Dr. Prakash Patel, MD

Dr. Prakash Patel, MD

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases •  Male • Age 46

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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


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Smyrna Pulmonary and Sleep Associates

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(615) 355-5105
Shelbyville Sleep Center and Clinic13181 Old Nashville Hwy Ste 150 Smyrna, TN 37167
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Tullahoma1940 N Jackson St Ste 220 Tullahoma, TN 37388
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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.
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      Glen Cruzen – Mar 17, 2020
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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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      K.Sanders in Murfreseboro , TN – Nov 08, 2018
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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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      Someonewhowantstolive in TN – Nov 08, 2018
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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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      Feb 20, 2018
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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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      Murfreesboro, TN – May 26, 2017
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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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      Shelbyville, TN – Feb 08, 2017
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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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      Atlanta, GA – Oct 25, 2016
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      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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      Practice Areas

      Obstructive Lung Disease

      Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

      Typically treats 93% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Patel treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 100% of their peers

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

      Pulmonary Function Test
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Patel performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 96% of their peers

      Dr. Patel performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

      Emphysema
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Patel treats Emphysema more than 94% of their peers

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

      Sleep-disordered Breathing

      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-disordered Breathing specialists.

      Typically treats 100% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Sleep Apnea
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

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

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

      Sleep Disorders
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

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

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

      Interstitial Lung Disease

      Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.Compare with other Interstitial Lung Disease specialists.

      Typically treats 82% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Patel treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 100% of their peers

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

      Pulmonary Function Test
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Patel performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 96% of their peers

      Dr. Patel performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

      Emphysema
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Patel treats Emphysema more than 94% of their peers

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

      Respiratory-tract Conditions

      Immunologists diagnose and treat conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and COPD that affect the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, bronchi and lungs.Compare with other Respiratory-tract Conditions specialists.

      Typically treats 78% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Pneumonia
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

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

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

      Shortness of Breath
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Patel treats Shortness of Breath more than 98% of their peers

      Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

      Low Blood Oxygen Level
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Patel treats Low Blood Oxygen Level more than 96% of their peers

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

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      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

      • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
      • Critical Care Medicine
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Sleep Medicine

      Board Certifications

      Education

      East Tennessee State University / Quillen College of Medicine
      Residency Hospital
      2006
      University of Florida, Gainesville
      Fellowship Hospital

      Languages

      • Gujarati
      • Hindi
      • English

      Awards

      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
      • Board Certified, American board of medical speciality- Pulmonary Medicine, 2006
      • Board Certified, American Board of Medical speciailty, Critical Care, 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

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      Tristar Stonecrest Medical Center

      Smyrna, TN

      75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

      Tennova Healthcare - Shelbyville

      Shelbyville, TN

      59% Patient experience rating, 10% lower than the national average

      Tennova Healthcare-harton

      Tullahoma, TN

      60% Patient experience rating, 9% lower than the national average