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Jayanthi Parameswaran, MD

4.9 out of 5 (509 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:

  1. 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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Patient Comments (137)

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.

  • Visits to this Southcoast facility has always been very pleasant and today was not exception. Dr. P is fantastic

  • I had a wonderful experience during my Wellness visit with Dr Paramaswaran. She listened, was a wealth of information and answered all my questions. I am so very happy to have her as my PCP.

  • I think they did a really good job setting up the Telehealth thing. I got a good call ahead of time. It was all well organized and everything seemed to work. I wish I'd done it on my phone and not my computer, but that's on me. But, thanks a lot. I think it was great.

  • Dr P always takes the time to listen to me, my concerns, and explain things in a way that I can understand. She is very honest, caring of my needs. She has helped me in so many ways, and I am so glad that she is my health care provider. I can talk to her about anything.

  • Awesome job. I felt heard and have steps to take to improve my health

  • The office staff is wonderful. Dr Parameswaran never rushes me and always takes time to answer my questions and concerns.

  • Everything was very professional. Everyone was prepared and informed. I've been going to the Family Medicenter for 30 years and have always been impressed. Keep up the good work.

  • My main concern was not addressed.The staff are so supportive, caring, & professional.

  • Highly recommend Dr. Parameswaran. She is the best physician, she Coordinated Care very well. She listens. She actually looks up medications and the cost and really helps out with every everything on the plan of care setting goals helping to assist this office staff is just absolutely wonderful couldn't ask for a better place at South Coast over at the Polish center staff is wonderful. Have a great day.

  • Dr Parmaswaran is fantastic.

  • Dr Parameswaran is one in a million &Absolutely Brilliant!! She is always on target with all my health issues, & gives me time to talk to her. She is truly a gift to patients and Southcoast.!! If all doctors were like her, all patients would be in better health!

  • Dr. Parameswaran and her staff are always professional and she is an excellent doctor.

  • I am always treated with respect by the staff and the doctor always listened to my concerns. Usually wait 45 minutes before appointment to be seen but that's the way it is in most offices.

  • Everything is perfect except for the wait time. I waited over an hour just to get into examination room. Then another 20 minutes to see the doctor

  • [Name] [Name], med secretary in reception, is friendly, efficient, patient, professional and so kind. [Name] [Name], Dr. Parameswaran's MA, is kind, calming and very efficient and professional.Dr. Parameswaran's expertise and knowledge is beyond compare. She listens, patiently answers questions and helps find solutions.

  • I love my doctor!

  • The service was excellent from the moment I walked in to the time I left. The doctor was awesome.

  • Dr Parameswaran understands me (my personality and my health issues) very well. She listens intently to my concerns and goals. I trust her immensely.

  • I am blessed to have treatment here.

  • I was kept waiting too long for my appointment without a courteous update about why and how long the the delay. The visit was not personal.I felt like a number, a job to the Dr., not a person.

  • I know, especially as a good Dr, she's booked solid so it leaves limited time. She gives attention to everyone as they deserve so unfortunately many appts run late. Sometimes feels bit rushed.

  • Staff Very efficient and friendly Physician wonderful took time to review my history explained everything and was extremely caringI was apprehensive since I haven't seen a doctor in years but she allayed any fear I had

  • Everything done well; not sure what you can do to improve....

  • The professionalism that I see, right from the very check in, to the nurse that takes my blood pressure's, or my vitals and then seeing the doctor is always so fantastic. I feel like a family there. It's a great place to go.

  • Dr. Parameswaran is a very smart doctor and a wonderful person. She takes in the entire context of "health" and is very good at what she does. I feel very confident in her astute analysis and follow up recommendations. I'm very fortunate to have her as my GP.

  • When I called the office I spoke with an assistant who listened to my concerns and I was able to get an appointment with Dr. Parameswaren for the nextday. I appreciate that my healthcare is with Southcoast.

  • Dr. Parameswaran is by far the most through, knowledgeable and helpful medical provider that I see. She also has knowledge of my past, focuses on what I can do to live my best life now given any limitations. Her depth of interest and attention in my health is uncommon. Love her!

  • Everything was done exceptionally well.

  • Dr P is AWESOME!

  • I feel appreciated and cared for by Dr J. ParmeswarenThe nurses , reception and lab folks are also respectful and kind. I love this place.

  • Was seen quickly. Treated as intelligent and with respect. Thorough though obviously has a tight schedule.

  • I am very privileged to have been accepted in this practice. Dr. Parmaswaram was wonderful.

  • Doctor P is the perfect combination between being a straight shooter and an incredibly empathetic human. She is a fantastic doctor. She takes the time to listen to me and responds in a way that shows that she cares about me as a whole person, not just a patient.

  • This was my second appointment and the first I was seen 45 min late and my telehealth visit was over an hour late. If she wasn't good I would NEVER put up with this, and even being good this is not acceptable. The girl who called me to confirm my appointment was rude when I didn't know what medications we were going to discuss. How could I? I'm not the doctor!

  • I am pleased with the health care and all the staff is friendly and helpful.

  • Dr.P is brilliant and super knowledgeable.

  • Dr. Parmasearm was absolutely fabulous. Best doctor there is

  • Doctor P is excellent and very knowledgeable and thorough.

  • Dr. Parameswaren and staff very professional and understanding.

  • Professional staff an an amazing, primary care physician!

  • She's always willing to listen she gives positive feedback. She explains everything in detail, and she make sure you understand everything that's going on about your health before you leave. I think she's one of the best doctors that they have out there.

  • This office is ran very well. Always and attentive and prepared staff. I have no complaints and nothing but compliments.

  • Dr. Parameswaran is/was an excellent doctor who listen and professional cares for her patients well being. Thanks to both the doctor and her staff.u00A0

  • Always extremely friendly and professional

  • Informative and helpful. Good sense of humor and friendly.

  • The Dr was great! Very fast and interested in finding out what was causing me pain.

  • Always courteous and kind.

  • Dr Parameswaran is a wonderful caring doctor Great staff

  • Excellent care and understanding from everyone on the medical team.

  • Everything was done well, as always.

  • Great care :)

  • Dr Parmeswaran listens and cares and figures out what is going on with me ALWAYS

  • From the beginnings to the end of my visit all went exceptionally well. I give special praise to the office stall, the medical support staff,and,of course my primary care physician for making this visit one that was both comfortable and worthwhile.. it was all good.

  • Dr P is the BEST GP I have had. She- Demonstrates great technical knowledge great technical of items related to my issues. - Explains things very well in layman's terms and asks patiently if there are any questions. - Has exceptional bedside manner/patient rapore. - Stays with you until issue and next steps are fully discussed.

  • Dr parameswaranu00A0is great

  • Always great services

  • Dr Parameswaran is amazing though always behind. I'm so lucky to have her as my doc.

  • Excellent service as always

  • Dr. P and her staff are the best!

  • Jay always listens, gives support and backs up the support with data. She has a lot of empathy

  • Everything was Perfect…Dr. Parm is the BEST!

  • It is too bad there are more Dr. Parameswaran's in Rhode Island, as she has a full panel and cannot take on any more patients. She is a fantastic, caring and conscientious doctor. I am a very lucky patient.

  • Dr. Parameswaran is caring, well informed and thorough practitioner. I wish there were more like her.

  • Dr. Parameswaran is a superb caregiver and health provider. She understands my overall health profile and is an enthusiastic cheerleader for my future wellness.

  • Dr Parameswaran is brilliant, intuitive, and savvy, and has a great bedside manner. The team members who support her there are always so helpful and competent , warm and friendly.

  • Dr Parameswaren is not only my physician but the one who knows my needs and problems, who cares and helps keep me well and healthy. I am blessed to have her as my doctor.

  • Dr.Parameswaran's nurse, [Name] is really phenomenal. She gives great, customer service and is extremely helpful and knowledgeable Dr. Parameswaran listened to all of my complaints and concerns with my health and this was our first visit and I feel total confidence in her abilities.

  • Dr Parmesawaran is amazing. A brilliant and empathetic physician who truly cares about her patients. I wish I could refer everyone in my family to her.

  • Cut wait ... cut wait times.

  • Dr. Parameswaran is excellent doctor to the extreme!

  • Dr Parameswaran is wonderful. She is so knowledgeable and compassionate. You really get the feeling she sincerely cares about you. I could not give her a high enough rating.

  • Listened...knew my history!

  • Dr. Parameswaran is the BEST doctor! I have been with her since I got out of pediatrics and I'd follow her anywhere! She is the best!!!

  • Dr. P is the best there is.

  • Love Southcoast. The Physcians, Lab Technicians, Admin support staff are all helpful, professional, compassionate.

  • I always receive the best possible care. The team is always happy, friendly, helpful and puts me at ease from the second I walk into the appointment.

  • Everyone was friendly, courteous and respectful. No need for improvement.

  • My visits with Dr Parameswaran are always informative for me and I enjoy and rely on her professional recommendations. I have found her to be an exceptional physician in every way possible. I appreciate her interest in her patients, her honesty and her genuine compassion for all people!

  • Dr. Parameswaren and her staff always respond to my concerns in a timely and caring way. They are very professional and highly skilled.

  • Found an appointment for me, when there was no time schedules, open same day a couple hours later.

  • Excellent, caring Doctor and staff.

  • Everyone in the office is always very professional and courteous. The office is clean and welcoming and I was seen in a timely manner. Dr P. Seemed extremely knowledgeable and passionate, and was very easy to talk to. my only small suggestion would be that she takes some time to listen to what the patient is saying and actually reflect back on that. She seems genuinely passionate about helping people, but sometimes I think it might be good to take a breath and listen and then give advice based on that, instead of general knowledge.

  • Dr. Parameswaran is a Rock Star!! And the front desk assistants (who have been there forever BTW) are great!

  • Dr. P is the best!!

  • The waiting time is WAY too longm, about 45 minutes. The follow up-communication was poor, not timely and not complete in my view.

  • All aspects with staff were welcoming and professional Job well done

  • Knowledgeable and well-inrmed. Listens and provides guidance and/or next steps.

  • Please keep as it is perfect.

  • Efficient, clean, friendly office. Dr. P. is the best.

  • understood me ! you all rock thank you

  • Total visit was professional, organized and effective from start to finish. Entire staff was very caring and extremely helpful. Dr. Parameswaran is an incredible doctor. I feel very lucky that she is my primary care physician. She's is always upbeat, positive, extremely knowledgeable and always gives great advice for all medical problems.

  • Everything went smoothly! It would be hard to think of something that needed improvement. The staff working there are fantastic.u00A0

  • No improvement needed. Medical professionals and support staff alike, leave me feeling as a very well, cared-for individual. Keep up the great work, and thank you, to one and all !

  • Dr Parm is the best

  • Experience was awesome. Friendly staff , clean facility. Best provider!

  • All of the staff are very pleasant. Dr Parmeswaran and her medical assistant [Name] are both wonderful. Patient, compassionate, so knowledgeable and more. Dr. P. Is one of those doctors that isn't doing her job for the paycheck. It's easy to tell that she became a doctor because she cares about people.

  • No complaints, always made to feel comfortable from receptionist to my doctor!

  • Dr. P is probably the best PCP I've ever had!

  • Dr. Jaynathi Parameswaran is very interested in my health and I know that I can trust her to coordinate my care and be there for me! I love her to pieces!!!!

  • Actually no improvement necessary at this time. Will add ~ I feel far more comfortable now that Urgent Care is no longer sharing Aquidneck Avenue location. The waiting area space was not conducive for both wellness visits and those needing 'urgent' care…..

  • Dr. Paramesvaran is one of the best physicians I encountered. She is a true professional who is knowledgeable and cares about her patients.Office staff is polite and efficient.

  • Dr. Parameswaran is unique in her holistic approach to every patient she sees. The best doctor I ever met! Office staff is extremely supportive and efficient.

  • Dr. Parameswaran is such a great doctor and so humane. I recently changed... I had some lifespan doctors and my care was horrible. Horrible, a nightmare. And I switched over to South Coast 100% because they're actually very good physicians that follow the Hippocratic oath of saving lives and harming none. It just seems like the opposite with lifespan with what I've experienced. So, Dr. Parm's amazing. I love South Coast and I plan to be with them for the rest of my life, which I hope is very long. Thank you.

  • All went well! Very satisfied with care at Southcoast

  • It was a very good physical. Very informative

  • overall another great experience......thank you all

  • It was a great visit with my provider and the support staff were icing on the cake. Front desk staff were welcome and reassuring. The MA ([Name]) is tip top. Dr Parm is one of a kind. Checkout staff were awesome. And the Lab Tech was the perfect ending to a great visit. I feel lucky to receive my care there.

  • Dr. P. Is one of kind l am very happy to have her as my dr.

  • I always learn something from Dr P. She asks good questions and clarifies. Other support staff are always helpful and nice

  • Always on target! My PCP ALWAYS enlightens me re: medical interventions and related follow up /s , resultingIn my hope for successful outcomes! My -PCP takes charge and provides pre andPost surgery specific and vital information !!! I appreciate herExcellent care.

  • This was a good visit... on time and efficient... and no waiting delays

  • Excellent doctor and team!

  • Always a productive and informative visit with Dr. P.

  • This staff at Dr. Parameswaran is outstanding. Just from the check in and keeping, keeping me informed. And then Dr. Parameswaran is just outstanding. Truly cares about patients. Knew my history. I ... I'm new to her cause my other doctor left the office but she studied my history. Knew what questions to ask, asked me how I felt and is a recommend recommending different diagnostic testings for certain elements I have. I was just so impressed with her. Thank you.

  • Quick, friendly and patient

  • Great physician-brillant and explains her ideas,and is always up to date on literature reviews

  • Dr. Parm is amazing!

  • Dr Parameshwaren is almost a perfect doctor.I am lucky to have been able to get intoher practice.

  • Love everything about this practice

  • Dr. Parmeswaran, [Name] [Name] and [Name] - all very professional and treated me extremely well.

  • Dr. P was thorough and spent time explaining things that would make my health better like exercise

  • I was given and left with someone else's medical summary .

  • Everyone was pleasant and informative. Did not feel rushed at any point. Only place for improvement might be waiting time. Would prefer to be called and advised provider running behind (so as to not loose all lunch break hour). But, otherwise, exceptional!

  • Responded quickly, thorough inquiry and gave helpful and clear instructions.

  • My responses will tell you about all that was done well. And, this experience was fine. But, the greatest frustration with Southcoast is that you can never call and speak to anyone. Can't call to say I'm running late. You just make it so unnerving difficult to speak with someone.

  • Dr. Parameswaran and her staff are consistently excellent.

  • All fine except for long wait

  • Dr. P was wonderful. Wait time was very long (almost an hour in waiting room) and availability for follow up extremely limited. Dr. P asked to see me in 3 months and the earliest I could schedule to be seen again was 5 months out.

  • I always have a good experience with Dr. Parameswaran and the staff. I am treated very well and my medical issues are taken care of.

  • Everyone in that office is always extremely pleasant and courteous. I am always amazed at how professional, yet caring, they are.Dr. P and nurse [Name] are always fantastic.

  • Took time w me and cares.

  • Health concerns were addressed with knowledge and compassion.

  • Everyone throughout the visit is always professional friendly knowledgeable

  • Dr P is an amazing doctor. She listens and responds with options available, informing you but letting you make an informed decision.

  • Dr. Parameswaran is a superb clinician and diagnostician. I will follow her wherever she practices. I am certain I am just one of many glowing reviews. Admin [Name] and Nursing Assistant [Name] are terrific.

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