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Jayanthi Parameswaran, MD

4.7 out of 5 (866 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

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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 (98)

  • I have been with my Dr. For a few years know and had excellent service.Would not go anywhere else or have a better staff or Dr.

  • Have info that the lab person had left for the day at the check in computer. The checkout person was lovely but didn’t hear my question about if I had any orders for lab work.

  • Love the new examination rooms! Love Dr Parmeswaran!

  • My appointment was at 3:30 but I didn’t see my doctor until 4:35.When i arrived, it was my first time in the newly remodeled office and there were no signs on how to sign in.

  • absolutely nothing ! It was a very pleasant experience . and I love the new place !!! It is very clean and spacious !!! and everyone is so friendly and pleasant !

  • Good experience. Friendly courteous staff. A little cumbersome printing out 1 page per blood test so you have to give the lab a pile of papers.

  • Very pleased with the whole experience..

  • Wait time very much improved. New facility is amazing and spacious.

  • The waiting room looks like a bus station. When you are called the assistance does not even come into the main waiting area. You do not know where to stand when waiting for registration for your appointment.

  • More information about healthy eating, weight loss

  • Keep up the good work!

  • Happy with the overall appointment

  • Great attitude at front counter. Timely wait. CLEAN ENVIRONMENT! Beautiful facility. And hands down the best Doctor on Aquidneck island. Dr Parmesawaran

  • Dr. Parameswaran is the best doctor that I have ever received care from in all my years. She is so knowledgeable and caring and never rushes.

  • Dr P is attentive and caring and knowledgeable as always, I adore her. And the front desk was actually helpful this time

  • The new facility is great.

  • The attention I received when I arrived was very kind and timely. It was my first time in the new office so I was a little unsure of the process. There were tablet screens just as I entered the waiting area but no instruction on how or if I needed to use them. I did not have to wait long before one of the associates called me over to the desk to check me in. I did wait over 30 minutes beyond the time of my scheduled appoint before the Dr came into the exam room but with a late afternoon appointment I understand that. Maybe a text to my phone 30 mins. before my appointment to confirm they are running on time would be possible. Otherwise I am always pleased with the care I receive when with the Dr. Check out was simple and straight forward and the associate was very nice.

  • I was given a 10:15 appt and checked in at 10:06. I was finally called at 11:20 and told that "I was late so the person before me was called first"I was not late, in fact I was early and do not appreciate having to wait over an hour to be seen

  • My Dr. Parmaswaren took the time to explain my blood work, condition and treatment plan. It?s very important to patients that Doctos are given the time to meet with their patients and explain things to them. Often time they have limited amounts of time per patient which diminishes the quality of care. Dr. Parmeswaren is the best!!!!!!!

  • It was the opening day for your new location which may have made a difference in the long wait time. As far as my provider, Dr. parmaswaran,She is by far the best doctor I have ever been to.

  • great office!

  • The new office is terribly glamorous and quite spacious. Most delightful.

  • Love the new office. I always feel likeI get the VERY BEST care. I wouldn?tchange a thing.

  • Though the wait has sometimes been long, I feel that the time devoted to my visits makes up for it.

  • Dr Parmeswarn is the best doctor around!

  • I think it would be really helpful to let patients know about how far the doctors are running behind. When it?s more than a half an hour we should be given an option to leave the building. We would do so at the risk of missing a slot but Dr. P is notorious for being at least an hour behind it to sit there for an hour when they know at the front desk that she?s an hour behind is just really annoying.

  • You did everything well

  • Dr. Parmeswaran took time to listen to me, and help me with my many questions.

  • Dr. Parameswaran is the best doctor. I have been with her since o got out of pediatrics and I would follow her anywhere she went, she is hands down the best!!

  • I find that my physician is a person who is not only a good doctor but also a caring person.

  • Loved her. She listens, is so smart, answers my questions and never made me feel rushed

  • All was good, thanks

  • The girl at the front desk who greets you goes above and beyond to be friendly and helpful.

  • This office just continues excel with their service and care, and have wonderful doctors with whom to work, which makes things great all the way around

  • Waiting room had no heat on a morning in the teens. Had to keep on coat, scarf and gloves. Wait was longer in the waiting room than usual but did have heat in the examining rooms. At 75 years old it was very uncomfortable. Others also stayed bundled up.

  • I had to wait 90 minutes to be seen however my doctor always provides excellent care so because of this I try not to become frustrated with the extensive wait time

  • The waiting is ridiculous. The front desk was okay this time, but in the past it left a lot to be desired. When I went in for my flue shot there was a huge argument at the front desk. Not sure who manages the office, but it should be addressed and it might help the waiting issue too to keep people informed instead of arguing. The people out front are what might make your "business".

  • Dr. Parmeswaran is responsive, kind, and proactive in addressing my health needs. I would highly recommend her and am deeply appreciative of her care.

  • Everyone was very helpful!Keep it up!

  • Just not enough time for an annual physical. No opportunity to sit and talk. I really like Dr Parmeswaran but felt very rushed this appointment.

  • Shorter wait times. A more pleasant waiting area. Larger exam rooms. They are building more in the plaza, perhaps a move would be nice. The Doctors at the north end of same plaza is very pleasant.

  • Everyone and everything was very professional and efficient. I would like the treatment rooms to be bigger and brighter.

  • Dr. Parameswaran spent more time then I assumed and was beyond helpful to assist with my medical issues. I was very grateful when I left.

  • Excellent care . 100 percent satisfied.

  • the wait time was close to an hour- so knowing that this MD provides great patient service, I would suggest that her times for appts would be a bit longer, so that she does not follow so far behind giving excellent patient care.

  • I am very happy with the care I receive from Dr. Parameswaran.

  • Dr J Parameshwaran is a wonderful physician and I am lucky to have been accepted into her practice.

  • Dr Parm is the best...

  • Dr. Paramaswaren along with [Name] and the office staff are excellent. I would recommend her to everyone and I do.

  • I have complete and absolute faith in my doctor, Dr. Jayanthi Parameswaran. The staff is friendly and helpful. The only problem was not being seen in a timely manner. My appointment was for 11:30 and it was around 12:30 when I was admitted to the exam room. My doctor was attentive and completely involved when she came in. But, I had another appointment scheduled elsewhere for an hour and a half after mine at Southcoast. I was twenty minutes late for that appointment. I witnessed another patient leave because he was on his lunch hour.

  • The wait time is unacceptable! One hour in the waiting area and then another 15 in the room. This is becoming a pattern. Please address!

  • I was seen at my appointment time-no waiting. Everything was thorough and professional.

  • Dr. P is AMAZING!

  • I had a particularly good visit with my doctor. I have a number of health issues and she covered them all. She was very upbeat and I felt good when I left.

  • She is excellent , very very good

  • I always have a positive experience when I visit my primary care doctor, she is very knowledgeable and caring.

  • I like being talked to directly and receiving relevant information to my health and Dr. P does just that.

  • Very helpful,caring about my problems also very caring and took time with you

  • It would be appreciated if your doctor is running behind or had an emergency, someone would give you the courtesy of letting you know, rather than have you sit in the room for 1hour and 25 minutes before the doctor comes in the room!! Some people, like myself may either be on their lunch hour or may have another appointment!! If I didn’t have an issue that needed attention I would have walked out the door after 30 minutes! That was unacceptable!! If I were that late for an appointment I wouldn’t be seen. I also was sick twice and I was told by the front desk that the doctor was too busy to see me , but feel free to drive to North Dartmouth (a 40 min ride) to the walk in clinic? What’s the point of having a primary care doctor.. next time I will find another doctor that is more Accommodating!!

  • Always a pleasure to work with Dr Parameswaran. Best doctor ever. Listens cares and excels at knowing the best steps forward.

  • Perhaps the staff could text or call a patient when they know the waiting time is over 1 hour. As I was taking time off my workday, I would have appreciated the consideration for the extra hour that I lost pay.

  • Greeter was very nice and easy to work with, very timely went right in to appointment, vowed nice staff and very helpful!

  • I had personal care before, during and after my surgery

  • Dr. Parameswaran remembers me and all of my history. She is an upbeat, enthusiastic guide for my health and any worries I might have. She is the BEST care provider that I have ever experienced!

  • Keep up the good work

  • Dr. Parameswaran is a superb family physician, giving care for both physical and emotional issues. Very knowledgable and also caring

  • I think punctuality is the biggest thing for me. My appointment was at 9:00 in the morning, and was seen 1 hr at 10 min later. If a provider can’t handle double/ triple booking, don’t do it! It’s becoming such a business and the focus seems to be more on how many patients can be seen on a day vs good patient care

  • The office did every thing well.

  • Great experience

  • I would appreciate more privacy at check in counter and a more comfortable waiting room.

  • Jayanthi Parameswaran,MD, is the best doctor I have ever had. I’ve been with her for twenty years.

  • I have been with Dr. Parameswaran for 13 years and she is wonderful. I also love her PA who's name is escaping me now. Everyone in this office is great!

  • I just love My Doctor, Parmaswarn, she is the best. Have been seeing her for over 20 years.

  • I don't think I could ask for anything more really.

  • my only issue was the load wait time-it was an hour late. Maybe it was just that particular day that things were delayed. thats my only issue though

  • Timely and efficient. I am a retired physician and would want my previous office to be as this office is.

  • the wait to see provider was over 45 mimutes.

  • Everyone in the group is very helpful and courteous. They gave specific information that the wait time was going to be 30 minutes. Dr Parameswaran does an amazing job explaining health issues and gives many options to prevent health issues. She does an increidble job.

  • over all good .. No complaints

  • The wait time was the only thing. I believe I waited almost 1 hour to be seen. But I understand.

  • I often times have to wait over an hour to be seen for a scheduled appointment.

  • Very caring and made sure i understood what I need to do to take care of myself !!!

  • The physician is excellent but waiting 2 hours to see the physician was very aggravating. The only reason I won’t switch to another facility is because I love my physician.

  • My appointments are never on time. Long wait time in waiting room and also examination room.

  • MD was running one hour behind by 8:30 am. Md did explain that she had to emergency patients which is understandable but staff should have informed me of the delay instead of leaving me sitting in a Johnny for one hour

  • Got seen pretty timely and didn’t feel rushed by the doctor. She really listened to everything I was saying.

  • I just love the way the people in this office care about their patients and make any process as easy as possible

  • Everything. I like the doctors and feel that they take very good care of me.

  • My visit felt rushed. I didn't have time to Express my concerns in a satisfactory way. By

  • Everyone efficiently moved me seamlessly through my experience, yet I never felt rushed.

  • Keep doing what you are doing.

  • Excellent experience all around. Dr Parameswaran is brilliant in her knowledge and care!The office staff is efficient and pleasant.

  • Beautiful new facility, very kind and courteous staff.

  • Cannot lose with Dr Parameswaran. She is the best. No recommendations....except NP's could be friendlier. They serm abrupt many times on phone.

  • Everything went well

  • The waiting area is sparse and completely uninviting. The chairs are uncomfortable and too close together.

  • The long wait in the waiting room to be see

  • Dr. Parameswaran is an excellent doctor that is why i go to this office. The front office staff are terrible, unfriendly and provide terrible customer service. I would never go to this office if Dr. Parameswaran wasn't there.

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