Rutuja Desai Patel, DO

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Primary Specialty

Internal Medicine

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
DO, Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine - 2009
Residency:
Advocate Health Care (Advocate Lutheran General Hospital) - 2012

Languages Spoken

  • Gujarati
  • Hindi

Board Certifications

  • American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

899 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

91 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

91 Reviews

August 29, 2023

5.0

Good listener, explains thoroughly and knows her stuff.

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August 29, 2023

5.0

Kind, intelligent & personable doctor

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August 29, 2023

5.0

Dr. Patel is very real, yet kind. She listened to me and came up with a good plan for me.

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August 28, 2023

5.0

She had realistic answers for way to help.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

She took the time to really explain

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August 23, 2023

5.0

physician and staff are professional, supportive and excellent overall

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Patel is a highly skilled professional.

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August 21, 2023

5.0

Works with you as an individual. Very up on latest research. Wonderful rapport with patients.

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August 19, 2023

5.0

She takes the time to explain & she cares

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August 18, 2023

5.0

Great person and listens to my needs!

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August 18, 2023

5.0

Up to date. Offered lots of information and individual plan for me

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August 18, 2023

5.0

She listened to my concerns

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August 17, 2023

5.0

She’s smart, personable, kind and funny. She comes up with some great strategies that I believe, will work

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August 17, 2023

5.0

She answered all my questions and was very knowledgeable.

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August 16, 2023

5.0

Friendly, knowledge, relatable.

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Very understanding and helpful

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August 15, 2023

5.0

She is great!

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Just a nice person, knows what she's talking about

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Dr. Patel is awesome. She's not only the most attentive and knowledgeable (as in up-to-date on the latest medical information) but has the kind of empathy I've never experienced from any doctor in the Northwest Community network or anywhere.

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Very professional, yet personable, and gets results

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August 09, 2023

5.0

I would highly recommended, Doctor Patel as she has been very supportive and very informative during my weight loss journey.

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August 07, 2023

5.0

I would highly recommend Dr Patel.

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August 07, 2023

5.0

I feel like she is a weapon against the obesity epidemic in America and can help many out. I wish there were more physicians like her. This is an area of expertise greatly needed, I wish more physicians would see that calories in, calories out is just the surface of why Americans are so over weight. More education is needed for the primary care physicians on this subject.

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August 04, 2023

5.0

Dr Patel is always so positive and I leave feeling really good about myself. She doesn’t talk down to me and gives detailed explanations to me for any questions or concerns I have.

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August 03, 2023

5.0

She listens and explains everything

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August 03, 2023

5.0

Very nice, concerned!

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August 01, 2023

5.0

They are very competent, caring and knowledgeable which is a rare combination for medical professionals.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable Dr

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable and friendly

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July 30, 2023

5.0

Dr Patel, and her team are very caring, understanding, polite, knowledgeable, and professional.

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July 27, 2023

5.0

See above answer. She is amazing!

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July 26, 2023

5.0

She was very nice talking to solve problems

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Expertise with thorough understandable explanation of healthy weight management. Very personable. I felt heard. We came up with a plan together which I appreciate

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July 24, 2023

5.0

She is kind and very well versed in the topic

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July 19, 2023

5.0

Level of professionalism

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July 18, 2023

5.0

Very nice lady, treat you like one of our own kids. Very polite and knows what she's doing.

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July 07, 2023

5.0

She is awesome she understand the patient

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July 07, 2023

5.0

Very nice and professional. Gave me the time needed to answer my questions and offered many ideas.

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Dr Patel is AMAZING! Very humble and compassionate with her patients and what she does. Thank you Dr Patel for getting me to where I am now! You rock!

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Patel is understanding and carefully explains each step.

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July 05, 2023

5.0

She listened and understood exactly how I was feeling.

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July 01, 2023

5.0

See comments above. ⤴️ She’s a remarkable Estute, conscious. Articúlate experienced perceptive doctor

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June 30, 2023

5.0

She's an amazing doctor and really cares about her patients

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June 28, 2023

5.0

Bery informative and compassionate

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Dr Patel is a great doctor!!

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Kind, compassionate & smart physician! Great patience, terrific listening skills & empathy mark Dr Patel as a superb choice for all who need her help.

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June 19, 2023

5.0

So knowledgeable and pleasant and thorough

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June 17, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable. Excellent interpersonal skills. Gave good advice on how to move forward and continue making progress. I have radically changed my diet for the better. I have lost 8% of my body mass since the previous visit.

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June 15, 2023

5.0

She’s approachable, kind, realistic

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June 14, 2023

5.0

Took her time and answered questions Felt No pressure

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June 13, 2023

5.0

She is amazing.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Easy to talk too. Professional and friendly. Really made me feel like she cared about me as a person and my overall health and wellness.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Dr. Patel is a great and caring doctor

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Dr Patel explained the biology of my weight issue in terms that made complete sense. I now am very confident that I can achieve optimal health

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and great listening skills

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June 10, 2023

5.0

She is thorough and professional. She really made me feel at ease and answered all of my questions.

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June 08, 2023

5.0

Dr. Patel is incredibly well educated in this area and I learned so much from her! Her demeanor is exactly the kind that I enjoy being around. She is really down to earth and personable

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June 05, 2023

5.0

This was my first visit and I could tell Dr. Patel had looked at my chart before coming in to see me. She had already devised a plan and talked me through every option and reason for her thinking. She is awesome and would highly recommend her!

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Unique approach to weight loss compared to other doctors I've seen. Explained things well.

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May 31, 2023

5.0

She took her time and explained everything.

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May 31, 2023

5.0

Same as above. Shared ideas and suggestions with me. Very helpful.

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May 25, 2023

5.0

She was very kind and personable

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May 23, 2023

5.0

She doesn’t shame, she is a great educator and has a lot of patience. She is willing to try alternatives and doesn’t Blame the patient when meds don’t work

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Dr Patel has a great deal of warmth. I instantly felt she cared about me as her patient. Her focus, expertise and suggestions gave me confidence.

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May 12, 2023

5.0

Dr. Patel is extremely knowledgeable and took the time to explain topics and answered all of my questions.

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May 10, 2023

5.0

Dr. R Patel very knowledgeable, caring ,Friendly, good listener

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable, excellent problem solver and very sensitive doctor.

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May 09, 2023

5.0

She very knowledgeable

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May 06, 2023

5.0

There is only one other Dr I have that I can connect with and feel as comfortable with as I do with Dr Patel. She is professional yet like talking to your best friend. So happy I found her and her staff!

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May 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Patel was extremely knowledgeable, patient, personable and supportive.

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May 05, 2023

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and caring

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May 04, 2023

5.0

She was extremely helpful and informative and have me hope for my future weight loss

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May 03, 2023

5.0

She is lovely! Warm and caring, really takes a holistic approach to my medical care

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May 02, 2023

5.0

Again very professional office and I could tell that she really cares about helping people.

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May 01, 2023

5.0

Individualized care

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May 01, 2023

5.0

Takes care of her patients

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April 27, 2023

5.0

Listens and addresses needs and lifestyle

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April 27, 2023

5.0

I have already recommended her to my friend

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April 27, 2023

5.0

Very nice person and knowledgeable

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April 26, 2023

5.0

Positive and supportive, provides realistic suggestions

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April 25, 2023

5.0

Kind, good listener. Easy steps to follow to achieve goals.

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April 25, 2023

5.0

Friendly. Listens

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April 24, 2023

5.0

Dr Patel is so helpful and explains everything on what she wants to achieve with you. Awesome doctor

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April 18, 2023

5.0

Dr. Patel is extremely knowledgeable and I really enjoyed my visit with her. I feel like I came away with a solid plan to regain my health.

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April 18, 2023

5.0

She actually takes the time to get you to know you as a person. She wants to know more than just about your metabolism. She wants to know about other aspects of your care, she wants to know about you as a whole person, and all aspects of how you’re feeling. It’s just amazing

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April 18, 2023

5.0

She took the time to answer all of my questions.

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April 18, 2023

5.0

Great patient care experience. Couldn't have asked for more. She clearly knows her stuff,

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April 13, 2023

5.0

She knows her field but has more patients than she cam accommodate.

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April 13, 2023

5.0

She is kind caring makes sure all questions are answered. Very compasinet

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April 11, 2023

5.0

She is wonderful! I have lost 31 lbs with her! I feel terrific!

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April 10, 2023

5.0

She was a good listener and took time to help with a plan of recovery

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