Dr. Prakash Patel, MD

Dr. Prakash Patel, MD

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Pulmonary Disease  ·  
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44 y/o
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Dr. Prakash Patel, MD is a pulmonologist in Smyrna, TN and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and more.

Smyrna Pulmonary and Sleep Associates

13181 Old Nashville Hwy Ste 150

Smyrna, TN 37167
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American General
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan

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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

AARP
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice PPO
Elect Choice EPO
Managed Choice POS
Managed Choice PPO
Open Choice PPO
American General
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Cigna-HealthSpring
Freedom Plus
Primary Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
NovaNet
One Health
PHCS
Principal Financial Group
Signature Health Alliance
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
USA Managed Care Organization
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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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Dr. Patel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pneumonia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Pneumonia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Sleep Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute insomnia
  • Advanced Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Drug-Induced Insomnia
  • Endogenous Insomnia
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Fatal Familial Insomnia
  • Infantile Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
  • Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern
  • Jet Lag
  • Narcolepsy
  • Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Syndrome
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Primary Insomnia
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Psychophysiological Insomnia
  • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Secondary Insomnia
  • Shift Work Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Talking
  • Sleep-Walking
Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Sleep Apnea more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea

Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Adults
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Histoplasmosis
  • 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 Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing
  • Whooping Cough

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.

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Education

2006
University of Florida, Gainesville
Fellowship Hospital
1999
East Tennessee State University / Quillen College of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1997
Government Medical College Surat, South Gujrat University
Medical School
2006
1999
1997

Languages

  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • English

Awards

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

Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Patel

2.8

Based on 22 reviews

5 Stars
36.36363636363637%
(8)
4 Stars
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(2)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
4.545454545454546%
(1)
1 Star
50%
(11)

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What People Say About Dr. Prakash Patel, MD
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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.
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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!!!
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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.
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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.
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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!!!
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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!
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