Dr. Steven Patten, MD

Geriatric MedicineMaleAge 62

Dr. Patten
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Emory at Decatur Primary Care (Scott Boulevard)

1418 Scott Blvd Decatur, GA 30030

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(404) 446-1340

Dr. Steven Patten, MD is a Geriatric Medicine Specialist in Decatur, GA and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities Emory Decatur Hospital and Emory Hillandale Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Patten to book an appointment.

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Dr. Patten's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Sinusitis
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Dr. Patten treats Sinusitis more than 99% of his peers

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

Acute Sinusitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patten treats Acute Sinusitis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Patten treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Fungal Nail Infection
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patten treats Fungal Nail Infection more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Patten treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Patten's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anosmia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Common Cold
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dysentery
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Warts
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hives
  • Hydrocele
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Loss of Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Low Back Pain
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perimenopause
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyuria
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Prostatitis
  • Proteinuria
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Ringworm
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strep Throat
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Patten accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Guided Access-GA
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO

Dr. Patten's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Patten

3.2

Based on 41 ratings

5 Stars
48.78048780487805%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
2.4390243902439024%
(1)
1 Star
41.46341463414634%
(17)
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Dr. Patten is an excellent chemist. I was having problems with my diabetes for years and was unsuccessful in getting it under control with other doctors. He worked with me and tried different methods until he came up with the right medicine combination and now my diabetes has been under control for the past 3 years. He listened to me and ensured that I understood every one of my health concerns.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Aug 31, 2020
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He has not been supportive during this Virus. Do not return calls
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Jul 23, 2020
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My mom was a patient of Dr. Patten for several years. She adored him. In 2017, she died from cancer. Prior to being diagnosed, we visited Dr. Patten's office regularly because she complained of stomach and back pain regularly. He diagnosed her with a host of illnesses that lead to prescriptions, but did not solve her issues. We had to reschedule several appointments because of the wait times not to mention that he was always impatient with her or seemed distracted. A visit to the ER and a subsequent hospital stay finally lead to a gastrointerologist diagnosing her...stage 4! Dr. Patten was so much less than what my mom deserved. Don't work with the elderly if you lack compassion. He never sent a card or condolences. Thanks Dr. Patten! Mother was the patient.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • 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
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Melissa – Sep 03, 2019
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very caring and professional doctor who ready caters and cures to your needs he is one of a kind I wouldn't want anyone else he is great
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Mar 27, 2019
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You will not find a better doctor in the Atlanta area. Dr Patten is thorough, compassionate, kind, and caring. He will spend just as much time with as is needed and never rushes. Yes, you will most likely wait a very long time past your appointment time, but it is well worth it given how attentive he is. I cannot say enough good about him!
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Mar 26, 2019
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I was referred to Dr. Patten, This relationship lasted about 5 years. The relationship started out fine an he appeared as a Doctor who cared, as time increased the service decreased. Rude customer service from office staff. I posted a review and I then started to receive better service. After receiving better service I was asked several times to recant my REVIEW, since I didn’t I received a letter telling me I was no longer wanted as a patient because I wouldn’t follow his direction on meds.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Craig in Atlanta , GA – Dec 19, 2018
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This an great doctor who takes his time with patients and, from what I feel, is genuinely concerned about their well-being as well, as all doctors SHOULD be. His intuition, knowledge, and resources have helped bring me to a place of resolve after years of being in the dark. A courteous and professional staff are on board with him as well!
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
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Andre M. in Grantville – Apr 30, 2018
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Dr. Patten is a thorough Internist. With his help I was able to understand my health issues and proceed towards improvement. Highest recommendation!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Karyl in Atlanta – Apr 18, 2018
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Very competent
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 21, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Steven Patten received his Board Certification in Internal Medicine in 1989 and in Geriatrics in 1998. Dr. Patten is member of Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals.

Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1987
AC York VAMC
Residency Hospital
1986
Meharry Med Coll
Residency Hospital
1985
Georgetown U-DC Genl Hosp
Internship Hospital
1984
Emory University School of Medicine
Medical School
,

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Honorary Doctor of Science, 2002
  • Who's Who Among American Professionals, 2006
  • Physician of the Year, 2007
  • Who's Who in Black Atlanta, 2008

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Dr. Patten frequently treats Sinusitis, Acute Sinusitis, and Fungal Nail Infection. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Patten treats.

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Dr. Patten's office is located at 1418 Scott Blvd, Decatur, GA 30030. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Emory at Decatur Primary Care (Scott Boulevard)

Emory at Decatur Primary Care (Scott Boulevard)1418 Scott Blvd Decatur, GA 30030
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Emory Decatur Hospital

Decatur, GA

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Emory Hillandale Hospital

Lithonia, GA

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average