Philip Jiji Patel , MD

Cardiovascular Disease , Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine

(760) 346-0642

Eisenhower Desert Cardiology Center
39000 Bob Hope Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270


“The interest of the patient is the only interest that matters,” states Dr. Philip Patel. “This principle tenant of patient care was taught to me during my training at the Mayo Clinic and continues to be the major principle of my practice today.” Growing up in the Bay Area and raised by a father who is a cardiologist, Dr. Patel was immersed in medicine early in life. “It was almost preordained that I would be a physician, my interest in medicine never waned,” states Dr. Patel. While in medical school he vowed to keep an open mind about pursuing other specialties, but cardiology remained his preference. Dr. Patel completed his undergraduate education at the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Genetics, followed by a master’s degree in Medical Sciences from the Boston University Graduate School. After receiving his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Patel relocated to the Midwest to complete his Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiology Fellowship Training Program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Following completion of seven and a half years of post-graduate training, Dr. Patel relocated to the Coachella Valley and joined Eisenhower Desert Cardiology Center. He remains Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Adult General Cardiology, Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology. In fact, Dr. Patel is the only Cardiologist in the Coachella Valley who is both Board Certified and Level III-trained in Echocardiography Level III (includes an additional dedicated year of training). Since joining Eisenhower Desert Cardiology Center, Dr. Patel has held numerous leadership roles, among which are Chairman of Eisenhower’s Quality Assurance Committee for Internal Medicine (2007 to 2013), and Section Chief for the Division of Cardiology at Eisenhower Medical Center (two consecutive terms from 2010 to 2013). Currently, he is the Medical Director of Eisenhower Medical Center Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Services, and at Eisenhower Desert Cardiology, he is the Medical Director of the Echocardiography and Vascular Laboratories, as well as Co-Medical Director of the Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory.

Gender: Male

Years in Practice: 26 Years

Languages Spoken: Spanish and Tagalog

Education & Training

Medical School: Boston University School Of Medicine

Graduation Date: in 1995

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Eisenhower Medical Center
  • Desert Regional Medical Center

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease , Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Anthem BC Pathway X EPO Network
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
  • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
  • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
  • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
  • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Tandem PPO
  • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health PPO
  • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
  • Health Net SmartCare Large Group
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • UHC Options PPO

Patel's Office Information

Eisenhower Desert Cardiology Center
39000 Bob Hope Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
(760) 346-0642

Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: No
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Doctor Patel's Other Office Information

Eisenhower Medical Center Same Day Surgery
39000 Bob Hope Dr Fl 2
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
(760) 773-2023

Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri7:00 AM-5:00 PM