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 School - 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 Education - 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 11/4/2019, 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

217 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

44 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

One of the most intelligent practitioners I've met yet. Excellent doctor, very upfront and thorough.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

An Amazing and Compassionate Doctor !

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Dr Patel is an exceptional physician!

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

I love being a patient of Dr Patel. She truly cares about her patients. I would highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

I have referred several of my own patients to *Dr. Patel. She listens & she figures out what's going on & proposes tx plan accordingly.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

I wasn't able to get in to see Dr. Patel for a follow up.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

I really appreciate Dr Patel reading my questionnaire before the appointment. I felt she knew me and cared for my well being

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Dr Patel is wonderful, very thorough, listens &caring

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

I have been with the Clinic for three years now and I cried in the appointment with Dr. Patel. She finally made me feel like I am not a number, like my symptoms matter and we together will gt to the bottom of this, and that she actually cared. I would recommend her to literally anyone and with shinning accolades.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

Dr. Patel is always amazing! best Dr ever!

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

I recommend the functional medicine group to EVERYONE I know!! Dr Patel is my favorite though!

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Dr. Patel is wonderful and she has helped me so much in the past year. I recommend her to anyone interested in functional medicine.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Dr. Pete is the BEST doctor I have EVER had!

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

I spent years seeing multiple specialists and having a lot of testing done. The diagnosis was "an autoimmune mystery." The doctors knew something wasn't right but couldn't determine the root cause. From my first visit with Dr. Patel, she knew exactly what my diagnosis was. I am very blessed to have the opportunity to have her guide me through this incredibly difficult journey. Working with her has been life changing for me. She listens carefully and thinks outside the box to advise me. I recently scheduled my son with her and have recommended her to numerous people who I see struggling with unique challenges like I did. I really look forward to getting across the finish line someday. Without Dr. Patel, that wouldn't be possible! Please thank her for me! I couldn't do this without her support and guidance!

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Dr Patel is excellent

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Dr. Patel is thorough and a wonderful practioner...

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

I have recommended many of my friends go to Dr. Patel!!!

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

Excellent doctors have full schedules. I am willing to wait for the appointment. They respind to questions in a timely manner.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Nurse who took the vitals was warm and friendly. Phlebotomist, Mike (?) was amazing both with his technique and his care for my daughter (she loved the stuffed animal!). Dr. Patel is such a warm, empathetic, bright, insightful and patient practitioner. We feel so fortunate to have her as our daughter's functional med. physician. Just love her!

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

My appointment seemed rushed. Dr. Patel spoke very quickly and quietly, even after I asked her to speak more loudly. This gave me little time to process everything she was saying. She never examined me--only asked questions and typed info into computer. I spent very little time with her and left feeling "cheated." I had brought lists of my food re-introduction experiences, but she only asked for a brief summary of the results. I also brought a detailed chart of my workout routine. She did not seem interested in looking at it. If it weren't for my determination to make this health experience work, I probably would not continue with the functional medicine approach.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

The functional medicine approach is very different. If I hadn't done a lot of research prior to committing to it, I would not stick with it. The doctor needs to be more supportive and encouraging.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

The treatment by the nurse and doctor felt very impersonal.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

Dr. Patel was terrific. She was great to work with and seems committed to accurately diagnosing complex symptoms.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

Dr Patel is very smart and competent. she communicates on my chart very promptly, which I really appreciate. She is a very good doctor, who has helped me a lot over the past 1 1/2 years.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

overall, Dr Patel a good care provider. However, improvement in listening to her patients to ensure she understands and document the patient's record appropriately.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

Very Excellent Dr.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019

My husband and I were very impressed by Dr Patel. Extremely knowledgeable. She seems confident with my treatment plan which helped me feel at ease. We traveled from Pa and we feels as thought it was a well worth trip.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

I thought Dr. Patel was very professional and intelligent. My issue is that the appointment was too rushed. With a complicated case like mine we really needed more than an hour to get through everything. I felt rushed and had no time to ask questions. I also think Dr. Patel felt rushed and she spoke very quickly so it was hard to take in all of the information being thrown at me.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019

Dr. Patel is a very good physician, she takes quality time to evaluate your symptoms and gives you the path and guidance to a healthy life.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

I did not feel listened too by Dr. Patel.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

I'm grateful that the Clinic added a Functional Medicine department. I felt that Dr Patel understood and supported why I came to see her. Despite finding many underlying previously invisible problems, i am hopeful that together we can work through them and correct them although occasionally the protocol is overwhelming.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr. Patel has been very clear about explaining to my health condition and recommended a bunch of health improving ideas beneficial to me. She could detect issues going on immediately and suggested alternate ways to improve things. She was extremely polite and patient both while listening & responding back. I will always reommend her to others.

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

Dr. Patel is the most competent, enthusiastic and gracious physician I have ever dealt with in my 78 years.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

I found my experience with Dr. Patel to be an overall very positive one. I found her to be extremely knowledgeable and attentive to my concerns.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

I was recommended to Dr Patel by a friend who has been going through the process for over a year. I was so amazed by her level of expertise and compassion. I felt heard and cared for. Thank you.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Dr. Patel was very encouraging and helpful. She acknowledged the work I have done to improve my health. She tweaked some of my treatments based on my current needs and gave suggestions for other practitioners that may be able to help me. She is very knowledgeable about complex conditions. I only wish I could see her more often.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

Dr. Patel is so compassionate, understanding and truly appears to want to help her patients. I'm so glad I was referred to her.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

Dr. Patel is the best! I have so much confidence in her.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

After making an appointment for my son with Dr. Patel, I made one for myself and have also recommended other family members to her. She is an asset to Cleveland Clinic, and to her patients. Her wealth of knowledge, understanding and compassion are incomparable to any other health care provider I've EVER seen. I'm beyond grateful for having her as my functional medicine practitioner. Can't thank her or promote her enough.

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.

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