We love Dr. Patel!

Stories from Doctor's Day 2015

Quotation Mark

Working in the ED at MCH I recall having to call Dr. Patel on several occasions about one of his patients. He always replies "yes, i know that patient". There were also times that I would call him to say, "I know you are not on call, but....". When he understands how critical the baby or child is, he is quick to come in and assist with the care of the child if he is in town. I have never known of a situation when a nurse called him with a concern or change in patient condition that he didn't immediately come to the hospital when the nurse asked.  Each child is special to him, and he takes the time to explain to the parents.  This is why he has been the pediatrician for my children.

—MCH nurse and parent of a patient