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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Kamal Patel, MD

Medical Director, Radiation Oncology

CTCA Chicago

"What impresses me most about Cancer Treatment Centers of America is that patient care is top priority. We truly have a comprehensive cancer center, with specialists from every medical field coordinating care for optimal patient treatment."

- Kamal Patel, MD

Patient Rating

4.9 / 5
60 Ratings

About Our Ratings

Medical degree

  • Chicago Medical School

Internship / Residency

  • Family Practice - Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago
  • Radiation Oncology - Oregon Health & Science University Hospitals, Portland

Advanced degree(s)

  • MS, Applied Physiology - Chicago Medical School

Certification(s)

  • American Board of Radiology

Practicing since: 2007

Dr. Kamal Patel joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) after serving as chief radiation oncology resident at Oregon Health & Science University hospitals in Portland. While there, he garnered the Rose Award for Excellence in Patient Care.

Dr. Patel completed his internship in family practice at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago. He obtained his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School, where he also earned a master’s of science degree in applied physiology. Prior to that, he received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Iowa.

In addition, Dr. Patel gained extensive knowledge of brachytherapy for patients with prostate cancer at the Seattle Prostate Institute.

At our hospital, Dr. Patel serves as Medical Director of Radiation Oncology, meeting with many cancer patients for whom radiation therapy may be a treatment option. He thoroughly reviews each patient’s medical history, imaging reports (e.g., CT scans, PET/CT scans, MRIs) and performs extensive examinations. These are critical steps he makes to help him formulate treatment recommendations for each patient.

An advocate of patient empowerment and education, Dr. Patel believes it’s important for patients to learn as much as they can about their disease. He takes time to talk with them in great detail about their diagnosis and treatment, and answer any questions.

Patient ratings and comments

The patient ratings and comments on this page are obtained from an external Press Ganey® outpatient survey provided to all eligible CTCA patients within one to two weeks of their treatment occurrence. Raw data from the answers to the survey questions about our physicians are calculated by Press Ganey into a one- to five-star rating. In the spirit of transparency, all patient comments are posted as written by the patient, whether they are positive or negative. We only exclude comments if they are deemed to be slanderous or libelous, contain profanity or vulgar language, or do not relate to the patient’s experience with the doctor involved. As a result, the comments are the views and opinions of the patients surveyed and are not endorsed by, and may not necessarily reflect the opinion of, CTCA.

Patient rating

5 / 5
11/14/2018
doctor Patel is amazing. I've had people switch to be treated by him. all the doctors I see are the absolute best

Patient rating

5 / 5
9/25/2018
I don't think their is anyone better than *Dr. Patel.

Patient rating

5 / 5
8/11/2018
Very Encouraging and Supportive

Patient rating

5 / 5
7/10/2018
*Dr. Patel is the best upbeat and explains everything very well and never in a hurry.

Patient rating

5 / 5
6/26/2018
Takes his time making sure you understand what the test and the results.

Patient rating

5 / 5
5/29/2018
very nice and very informative really like it here

Patient rating

5 / 5
4/15/2018
from the first you have a feeling he or she has the highest regard for treatment ( you can trust his thoughts) and also during and afterwards so thanks again

Patient rating

5 / 5
4/4/2018
very confident

Patient rating

5 / 5
4/2/2018
Took time to explain my questions in a manner that I could completely understand.

Patient rating

5 / 5
4/2/2018
Dr Patel and staff are helpful and very informative.

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About our star ratings

The patient star ratings are an average of all responses to physician-related questions on our nationally recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) measures patient satisfaction as part of our effort toward continuous improvement in all aspects of the patient experience. We partner with Press Ganey®, a third-party-validated organization with over 30 years of experience supporting over 26,000 health care organizations, to survey our patients about their recent experiences at CTCA®.

Why is this information important?

CTCA is committed to transparency. Not only do the surveys allow us to continuously improve our services, but we hope these ratings will help you feel confident in your decision to seek care at CTCA.

How are the star scores calculated?

All eligible CTCA patients receive a survey from Press Ganey within one to two weeks after their treatment occurrence. In addition to being asked about their overall experience at CTCA, patients are asked to score the level of confidence they have in their provider, as well as the likelihood they will recommend the physician to others. Raw data from the answers to the survey questions about our physicians are calculated by Press Ganey into a one- to five-star rating, with one star being the lowest possible rating and five stars being the highest.

Are all comments included?

In the spirit of transparency, all patient comments are posted as written by the patient, whether they are positive or negative. Patients’ names and other identifying information are removed from the comments for confidentiality and patient privacy. We only exclude comments if they are deemed to be slanderous or libelous, contain profanity or vulgar language, do not relate to the patient’s experience with the doctor involved, or are statements that cannot be verified as factual. As a result, the comments are the views and opinions of the patients surveyed and are not endorsed by, and may not necessarily reflect the opinion of, CTCA. All ratings are included even if a comment is excluded.

Why don’t all physicians have ratings and comments?

Following industry best practice, star ratings and comments are only published for physicians with a minimum of 30 completed patient surveys. This helps us ensure that the sample size is large enough to give you an accurate representation of the physician's care.

Star ratings and comments are not available for all physicians or specialties. The validated Press Ganey survey captures patient experience feedback with the primary oncology services of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, which include only medical, radiation and in-office gynecologic oncology services. Gynecologic surgeries are not evaluated at this time because a different survey tool would be required.

Can anyone provide ratings and responses for a physician?

No. Only patients who are under the care of the physician can provide a response through the Press Ganey survey. Eligible patients receive the survey either by mail or email after their treatment occurrence. Survey responses are completely voluntary.

How do you protect patient information for those who have responded to the survey?

Patient privacy is of the utmost importance to us. If a review comment includes any information that could identify a patient (e.g., name, etc.), it is removed from the comment prior to publishing on the physician’s bio page. All patient information that has been removed from a comment is designated with an ellipsis, or “[…]”.

How often are the scores updated?

Press Ganey surveys are sent out all year long. All patient ratings and reviews are regularly updated and published within a month of receiving the responses. Ratings and reviews remain on a physician’s bio page for one year after being published. After that time period, the ratings and reviews older than a year are removed to ensure the most current information is available.

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