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Dr. Neela Patel, MD

Geriatric Medicine ·  Female · Age 53

Dr. Patel

Dr. Neela Patel, MD is a geriatric medicine specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 10 years. She graduated from Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences in 1992 and specializes in geriatric medicine and family medicine.


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(210) 450-9890

Dr. Patel accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Patel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Arthritis more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Wellness Examination
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel performs Wellness Examination more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Patel performs this procedure more than 95% of her peers

Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Ankle Sprains and Strains more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • 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 Postoperative Pain
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Bedsores
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Blood Pressure Management
  • Blood Sugar Monitoring
  • Blood Thinner Administration
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysentery
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phenylketonuria Screening
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Physical Disability
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Swine Flu
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

Care Philosophy

As a geriatrician, I believe in holistic care of older adults. I believe in treating the whole person and where they come from, the social support they have rather than the heart, the glucose etc. I strongly believe in the team approach and coordinat...

Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine

Education

2009
University Of Texas Health Science Center
Fellowship Hospital
2008
University Of Texas Health Sciences Center
Residency Hospital
2006
University Of Texas Health Sciences Center
Internship Hospital
1992
Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences
Medical School
1987
Womens College
Undergraduate School
2009
2008
2006
1992
1987

Languages

  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Tamil

Awards

Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Patel

4.3

Based on 11 reviews

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Very pleased with Dr. Patel. Very thorough, and always teaching her staff in an encouraging way. I would recommend her to anyone in search of a a high performing physician in geriatric medicine.
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Dr. Patel has a calm reassuring manner with geriatric patients. My mother is 90 years old and feels very comfortable with Dr. Patel.
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Dr. Patel for 5 months has been unable to get me a simple CPAP mask. I requested one on my first visit & many times after, at least 4 times in person & too many calls. Five times I have been told I would be called to make arrangements. Not one call. Untreated sleep apnea is a life threatening condition. Recent research indicates a very high percentage of night time heart attacks are caused by apnea episodes. As a patient of Dr. Patel I am unable to be treated. My health and life are jeopardized.
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This is a dream doctor. We decided to change to a geriatric physician after about 16 years with another doctor because of long waits in the waiting room, unanswered calls, problems with medicine refills, etc. Dr. Patel was a breath of fresh air. Appts are on time, staff was friendly and helpful, and Dr. Patel does not rush us, but answers questions, explains everything, and is friendly. We feel like someone cares.! As part of the UTHSC, all records can be viewed by all doctors we see.
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