Biography


Dr. Chirag Pandya is the medical director of the Sleep Center. His clinical interests include: obstructive and central sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep disorders of children, COPD, asthma, sarcoidosis, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound, guided biopsy, lung cancer, and critical care medicine.

He strongly believes in personalized care and has a philosophy to provide the best possible care for his patients. On a personal level, he enjoys spending time with family, traveling, watching sports, and cycling.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine (2011)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center (2011) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine (2010)
  • Fellowship: Detroit Medical Center/Detroit Receiving Hospital (2010) MI
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease (2009)
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Health System - Huron Hospital (2007) OH
  • Medical Education: Pramukh Swami Medical College (2003) India

Practice Locations


Stanford Medicine Partners Pleasanton at 5575 W. Las Positas Blvd, Suite 130 Pleasanton, CA
Pleasanton, CA

5575 W. Las Positas Blvd, Suite 130

Pleasanton , CA 94588

(925) 463-0590

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ValleyCare Physicians Associates at 1133 E. Stanley Blvd, Suite 101 Livermore, CA
Livermore, CA

1133 E. Stanley Blvd, Suite 101

Livermore , CA 94550

(925) 454-4280

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(834 Ratings)

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(276 reviews)

Thank you for your care and reviewing my data from the sleep study. I look forward to hearing from the providers of the CPAP machine and hopefully we can get some of my sleep disorder sorted quickly.
Very good experience
very though explained everything to me- with flu up visit.
Dr. Pandya is exceedingly kind and takes his time explaining treatment and answering questions.
I am glad that he had immediate access to my health record to read the report on my sleep study
After talking to Dr Pandya, we have a clear plan to investigate my health issues. Very happy with the visit.
Dr Pandya is an excellent Physician and I think highly of him but physicians should check chart prior to appointments to note reason for visit.
Excellent service
very good doctor.
Dr Pandya is wonderful
Dr is professional friendly and caring
Dr Pandya was very knowledgeable and took time explaining his plan to investigate in-depth further
Superb care and addressed concern. Listened to my lungs. Informed how my lungs are working and confirmed my CPAP was working effectively.
He is a great and very helpful doctor. Hi is very caring and I would recommend him to anybody.
Very nice good listener, I was pleased with the appointment
He was pleasant and didn’t make me feel rushed.
Both receptionists at this location always greet me with a smile
Dr. Pandya is very pleasant and answers all your questions as well as spending time coming up with a plan for you. I definitely will continue seeing Dr. Panya.
Professional, knowledgeable and pleasant.
Very well talked. Could here clearly
Excellent and he does his very best
Professional
Dr Pandya is the best.
Dr Pandya is thoughtful, polite, informed and informative. Hes top notch
Great Experience , love new location, staff was very professional . Thank you all
He was very friendly and easy to connect with and knew exactly what I was communicating To him. I feel confident of the next steps in my treatment plan Thank you Dr Pandya Raj
Dr. Pandya is AWESOME!
Thanks
Dr. Pandya is very nice & helpful. I learned a lot today.
Listens and answers all my questions. Care about me.
He is an excellent doctor. From my first appointment with him, I saw that he listens well, and does not rush to judgement. We discuss and when I have expressed my views, concerns and latest developments, he suggests a course of action and we discuss it. Very impressed with Dr Pandya! Thank you for the great care!
I referred my wife to Doctor Pandya
Everything, went smoothly An fasted!,
Dr Pandya is knowledgeable and personable
Very nice & accommodating doctor. I could not tell there is thoroughness on what he did because it is a telehealth.
Dr. Pandya is efficient yet caring. I would gladly recommend his services.
Excellent physician
Very professional.
Dr. is very efficient and advocates for our needs with the sleep apnea equipment provider.
Nice Professional doctor nice personality take HisTime listen to the patient no rush.
Excellent Doctor
Very informative.
Dr Pandya is great
Dr. Pandya is great!
Dr. Pandya seems to genuinely care and seeks out solution for the issues.
Doctor very nice but takes too long to get appt. Which is not doctors fault…j
Always look forward to my visit with Dr. Pandya. He is relational and cordial. When there are any new advancements in medical technology pertaining to my COPD condition he is willing to share those new insights. Thank you Dr. Pandya for being there for all of us.
Pleasant doctor
Waiting for over an hour after I was early for mr appointment is unacceptable. Having to complete another questionnaire after filling out one online is also a HUGE waste of my time and it was not even acknowledged by staff or the DR.
Dr Pandya was very kind to explain to me my medical issues in simple words and was womderful!
Dr Pandya is great. Clear and sensible
Excellent, focused, professional counseling and advice
Dr. Pandya is an excellent professional and a gentleman. Look forward to our relatyionship
Very professional. Dr Pandhy is very much concern and listen to you.
He seemed in a hurry to see the next patient.
I have seen Dr. Pandya for many years. He is the best!
Very professional and pleasant medical staff
A very kind man and explained things so I could understand and move forward
He is an awesome doctor. Very attentive. Listen to what I have to say and asks about my overall health, always.
Dr pandya is very thorough.
I had a very good visit with my care provider.
Very personable and competent
The BEST Doctor!!!!!
They are in the middle of moving and doing the best they can.
Thank you for all of your help!
I find him very caring and friendly to deal with
Very knowledgeable and Excellent doctor
He seems to be a good doctor.
I find the doctor to be very personable. However I rarely experience an on-time appointment.
He listens and prescribes meds if necessary,
Thanks to you and your staff for caring for patients during this challenging time.
He was vary good , gave us substantial time to listen to all of our concerns ,; open , very gentle in delivering the not so good situation, and no waiting time at all ! Very satisfied
Very nice fellow but always seems distracted, almost unaware that I'm there.
He's personable and caring.
Friendly, thorough, positive
I was very pleased with your service
On time
Dr. Pandya was pleasant and attentive. We discussed an upcoming sleep study. I had wanted to have the study at home, but he explained that the results would be better if I had the study at the sleep lab. He told me that someone would call me to schedule soon.
Dr. Pandya has excellent bedside manner, is always prepared, takes his time, and is thorough.
He is an excellent doctor. Answer my questions thoroughly. I was very happy n contented and relieved after seeing him.
Excellent and caring doctor who communicates clearly and makes me feel at ease. see previous answer
All personnel was very professional a d helpful.
Dr. Pandya is wonderful!!😛
Satisfied with the doctor visit.
Competent, caring, clear.
Dr. Pandya and his staff are fabulous. Professional, patient-focused, and efficient. Great care!
He listened to me carefully, and he was very clear in his advice.
Dr Pandya is always prompt, kind, courteous, and informative.. I’d recommend him to anyone.
Dr. Pandya is very concerned about his patients and what he can do to solve their problems.
Dr. Pandya is very informative and pleasant to talk to.
Overall I am satisfied with his care. There are long waits to see him.
I like my doctor. The staff is very nice and efficient
Dr. Pandya has been very helpful when it comes to my health.
Very professional yet caring.
Very pleased.
Dr. Pandya is an exception physician.
Dr Pandya has excellent patient interaction and is a top notch physician.
Dr Pandya listened carefully during our follow-up, and only suggested next steps after pausing to think through the next steps and ask me clarifying questions. Excellent care! Thank you Dr Pandya and your excellent staff!
He was kind enough to give me a referral for a pulmonary breath test and to refill my nebulizer meds.
Seemed like a decent person and competent doctor.
Dr. Pandya was very friendly and helpful in following up on testing I had. although he is a man of few words, he communicates effectively.
He is a very nice and great doctor and explained everything in details
Very personable. Relaxed and good listener. Addressed my concerns.
Dr. Pandya answered all of my questions and he supplied some thoughts on how to handle some of the problems I am having.
All very good for this visit.
I enjoy the doctor's humor, disposition and concern for me personally. I trust his knowledge and judgement. I know he always runs late, though, so I was glad to be sitting at home. He has my CPAP machine running smoothly for me. So grateful for that.
Personally, I like him. I think he is overbooked and not taking enough time with his patients. Every time I have seen him he has been late and not by any small amount, whether it is in person or on video. He should never double book a patient. That kind of stress isn't good for him or his patients. Maybe some of his patients just trust him with their care. I am not one of those patients. I need to be informed. Pulmonary doctors are not that easy to find. I think Dr. Pandya knows what he's doing. I would like to keep him if I can.
Grasped my need and responded quickly.
Great doctor! He listens well and is easy to speak to. Thank you!
5 stars out of 5
He was very nice.
Very nice Doctor. I answered all my questions. Also ask if I understood everything. I love that he’s very thorough. I would recommend his services to anyone needed.
Dr.Pandya is kind and compassionate.
He is a very kind person
Very pleasant doctor. Seems generally concerned for my health. I like him.
I have no issues with Dr Pandya.
Seems very caring and kind
Great Dr thorough
Very pleasant, professional, competent and personable.
Dr. Pandya was personable and seemed knowledgable. However, I would like to see how future appointments go before I think about recommending him to others, since we do not really have much experience together.
He listened to my concerns and experience today.
He explained results of my sleep study, what to do next and see him in six months if things change.
Love and trust Dr Pandya and all of my new MDs from my stay at SHVC in June 2021!
Dr. Pandya asked the right questions, was very professional
Excellent care, always great listener and always understanding!
Excellent doctor. Highly recommend him
He’s very knowledgeable
Dr. Pandya is new to me. So far he seems both competent and personable.
Dr. Pandya is a very busy doctor. I hear from his staff that he is often in the ER with patients and making appointments with him can be sometimes difficult, however he tries to get his patients in as much as possible. When Dr. Pandya is at the appointment, he doesn’t seem rushed and he takes his time with his patients. This means a lot to patients who are dealing with possible diseases or are awaiting results that causes stress for patients in the meantime. I felt in good hands with Dr. Pandya when I’m his care. He would call me in the evening or on a Saturday to return my call.
I am so grateful to be under his care.
Thanks for kindly explaining about the test results and future plans. Very kind and professional
Wonderful doctor
He was attentive, pleasant and caring
Dr. Pandya suggested an earlier time for the video visit: appreciated that (assistant needed to change original time in system by 15 min. which required that I refresh my IPAD Dr. Pandya had necessary information regarding breathing machine I appreciated his concern and follow up
I sense he's good Dr. but felt his frustration with me
Hey was really great. Took the time to understand the issue and provide guidance.
Professional, knowledgeable, kind.
Dr. Panda was extremely professional and kind. His disposition made me comfortable with his knowledge and ability to properly asses and address my health needs.
I greatly appreciated Dr. Pandya's consultation with me. He listened carefully to my somewhat complicated situation, and then offered some solutions, and we discussed the actions. I was very impressed with him, and appreciated that he listened fully to my concerns, needs, challenges, and history including previous medical interventions. It was clear that Dr. Pandya totally understood the complications taken altogether, so his suggested solutions were offered with integrated approach. I am so glad that Dr. Michael Murphy referred me to Dr. Pandya. I look forward to having him on my "medical team". I should also acknowledge his excellent office staff who helped me make the initial appointment. Very nice people and efficient too. Great experience with Dr. Pandya. Thank you!
Very good communicator and listener
Dr. Pandya always makes me feel calm and hopeful about my future
He is a very nice person which comes through in his empathetic way of communicating. I felt very special the way the Dr. explained things then made sure I had the chance to ask questions. Dr. Young Lee recommended Dr. Pandya and she too has a wonderful "bedside" manner. Thank you both!
He's very nice and pleasant! I hope to heal soon!
Calling the office to make appointment was a challenge.
Great Physician. Very supportive
I am satisfied with the Dr. he ran all the tests necessary to evaluate my shortness of breath issue and answered alll my questions. I had 2 scheduling issues, on with my wife and one with me. The Dr. would notify us of a scheduled procedure but for some reason the invitation to schedule a Covid test did not happen resulting in me calling the office several times to get the order placed so I could schedule the Covid test. I discussed this with the Dr. and he was apologetic but did not understand why this was happening.
Dr. Pandya is very nice, friendly and caring doctor. I trust him completely.
Dr. Pandya is a fantastic clinician and has been extremely helpful with the diagnosis and treatment of my sleep apnea. He is responsive, compassionate and patient. He takes the time to answer my questions and analyze the best remedy for my issues. I never feel rushed or ignored. Thank you, Dr. Pandya.
Dr Pandya is always very approachable and through in explaining plan of care options. I am delighted to have Dr Pandya be my doctor.
Great doctor!
Dr. Pandya was prompt and on schedule and very pleasant to talk with.
He's great doctor , I like the fact that he always ask me if I have any question about anything or any issues that we discuss he's always ready to answer. You can trust him to make himself available when needed.
Good.
Dr Pandya was ver courteous as usual and very easy to talk to . Answered all my inquiries and I’m extremely satisfied with him as my Pulmonologist
If there's another options or clinics then i will void this place
Dr Pandya is very competent.
Dr. Pandya took time to explain my care and answer my questions. I was very pleased with my care.
Very courteous and kind, and seems very knowledgeable. I would recommend him!
Dr. Pandya is an exceptional physician.
Very competent, good explanations
would recommend dr pandya and staff to everyone.
Dr. Pandya did call me 45 minutes after my scheduled appointment and was apologetic. He stated he would -make time- for me the following week for an appointment that does not currently exist, and that I would hear from his office. I have yet to get a call for a reschedule.
Dr Pandya is by far the best sleep Doctor I've ever had. He has a great personality to boot!
Dr. Pandya is very patient. listens to my concerns and provides an answers to my questions that are clear.
very concerned and generally interested
Dr. Pandya is always concerned and addresses my needs!
dr Pandya is a wonderful human being
Great appt. - Very comfortable w/dr. & his ability to help w/my problem -
I really liked the doctor. He was very reassuring, and I felt that my problem would be resolved.
my Doctor and staff are very nice
I like my doctor. I just have a problem with the lag of time with communication. I usually call the office to leave a message (if I can get through) and send an email. This last time, it took almost a week to finally speak to the doctor after sending an email and calling the office. There is no reason why it should take that long to get a response. Any condition worsens after no treatment and my only recourse would have been to go to the ER.
I like the doctor a lot. I feel overwhelmed by tests and treatment plans.
I'm told that things are good and I should come back in - I'm told things are good and my BiPap readings are good and come back in four months for a recheck and he is good with what he sees on the computer.
Dr. Pandya is a great physician!
This is my brother's first hospitalization in his life and the utmost care and concern by Dr. Pandya and his medical staff and the hospital have been very cordial and walking me through the present situation.
Dr. Pandya is an exceptional doctor.
Dr. Pandya has always addressed issues that I have with my allergies and he has gone the extra mile to ensure I am taking the proper and current medication. I mostly communicate with Dr. Pandya using myHealth and he has always responded within few hours.
Very good.
thank you for your concern and care for my health.
Great communicator
I have several doctors, and this one is consistently late, always has an excuse, seems apologetic but still always late, and is not clear on his replies to my questions.
Dr Pandya was very friendly, patience with my questions. He made sure he answered all my questions and that I understood the plan of my treatment before I left his office. He is an excellent provider.
Dr.Pandya was very good making diagnosis and treating the condition. He provided excellent care.
I feel Dr Pandya and staff are very qualified. I recommend to others.
I'm very impressed with Dr. Pandya. Would be glad to recommend him.
Dr Pandya was excellent. perfect bed side manner. explained my condition and where we go from here. passionate about his work. That's the Doctor for us.
Very good
I believe the doctor is very good.
Dr. Pandya is an exceptional physician who goes above and beyond for his patients.
excellent experience
very professional and excellent doctor
Dr. Pandya was very attentive to my care!
Dr. Pandya didn't ask me any questions during exam. He didn't/couldn't answer any of my questions. All he could say was "Apnea". I had other related issues and he didn't care. He was rushed and didn't seem to care.
Dr. Pandya is always so caring, friendly and professional.
Good
This was my first visit with Dr Pandya. What a lovely person he is. I have already recommended him to all my friends. He was considerate, kind, and very informative. He was so patient and showed such empathy. He gave me all the time that I needed to ask my numerous questions. He explained what the plan was and he then sent the appropriate orders. Dr Pandya provided me with copies of everything that we discussed before I left. An incredible first visit with a Doctor who obviously values his patients.
appointments are only for 15 mins. so not a lot of time to talk because everything has to be put into the computer as part of your visit. It has taken a while for my physician to establish a repose with me and my last visit was much better as far as communication.
All good.
Dr Pandya is very kind and patient.
Everything was addressed and controlled in mannerly fashion.
I have gone to the office & have had to wait close to an hour before I got called back. Although when I went a week ago only waited 15 minutes.
Professional and Caring to my needs
exelent experience
Dr. Pandya was very kind with me. He called me into his office because the new was not god. I really appreciated that.
My wife and I thought he was in a hurry for something other than taking more time with us
loved him! felt comfortable with him. he is so smart and caring
Love Dr. Pandya.
as I see him regularly we communicate better. all the time
Exceptionally positive. Outstanding doctor.
Dr. Pandya is very informative, professional & caring. Make you feel you're in great hands.
The doctor listened to my request and he agreed accordingly.
great
HIGHLY recommend Dr. Pandya!
I have had condition for years ... no explanations needed. Md understood why I was there and responded appropriately.
I have great confidence in his clinical skills. Getting a a timely appointment for an unexpected issue is difficult and getting emails via portal is very poor.
As our follow up visits have become less frequent, I feel like I'm not getting the attention or focus of Dr. Pandya that I have in the past. During this most recent visit, he said that everything looked great, despite me mentioning that the therapy does not seem as effective as it used to be and that I was concerned.
Dr Pandya spent only about 15-20 minutes with me here. When I was an inpatient at ValleyCare, he only spends about 2-3 minutes per visit. I always need to be prepared prior to his visit so I can ask all my questions within that span of time.
I have recommended Dr. Pandya many times.
I think the fact that the doctor is good causes him to be in such high demand that his schedule is overloaded. So , much as I would like to recommend him as a physician, sending anyone to sit for an hour waiting for an appointment is not something I would readily do.
Good
very good service and friendly staff very knowledgeable staff and doctor
I'm not sure the doctor was listening to me while I was speaking. He missed some of the details that I mentioned while giving my history.
Good
Wonderful
On this visit, Dr. Pandya was not on his mobile phone during the visit. It made it much easier to talk with him. Thank you!
Dr. was extremely personable and very interested in me and my concerns. I have already shared my experience with others and have recommended Dr.
love this doctor. really feel that he listens.
Dr. Pandya is pleasant and addresses any concerns I may have!
Dr. Pandya is a very good doctor. Very personable
good experience
Due to the pressures of the day and lateness of my appointment the Dr. appeared to be somewhat rushed.
good
It was first time seeing Dr. Pandya. Both my husband and I felt very comfortable with him, from professional level and personal manner.
Dr. Pandya goes above and beyond for patients. I really appreciate him!
Dr Pandya is an excellent role model for physicians in training. Wonderful characteristics of a caring competent informed physician
Dr. was very nice he explained everything in detail.
I really like Dr.Pandya he is very easy to understand and very likeable.
This last visit was much better than any previous visits.
excellent experience
love Dr Pandya
good
I feel there wasn't enough time with the provider. He was busy typing on the computer uploading data from the form I completed. It should be the job of a doc assistant to load data onto the computer so the doctor is able to look at the patient more and have a conversation instead I feel like if I asked him a question I was interrupting him. I didn't feel I was really able to spend a good amount of time to ask questions.
Doctor seemed to be more interested in looking at the computer screen than interacting with patient.
Dr Pandya is AWESOME
lacks communication skills when calling or sending a message
Dr. entering data and looking at data. He didn't see to listen to what I was saying
Dr is an excellent doctor
Every one is in a rush including doctor.
I love Dr Pandya!
Very good experience
dr has been taking more time to discuss things with me. I like him better now
very caring and professional, felt confident with his explanations and concerns, was on top of getting my scans at the earliest without delays with insurance so the right treatment can be started without delay.very good and caring doctor.
very informative. nice guy. would recommend for sure
it's always a pleasure to visit Dr. Pandya
Love Dr. Pandya
Only negative was that he texted on his cell phone during my appointment.
Really great doctor!
Dr arrived and we spoke about my sleep issues. He then got a phone call and proceeded to talk for 8-10 mins on the phone. did not appear it was and emergency. finished our appt in the next 2 mins. I felt it was rude to take a call during the appt.
I think the doctor needs to explain better on solutions of my issue better. seems like he's dancing around on solutions. doesn't want to give diffent answer or solutions when we ask questions
Great doctor he really cares about me.
I know Dr. Pandya is extremely busy. The past three appointments I've had with him, he's been very busy on his mobile phone during the visit. It's made it nearly impossible to have a conversation with him. I have questions I'd like to ask, but for whatever reason, he now seems too busy to have a conversation during the appointment. I know he is a good doctor, and we could previously have a helpful conversation. I'm starting to wonder if he still wants to be my doctor, or what is happening.
The care provider has always been courteous,informitive and thorough.
professional & caring to patient !
he is not detail oriented at all
I'm so impressed with Dr. Pandya I recommended 2 other friends with similar problems as mine to him.
Dr most caring and concerned
I am very happy having Dr. Pandya as my pulmonary doctor. He has made me feel better over and over again, when my asthma acts up.
Just more customer service at front desk I was not happy with.
I am a retired full time medical school faculty member. Dr Pandya would be a model of the caring, informed, communicative physician for my previous 24 residents.
I am very comfortable with Dr. Pandya. As an extremely complicated patient, I am confident in his judgement and grateful to have him on.my team. my only issue would be I wish I had more time, but I understand policies.
Dr Pandiya is one fantastic Doctor!!!!
The doctor was texting and reading text during my visit. I understand since I'm a new patient, but I had questions and he didn't have enough info. to tell me other than do the sleep study. I'm hoping my 2nd visit will be better.
Seemed very rushed, not able to grasp what I was trying to tell him. Obviously did not read/comprehend tests results.
Dr Estakhri always spends sufficient time to answer all of my questions. I never feel like she is rushed
The doctor was too much in a hurry and did not make eye contact and did not seem to listen to me and typed the whole time I was there. Now after saying all this please know that I am a health provider for this Doctor's patients and they have expressed to me during their time as in patients the same concerns about this doctor. I wanted to speak to the doctor about this but he was out the door before I could.
I would recommend this Dr. but with a warning about slowness of making an appointment not enough help to answering the phones alway put on hold for quite some time

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