Dr. Shamil Patel, MD

Dr. Shamil Patel, MD

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37 y/o
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Dr. Shamil Patel, MD is an ophthalmic surgery doctor who practices in Glendale, AZ. He is 37 years old and has been practicing for 11 years. Read his story

Eye Physicians & Surgeons of Arizona

6677 W Thunderbird Rd Ste F101

Glendale, AZ 85306
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Ameriben
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Arizona PHCS
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • AZ Health Concepts
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Banner Health
  • Bashas Benefit Trust

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Glaucoma
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dry Eyes
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ocular Hypertension
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Patel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Patel "Dr. Patel is a fellowship-trained glaucoma and cataract surgeon, specializing in medical and surgical diseases of the eye, with a focus on medical and surgical glaucoma and modern cataract surgery methods.He first moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1985 and attended high school locally, at North Canyon High School. He completed undergraduate training at Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, OH, and his Masters in Business Administration in Health Care Administration and He obtained his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and returned to Phoenix to complete his medical internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.Dr. Patel's ophthalmology residency was completed at University Hospital's Eye Institute - Case Western School of Medicine. During his residency, he participated in various research activities, presented at both local and national meetings, and was appointed the Chief Resident of the residency program in his final year. He completed his glaucoma fellowship at the University of Texas-Southwestern in Dallas.In his spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with his wife, family, and friends, and playing basketball and tennis. He is excited to be back in the Valley, and looks forward to meeting you."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Patel "As physicians, we are deeply concerned with the health of our patients and community. While we know not all individuals have the same access to quality care, we do our best to reach out to patients through community activities and international missions.

Both Dr. Reiss and Dr. Patel have participated in multiple community vision programs, educational seminars, and national and international ophthalmology missions. We are privileged to work with our patients and community while reaching beyond local and national borders."

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Color Blindness
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Watering Eyes

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Vision Screening

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Case Western Reserve U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Case Western Reserve U/U Hosp Cleveland
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • UT Southwestern Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Weatherhead School of Management
    Other Education | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Patel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Patel to family and friends
4.0
based on 24 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Patel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Glendale, AZ |
While the doctor is fine, this office is the worst for over scheduling. I have never waited less than an hour, and up to 90 minutes just to get in the room! My last visit was at 2; I got out at 5. Last week, they canceled on me, just as my scrip ran out. While the scheduler said she contacted the assistant for a refill, I cannot call to confirm, as they are not answering the phones or even sending me to voice mail - MUST KNOW EXTENSION! Just waiting for my CHAMPVA to go back to Barnet Dulaney
Truly sorry to hear about the long wait and scheduling issues. I assure you it is something we are constantly working on, and understand your frustration. We try to accommodate all emergent patients also, which can change our timeliness. Our sincerest apologies
in Peoria, AZ |
I feel very confident with Dr Patel. He is taking care of my high pressure in my eyes. He reassured me by telling me not to worry because he can fix what is wrong but he is going conservatively first. I so appreciate that!! He is very busy but will always answer all my questions.
Sedona, AZ |
Dr. Patel takes his time explaining the procedure for eye surgery. He is friendly and the staff is excellent and caring to patients. On time with appointments. I would highly recommend him.
in Surprise, AZ |
Dr. Patel was very communicative - explaining things to me. I was happy with his treatments.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Patel has taken care of my wife's extremely complex 26 year long glaucoma case since 2012 and I chose him to monitor and advise me on my own elevating eye pressures in 2015. He has both excellent technical knowledge and patient centered personality...never too busy to take time to explain his findings and recommendations and answer all our questions. He has come through for us in both normal checkups and times of crisis for which we much appreciate. His assistant, Becky, is excellent too!
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Dr. Patel accepts 75 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
  • Ameriben
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
    American Indian Health Plan
    Maricopa Health Plan
    Phoenix Health Plan
  • Arizona PHCS
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
    AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
    AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
  • AZ Health Concepts
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Banner Health
  • Bashas Benefit Trust
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benefit Concepts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Bridgeway Health Solutions
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Care Credit
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • CopperPoint Mutual
    CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gila River HealthCare
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
    Tricare
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • HealthSmart
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Gold Plus
    Humana PPO
    Tricare
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • Indian Health Service
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Maricopa Health Plan
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Mercy Care
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • Meritain Health
    Administrative Enterprises
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • PHCS
  • Phoenix Health Plan
  • Physician HealthCare Network
  • Principal Life
  • Pyramid Life
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services
  • Self Pay
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Southwest Service Administrators, Inc.
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
    AHCCCS Medicaid
    AHCCCS Medicaid IPA
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicaid
    PacifiCare
  • University Physicians
  • Veteran Administration Plan
  • Wausau Benefits
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Yavapai Long Term Care
  • Zenith Administrators Inc

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