Dr. Patel has been recognized as one of DMagazine’s best doctors for over 7 years. As a surgical subspecialist, he serves on the medical staff of 10 different hospitals in the DFW metroplex. His medical career has spanned over military medicine, academic medicine, and most recently, private practice.
His interest in medical technology began during his undergraduate years at Duke University, where he earned his degree in Biomedical Engineering. This interest followed him to medical school at UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then to his residency where he began his military career in the US Air Force at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas. After completing his military commitment, he joined the faculty at Methodist Health System where he served as an Associate Program Director for a residency program. He also currently serves on state and national medical advisory councils.
Dr. Patel has previously owned a cosmetic laser skin care clinic and served as the corporate medical director of training for the national franchise. He has been actively utilizing the healing power of laser and radiofrequency technology throughout his career.
“Physicians should serve as role models for their patients through an emphasis on both a healthy body and a healthy mind.” His move to private practice has enabled him to more freely explore multidisciplinary, behavioral, and complementary methods to address his patients’ health needs on a more global level.
It was a fortuitous meeting with Jennifer Dillon, our founder, that led him to becoming our medical director. Their common interests in overall wellness has allowed them to collaborate in helping people to pursue active healthy lifestyles by looking beyond the scope of traditional medical therapeutics.