Department Center for Functional Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate - University of Michigan School of Public Health
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Residency - University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Family Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA


  • Family Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/11/2018, Dr. Patel has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

149 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.3
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

excellent physician and human being

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

Dr.Patel has been outstanding. she is courteous, thoughtful, and insightful in her interactions with me

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

First of all, Dr. Patel is AMAZING and I owe everything to her. I've been battling crippling (mentally and physically) conditions for over a decade and have been to numerous hospitals around the nation. I'm from New Orleans, and make the commute every 2 months to see her in Cleveland... that's how amazing she is. So, NOTHING about this survey is a negative reflection of her, her medical acumen, professionalism, genuine kindness, and her eagerness to help me. Without her, I would be on a fast decline to the grave. It's unique people like her - indefatigably dedicated to helping others improve their health - that have such an exponential impact on this earth an in the lives of others. My ONLY critique is that it can be hard to contact someone at the clinic via telephone - as it's sometimes a 45 minute hold time before someone can pick up. Via the patient portal, no problems there. Dr. Patel has all of my love & respect, and I'm EXTREMELY humble & grateful for finding out about her. And, for her dedication to my major health concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

I was very impressed with Dr Patel; I appreciate how she listened to my problems and paid a lot of attention to what I had to say.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

I brought my genetic report from Stratogene to my meeting with Dr. Patel. It was very helpful and a big relief for me to have Dr. Patel interpret my results. I would say the main reason I made the appointment was preventative. She looked at my report and quickly identified the few areas we needed to address first. I look forward to working with her going forward indefinitely.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

Provider was rush, little eye contact, busy typing notes into the computer, new provider, mine left, and Dr. Patel made assumptions about my mental and emotional health after talking with me for 15 minutes. She insinuate that I didn't understand something when I asked her to explain it. Her comments were demeaning telling me that "I'm living in a silo." I am a well-educated patient, not my degrees, but about my medical issues. Other than an Rx I needed, I got nothing from this appt. Imagine a doctor saying, "I don't really care if you do this or not, this is up to you!" Not one ounce of empathy.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

Dr. Patel was the first of many doctors ( Clinic and UH) who considered all of my symptoms for a health issue that has plagued me for a year and offered a diagnosis and course of treatment.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2018

Dr. Patel lacked eye contact, empathy and cut my time short. I may not follow up.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2018

This was our first visit with Dr. Patel after Ruth had been an established patient of Dr. Herbst who left the clinic. Dr. Patel's style is very different from Dr. Herbst. Her "bed side manor" was not to our liking but she was very efficient and clear with her notes and instructions.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018

Dr. Patel was great. I have a lot of confidence in her. Her send-home instructions were very detailed as well. I appreciated her calm manner and personal tone. The only problem I had was getting my follow-up appointment for 8-10 weeks later. My original appointment was August 29th and my follow-up is not until January 2nd.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2018

Although her time was limited, Dr. Patel did explain the medications she wanted me to take and next steps.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

my apt time was changed from 315 after work to 715. at start. I only saw on my chart. no phone call. I arrived on time to looked doors. when ast showed up followed her in. front desk never showed. she finally took me back to see dr without check in so dr won't get behind very poor experience. never did see anyone at front desk when I left either. was not happy. I sat in waiting room over 20 mins before she figured out to ask dr what to do at my urging. not a good time. also felt unusually rushed by dr who as always in past took time to listen.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018

My follow-up appt with Dr. Patel was very very rushed. It was not clear to me what my instructions were. Several medication (vitamins ) were bought and then I was told, I did not need as many. The instruction sheet that is given to patients should be explained, not just handed to the patient.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018

I understand that Functional Medicine is very busy and that currently demand outweighs availability. This is a very labor intensive practice that initially requires a lot one on one patient time in the beginning. My only complaint is that Dr. Patel has very few appointment slots available, but this is no fault of hers. Dr. Patel and Ms. Gina Jones (my nutritionist) are wonderful and caring people! I am finley feeling better because of their important work.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2018

my regular PA left CC so this was my first visit with Dr Patel. I liked her very much but she needed to catch up on my history and issues .

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018

Wait times were good, but I had to ask a few times if I was in the right place and what was happening next. It's not always clear. The Doctor tried to explain it, but reminders/clarifications from front desk staff would have been helpful.

Reviewed on May 23, 2018

We love doctor Patel and how she treats our daughter as well as us/the parents. She's thorough, a good listener, good educator and very patient and pleasant!!! Thanks goodness for doctor's like her!

Reviewed on May 23, 2018

we did not see the nurse/assistant this time but they did provide a lab take home kit and instructions as well as a doctor's note for my daughter's school promptly at the end of the appt.

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