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Jayanthi Parameswaran, MD

4.9 out of 5 (460 Ratings)


Internal Medicine / Primary Care

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About Jayanthi Parameswaran

Dr. Parameswaran received her medical degree from the Jawaharial Institute at Pondicherry University, India. She completed her residency at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. where she served as Chief Resident.

She is board certified in Internal Medicine.


Practicing at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Internal Medicine

672 Aquidneck Avenue The Polo Center
Middletown, RI 02842

P: 401-847-0519

Get Directions 41.5058976 -71.28197439999997

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Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

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Patient Comments (123)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • I felt a bit rushed in the appt this time.

  • Just had my first appointment with Dr.P and it was wonderful

  • I was seen very quickly! Dr. Parameswaren is just so fabulous, knowledgeable, kind and is genuinely concerned about your physical and mental health. She is the best doctor that I have ever gone to and feel Blessed that I and many other family members have been seeing her for so long!

  • Time management is an issue here

  • Jayanthi was her usual unbelievable. But her front desk staff made me wait two hours without informing me that they had gotten to import me and into the system. After I had given my full information twice to the blond at the reception desk and they Mark me down as absent. Did not turn up very poor front desk operation. Thank you.

  • Provider was excellent i did have to wait 45 mins past my appointment, but staff acknowledged and apologized.

  • Doctor Jayanthi Parameswaran is outstanding, truly knowledgeable, and a caring individual........If we all listen to her, we would live beyond two hundred years.......

  • Made me feel comfortable while discussing personal issues

  • Thank you for the great support .

  • Dr Jayanthi Parameswaram is great. The staff is also great. No complaint.

  • I appreciate that Dr P took extra time to talk w/me about an issue that was totally pertinent, but not what brought me in in the first place and she did not rush the visit.

  • Dr Parmyaswan and her entire staff are always excellent

  • I thought this Dr. was thorough, communicated very well & helped me resolve my issue in a professional, timely way. I would certainly recommend her & see her again if the need arises

  • all is good thank you!!

  • Dr Parameswaran is as good as they get! She never minimizes my concerns and thoroughly explains things. I usually have to wait a bit to be seen but she is so worth the wait. She and her medical assistant [Name] really seem to care about their patients. It's not just a job to them and I have been to doctors where it is obvious that they are pretty much there for a paycheck.

  • Wonderful service from office staff, nurses and my provider. Love the beautiful office too and appreciate that labs can be done without an appointment. Great job all.

  • Dr.parmiswanna is a fantastic doctor, the best we have ever had. She truey cares about her patients.Love,love,love her.

  • My only complaint is that there was a one hour wait. But Dr. Paramaswaran was so remarkably exceptional that she is obviously worth the wait.

  • No need for improvement. Excellent care.

  • Dr P. Is very thorough and knowledgeable. She is on top of my health.

  • Wait time is long.

  • My PCP met my medical needs with Perception, Compassion,wonderful humor , and practicalsolutions toward my goal of overall wellness !!

  • Everyone was extremely pleasant and helpful. It seemed someone was having a bad day, NOT the physician or the check in or the check out people. We all have our bad days when our tone and attitude could be nicer. Sometimes it is hard to put on a happy face, if one is not happy. It's understandable.

  • Everything was fabulous. Thank you to Dr Parameswaran and [Name]

  • Dr. Parameswaran is a paragon of superb medical care and overall support for my health. She knows my health record, and anticipates problematic areas. She is proactive in offering new strategies and alternatives. She is a cheerleader for my independence. No better professional could South Coast Health. She's a credit to your agency

  • Dr Parameswaranu00A0is by far the best Dr I have ever had.I feel blessed to have her as my Primary Care Dr

  • Check-in was very organized

  • Courteous, thorough and prompt!

  • Great office, respectful staff, everyone was very helpful

  • Dr Parameswaran always listens to my concerns and takes the necessary time to make sure I understand everything we talk about.

  • From Dr. P, [Name] and to the staff at the front desk - everyone here is fantastic

  • All staff were professional and friendly. Visit with Dr. P. was rushed. She often does not listen well. I felt there were issues not addressed and there was no plan for a follow up.

  • Dr.Parm is fantastic. Not only is she knowledgeable she also is compassionate and takes things to an understandable level. All support staff were also very helpful and courteous

  • Try to see patients a little closer to prescribed time

  • Provider explained to me in layman's terms on how to stretch before workouts .

  • Called me in a timely manner.. prescribed meds that made me feel better

  • I think the people reading this survey need to know that Dr. P works very hard and is an amazing physician and there is no survey which can quantify or understand how intelligent or how wonderful she truly is. If you are not sharing these positive comments with her and she is not receiving daily accolades this should be rectified. Not only does she go above and beyond with her patients, but she is also one of the top doctors in her field and should be praised. I hope that someone takes these surveys seriously and shows her all of these positive comments.

  • The doctor is a wonderful caring lovely competent person. She is a pleasure. As is her assistant, Debbie

  • At the age of 74, I am very pleased as well as my family's health care providers...............

  • At my last visit, Dr. Parameswaran recommended that I take Ibuprofen but I don't remember how much or how often. There was no prescription in my packet of documents. I called Family Medicenter to see if they could get the information for me but they never called back even though they said that they would once they obtained the information. And the information was not in MyChart. In their defense, when I called to make an appointment due to an injury, they were able to see me that day. I probably would have given Family Medicenter in Middletown, R. I. a higher rating if it wasn't for my last visit there.

  • Dr Parameswaran and her assistants (Debbiie and Holly( are top notch! No improvements needed. Love this team

  • I am blessed to have her looking after me. Southcoast: please appreciate this provider- she is a gem

  • ProfessionalKindKnowledgeable Sympathetic Great Diagnostician

  • Wonderful doctor

  • The wait to be seen was more than thirty minutes past my appointment time. This was unusual. Still, the doctor did not rush thru my appointment.

  • All Good!

  • Dr. Parameswaran has been taking care of my family for years and she never disappoints. She is very professional, thorough and proactive. We feel blessed to be in her continued care!

  • Dr. Parameswaran is the best PCP and I feel so thankful and blessed that she is my provider. I have been with her since I got out of pediatrics and I'd follow her anywhere! Love Dr. Parm!

  • Yeah, best staff going I mean everybody's very courteous the doctor is very knowledgeable she's been my physician for over 20 years, and she seems to know her stuff knows me very well, and does her job Well, that's all I need to say.

  • Amazing doctor and a great staff

  • Everyone in the office makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. My primary care doctor is spectacular and I feel so well taken care of physically, emotionally and psychologically. My health care is really a team effort that includes me and a competent, professional staff.

  • Evevy thing

  • Dr p was Extremely insightful and truly cares about me as a person

  • Dr Parameswaran is a wonderful doctor.

  • No complaints, great staff and my doctor is terrificu00A0

  • I have to say the staff, nurses and Dr.Parameswaran are always on there game, it's a breath of fresh air. Thank you. [Name] [Name]

  • This Doctor takes great care to explain medical questions you have in detail. Very good.

  • Everything was great, the timely service and the time that was taken to hear my concerns all made my experience great.

  • Dr Parameswaran is the .BEST PCP I have had. She listens. She cares. She is prepared. And she communicates with my other specialists.

  • Everything is good for now

  • Dr. Parmeswaren is amazing!

  • Dr Paramaswaran is always caring, understanding and willing to listen to me. She knows my history and that is very important to me. She is very knowledgeable, and I feel very confident with her care.

  • All of the visit was excellent, except the wait. I was scheduled one hour prior to when I was actually seen. If appointments are running that far behind it would be helpful to get a text.

  • My primary that I saw today was incredibly empathetic, professional and reassuring with my health.

  • Love Dr Parm

  • Dr. Parameswaran is the best always

  • As always very good and very kind have no complins

  • Love my provider and staff. Had a long wait time

  • Everything done exceptionally well. Dr. Parameswaran is the best, and so are the receptionists.

  • I always appreciate the physicians interest and care with regards to my health.

  • Spent time with me and always has good things to say about me and everyone. I love Dr. Parameswaran!

  • Everything is awesome per usual, it just always takes a very long time in the waiting room.

  • I have to say the staff is amazing. Service is always been. Amazing from reception nursing lab. Everybody. Every time is wonderful. Jayanthi Parameswaran The best physician, the best family physician I've been with her over 30 years, would follow her to any place. She went, she is amazing. I would recommend the facility. I would not recommend Jayanthi even though she's the best doctor in the world. I don't want competition, when I need to see my doctor. It's already hard enough to get in. She's amazingly popular, because she's brilliant. She's the best thing. You have on staff, love her to death would never switch her. However, I will not brag about it, to everybody in the world because everybody would line up to see her and I would then have to*

  • Everyine is very friendly.Check in at the desk is not very private. They ask for your name and other personal information loudly, and everyone in the waiting room can hear all your information.

  • Dr Parameswaran is an incredible provider. She always takes time to listen - review history, labs and explain a plan of care together. She always educates during visits and responds to questions through the portal. I am blessed to have such a caring physician!

  • Didn't wait long, treated with respect and had my needs met.

  • I love my doctor Dr. Parameswaran. As far as I'm concerned nothing else about the medical experience matters except that she's my doctor. The girls at the reception desk are always very friendly….. Dark black hair I believe [Name] is her name she's great

  • Everything Dr.P IS A GREAT DOCTOR

  • I was greeted warmly by [Name], the receptionist. I waited less than 10 minutes to be weighted and vitals taken by [Name], and less than 5 to see Dr. Parameswaran.

  • Alway great customer service, and can always get an appointment scheduled right away

  • All good - I answered one question about receiving information as "no" but I have receive that information before

  • Sometimes the wait time is long but not today.. everything about the visit was excellent.

  • Total professionalism, efficiency, and attention to detail…Bravo, well done.

  • Wait time way too long. 1 hour

  • Professionally greeted that in a timely manner of the primary care physician that I use is beyond excellent. She is up to date on any other outside physicians, I have to seal the things, setting goals, resetting goals, going over tests. She's she's just beyond excellent. I can't say enough. About this physician, How professional she is, how on track she is and I can just... simple tips to help can already see a difference. Anything, so I just highly recommend this physician at this facility.

  • Quality time with the physician was appreciated on my first visit. The 30 minute wait past appointment time was not ideal however it was a late-day appointment and things understandably back up - particularly in a medical office.

  • Dr. Parmeswaran is wonderful, and I will put up with the failings of the support staff just to see her. But - the intake person at reception was so distracted by what was going on in the next cubicle (someone had come in to urgent care with a cut finger) that she stopped working on my registration to try to get a look. I was uncomfortable as I felt the man deserved his privacy, not a gawker, and I wanted to complete my registration. I waited 25 minutes in the waiting room while people came in without masks and were told that was ok (the signs - plural - outside made it clear that a mask was required to enter), and people in the waiting room took their masks down to try to engage in conversation with me. I don't mean to sound uptight but it makes me uncomfortable to be around people who thinks the rules don't apply to them.... If masks aren't important any longer, take the signs down. After 25 minutes in the waiting room, and everyone in the waiting room had come and gone, I asked how much longer the wait time would be. I suspect - though I admit I don't know - that the distracted receptionist might have forgotten to tell the Dr. I was there for my appointment.

  • All went very well

  • the Dr. is very special she is informed and ready to listen you are very lucky to have her in the system and if I have to wait it is because she is addressing anothers issue and not looking at the clock

  • Everything seems like a well oiled wheel..and everyone knows their jobs very well. Communication is very good between the staff and Dr. P.Friendly, professional and efficient office !

  • Dr Parmeswaran and her MA [Name] are wonderful, caring and I always feel heard when I have concerns.

  • I always have an amazing experience. I wouldn't change anything.

  • Great Doctor. Very caring!

  • The only challenge I have experienced, is regarding the nurse that took care of me. I have had this nurse a few times and every time .. she has a curt bedside manner.... I'm a pretty happy person and when you are fighting an incurable Cancer, having a nurse who is being nonchalant, and seemed indifferent, boxes not make for a fabulous experience...To be clear... EVERYONE ELSE IS UH-MAY-ZING... specifically Dr Parameswaran!

  • Always pleasant and helpful!

  • Dr P is the best physician I've ever had over the last 63 years

  • Wait time is long

  • Front desk staff. One helping me was great. The other cell rang & she got up to answer it right away. Not good customer service when a cell is more important than patients.

  • Dr. Parameswaran is observant, thorough, and professional. She references data from multiple sources when making a diagnosis. She shares information clearly and ensures understanding. She is an intelligent, compassionate human being who cares and wants the best for her patients.

  • Dr P. Is always thoughtful, thorough, pleasant. She talks about all aspects of health and well being. I adore her!

  • Dr Paramswarren diagnosed a difficult and unusual problem brilliantly. She is an excellent doctor in every way!

  • DR. Parameswaren always listens and finds a way to help

  • The office is incredibly professional. They actually open the doors before 8:00 a.m., when they are technically due to open. The woman that greets you is ... provides great clarity, and intake information. Dr. Parameswaran is absolutely the best, most comprehensive Dr. Thank you.

  • Dr. Parameswaran always listens and always takes great care of me.

  • Dr Parms the hands down BEST dr I've ever had in my 64 years of life. Her entire staff through this pandemic is phenomenal

  • Everyone is kind, helpful and considerate. I love my doctor. But I always have to wait longer than half and hour, and sometimes up to an hour, which always upsets me. I don't know what you can do to improve this, except allow your doctors to take on fewer appointments per day. It is unfair to both the doctors and the patients. Southcoast is not just a company that needs to make money, it is a healthcare provider. Jamming as many patients as you can into a given timeframe is bad for doctors and bad for patients. So if you truly care about your doctors and you patients, do something about this problem

  • My Dr. Parm. is the best Dr. The receptionist need to stop hollering out your personal info.

  • Everyone was great

  • Dr Parameswaran always listens and shows she genuinely cares about me and my concerns .

  • I always enjoy my visits with Dr. Parameswaran. She is a delightfully intelligent, warm and caring woman who really seems to care about her patients.

  • Waiting for 30-45 minutes to see the doctor is unacceptable.

  • Very personal and professional! She treated me with kid gloves while being honest! Super!

  • Office staff were very helpful and nice. The only difficulty is that my prescriptions were not sent to the Navy pharmacy. Two days later I had to call the office to sort this out. She said they were on the fax machine but didn't go through.

  • Nothing to improve! [Name] [Name] at front desk was friendly, professional, and courteous. Her cheerful demeanor was a pleasant moment in my day. And of course, Dr. Parameswaran is a life-transforming physician! She listens, analyzes, and acts! She encourages and re-animates. She is a fabulous credit to the organization. I am very lucky to be under her care.

  • Actually cares and listens to concerns then comes up with a plan to inform/treat and lower anxiety

  • Everything!!!

  • Dr. Parameswaran Needs a pay bump, she is incredibly attentive, listens well, empathizes with her patient, even understanding how they are understanding and processing what she is telling them. For me, I am an engineer. I need explanations for what is occurring, and why the docs prescribed treatment is the most logical one. Too many times I've had providers diagnose without listening to my whole explanation and medical history. My ear issue has been misdiagnosed 3 times now, ongoing for over 4 months. Dr. Parameswaran Listened to everything, provided in-depth explanations on what was occurring and why what she was prescribing would fix the issue, and sympathized with my situation, while trying to make sure I didn't have to visit a doc office again. A+++ service!

  • all is good!!

  • They are great.

  • Dr. Paresawaren is a thorough physician who knows her patients history and responds to the input she is given. Smart and too dedicated. Needs a long holiday!!

  • Doctor Parmiswanna is wonderful she's the best doctor we have ever had she takes very good care of [Name] health couldn't ask for a better doctor than Doctor Parmiswanna

  • Dr Parameswaran is a wonderful caring. I'm so glad she is my new PCP

  • Wait time was over an hour for scheduled appointment

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