- MS, Physician Assistant Studies - Alderson Broaddus University, Philippi, WV
- BHS, Kinesiology - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
- Basic Life Support
At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), physician assistant Mehul Patel values the time he is able to spend with his patients. “Getting to know my patients helps me provide the highest quality of care possible,” he says.
Patel completed a Bachelor of Health Science degree in kinesiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006. In 2010, he completed a Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies at Alderson Broaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia.
During his coursework, Patel completed clinical activities and rotations at several regional hospitals. From 2010 to 2013, he served as a physician assistant at a primary care practice, helping uninsured and underserved patients. He managed chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. He also obtained medical histories, conducted physicals and obtained biopsies. He joined CTCA® in February 2014.
Patel is certified as a physician assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He is also certified to provide basic life support.
At CTCA, Patel helps prepare patients for surgery and provides postoperative care. He also assists patients making the transition to home recovery following surgical procedures.
“The most rewarding part of my work is providing compassionate care to cancer patients at a difficult time in their lives,” he says. Patel’s goal is for patients to feel comfortable.
Outside of CTCA, Patel enjoys playing and watching various sports, including golf. He also enjoys exercising and exploring Chicago.
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