Dr. Patel completed medical school in 1995 at University of Maryland School of Medicine in his hometown of Baltimore, MD. He subsequently moved to Winston-Salem, NC where he spent 6 years at Wake Forrest University further training in Internal Medicine and then Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesia Critical Care. In North Carolina he worked as an ER physician as well as an Internist for two years before and moving to Arizona in 2001. He was attracted to the opportunity of helping start the first 24-hour virtual physician covered ICU at Banner University Medical Center Phoenix. In 2005 he was a founding member of Scottsdale Critical Care PC at Honor Health Osborn that also provides 24-hour virtual physician coverage of the ICU. He served as its President from 2007 until 2013.
Dr. Patel is double boarded by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. He has published multiple articles in medical journals and made presentations at international medical conferences in the fields of Critical Care, Anesthesia, and Pulmonary medicine. He enjoys teaching medical students, residents, and nurse practitioners whenever the opportunity arises.
Currently, he practices cutting edge medicine providing ICU telemedicine for Banner Health facilities throughout Arizona. He is part of the teaching faculty at the Banner University hospitals and has seen the evolution of medicine through technology. He has also seen the changes in medicine that have taken much of the decision making ability out of doctors’ and patients’ hands and placed it with the insurance carriers. These changes have taken away much of the human interaction and has become unfulfilling for doctors and patients. Seeking to re-establish what he loves about patient care, he has joined Desert Mobile Medical in putting the patient at the center of medicine again.
Through his years of practice in the Phoenix metropolitan area, he has developed an extensive network of top-tier specialists whom he feels privileged to call colleagues and friends. He enjoys an excellent reputation amongst other physicians and patients have often complimented him on his bed-side manner and extensive knowledge base. He is active in his community and has three wonderful children. He enjoys golf, is an avid reader, and enjoys the challenge of cooking gourmet dishes.