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*Dr. Patel is outstanding! He evaluated the option of back surgery over current treatments and recommended remaining with current treatment for osteoporosis instead of surgery because of side effects of surgery as opposed to side effects of osteoporosis.
I rarely have an opportunity to recommend an orthopedic surgeon, but everyone I have spoken to about mine knows it was a positive one. *Dr. Patel told me what I came to find out and what my realistic expectations could be. He also prescribed medications and referred me to people local for me.
Dr. Patel seemed genuinely concerned and was very empathetic. He was very patient and answered every question I had. I did not feel rushed at all, and left the appointment with some relief and hope my medical condition may eventually resolve as he ordered further diagnostic testing and a referral to a neurologist to gain further insight.
Alpesh is obviously busy, but I did not feel rushed. He uses his PA or resident to get the basic data and talking points, then takes whatever time is needed to go over everything with me. I come with several technical questions, and he always makes sure these are answered. He does not get impatient with my iPad list!
Dr. Patel takes time to do a good history and physical, listens attentively, answers clearly, makes eye contact, and very clearly explains his reasoning for suggesting treatment and testing recommendations.
I very much appreciated the time and effort Dr. Patel spends with me. He is very good at explaining what the problem is and how it should be resolved. I would highly recommend him not only for his professionalism but his positive attitude towards his patients.
Just an initial visit but the way Dr. Patel ( & his PA) explained my situation and listened to my concerns has given me a great deal of comfort and confidence in any path forward I might take with them.
Have already recommended Dr Patel to others. could not have asked for a better Dr. Glad I asked to send my records to him and have him review. not like any typical surgeon and actually spent time with me to explain procedures , risks and outcomes. top notch.
I was very impressed with the professionalism and caring exhibited by Dr. Patel and his entire team. I am very confident that my care will be outstanding. I am grateful for their commitment to their patients.
Great experience so far with both Dr. Patel's PA and Dr Patel. I have been chasing a spine - chronic pain issue for a while. Dr Patel's hands on and investigative approach is a breathe of fresh air. So far, experience has warranted me to change my care from a prior spinal group that I have been working with for a decade. Great work.
Dr. Patel always sits down to talk with me and makes eye contact so I feel like I have his full attention. He probably isn't in the room for more than a few minutes but he makes you feel you are important and always asks if you have any questions for him.