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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.
Verified Patient Reviews
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 ????
Very good listener, friendly and attentive
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!
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.
I got to see dr. Ray but i was very satisfied with the care i received.
Great, Dr. Patel has got a great relational style of interacting with patients.
He was great! I was comfortable and they were very professional.
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...
Excellent Doctor. He took the time to listen and was very welcoming.
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.
very professional and very understanding. Easy to talk to about medical questions and concerns.
I love a doctor who does not order unnecessary test. He was very informative and communicated very well.
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 and he 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.
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.
Great doctor and great service,
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 so free parking in the garage, plus he didn't charge me anything for the visit since he didn't have to prescribe any treatment.
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.
He was very knowledgeable and was compassion .