Patient Testimonials

Dr. Patel is always great to me, listens to me and knows what to do to take my pain level down.
This is by far the best clinic I’ve been to, and I have been to several!

-Jim W.

Carlsbad, CA

I am so blessed to have Dr. Patel as my pain management doctor. Until recently I didn't have a need for a pain doctor and was very concerned how my issues would come across to the doctor. Dr. Patel always has time for me and is willing to let me try different things to see which works the best for me. If I have an issue with a med he is willing to help me find something else to help. He is open and honest and doesn't treat you like a drug addict. I would and do recommend Dr. Patel.

-Jana W.

Sacramento, CA

'm really lucky to have dr. Patel. I was referred to him by my spine specialist for pain management and epidural injections. He is a great doctor that actually cares about what you are feeling and he's very honest. It's refreshing. Although my epidurals didn't help with my chronic problems, he's been dedicated to finding what will not just work for me, but he understands what im comfortable with (like i dont want to be on a bunch of drugs) and gives his honest opinion on my conditions and what they mean for my future since im young. He didn't push my third set of injections because he knew that by the second time around I still wasn't feeling good.

He knows your in pain and doesn't treat you like a drug seeker. Im only 27 and he knows that im optimistic of having children one day and that im too young to be dealing with losing my life to pain. And he manages a great pain tool website on how to live with chronic pain. And, he's funny. . I am deathly afraid of needles and although personally (it's different based on each person!!) I had discomfort on my left injection the first time, I pretty much felt nothing on my right injection and my second round of injections i literally didnt even know they were happening. He made me feel like I truly had nothing to be scared of and there is no doubt he knows what he's doing.

The offices are well kept and really clean and modern. Although I am going through with surgery through my specialist, I told my surgeon that I'd only have dr. Patel do my discogram. He's the only man with needles I trust. He will give you confidence, and always give you options and most importantly.....hope that things can get better.
The staff is always nice to me and they'll actually chat with you while your waiting, dr. Patel is relatively easier to get into thank good god cause I always have to wait at least 6 weeks to see my spine specialist for 20 mins. Hoping for the same timing luck this time around. Thanks dr. Patel!

-Chelsea P.

Oceanside, CA

I have had chronic back, hip, ankle and knee pain for 7 years due to the need for a knee replacement I was too young to receive. Original diagnosis was at age 45. I have been to many pain doctors over the years to help control these issues. I began seeing Dr. Patel about a year ago. From the beginning his genuine concern for my needs and limitations was unbelievable! On one particular visit I was in so much pain, I was in tears and required an immediate cortisone shot in my foot to relieve a sudden onset of Plantar Fasciitis. Normally another doctor would schedule a later appointment in order to get insurance approval/authorization and make me wait in pain. Not Dr. Patel, his words were, "Let's do it now, this one is on me!", he and his staff stayed on after hours to give me the emergency treatment. I hope he went ahead and billed the insurance anyway, but the point is that payment for services was far down his priority list and my well-being was at the top. More recently, he has handled Prescription problems/insurance coverage on the weekend via email within moments of my contacting him with a problem, (I just received the knee replacement!!) He more than deserves every award he has received. His office staff is prompt, efficient and equally as caring. There are insufficient words to describe what an amazing human being, doctor, advocate, etc. he is. Don't run, (you probably can't anyway) FLY to his office if you are in need of his specialty.
God Bless you Dr. Yogesh Patel.

-Laurie W.

Carlsdbad, CA

" I am writing this letter in regards to Dr. Yogi Patel which whom was referred to me by Dr. Robin Robertson at Scripps Coastal Carlsbad.

It's not very often (if ever), I write a letter like this but I would like to compliment Dr. Patel on the truly outstanding doctor that he is. I have been seeing him for a couple of years now for pain management for my Psoriatic Arthitis and Fibromyalgia. Recently, I also sustained a spinal cord injury in my cervical spine with two herniated discs causing me such pain I was hardly able to move. With the pain being so severe, I had gone to my local hospital three times that week just to get relief from morphine until I could see the doctor. I finally saw Scripps Coastal to get an MRI and a stat referral to see Dr. Patel. After several mix ups and delays in waiting for the referral, I finally got an approval to see him on a Thursday but unfortunately his calendar was already booked. I explained to the coordinator from Coastal Pain and described my dire situation. She had said that she would try and get me in for Monday. Later that Friday evening, I received a phone call from Dr. Patel personally and offered to help me ASAP. He met me the next day (Saturday) at his office and gave me an emergency epidural in my neck. The next day (Sunday) he called me to check on me and to make sure I was doing ok. He told me to text him with any issues I might have as well. I have gone in for several more epidurals since and although I am extremely nervous, he always tries to keep me calm.

I would just like to say that I have never had a doctor go above and beyond for me like Dr. Patel has. He is absolutely a kind and compassionate doctor that deserves praise and acknowledgement. I would recommend Dr. Patel to any of my friends or family. He is trying an amazing person!"

- C.M.

San Diego, CA