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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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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2.8

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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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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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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.

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.

Dr. Patel typically treats 93% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Pulmonary Function Test
Emphysema
Asthma
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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.

Dr. Patel typically treats 100% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

Treatments
Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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.

Dr. Patel typically treats 82% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

Treatments
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Pulmonary Function Test
Emphysema
Bronchiectasis
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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.

Dr. Patel typically treats 78% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Pneumonia
Shortness of Breath
Low Blood Oxygen Level
Acute Bronchitis
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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

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Dr. Patel accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Choice PPO
Elect Choice EPO
Managed Choice POS
Managed Choice PPO
Open Choice PPO
American General
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
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

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

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • FAASM, Fellow of American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 2010
  • 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

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Affiliated Hospitals

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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

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