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Vijay Bapat, MD
Gastroenterology
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About
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
Baylor Scott & White Employee Network | BSW Preferred HMO Network | BSW Preferred PPO Network | HMO Network - Group | McLane Group Network | PHCS/ARGUS - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan | PPO Network - Group | TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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 Apr 9, 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(37)
Overall: 4.91
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Jun 29, 2018
very caring knowledgeable easy to talk to
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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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Mar 22, 2018
Dr. Bapat was more than helpful with my questions and spent the necessary time with me on the 2 visits I had with him. I will definitely keep him as my doctor for my issues and future colonoscopies.
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Mar 21, 2018
Dr. Bapat is awesome at explaining things in ways the patient can understand. He is very interested in all of my questions and makes sure he answers them fully.
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Mar 9, 2018
Dr. Bapat was very good with answering all my questions about my condition. He showed general concern and thoroughly explained the upcoming procedure.
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Mar 7, 2018
Dr. Bapat provided a clear explanation of his recommendation for addressing patient\'s issue. Only complaint was mix up in scheduled date of procedure which cause confusion and extra phone calls to confirm.
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Mar 7, 2018
doctor recognized the need for several test to determine course of action to resolve my condition
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Mar 5, 2018
He saved my life a few weeks ago.
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Feb 28, 2018
like him very much. appreciate his interest and concern.
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Feb 28, 2018
explained clearly and asked if I had questions.
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Feb 28, 2018
EXCELLENT! LOVE DR BAPAT!!!!!!!
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Feb 21, 2018
He is concerned about his patients. He cares.
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Feb 15, 2018
Extremely knowledgeable, friendly and caring with a great sense of humor.
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Feb 14, 2018
called me on Saturday with the results of tests
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Feb 14, 2018
very friendly and good at explaining how I can improve my life and reduce symptoms.
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Feb 14, 2018
Dr. Bapat was so knowledgeable and showed great care and understanding for my son\'s special needs. He was very thorough and explained things in an easy way to understand. Very thankful for his time.
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Feb 7, 2018
Never seems to be in a rush to explain what needs to be done.
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Feb 7, 2018
Quick and efficient.
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Feb 5, 2018
The doctor was awesome... he listen and talked and was just overall GREAT....
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Feb 2, 2018
He was very thorough - not in a hurry - I feel a great deal of confidence in him and his ability
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Jan 31, 2018
Dr Bapat listens, is concerned for your general health and explains everything very well. I have complete faith in him and will/have recommended him to others.
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Jan 24, 2018
I was very impressed with this doctor. He was very friendly and professional. He explained why he was asking me to do more blood work. I felt like he cared about me as a patient.
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