plan of care. he is considerate and knowledgeable
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Aug 15, 2018
My first visit but this was the most professional, well organized, helpful medical group I have come across in years. The future will tell. The Doctor is a breath of fresh air, excellent listener, very informative, helpful and a good sense of humor.
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Aug 13, 2018
very good
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Aug 13, 2018
Very friendly. Listened to what I had to say and answered all my questions and concerns. Explained in words I could understand instead of medical speak
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Aug 9, 2018
I already have been admitted to 12 hospitals and 32 surgeries, this nest procedure will be with this provider Dr Bapat, I felt better after being to his office to schedule the surgery
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Aug 8, 2018
does not provide treatment plan nor explanation for symptoms, not informed of reason for visit, uses rhetorical questions, does not have time to answer any questions or listen to any patient concerns
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Aug 6, 2018
I was extremely pleased with my experience with Dr. Bapat. He spent a lot of time reading my medical history before I arrived. This was my first visit with him and he is very personable and has a great bedside manner. Such a good impression that I told him that I would like for him to be the doctor who cares for my needs in his specialty.
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Aug 6, 2018
Dr. Bapat was professional, caring, responsive. He listened carefully to my history and was very engaging. I will definitely return to him and am pleased to have him as my gastroenterologist. He\'s the best.
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Aug 3, 2018
Dr. Bapat was a superior practitioner and I was overwhelmed by the quality of his care. He is conferred with major intellectual firepower AND humility - two capabilities that are not always found together. His thoroughness, mastery of the current literature, ability to explain somewhat obtuse concepts in digestible form for the patient - were extraordinary! I do believe that Dr. Bapat is the all-around most exceptional provider I\'ve had the pleaseure of dealing with in my 71 years on the planet. He is the best!!
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Jul 30, 2018
Dr. was able to clarify symptoms of my condition which had not been done in the past
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Jul 25, 2018
Dr Bapat is outstanding.
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Jul 19, 2018
Dr Bapat was patient and kind. He didn\'t rush through the visit and made me feel comfortable.
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Jul 18, 2018
Dr. Bapat is wiling to spend real quality time listening and "working" the problem. I have several issues needing care and he has been willing to help me is a manner that gives me hope and real results. My issues started a year ago and thanks to Dr. Bapat, I am getting well, bit by bit, and realizing a better quality of life, which is all I can ask for! Thank you!
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Jul 18, 2018
Dr. Bapat is the ultimate professional and completely thorough.
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Jul 16, 2018
Very professional with tremendous acumen, skill, knowledge and demonstrated abilities.
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Jul 16, 2018
I really like the doctor
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Jul 12, 2018
Dr. Bapat is perhaps one of the best doctors I have had. He is extremely knowledgeable and takes the time to assure that the patient knows their health is the number one priority. He\'s very professional and methodical in his approach while taking into consideration the patients limitations, physical and mental, working hard to provide an easy yet appropriate solution that will help in the long run, not just for the time being.
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Jul 11, 2018
Dr Bapat is brilliant and delightful! A rare combo. He had thoroughly reviewed a huge stack of notes from my research group who diagnosed & treated me. He had questions, suggestions, and action plan to offer. He explained complicated details for my out of the ordinary condition. All of it makes sense to me. Meds were changed. Planned for follow up and possible surgery in 2019. I am thrilled with Dr Bapat\'s caring, approachability, knowledge, & expertise in this field. I feel sooo blessed to have him as my Physician. Thank You!!
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Jul 5, 2018
Dr. Bapat spent a lot of time with me. He was very personable and explained everything.
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Jun 29, 2018
very caring knowledgeable easy to talk to
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Jun 7, 2018
The provider was very knowledgeable and courteous however, I got the sense that he wasn\'t listening to my concerns and expectations.
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May 30, 2018
Wonderful help and great attitude. All explanations were clear and accurate.
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May 24, 2018
DR. Bapat saw me on short notice and was very thorough in explaining condition and recommended tests to make sure no problem existed that would interfere with my upcoming surgery. His staff was also great and gives me confidence of quality treatment.
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May 23, 2018
very professional,caring,and attentative
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May 16, 2018
Always treats me with respect. Is concerned about my health issues and provides excellent care.
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May 9, 2018
Dr. Bapat was kind, courteous, asked reasonable questions, answered mine in a clear, understandable manner. He gave me options that made my decisions easier.
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May 9, 2018
Everyone associated with my visit was very professional and showed genuine care. Excellent service!
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May 7, 2018
dr Bapat may have been the most caring an genuinely nice doctor I have ever seen!!!!
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May 4, 2018
very kind, pleasant and knowledgeable
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May 3, 2018
The best medical experience in years as the Dr sat down, looked me in the face and spent time with me. Dr answered my questions and included me in decisions. He certainly put me at ease and made it a great experience.
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Apr 23, 2018
Doctor Bapat is the best. He cares more about his patients than test results. I am lucky to be under his care.
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Apr 16, 2018
Outstanding!
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Apr 12, 2018
excellent
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Apr 5, 2018
I will highly recommend Dr. Bapat. He seemed to genuinely care and although this was an initial consultation, I have confidence that he is going to determine and resolve my problem.
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Apr 2, 2018
great Dr.
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Mar 30, 2018
Good listener. informative and friendly
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Mar 28, 2018
Dr Bapat was hands down the most efficient, thorough, and friendliest Digestive Diesease Doctor I have ever seen. He reworked his schedule to get me in for the procedures he recommended very quickly. I had some scheduling issues and he could tell I was nervous about the situation and made me feel calm and reassured. He is an amazing doctor and his bed side manner is so genuine and thorough.
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