Dr. Rakesh Patel, MD

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Dr. Rakesh Patel, MD
Dr. Rakesh Patel, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Columbia, SC. He has been practicing for 9 years. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Palmetto Health - Palmetto Health Richland.

9 Richland Medical Park Dr

Columbia, SC 29203

Contact Information

(803) 434-2020

Dr. Rakesh Patel, MD

Dr. Rakesh Patel, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Patel's Experience

Dr. Patel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology
  • Plastic Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Patel does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Graves' Disease
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Panophthalmitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Retina Diseases
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


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  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • Medical University Of South Carolina
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Maimondes Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Montefiore / Albert Einstein Coll Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • University Of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Patel has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Patel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Patel to family and friends
based on 12 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Patel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Columbia, SC |
Dr. Patel is wonderful. He listens and makes you feel very comfortable. His nurse Holly is top notch. She makes you feel like you are the only patient that she has. She goes out of her way for you1
Columbia, SC |
We've lived in the Carolinas our entire lives and have seen many excellent physicians leave for bigger and better opportunities so it can be hard to find good care. Dr. Patel is a talented young man who I can see him becoming a known name in his field. He provided my wife and I extensive support and care and was there every step of the way. His big city training is impressive which is why I wouldnt have trusted anyone else for my wives surgery. God bless him.
in Lexington, SC |
Dr. Patel examined the wound left by the previous Moh's procedure above my eyelid, and made a plan of action to close the wound and regain the functionality of my eyelid and the aesthetics for postoperative plastic surgery. Once all the sutures were removed, in stages over several weeks, the results were amazing! Even my Dermatologist would know that I had a Moh's procedure, had she not done it herself. Dr. Patel is very personable and is a gifted ophthalmic plastic surgeon.
in Chapin, SC |
You will not find a better doctor.
in Blackville,S.C. |
I can't say enough good about the skill he has.The office staff has areas that need attention from office management.There seems to be a lack of communication and procedures,within the office staff.The lack of understanding.After me contacting them several times.Has created unneeded,unexpected hardship to me.And I continues without relief.
He took all worry out of my procedure and was eager to answer all my questions!
Columbia, SC |
Dr. Patel is very calm and caring. He explained the procedure fully and answered all of my questions and concerns with patience.
He was very genuine and caring
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Patel accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Wellpath Preferred PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Patel has admitting privileges

Palmetto Health - Palmetto Health Richland
5 Richland Medical Park Dr
Columbia, SC 29203
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