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Dr. Rakesh Patel, DO

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 46

Dr. Patel

Dr. Rakesh Patel, DO is a rheumatology specialist in Salisbury, NC and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2001 and specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.


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(704) 633-7220

Dr. Patel accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
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Cigna
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Cigna PPO
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Mutual of Omaha
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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Dr. Patel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
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Dr. Patel treats Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot more than 100% of his peers

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

Elbow Injuries
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Dr. Patel treats Elbow Injuries more than 100% of his peers

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

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Rakesh Patel, DO is a rheumatology specialist in Salisbury, NC and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2001 and specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

2006
Umass Mc
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Umass Mc
Residency Hospital
2002
Umass Mc
Internship Hospital
2001
University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
2006
2004
2002
2001

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