Dr. Rajeev Patel, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 52

Pain Medicine

Dr. Rajeev Patel, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Rochester, NY and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from NE Ohio U, College of Medicine in 1995. He is affiliated with medical facilities F.F. Thompson Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Rajeev Patel, MD

URMC Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

601 Elmwood Ave # 665 Rochester, NY 14642
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(585) 275-5321
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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Patel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

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

Spinal Nerve Block
high
high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Nerve Root Block

Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Scan
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • McMurray's Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Patel

2.7

Based on 29 ratings

5 Star
31%
31%
4 Star
7%
7%
3 Star
0%
0%
2 Star
21%
21%
1 Star
41%
41%
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Uncaring.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Joan M Hall – Jun 21, 2022
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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?
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
2 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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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
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • 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
5 people found this helpful
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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.
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
5 people found this helpful
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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 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from NE Ohio...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Education

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

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Does Dr. Rajeev Patel, MD accept new patients?

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What conditions does Dr. Rajeev Patel, MD treat?

Dr. Patel frequently treats the following conditions: Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and All Headaches (incl. Migraine). See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Rajeev Patel, MD's office address?

Dr. Patel's office is located at 601 Elmwood Ave # 665, Rochester, NY 14642. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Rajeev Patel, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Patel provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Rajeev Patel, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Rajeev Patel, MD is affiliated with F.F. Thompson Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital.

How much experience does Dr. Rajeev Patel, MD have?

Dr. Patel has over 27 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Rajeev Patel, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 2.7/5 for Dr. Rajeev Patel, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

URMC Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Rochester601 Elmwood Ave # 665 Rochester, NY 14642
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University Of Rochester Medical Center

University Of Rochester Medical Center4901 Lac de Ville Blvd Ste 230 Rochester, NY 14618
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

F.F. Thompson Hospital

Canandaigua, NY

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Strong Memorial Hospital

Rochester, NY

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Prostate Surgery™ (2023)