Dr. Rakesh Patel, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 52
  
Dr. Patel
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2408 Whitney Ave Hamden, CT 06518

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Dr. Rakesh Patel, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Hamden, CT and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Patel has more experience with Spine and Pain Management than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) medical school in 1994. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Patel to book an appointment.


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he certainly knows his stuff !
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Nov 21, 2020
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Dr. Patel is a kind, caring physician. He answered all of my questions and was patient and caring. I would recommend him to anyone without reservation.
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DM – Mar 06, 2020
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Dr. Patel is an AWESOME doctor! He took time to listen and was very attentive. He has great bedside manner and he even took time to discuss pertinent cardiac information with me. I wouldn’t hesitate to refer family and friends to him. Thanks Dr. Patel ~T.R.
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ImALivingTestimony – Jul 21, 2019
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Dr. Patel always talks you through the procedure so you're not caught off guard on what he is doing. He also gives recommendations on other procedures that are available.
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  • Office environment
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Nicole Rogers in West Haven, CT – Jun 25, 2019
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I had an awesome visit with Dr. Patel. He is passionate and caring. I will recommend my family and friends to him if they are in need of a pain management doctor. Dr.Patel and Amanda are the best. Sincerely, Gregory McDaniel
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May 30, 2019
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Excellent Doctor, extremely caring and thorough.
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May 09, 2019
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Apr 11, 2019
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Dr Patel did a great job doing good today.
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Apr 10, 2019
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Dr Patel was very nice and I would recommend him very highly he talked to me through the needle he was giving me to make sure I was okay and made me feel very comfortable during my entire visit
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Apr 04, 2019
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Excellent Doctor! Dr. Patel administered two shots in my right hip, 6 months apart? from each other. He made me feel at ease each time I saw him. He performed the procedures very quickly with minimal discomfort. I would highly recommend Dr. Patel.
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Mar 27, 2019
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Dr. Patel is a compassionate physician. He spends as much time as you need during your appointment.
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Mar 23, 2019
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I truly appreciate Dr. Patel as my physician. He never rushes my visit and truly listens and allows me to voice any concerns about how I’m feeling. He offers new suggestions if my course of treatment doesn’t seem to be working. I couldn’t ask for a better Dr. to be cared by!
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Mar 09, 2019
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excellent, compassionate, listened to all problems, did not rush visit, gentle when giving shots.
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Mar 04, 2019
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I was apprehensive about my visit with Dr. Patel, but once he walked in introducing himself, in a friendly professional manner I immediately felt much less apprehensive. It is always difficult meeting a new Doctor for the first time not knowing what to expect but this was a positive experience.
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CT – Feb 16, 2019
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Dr Patel has been my Dr for a few years now. A very compassionate and caring dr. He helps me with my pain. I’ve had spinal injections done by other Drs before and can I tell,you Dr Patel is A1 in my book. I’ve never felt any discomfort with my injections at all.
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Pam in North Haven , CT – Feb 01, 2019
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I went for a facet neck injection. Had to wait way over time scheduled. Found out he was running late. Before injection, nurse anesthescist had too much trouble locating a vain and was nervous mentioning it vocally making my nerves elevate as well. Dr Patel, because he was running late to begin with, did not wait long enough for the medication to work properly and jumped right in to the shots. In recovery, another nurse noticed sizeable intrusion of liquid went into tissue. Horrible!!!!
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Hamden – Mar 12, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Rakesh Patel, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Hamden, CT and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Patel has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

1995
Winthrop University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1994
Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
Medical School

Awards

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Dr. Patel accepts the following insurance:

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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 (203) 407-3500.

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.

Dr. Patel typically treats 68% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Spondylosis
Low Back Pain
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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.

Dr. Patel typically treats 63% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Steroid Injection
Low Back Pain
Spinal Nerve Block
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
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High Frequency
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Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection

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