Dr. Hiren Patel, MD

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Dr. Hiren Patel, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Opelika, AL and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of South Alabama College of Medicine medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with East Alabama Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Patel to book an appointment.

Dr. Patel

Hiren K Patel MD PC

1941 1st Ave Opelika, AL 36801
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (15)
  • Listened & answered questions (15)
  • Appointment scheduling (14)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (4)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (4)
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
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Dr. Patel has been our family doctor for over 10 years. He is always very caring, thorough, and takes extra time when needed due to a condition that is changing, especially when it is a very serious change. He cared for my husband until his death in 2016, and was always very considerate of his problems. I chose him as our doctor as a result of caring for patients while working at EAMC, as a nurse for nearly 5 years. I like the office help, and have a great working relationship with them.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Billie in AUBURN, AL – Sep 13, 2018
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Even as a new patient on my very first visit I felt rushed and like the doctor didn't hear a word I said. He went as far as to say that one of my conditions that I have been dealing with for years was "nothing to worry about". He didn't even pronounce the condition correctly. I over looked that and continued to visit his office for another 1-1/2 yrs. I cannot tell you any of the nurses names, they never introduce themselves. I just fell like a number and a burden to this doctor and his staff.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 17, 2018
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I am a medical student that completed a Family Medicine clerkship with Dr. Patel and his staff. Given my education and clinical clerkships -- including clerkships at other primary care offices -- I have a very good baseline on which to evaluate Dr. Patel, his office, and his staff. After my experience at Dr. Patel's office -- experiencing first-hand his empathy, dedication, ETHICS, and clinical wisdom -- I am now a patient. He is second to none in the Auburn/Opelika area, if not the state.
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Auburn, AL – Mar 09, 2018
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Dr. Patel is wonderful! He saved my Mom and Dad’s lives because he cared and reviewed all of the medications and found that some were causing more health problems for both of them. He takes his time with his patients and makes sure they understand the urgency of what is going on with them. I highly recommend him. If I could give him a 10 star rating I would.
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Melissa in Smiths Station, Al – Jan 14, 2018
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My husband and I both see Dr. Patel and find him to be a very good primary care physician. He is friendly, caring, thorough and attentive. He listens, discusses your concerns and and gives good medical advice based on this and his examination. I will warn you (as does he) that he often runs behind schedule because he spends quality time with each patient. His staff has always been very friendly and helpful.
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Auburn, AL – Mar 24, 2017
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Love Dr. Patel, but his staff makes patients feel inferior. My appointment was at 10:15 and I came early and the office assistant was rude while telling me that I have to wait till my appointed time at 10:15, then push my paperwork to the side. No matter what was going on with the client, she didn't care. It's a way to do anything and sometimes it's not what you say, it's how you say it. Very disgusted with his staff and he has no clue. Thinking about changing my doctor.
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Tina in Opelika, Al – Jan 28, 2016
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Dr. Hiren Patel, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Opelika, AL and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more


  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications


Floyd Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
Floyd Medical Center
Internship Hospital
University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Medical School


  • English
  • Gujarati


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Dr. Patel frequently treats Dyslipidemia, Strep Throat, and Gout. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Patel treats.

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Dr. Patel's office is located at 1941 1st Ave, Opelika, AL 36801. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acidosis
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bird Flu
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hydrocele
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Laryngitis
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Prostatitis
  • Proteinuria
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Strep Throat
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Whooping Cough
  • Yeast Infections

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Hiren K Patel MD PC

Hiren K Patel MD PC1941 1st Ave Opelika, AL 36801

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East Alabama Medical Center

Opelika, AL

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

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