Dr. Prakash Patel, MD

Dr. Prakash Patel, MD

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary DiseasesMaleAge 47

Accepting new patients

Dr. Prakash Patel, MD is a Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Disease Specialist in Smyrna, TN. Dr. Patel has more experience with Sleep Apnea than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Tristar Stonecrest Medical Center and Tennova Healthcare-harton. 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.


Smyrna Pulmonary and Sleep Associates

Shelbyville Sleep Center and Clinic13181 Old Nashville Hwy Ste 150 Smyrna, TN 37167
Tullahoma1940 N Jackson St Ste 220 Tullahoma, TN 37388

Hospital Highlight

Dr. Patel is affiliated with Tristar Stonecrest Medical Center Smyrna, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals
  • Hospital Satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals

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Extremely poor! Set in office more than 2 hours waiting for Dr., who never showed. Ended up taking my husband to emergency room after spending all that time at Dr. Patel’s. He is more interested in Sleep Apnea testing than Pulminology medicine.
4 people found this helpful
Glen Cruzen – Mar 17, 2020
Don't question your patient care or you will receive a letter of refusal to care for you. I have been a patient of Dr Patel's for over five years and have lung fibrosis, reduced lung function, asthma, and lung nodules. I questioned my patient care because of only 1 CT in 5 years to follow my lung nodules and prescriptions sent to wrong pharmacy. I asked for Dr Patel to contact me and instead I received a written letter dropping me from his care. Be careful of trusting his office and question.
What went well
No results
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
6 people found this helpful
K.Sanders in Murfreseboro , TN – Nov 08, 2018
The worse ever! Believe me when I say he doesn’t care about the well being of a patient just his beliefs in what he thinks will work. Went to the ER many times after he refused to offer any further help and told me I should go see another doctor. What a slap in the face. But you know what GOD makes things like this happens because now I can go to a REAL doctor. He is a joke and a will have you fighting to breathe!!!
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
Someonewhowantstolive in TN – Nov 08, 2018
I had an appointment here and my experience was very unpleasant. The staff is very disrespectful and rude. As a new patient, I was early before my appointment and was not seen at my appointment time. Another patient who came in after me, was seen before me. I had to wait even longer. This office is a joke and doesn't respect their patients or the patients times. I will not EVER go back.
What went well
No results
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
10 people found this helpful
Feb 20, 2018
Dr Patel himself is very nice. As for follow up, if you don't have money to pay for everything up front don't use this Dr. They will terminate you as a patient and you cannot get CPAP supplies unless your bill is paid.the patients health is not the priority, money is.
9 people found this helpful
Murfreesboro, TN – May 26, 2017
not friendly, doesn't explain things very well, just wants you in and out of the office. would NOT refer him for anyone, im currently looking for new doctor, REFUSE to go back to him HAD TO PUT A STAR FOR POOR, IF I HAD CHOICE I WOULDNT OF EVEN DID THE ONE STAR!!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
17 people found this helpful
Shelbyville, TN – Feb 08, 2017
Worst doctor EVER!!!! I have severe asthma and I would rather die than go back to see him. First, let me say that the staff (receptionist, medical assistants and nurse practitioner) are caring and professional. My first encounter with Dr. Patel was my last. My first visit, I came in and expressed how I was not feeling well and left with no help or medication. I was in the ER later that night and in the hospital for 3 days! He doesn't listen to the patient or have a game plan for their care!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
Atlanta, GA – Oct 25, 2016

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Experience and Background Checks


Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board 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 (615) 355-5105.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep Apnea specialists.

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

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Sleep Apnea
Sleep Study
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
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Check Dr. Patel's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Adults
  • Bird Flu
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Common Cold
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Septic Embolism
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Viral Infection
  • Wheezing

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(931) 422-8488

Dr. Patel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Choice PPO
Elect Choice EPO
Managed Choice POS
Managed Choice PPO
Open Choice PPO
American General
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
National (BlueCard) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Freedom Plus
Primary Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
One Health
Principal Financial Group
Signature Health Alliance
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
USA Managed Care Organization
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

About Me

Care Philosophy

Our goal is to improve our patient's lives by educating our patients regarding their pulmonary disease and/or sleep disorder. We individualize a treatment plan for each patient to meet their needs.


  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications


East Tennessee State University
Residency Hospital
University of Florida, Gainesville
Fellowship Hospital


  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi


  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Board Certified, American Board of Medical speciailty, Critical Care, 2006
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2002
  • Board Certified, American board of medical speciality- Pulmonary Medicine, 2006
  • FCCP, Fellow of American College of Chest Physician, 2010
  • Board Certified, American Board of Sleep Medicine, 2007
  • FAASM, Fellow of American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 2010

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Prakash Patel, MD?

Call (629) 219-5954 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Prakash Patel, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Prakash Patel, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Prakash Patel, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Patel's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Prakash Patel, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Prakash Patel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Patel frequently treats Sleep Apnea. See all practice areas where Dr. Patel specializes.

Where is Dr. Prakash Patel, MD's office located?

Dr. Patel's office is located at 13181 Old Nashville Hwy Ste 150, Smyrna, TN 37167. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Prakash Patel, MD speak?

Dr. Patel speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Tristar Stonecrest Medical Center

Smyrna, TN

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Tennova Healthcare-harton

Tullahoma, TN

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average

Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital

Shelbyville, TN

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average