Dr. Neil Patel, DO

Pediatric NeurosurgeryMale

Dr. Neil Patel, DO is a Pediatric Neurosurgery Specialist in Springfield, IL. Dr. Patel has more experience with Pediatric Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities HSHS St. John's Hospital and St. Mary's 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

HSHS Medical Group - Springfield

421 N 9th St Springfield, IL 62702
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Patel

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Patel treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Patel treats other conditions, please contact the office at (217) 757-6868.

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures to treat diseases and conditions of the brain and spinal cord in children and teenagers under age 18.Compare with other Pediatric Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Patel is experienced in the area of Pediatric Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
  • Concussion
  • Craniosynostosis, Autosomal Dominant
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
  • Head CT Scan
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Meningitis
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Rathke's Cleft Cyst
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Sudoscan
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Wada Test

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Dr. Patel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Bronze Pathway Group-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway X-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-OH HMO
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Gold Pathway X-OH HMO
Gold Pathway-OH HMO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Pathway-OH HMO
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Pathway X-OH HMO
Silver Pathway-OH HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Patel's Reviews

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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (7)
  • Explained conditions well (7)
  • Listened & answered questions (7)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (2)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (2)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (1)
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Everyone was so very kind throughout my care.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
Jun 03, 2021
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Dr. Patel is AMAZING!! He explains everything so thoroughly and always takes his time. He visited me several times after my surgery including the night of! He’s very thoughtful and kind and that’s hard to find sometimes. I’m so appreciative of Dr. Patel and would recommend him %100!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Dec 18, 2019
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Have always answered my questions and have provided details about my condition and the treatment plan.
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No results
What could be improved
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Oct 25, 2019
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Dr Patel is amazing he has great bedside manner and takes the time to talk to his patients. If it wasn't for Dr Patel I probably would not be alive today. He is a great Doctor and Wonderful person. Thanks Dr Patel for my life. Sincerely Jackie C.
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Oct 10, 2019
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Dr. Patel took the time to call me at home on the evening before a holiday to let me know the outcome of my scan. He did not want me to spend the holiday weekend worrying about the results. No other dr. has ever done this.
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What could be improved
No results
Oct 09, 2019
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The doctor is okay, when you can finally talk to him in person. The his staff is horrible. They dont return calls, fill out paperwork on time, often mess up scripts so you have multiple copays in a month because they dont read the doctors notes correctly. Sadly you spend more time trying to get problems resolved, than actually getting good care. When you go for appointments the staff is usually on their phones or talking to coworkers about non work things. The MAs make you feel like you are bothering them being there. Even my primary doctor will no longer refer to him after my experience with this office. If his staff was better he would have gotten more stars. He seems to care. But you have to make an appointment, which is hard to get, just to be able to talk to him about all the problems you are having because staff does not relay messages to him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Inspired by our Franciscan values of Respect, Care, Competence and Joy, HSHS Medical Group providers are devoted to elevating the patient as the focus...Read more


  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications


Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center--Pediatric Neurosurgery
Fellowship Hospital
Doctors Hospital and Grant Medical Center--Neurological Surgery
Residency Hospital
Doctors Hospital
Internship Hospital
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine / New York Institute of Technology
Medical School
New York Institute of Technology--Bachelor of Science
Undergraduate School


Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Neil Patel, DO offer telehealth services?

Dr. Patel has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Neil Patel, DO accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Neil Patel, DO accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Neil Patel, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Patel frequently treats Pediatric Neurosurgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Patel specializes.

Where is Dr. Neil Patel, DO's office located?

Dr. Patel's office is located at 421 N 9th St, Springfield, IL 62702. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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HSHS Medical Group - Springfield

HSHS Neuroscience Center - Springfield421 N 9th St Springfield, IL 62702

HSHS Medical Group - Litchfield

HSHS Medical Group Specialty Clinic Neuroscience - Litchfield1215 Franciscan Dr Fl 2 Litchfield, IL 62056

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Patel is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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HSHS St. John's Hospital

Springfield, IL

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

St. Mary's Medical Center

West Palm Beach, FL

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received