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Jayanthi Parameswaran, MD

4.8 out of 5 (477 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.

Dr. Parameswaran was recently voted Best Doctor by Newport Life Magazine.


Jayanthi practices 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

Insurances Accepted

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 (100)

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 have great confidence in Dr. Parameswaran and am grateful she is my provider

  • I have been with my provider for 27 yrs. We have a good relationship, she knows my problems over the years and some were very serious. She is easy to talk to and understands where I am coming from. I am very comfortable with Dr. Paramasuaran .

  • I had to wait 45 minutes to be seen by doctor.

  • DR Parameswaran is an excellent family physician. The video consult was very efficient.

  • The office worker at the desk was not kind.

  • Staff great md wonderful. Billing. Always have an issue with bills and co pays

  • Phone visit w video was perfect. Dr. Parmeswaren was attentive and engaged, as always.

  • It was video conference. Which I prefer. I don’t always find the front office people pleasant. Dr Parmasawaran and Her Nurse are AMAZING. the front desk I struggle. They certainly have gotten better in time.

  • It was the best I have had since living in RI

  • I had to wait an hour for the video conferencing but I understood due to the virus.

  • Everything was fine, I have no complaints.

  • This was my first telehealth visit. The office staff scheduled my appointment for the next day when I called. Another person in the office called me the next morning with a few questions prior to the visit. Dr. Parameswaran called on a video visit without any problems. She reviewed a few things and addressed my problem in a caring way and efficiently. The office staff called later to schedule a follow-up appt, and an Rx was ready for me to pick up at my pharmacy a short time later. All went well!

  • Dr. Parameswaran is very attentive to any of mine or my family's needs.

  • I have a wonderful relationship with Dr. Parameswaran. What upset me a little bit today was, I was called to say, she'll be calling you at 9:30. My appointment was at 9:30. They gave me a heads up at about 10 past 9 and then I waited about 45 minutes past 9:30, for her call to come through and I was like sitting at my kitchen island with my phone in my hand. So, I wouldn't inconvenience her and the 45 minutes was was not good. That's it.

  • My care provider provided excellent care of via a teleconference as the office was restricted for people coming in and out based on the covid-19 safety requirements.

  • Under difficult circumstances using cell phones Dr P immediately put me at ease. Strange times but same great interaction with Dr P.

  • This appt was via telemedicine. Found this to be a very productive experience.

  • This Telehealth call was the next best thing to a live visit..

  • Everything was fine, except the fact that because of the pandemic it's not a face to face meeting. It's the best that can be done during these times but for an older lady like myself I prefer the contact.

  • Dr Parameswaran is the best internal medicine/PCP around. You are LUCKY to have her. Treat her well. She is a gem. One of a kind. She LISTENS and is so well read and up on evidenced based info related to my specific needs.

  • Dr. Parameswaran is the best doctor I've ever had. Thank you. Bye.

  • Everything done was exceptional

  • Under the circumstances, I think the phone conversation went well. I prefer a face to face appointment but understand why we had a phone appointment. Thank you.

  • My experience was a telemed service. However my experience with the office in scheduling my appointment and follow up was great! My provider and her MA, was fantastic

  • The questions re: my recent experience do not allow for the current changes during this pandemic. I had a video follow-up appt with my provider and used that as the scenario for the questions. My physician is intelligent, professional and extremely tuned in to my care. I have been a patient of hers for over 25 years. Thank you.

  • Was very helpful and new my background very well. I would definitely. refer her

  • Timely reply to question and concerns!

  • My doctor and I had a telephone interview appointment. It went well as all our visits. My doctor is exceptional.

  • Good job. Keep up the good work during this mess??????

  • The video visit given the current crisis was outstanding! Supportive of patient and social distancing.

  • She's very professional, knowledgeable, thorough, and she listens. She does an amazing job.

  • Due to Corona Virus I was able to have a face time visit with my Doctor.Before hand I was interviewed by an office assistance to review medications and weight, cell phone update etc.I was very pleased with the overall experience.Thank you!

  • De Parameswaran knows me inside and out and has a way of making me feel comfortable with all of my diagnosis’s. She is very thorough and leaves no stone unturned when it comes to my health.

  • Dr Parm is the best.

  • It was my first online checkup, for a strained supraspinal tendinitis injury it turns out. The doctor was great and knows me well. My only reservation is that I am not entirely sure wether i should be doing exercises.

  • Everything...I can not wait to see Dr. Parmesawaren in person...We had a wonderful virtual appointment via my mobile phone.Thank you for caring [Name]

  • Taking time to listen and allow time for questions. I love my PCP but often feel rushed with little time to collect my thoughts and ask questions.

  • It was great time. I like Dr. Parameswaran very much and the high tech visit was excellent. We did it on Safari (INAUDIBLE) so that we could see each other remotely and she was even able to look it up patch on my skin on my leg that I was worried about and told me exactly what to do with it. So I was very much please.

  • This was one of the most exceptional meetings with a health provider I can ever remember. The care the entire staff and Doctor gave me was outstanding. My new Doctor spent more time with me and made me feel relaxed and gave me total confidence as a new primary care Doctor. I look forward to my next appointment.

  • Dr. Parm is the greatest.

  • Dr. Parameswaran is an extraordinary PPC because she cares deeply about me as her patient. She has empathy and compassion for her patients. Thank you Dr. P.

  • This visit was a teleconference call. Every thing went smoothly. Like this type of appt as long as I don’t need to be examined. Very convenient on my part.

  • Needed my mother and I to be tested for covid19. Appointments were made in less than an hour and completed. Very professional workers fighting this war. Hats off, much love and respect.

  • The video chat was a great experience and made me feel closer to the situation.

  • Dr. Was great

  • Well the trouble with these questions is that this was a telephonic call and it wasn't exactly a front office involved and asking questions about the front office unless you mean the people who called ahead. It doesn't make any sense.

  • Doctor Parameswaran was great on our video chat. Great discussion & Showed me exactly what the plan will be. I Think the video is better then just the phone call because it’s more direct communication, you get the body language etc.

  • Quick response, good information, quick follow up just waiting on prior auth for Rx

  • Thought I was done and a return call from Dr. worried about my last bloodwork. She went over it with me. Now thats caring.

  • My visit was a televisit. I received 2 preliminary phone calls from two friendly staff/nurse and then a phone call from my doctor that went well.

  • Very prompt in getting back to me about my Corona virus concerns.

  • I did a telephone health visit with a provider I had not seen before. This provider went above and beyond for me in so many ways. [Name] the MA, was awesome in making sure I was able to speak with a provider that same day. I was unable to answer her call the first time and she made a point to call me back without me trying to call the office. From having me touch different [Name] around my neck and head to come to a conclusion for my pain. To helping ease my anxiety as I am a first time pregnant woman in my first trimester. She listened to me and spoke in a calm and caring way. Thank you to this provider for going out of your way for patient care. You are top notch!!! And ps I’m a RN there aren’t many Dr’s like this anymore’

  • Dr. Parameswaran is a fantastic doctor and all of the staff at that office the health center. They're just really caring and intelligent, just lovely people. I have nothing bad to say and only good things and I really I'm thankful that I get my health care from such a great place. Thank you.

  • Thorough exam and very professional staff. Dr. Parameswaran is the best diagnostician, intelligent and thorough.

  • My experience was the best possible

  • I am only a patient because I absolutely trusts and adore Dr.Parm and her staff—without them I would be searching elsewhere —please make sure they stay with you !!

  • A little wait, but we'll worth it

  • Awesome staff, Dr Parameswaran is amazing!

  • I love my doctor! She always listens, educates me on my issues!! I feel heard and cared for. Her nurse takes her time with me. I don’t feel like a number!!!

  • Front staff is great Dr P is very thorough and answered all my questions

  • Yes, I visited Dr. Parameswaran. She's very knowledgeable. she takes the time to explain things to you. Her staff is always courteous, they follow through with prescriptions of things. Probably my one complaint is sometimes you wait a while to get, to get someone on the telephone. But otherwise once you get there, they take great care of you and Dr. Parameswaran's the best. She's very thorough, very conscientious, knows her stuff and loves to teach. I'm great, greatly happy to have her. Thank you.

  • Love Dr Parm. She’s so smart and thoughtful in her approach. Seems to always put her finger right on the issue. One of the best providers I’ve ever had.

  • The one was fantastic and supportive and so kind. Makes it easier to go to the doctor! Thank you

  • Whole medical experience was perfect!

  • There were questions about my insurance coverage. I moved here from Massachusetts and the coverage was unusual for the front desk. They did their utmost to take care of it. And my doctor didn't know my medical history because they did not receive the records I requested from my former doctor. This did not block the doctor from working with me.

  • Friendly and prompt service

  • Love my Dr. she looks at things from so many different angles she listens

  • No improvement needed. Knowledgeable and very attentive care given.

  • It would be really helpful to turn up the heat in the waiting room!Also, maybe supply masks for those who are coughing.

  • Set up a plan to lose weight for March 2020, seems fine to me and spoke of other issues and my health.

  • Speed of heat: diagnosed the problem in under one minute.

  • Dr. Parameswaren is extremely knowledgeable.

  • Everything was done to my satisfaction. Dr. Parameswaran is the best doctor I’ve ever had!

  • Excellent attention to patient, very clear and concise diagnosis and treatment instruction. I felt as though the dr was genuinely concerned with my health. She provided adequate time I did not feel rushed in any way.

  • The staff and Dr P take great care of me

  • Excellent, compassionate, empathetic care

  • Everyone was extremely nice and very pleasant from the moment I walked in. I felt like everyone was expecting me for my check up. Dr. Prescribed no medication yet I felt better when I left than when I arrived. Wonderful.

  • I am happy with everything and waiting a while for my appointment is not an issue because I feel my doctor gives me the time I need and I am sure she does that with others. Some appointments just take a little longer due to circumstances.

  • Love the new office and have always loved Dr. Paramaswarin! My husband and two sons also go to her and I have referred many friends. Followed her from her last practice to Southcoast and never want to lose her. New office compliments the service-from front desk to medical assistant to provider. Happy Holidays to all!!!

  • The doctor, nurse and front desk staff were kind, caring and compassionate - I just lost my dad and was an emotional mess. Thank you for having such wonderful people at your office!

  • Not being late. Excellent medical experience.

  • I feel very confident and the expertise and knowledge of Dr. Parameswaran that's my complement. My suggestions for improvement is once they put you in that little room and get you undressed. Try to get to you within a few minutes. I'd rather if I'm going to have to wait a half hour. I'd rather wait in the waiting room then get in there and know magazines, undressed and wait, that's my feedback. Thank you.

  • Dr. Parameswaran is One Amazing Doctor and Has The Most Beautiful Heart.. Always listens to even the Smallest Concern and has an Objective and Truly Honest Answer to You!! You Always leave her, Feeling So Good,no matter how you felt entering the office visit.. She's a True Blessing To Me!!

  • Dr. Paramaswaran always takes the time to educate me in addition to treating me.

  • I am extremely pleased with Dr.Paramaswaren ad my Doctor. I do think that the scheduling of appointments should be fewer per hour. I had a 3:00pm appointment and wasn't called in until 4:00pm.

  • Dr, Parameswaran is an excellent doctor. She knows exactly your history and gives you the best advice. I recommend her to anyone who needs a good doctor because she is excellent. Thank you very much. Bye. Bye.

  • Dr. P. was great, knowledgeable and treated me a kind and timely manner.

  • Dr. Parameswaran one was very professional and very informative. More so this is my first visit and we definitely discussed issues that it never been discussed before. I'm very pleased with the treatment.

  • Very smart and explains very well

  • I was very pleased with my physician. She explained everything to me gave me a paper work afterwards and I will follow through what's on the paperwork and she change some of my medication. I was very happy with my caregiver. Thank you.

  • My emergent need was addressed and we developed a follow-up plan.

  • did not have to wait long to be seen , the nurse who help me was very nice and the Dr. Explain everything to me. Thank you.

  • It was not a long wait to be seen and the new atmosphere is a plus. The care provider and her assistant very courteous.

  • I feel blessed to have Dr Parameswaran for my pcp She is brilliant and very devoted to her patients

  • Provider takes the time to explain things thoroughly and easy to understand how things in your mind and body work.

  • Dr Parameswaran is a wonderful caring doctor. She takes the time to explain everything.

  • Love Dr. Parmweswaran!!! She is extremely relatable, easy to talk to and she makes a person connection with every patient. I just wish there were duplicates of her so I could refer her to more people!!!

  • I was greeted by name everybody was very professional and all my questions were answered

  • I did have to wait a while in the waiting room but I have all the confidence in my doctor and would gladly wait for her expertise.

  • As always, from the beginning with the front office thru my exam and discussion, and saying goodbye all personnel were friendly, professional, knowledgeable - thanks

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