Dr. Rajeev Patel, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 49
  
Dr. Patel
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

URMC Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

601 Elmwood Ave # 665 Rochester, NY 14642

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(585) 275-5321

Dr. Rajeev Patel, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Rochester, NY and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Patel has more experience with Spine, Pain Management, and Arthritis and Arthropathy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from NE Ohio U, College of Medicine medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with medical facilities Highland Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital. 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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Dr. Patel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 67% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Low Back Pain more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Spinal Nerve Block
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel performs Spinal Nerve Block more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Patel performs this procedure more than 90% of their peers

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.Compare with other Pain Management specialists.

Typically treats 62% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 94% of their peers

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

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Low Back Pain more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Spinal Nerve Block
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel performs Spinal Nerve Block more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Patel performs this procedure more than 90% of their peers

Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Typically treats 61% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arthritis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Arthritis more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Osteoarthritis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Osteoarthritis more than 62% of their peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 62% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot more than 59% of their peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 59% of their peers

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Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Replacement
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Patel

2.7

Based on 28 ratings

5 Stars
32.142857142857146%
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4 Stars
7.142857142857143%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
21.428571428571427%
(6)
1 Star
39.285714285714285%
(11)
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  • Appointment scheduling (13)
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The feeling of a rushed Dr. set the tone for the CT Scan follow up. Not much opportunity for Q&A. No discussion about expectations of healing, merely stated that a shot of cortisone will be scheduled. Either he is under tremendous pressure to get through an unreasonable amount of patients, or he does not have the patience or people skills to work well with people. Perhaps it will get better with successive appointments?
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Trusting – Sep 18, 2019
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Compared to my other experiences with Uof R orthopedics Dr. Patel is severely lacking in communication skills. Im used to thorough explanations with diagrams....you wont get that with this guy, plus he has zero "bedside manner". The other staff has been very good. Rochelle is great, i wish i could just bypass him entirely and have her perform the proceedure.
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NY – Dec 07, 2018
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Dr. Patel does not waste time! He tells you what he is going to do and explains it. I had several procedures and he always how things were going. He also emphasized that I should do some PT. I recommend Dr. Patel and his assistant Rochelle.
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Spencerport , NY – Apr 26, 2017
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The visit on November 3 for a follow up MRI for my back was very unpleasant. The resident came in looked at the images , but did not say anything to me . Dr. Patel walks in a hurry looks at the MRI and gives me this thing that I need a shot not explaining to me what it is all about. I left out of there call another Dr. at RGH and was told all about the shot, and my problem. I will be letting that second Dr. deal with my back issue will not go back to Dr.Patel
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Rochester, NY – Dec 15, 2016
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The whole experience at U of R Orthopedics was very impersonal, from check-in to check-out. Dr. Patel was not very friendly and did a poor job of explaining my condition, answering questions and treatment he was recommending. Compassion is definitely not one of his skills.
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JR in Rochester, NY – Nov 22, 2016
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My comments pertain to the physicians communication skills and patient interaction. As a patient, I felt the dialog was very one-sided. I was being spoken to rather than a back and forth dialog about my questions/concerns. At one point I asked a followup and was reminded by the physician that he had covered this item during his "lecture" (mine term not his) to me about the condition I was being seen for.
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MLC in Webster, NY – Nov 03, 2016
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Went in to the LacDeville office for cortisone injections (two total). I waited an extremely long time to get in to the actual procedure. After getting in, the doctor barely spoke two words to me. He was in fact, dictating notes for another case on a computer behind the procedure table. The nurses barely spoke either and ripped my pants dow I was in tears and could not catch my breath from the procedure and the nurse was pulling my arm to get me off the table to get the next patient in the room.
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Elizabeth in Rochester, NY – Aug 25, 2016
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Check-in process was unreasonable, main reason for not wanting to recommend this provider/office plus the short visit. Receptionist did not move first person in line along making all subsequent patients waiting to check-in late for their appointments. Total wait time from check-in to visit was 1 hour 45 minutes and no one bothered to come out and give an estimate or cause for the delay or apologize. Would personally never go back as a result.
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RG in Rochester, NY – May 04, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Rajeev Patel, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Rochester, NY and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Patel has more experience with Spine, Pain Management, and Arthritis and Arthropathy than other specialists in his area...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

1999
Baylor College of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1996
St Marys Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1995
NE Ohio U, College of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

URMC Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

URMC Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation601 Elmwood Ave # 665 Rochester, NY 14642
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Highland Hospital

Rochester, NY

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Strong Memorial Hospital

Rochester, NY

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average