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Dr. Rakesh B. Patel, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Professional statement

A graduate of NJIT with an electrical engineering and a pre-med at Rutgers University, Rakesh B. Patel, M.D. went on to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) – New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Patel completed his Post-Doctoral training as Chief Resident in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) at UMDNJ. He completed a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeryaccredited by the AAFPRS. Dr. Patel is double board certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (2003-2013) and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery as well as being a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. As a result of his many years of training, he was personally selected for the coveted position as Director of Facial Plastic andReconstructive Surgery training for the Montefiore Residency Program (OHNS) in New York (2002-2005), and for the Otolaryngology department at UMDNJ (2008-2009). Dr. Patel’s technical expertise and innovations in facial cosmesis earned him the 2005 and 2009 Teacher of the Year award from both universities residency pr

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Capital Health Medical Center, Hopewell
  • Capital Health System - Fuld Campus
  • University Medical Center at Princeton

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Eisbach Facial Plastic Surgery, Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Medical School - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Residency in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1457312589

Office locations

Princeton Eye and Ear

2999 Princeton Pike, Ste 5

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

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Dr. Patel was great! He was attentive, personable and explained my condition in great detail. He formulated and executed a plan of action and answered all of my questions. I would highly recommend!
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He was very nice and patient with my questions and concerns.
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He is a great Doctor, answered my questions. I highly recommend him
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I went see Doctor Rakesh Patel for the first time and he literally diagnosed me on the dot. Very through Doctor definitely and highly recommend him.
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He was very busy
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Dr.Patel is a very nice doctor
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Dr. Patel was an AMAZING doctor to help rid me of my tonsil and adenoid issues.
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Dr. Patel was wonderful. He has the positve attitude and friendly bedside manner that so many other doctors lack these days. He treated me efficiently but thoroughy. The surgery he performed went extremely well and it totally addessed my issue. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing an ENT.
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A good visit with a capable and friendly team. They even helped me save a return trip by allowing me to complete hearing aid selection without a return visit to make that selection. Even the 5-fold increase in driving distance (1mile to 5) after my previous ENT retired is well worth the trip. Well H.
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Dr. Patel was awesome. He came in shortly after the nurse took my vitals and asked me a few questions (she was incredibly professional as well!). My appointment took a total of 15 minutes. The entire office was extremely professional andworked quickly to get me in and out but during the time I was there their service and professionalism weren't sacrificed. I will recommend this practice and Dr. Patel to anyone I know looking for an excellent ENT.
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Dr. Patel was very kind and gave me a plan to deal with my problem. He thoroughly explained the possible causes for my issue. The staff was very efficient and there was hardly a wait for my appointment.
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Dr. Patel is fantastic. I saw him four years ago for a tonsillectomy, as an adult. Dr. Patel and his team were fantastic throughout the entire process. When issues unrelated to my tonsils arose now, four years later, I knew Dr. Patel could help!
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Office people pathetic
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Dr. Patel was friendly but at the same time he got right to the job and I appreciated that. He explained his diagnosis in a clear and straightforward way.
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Dr Patel is a great dr. I would highly recommend him to everyone. My daughter seen him and now my son is seeing him
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everyone in the office is friendly and professional. The nurse and Dr. Patel were both outstanding.
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Dr. Patel was wonderful. He made me feel so very comfortable. I came into his office with high anxiety due to my inner ear issues. Dr Patel came in a reassured me that he was there to get to the bottomof it and treat it. He also let me know that he was very familiar with my ongoing issue. Dr. Patel staff is also excellent and are very knowledgeable of the Ear Nose and Throat. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Patel as the first go to doctor.
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Professional. Respectful. Polite. Friendly. Attentive. Suggested a course of treatment and explained the benefits/alternatives. Exactly what I want/expect from a doctor.
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It was swell.
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Hr is an excellent doctor. Thought I was going to be deaf but he save my day!!
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I was treated by Dr Patel in the ER at Princeton, back in December of 2011 and he was excellent both there and during my follow-up visit to his office. I saw him last year for something I simply hoped wasn'ta repeat of what was wrong in 2011. It wasn't the same thing and seemed to be pretty minor, yet he handed me a Rx and I filled it and that was that. I actually didn't feel it was completely called for, but I took it. I truly prefer to NOT take anything unless it is necessary and I always express this. That being said, my visit to him on 5/29/15 was for something that even he agreed I might want to see a GI doc for. Regardless, he insisted I had reflux, upon scoping my throat and handed me yet another Rx. I insisted that I have had no symptoms and felt fine regarding that. Long story short, I looked up the medication and found that it can have adverse effects with another med I take every day. He didn't inquire about meds I take and insisted I take this for a month and then come back to see him. I have decided not to fill the Rx and before doing anything, will speak with my primary when I see her before my scheduled app't with Dr Patel. More than Likely I will cancel that app't. This was very frustrating to me, as I felt that I wasn't being heard. I am not pushy nor am I trying to do the doctor's job...but I would like to be considered...I don't feel that I was.
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The wait was 20 minutes beyond scheduled time but the nurse apoligised for the delay.
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Waiting for an hour and a half was not the best when you are sick
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Very short wait time and was able to give a diagnosis quickly. Explained everything in detail in that I could understand and remember.
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Very professional doctors and staff. Seemed to move me through the various exams quickly and efficiently. Doctor seemed very good at listening and yet still kept on pace. I was impressed.
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great staff great doctor. no complaints!
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The overall feel of the office was overly busy. The front desk receptionist was not very pleasant. Dr. Patel did give a sense that he was very competent, but the overall feel was get done as fast as possible and moveon. Maybe it was because it was a Friday afternoon, but in any case, there is room for improvement.
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He's a really cool dude who clearly explained the financial differences between a septoplasty and a rhinoplasty. EXTREMELY HELPFUL IF YOU WANT INSURANCE TO COVER IT! Also he dresses very well. He's very capable. Excited to have my nose fixed :)
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I thought my visit was very pleasant. I didn't wait too long, and everyone, from the MA's to the doctore himself had very good bedside manners. Although, I wasn't laying on a bed!
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His very good
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The wait may have been longer than normally because there was an emergency situation in the office.
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Would like to see forms for new patients available to down load or complete on line.
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Staff were very professional, courteous and friendly. Dr Patel was caring and I found him very helpful.
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