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Jayanthi Parameswaran, MD

4.8 out of 5 (419 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

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Patient Comments (115)

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.

  • Dr. Parameswaranu00A0and her staff are top notch. Thank you.

  • Dr Parmeswaran is extremely professional and shows an interest in how I'm doing, both medically and mentally. I would recommend her to everyone.

  • Primary care physician very competent and personable

  • Good visit no issues.

  • The one thing that I would have liked better was when I called the office to see how behind the doctor was running, I was told she was running about 30 minutes, but then I was told that if I didn't arrive within 15 minutes of my scheduled appointment that I would be automatically canceled. And I didn't think that was fair because it ended up probably being almost an hour behind, and I would have appreciated being able to come a little bit later so that I didn't have to sit there and wait. But overall I did appreciate they let me go to my car. I just spent a long time waiting once I got in the room. Thank you.

  • Dr. PARM is the best. She listens so well to everything I talk about and makes it a safe environment to speak about anything. One thing she does that I love is the education as she is talking. She never hesitates to show a clinical study, drug information, etc.... Also- I had to have blood work before my appointment and I dont do well (I typically paas out). BECKY WAS FANTASTIC!!!! No passing out and barely felt a prick!

  • Doctor P is the best

  • I feel my provider is excellent. The difficulty is getting to see her when necessary. Recently, I saw her for going over medication. My medication was changed and I need to have blood work done and I need to go back to see her in 2 months and I can not get an appointment for 3 months. The receptionist said I would have to see the phyician assistance. I want to see the Doctor not her assistance. I seriously thinking of changing Doctors and going going to Southcoast. It should not take 3 months to see a doctor.

  • The waiting area in this facility is not at all inviting or confidential. It's a cold and unremarkable area. The urgent care patients are waiting along side the regular appointment patients.

  • Waiting 1-3 months to get a 15 minute appointment is not good health care. I used to be able to call and get an appointment within a day ,or come in on one morning a week for an immediate visit if needed. My great doctor is way over worked, And always rushing now. I have about ten things wrong that I wanted to discuss , but 15 minutes doesn't get thru them all. At the end of the appointment , I didn't get the referrals she was going to give me ,nor the rx paperwork. A half hour should be the minimum time for an appointment.

  • All of the staff members were very courteous and answered my questions about the procedures I had.

  • Everything done well

  • You did what you should do, what is expected for good service... I cannot suggest anything to improve.

  • I love Dr. Parm.

  • Dr Parm and her team are awesome, knowledgeable and caring!

  • Dre. P was great.

  • Everyone was friendly, attentive, competent and efficient. Dr Parameswaran is amazing.

  • Hi, Dr. Parameswaran is a stellar physician. I really like her a lot and I appreciate her advice and her guidance, and what not. Sometimes I had to wait 1/2 hour or 40 minutes, on the 23rd for this visit. Sometimes you have to wait quite a while. That's the only complaint I have about that facility, but Dr. Parameswaran is the best. Thank you.

  • The wait time from the time I entered the building, until I was seen by the physician was 45 minutes. I find that unacceptable.

  • to my understanding your should better comply with assigned schedule and not allow waiting for an hour after the appointment.

  • Great provider and staff!

  • the service that you provide will get better when this pandemic is over, right now your service is fine

  • Waiting time to long with an appointment!!!!!!

  • My provider, Dr Parameswaran, was wonderful and helpful! No improvements necessary,

  • I can't think of a thing. Dr. P is thorough, thoughtful, insightful communicative and caring. What more could I ask for?

  • The office is professional. My PC provider is exceptional! She listens, she is up to to date, provides resources for improving my health and sets healthy goals with me.

  • Dr. Parameswaran, Is careful to explain the medical terms so that I fully understand. She really listens to me and is so thorough in seeing my total health picture all together. I trust her with my care and appreciate her professionalism.

  • I love Dr. Paramaswarin and her staff. This office is always clean and efficient. I consistently recommend her and many of my friends have transferred care to her. My entire family comes here!

  • No real complaints from a retired practioner of 30 years

  • The front desk staff was wonderful. It was a lengthy wait, to see the doctor.

  • Turn off the sound in the waiting room-- put the tv on closed captions.

  • She always listened to me regarding my care questions

  • This provider I rate this provider a 10. The provider is excellent. An excellent physician.

  • Dr. Parameswaran is always been outstanding, and very extremely smart person.

  • Dr. Parameswaran, is always personable, always asking personal questions about family and my health. She is up to date with last minute, new research to provide written feedback, so you can read stuff when you get home. He gives you handouts or papers that afterwards. She's fantastic was just about everything. I would not trade for all the world and she's wonderful and I'm looking to have her as my doctor. I give her a 10. +. Thank you.

  • Knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, professional.

  • DR Parameswaran is an excellent resource and doctor. She cares and it shows

  • [Name] the medical assistant was kind and attentive. [Name] and [Name] at the front desk were extremely helpful with all questions I had. Dr. Parameswaran was a delight. She was very knowledgeable, listened well and really seemed to care about my health. What a wonderful visit!

  • Can not think of a thing.

  • Clean, modern facility; friendly, competent staff; professional, knowledgeable doctor…

  • Dr parm is remarkable

  • Ling time doctor abd a very helpful nurse and front desk staff. Busy doctor do not always convenient but there when I need. Very satisfied.

  • I would walk through fire to stay with Dr. Parameswaran. She is a superb clinician and a wonderful human. The admin/medical staff are terrific, particularly [Name] and [Name]

  • Dr. Parameswaren is the best. It was so nice to go directly to the lab following my appointment, everything done in one stop.Thank you!

  • Respectful, professional, extremely knowledgeable!!!!!!!

  • Dr. Parameswaran and staff are always professional and focused on great care. I really appreciate that.

  • No problem with anything always very pleased with care

  • Exceptional care from dr parameswaran

  • I learn something worthwhile every time I have an appointment with Dr. Parameswaran.

  • The wait in the exam room was long..

  • My Doctor is excellent. Very intelligent, and very concerned about helping her patients.

  • The doctor took the time to explain in detail the significance and consequence of lab results and offered suggestions on how to implement improvements.

  • all good!

  • Very comfortable with my experience!

  • I get outstanding care in this office. From the receptionist to the medical technician to the doctor. Everyone is informative, courteous, and professional.

  • I've always had confidence in this family practice. The staff makes you feel comfortable and knowledgeable concerning your health and care.

  • Positive Attitudes and Professionalism

  • Knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly.

  • The wait time in the office is inexcusable. They were an hour behind at 10am.

  • Dr. Parameswaran is the best!

  • Dr. has deep interest in patients, but is limited on time so sometimes small things get overlooked.

  • Less wait time when you have an appointment. I waited 25 minutes past the appointment time. I have waited over an hour in the past. The new facility is a big improvement.

  • Everything was great.

  • Dr. Parameswaran is patient, kind and brilliant. She listens and makes suggestions keeping my personality and needs in mind. Her office staff and MA are kind and professional.

  • Dr. P is the BEST!

  • Empathy and professionalism abound at this and other SouthCoast Care facilities that I've visited, for my healthcare needs.Keep up the good work, and thank you.

  • Care by the physician was excellent, the medical assistant needs retraining on giving injections. She's giving them far too high in the deltoid which I experienced once before and then I told her this past time, and I also contacted the nurse to ask that she be monitored or retrained because it's just really, I mean, her placement of the shot is just really out of line. So anyway, that's it. Thank you.

  • It is wonderful to have Dr P as a doctor.She is very knowledgeable and kind.

  • everything went very well

  • Every one in office very courteous. [Name] & [Name] make you feel very comfortable. And Dr.Parmeswaran is a very caring physician.

  • Doctor Parmiswanna is an excellent excellent doctor the best doctor we've ever had and I'm 82 years old she is very special she takes her time with you she explains everything and she cares about you

  • I love Dr. P and [Name] [Name]. [Name] and the front desk staff are great too.

  • A courtesy call to say the doctor was running significantly late would have been appreciated. It was frustrating to learn this upon arrival.

  • Everything was good and there was nothing bad to report.

  • I waited over 1hour before I was called into my DOCTORS office . I know some patients need longer appointments but someone should say the "Doctor is running late".

  • Always a very informative visit. Staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. Doctor could not be any better. Love going there.

  • As is always the case, Dr. Parmeswaran treated me extremely well. She understands my health conditions and makes it her goal that I remain a healthy patient for the years ahead. Her care is conservative but effective. Her manner suits me perfectly. The Southcoast staff reflects her example in their manner and care. It was a good visit by any standard.

  • This survey is much too long and too complicated and is unnecessary. The doctor was good. Everything's good. Otherwise, I would not be going there. Thank you.

  • Since I had an 8:30AM appointment, my wait time was not as long as my appt 6 months ago, (I waited for 90 minutes). The staff for this visit was friendly and efficient. My only disappointment for this particular visit has to do with the lab hours. It would be more convenient to be able to have the lab open more often than just Tuesday/Thursdays. I was also pleased the TV in the waiting area was OFF. That's an unnecessary distraction when it's on.

  • Excellent care! Dr. Parameswaran is awesome and all the staff!

  • I am a new patient of Dr Parameswaran and thought she did an excellent analysis of my lab reports and listened to me. I am glad I waited 10 months to get a new patient appointment with her. I think your MyChart option gives me excellent access to my lab results and doctor's observations and conclusions.

  • Dr Parameswaran is extremely thorough,knowledgeable,and compassionate!She gives 100% to you always!There is no!

  • Very conscientious and thorough physician... Very long wait; saw PCP one hour after scheduled appointment...

  • Wonderful staff and provider.

  • This was a wonderful experience. I was taken into an exam room immediately after I checked in. Dr.Parameswaran was thorough and caring as usual. I was able to get my blood work done also.

  • Dr.Paraswan is the best doctor in R.I.She knows me so well, so smart and so caring. The office manager gets a gold star too. [Name],Dr.P's nurse always very kind and thoughtful. The crew at the front desk always fast and efficient.

  • Very pleasant office staff.Dr Parm. Is amazing. She always listensand does a through exam.

  • Every visit is a total joy and an enormous source of information

  • Dr. Parameswaran is a true healer. She is caring, inquisitive, and thoughtful. And very humble. She's also a brilliant practitioner of medicine. She spends a lot of time with me as a patient and I never feel rushed. She has a great holistic approach to health as well. I'm so fortunate to have her as my doctor.

  • The staff and the Doctor were very professional. I was treated with great respect and regard. The Dr listened and counselled me about a personal situation. She and her Nurse showed great respect. I was pleased with my visit and care.

  • Dr Parameswaran is the best doctor!!!!!! [Name] her assistant, is very helpful too. And [Name] at the front desk is really helpful too. Sometimes they ask me to see another doctor when it's a sick/same day appointment but I prefer Dr Parameswaran so I try to wait tilDr Parameswaran is available for an appointment. My family has been with her for many years and she is why we are with Southcoast. Thank you.

  • I waited an hour and 10 minutes to get into a room. The wait time is far too excessive!

  • Dr Parm. Is a wonderful person and a great. Doctor

  • More on time appointments

  • [Name] in the front office, is always great. [Name] and [Name] are always great, and we love Dr. Parmeswaran.

  • My primary care physician is outstanding. Her nurse practitioner is excellent and the assistant who took vitals is always polite and efficient.

  • I had to wait an hour and a half before I saw the doctor however I do appreciate that she takes a lot of time with each patient so I understand the delay. I wish though that maybe the appointments were scheduled for the report so they could be more on time

  • Dr Parameswaren and staff are always on top of things. True heroes in today's uncertain clime!

  • I'm extremely happy with the service I receive each and every time I've been seen!! Thank you Dr. P!!

  • Dr. P is so smart, thoughtful, and real!

  • Speak a bit less, listen a bit more.

  • Dr. Paramaswaren is always amazing! Incredibly knowledgeable and always makes sure my treatment meets my goals and is the best treatment for my health! She always explains everything in terms I can understand and shared materials and information with me so I can learn more about my health. She always spends as much time as I need making me feel like I'm the most important patient of the day. I never feel uncomfortable or rushed. I have been a patient with Dr. Paramaswaren's for years and I will be a lifelong patient of hers.

  • Dr.Parameswaren is a top-notch physician in every aspect of the word. I always look forward to my visits with such a knowledgeable Dr.!

  • Took about 3+ months to get appointment. Check in was very efficient. Physician was slightly behind schedule. Physician talked a lot, I didn't feel listened to. Felt rushed for sure. Check out blabbed my lab requests and meds loudly with other patients present. Told it was easier to give me lab request slips for me to take than to send requests to specific lab I gave name and address to because they always lose them.

  • I love and appreciate the professional expertise, motivation, and compassion that Dr. Parameswaran offers to me. Despite the rules of managed care and the business constraints that physicians are under, she takes the time to care and does not make me feel rushed. She listens.. I was in charge of a 300 patient clinic for 15 years. It is obvious that she continues to learn. There is never a time when I leave her office without educational material to take home with concrete goals for my next visit. Please do all that you can to retain her FOREVER!!!!!! Thanks, [Name] [Name] [Redacted]

  • Rather long wait!

  • Dr. Parameswaran is amazing. She listens acutely, and understood everything I said the first time I said it, which is a big standout for me in healthcare. She is kind, personable, intensely smart, and intuitive — both IQ and EQ, which is unusual in one person.

  • I had an excellent experience with my provider. However, when I was checking out, I overheard an unprofessional conversation between one of the receptionists and one of the techs. The receptionist snapped at the tech and was complaining about how she was overworked and had too much on her plate. The tone and content of the conversation was not appropriate to have in front of the patients, in my opinion, and made me feel uncomfortable.

  • Wait time was unacceptable. Did not see doctor till 55 minutes after scheduled appointment time.

  • I'm perfectly happy with my care. I wouldn't make any changes.

  • I like my doctor very much, she always listens and anticipates my needs.

  • I love my doctor. But she is popular and so difficult to schedule. The staff can be less than fully helpful. A bit of a contrast to my doctor

  • I waited 1 hour 45 minutes in the waiting room. In this COVID climate I did not feel this was appropriate.

  • I just love my doctor.

  • Dr. Parameswaran is an incredible Primary Care Physician! I have never experienced her level of knowledge, interest in my well being and overall engagement in the care she provides.

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