View map

Dr. Nehal Patel, MD

Nephrologist, Primary Care Doctor, Internist

Professional statement

Nehal Patel is a compassionate and accomplished internist and nephrologist based in Houston, TX. Originally from Texas, Dr. Patel earned his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Texas at Austin. He accomplished his medical degree at the St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, and completed both his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in nephrology at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Patel is certified in internal medicine and nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also a member of the American Society of Nephrology, the National Kidney Foundation, and the Texas Medical Association. Dr. Patel currently serves as Chief of the Medicine Department at Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital. Outside of work, he enjoys exercising his humanitarian instincts in a variety of ways. He has served on medical missions trips to Cambodia and Peru and is a speaker for various community groups.

Is this doctor in your insurance network?

Enter your insurance carrier and plan

Specialties

  • Nephrologist
  • Primary Care Doctor
  • Internist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Kindred Hospital (Houston Northwest Campus)
  • Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital
  • Select Specialty Hospital - Houston Heights

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - St. George's University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Fellowship in Nephrology
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Society of Nephrology
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • Texas Medical Association

Awards and publications

  • Chief of Department of Medicine at Memorial Hermann Northwest
  • Medical Director at Davita TC Jester Dialysis Unit

Zocdoc awards

See you again
Rapid registration
Scheduling hero

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1285840462

Office locations

Nehal Patel, MD

1431 Studemont St, 600, 2nd Floor

Houston, TX 77007

Nehal Patel, MD

1631 North Loop West, Suite 460

Houston, TX 77008

Patient reviews
All reviews have been submitted by patients after seeing the provider. For more information, check out our Patient Knowledge Base.
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
The Memorial Hermann Convenience Center had a stellar environment, clean and professional. However, the doctor spent little or no time talking to me when I was asking for just general advice on health and well being. I guess he might havebeen quite busy that day. In general I would recommend this place to anyone living nearby.
Less than 1 month ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Patel is very professional and knowledgeable!! He also has great bedside manners! I highly recommend him to my family and friends!!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
First met Dr Patel while my husband was a patient at Memorial Herman Greater Heights his bedside manners were a breath of fresh air patience kind concerned and knowledgeable I decided then I wanted him to be my husbands new doctor!Got him an appointment fairly quickly. We were running a little late for the appointment so I called to let the dr know as it was a late evening appointment and he kindly waited for us. Even being almost 15 minutes late we still had little to no wait time, upon arrival we were almost immediately taken to the back ????
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very good listener, friendly and attentive
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He's no fuss no muss, gets right to the point but with kindness, he's great so far and I'd refer anyone to him!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Patel is a good doctor and he treated me well for my swollen thigh. He was knowledgeable and speedy in his treatment. The atmosphere of the clinic was relaxing.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Great, Dr. Patel has got a great relational style of interacting with patients.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I got to see dr. Ray but i was very satisfied with the care i received.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He was great! I was comfortable and they were very professional.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
the visit was cool... he got straight to the point of my visit and showed genuine care for my issue at hand...seems like a cool understanding person and was very professional in my opinion... i would recommend him...
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Patel and his staff are great! He was able to squeeze me into his schedule at the last minute to check out a weird lump on my throat. In and out of the office in less than 30 minutes sofree parking in the garage, plus he didn't charge me anything for the visit since he didn't have to prescribe any treatment.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Excellent Doctor. He took the time to listen and was very welcoming.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
The visit was great. It's the follow up that I am having a problem with. No one has contacted me to tell me of my results.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
very professional and very understanding. Easy to talk to about medical questions and concerns.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Other than the fact that my first two appointments were rescheduled (which may or may not have been based in fact), the following was factual. It was a short wait; that was a good start. I then saw Dr Patel andhe seemed very nice/cordial. Though he also seemed as if his patients were on a conveyor belt and he was trying to run through them as fast as possible. I set up a blood work test the next day in the recommended lab downstairs which I went to and was told by Dr Patel's nurses I would receive results from "about 5-10 days later". It has now been 21 days and I haven't heard a word. I've called 3 times and had the following responses: "the doctor is not in, please call back", "the results have not come in, please call back", and the best "we've just closed, please call back tomorrow" (it was 3pm). Also, at the end of my original appointment, I was given an option to have an online portfolio of my exam which I opted into. It's been almost a month and I still have been unable to log into it because the nurses at his clinic have not typed in the paperwork. (I called to ask why I was unable to log in and this was their reasoning: "I haven't gotten around to it yet"). So. In the end, Dr Patel could be a legitimately good doctor, though I'm uncertain. But his front office staff is terribly awful at any form of communication or effectiveness and would not recommend his office as a whole.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I love a doctor who does not order unnecessary test. He was very informative and communicated very well.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
No waiting, Dr Patel was very friendly. ZocDoc could do better to identify each doctor's specialty - had no idea I was going to a practice that specializes in dialysis. I was just looking for a GP.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Great doctor and great service,
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Professional and courteous. Dr. Patel was thorough in our consult taking the time to get to know me as a patient rather than just rushing through the process. I would highly recommend him.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He was very knowledgeable and was compassion .
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Less than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
ZocdocFind a NephrologistTexasDr. Nehal Patel, MD