Raj A. Patel, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Patel attended Verr Nramad Surat, South Gujarat University Medical School in India. On arriving to the United States, he joined the Internal Medicine Residency Program affiliated with University of Illinois, Chicago. After completion of his three-year residency, Dr. Patel found an opportunity to move to Bakersfield and leave behind the bone-chilling winters of Chicago. As an established physician, he has practiced in Kern since 1990.

With immense passion for clinical practice, Dr. Patel takes the time to get to know his patients and render care based on the individual’s life style goals. To maintain currency with new medical practice guidelines and treatments, Dr. Patel continuously reviews clinical literature. He strongly believes in effective communication with his patients in order to reach full patient compliance. At the end of the day, Dr. Patel will call patients to convey clinical results, brief them on what to expect before a procedure, and follow up on their general well-being. His “open door” policy and compassionate demeanor makes him approachable and endearing to his patients.

Dr. Patel takes pleasure in an active lifestyle, where walking and running are a daily routine for him. When not engaging in exercise, he enjoys reading novels and listening to music. Moreover, he loves spending every opportunity with his grandson.

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