Reema A. Patel, MD

4.75 out of 5

Specialties

Procedures Performed

  • Chemotherapy treatment plans for HIPEC
  • Systemic chemotherapy for sarcomas and gastrointestinal malignancies

About

Reema A. Patel, MD, earned her medical degree from the Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. She completed her residency in internal medicine, followed by a fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at the UK College of Medicine.

Patel is the associate program director of the Hematology & Medical Oncology Fellowship at UK and holds a faculty appointment as an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology. She specializes in the treatment of bone and soft-tissue sarcomas, which are extremely rare cancers, as well as colorectal, pancreatic and hepatobiliary cancers. She provides systemic chemotherapy for both sarcomas and gastrointestinal malignancies.

Patel is part of the expert team at UK HealthCare involved in the innovative procedure known as hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). She designs treatment plans for this procedure, which delivers chemotherapy directly to the abdomen during surgery.

Passionate about medical education, Patel provides training to nurse practitioners, medical students and residents.

Faculty Rank

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
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Training & Education

Degree

East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City

Residency

Internal Medicine, University of Kentucky

Fellowship

Hematology and Oncology, University of Kentucky

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Internal Medicine

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Ratings & Reviews

4.75 out of 5
12 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    Love Dr. Patel, so compassionate, caring, trustworthy, and she listens!

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    Dr Patel is always very friendly and kind but does not always inspire confidence

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    The nurse practitioner that I see before the oncologist is not as well informed by my disease process as the oncologist is. She is very nice but half things she says she is going to take care of never get done.

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    Everything went well!

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    Each person I met during my appointment was so welcoming, very knowledgeable...
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      Everyone was delayed in seeing me. I'm not sure why we have to wait for lab results. I would be happy to come in early & have those drawn prior to the visit if it meant being seen sooner. The health car providers have all been nice but long waits in exam rooms and lobbys only adds to my fatigue & weakness by the time I get home. My family member had to leave me and go to work before we could get an explanation of the plan of care going forward.
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      We have always received excellent care from Dr. Reema Patel. She is AWESOME!
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      They take good care of me
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      Very helpful. Listened and took care of my concerns
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      We tried to get in contact with her over the holidays & couldn't. We did discuss with her going forward what was the protocol to contact her. I think she was annoyed with the whole situation, thus annoyed with us.
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      *Dr. Patel is very attentive, knowledgeable, & accessible.
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      Dr Patel is a good listener, always willing to make helpful suggestions, and always ends the appt by asking, "is there anything else we can do for you today?" All of these attributes are appreciated.