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Dr. Bhavin Patel

Allergy and Immunology
Rochester Hills, MI
26 years experience male

Locations

Allergy & Asthma Physicians - Troy

Troy, MI

Address

4600 Investment Drive, Suite # 110, Troy, MI, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Practice website

Fax

2485309848

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

AFLAC

Alliance Health

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

Blue Care Network of Michigan

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

CareSource

Celtic Insurance Company

CHCS Services, Inc

Cigna

CIGNA Health Care

CoreSource

Coventry Health Care

FiServ

Golden Rule Insurance Company

Great-West Healthcare

Health Alliance Plan

Health First Health Plan, Inc

Health Net

Health Plan of Michigan

HealthPlus of Michigan

Humana Insurance Company

Lumenos, Inc

M-CARE, Ann Arbor, MI

Medical Mutual of Ohio

Molina Healthcare Inc

MultiPlan, Inc

Nippon Life Insurance Company of America

OmniCare

Oxford Health Plans

Private Healthcare Systems, Inc (PHCS)

United HealthCare Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

WPS Health Insurance of Wisconsin

Allergy & Asthma Physicians of Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills, MI

About

Bio

Board Certified in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology by American Board of Allergy & Immunology.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Allergy and Immunology

Allergy

Pediatric Allergy

Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Languages spoken

English, Gujarati, Korean

Doctor Q&A

100 Answers
461 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Nasal sprays: Initially you want to start off with nasal corticosteroid nasal sprays. If this alleviates the symptoms then you do not need to do anything else. H... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Postnasal drainage: It sounds like your child has a couple of triggers. Most common causes of dry chronic cough are postnasal drainage, airway bronchospasms, and gastroe... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Alternate antibiotic: If the reaction was due to cephalaxin, Clindamycin is a different antibiotic. Thus, you should treat the reaction with oral steroids, breathing treat... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Try antihistamines: If the itch persists despite trying any of the antihistamines such as diphenhydramine, loratadine, fexofenadine, ceterizine, than consider seeing a ph... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Yes: If the allergy relief medication is in a capsule, then you should be able to empty the content in a small container, and swallow the powder, and drink... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
See a doctor: If you are using zyrtec, (cetirizine) and still having symptoms then you need to see a doctor. 2 claritns may work.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Antihistamines: Try Cetirizine or dextromethorphan. If you have tried these then it is time to see your doctor. Please take your child to his/her pediatrician.
A member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Can last days: This can last days to weeks to resolve. Please see a board certified allergist for an evaluation to amoxicillin.
A member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
See a doctor: Need more information to suggest any cause of this swelling. Most common causes are allergic including aspirin, or ibuprofen, or Naproxen ingestions. ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Which lip?: Which lip? Mouth (oral) lip dryness due to winter conditions, and windy conditions. Resolves with moisturizers on lips such as vaseline.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Go see a doctor: Please have see a physician that deals with that area, her gynecologist. If she does NT have one then she should go to her primary care physician to ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Infection autoimmmue: Either an infection, mainly viral, or if there is no sign of an infection then an immunologic process could be occurring, such as an allergic reaction... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Add flavoring: How about adding some flavoring to the milk (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry).
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Elemental formula: There are multiple brand of formula available that are either hydrolyzed or if the allergy is true ige mediated then there are 2 formula products avai... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Patch test: Have a board certified allergist patch test you to the product first.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
All: All vegetables are gluten free. Gluten is a protein that is derived from grains such as wheat, rye, barley, corn, etc.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
All except gluten: All other foods except those labeled with gluten, mainly grain products.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
No: This usually does not happen. There may have been an underlying issue that presented itself with the symptoms after the stress test. Seek the help of... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Liver toxicity: Studies show that long term daily exposure to Acetaminophen (the active ingredient in tylenol) can cause some liver toxicity. Thus, this needs to be ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Elemental formula: Either neocate or elecare. Both of these are elemental formulas that are made up of Amino Acids without the cow's milk or soy protein.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Immunotherapy: If you have a cat allergy, that means that your body has developed a sensitivity to the cat allergen, fel d1. The only way to "fight" this allergy is... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
See an allergist: Given your symptoms you need to see a doctor, your symptoms cannot be diagnosed and treated with the information provided. You should see a board cert... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
See an allergist: If this was a one time reaction, then you may not be able to tell what caused it. However, if is an ongoing problem, then seek the help of a board ce... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Topical corticostero: Topical low potency corticosteroids such as over-the-counter Hydrocortisone 1%. Also, consider moisturizing soaps and shampoos.
A female asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Sneeze, congestion: The typical symptoms are nasal congestion, sneezing, itching, eyes itching and watery, occasionally looking red. On the skin itchy skin, and rash, on... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Many factors: Many factors can cause swelling of the throat, mainly ingestional agents, such as foods, medications, vitamins, supplements. There are also disease p... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
No: Not really. If you have the allergy symptoms that you are describing, then you need to be evaluated by a board certified allergist who will direct yo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
What is normal?: Palpable lymphnodes after an infection are. If they do not resolve need to follow up with your physician. Other symptoms can be due to atopy. Need ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Yes: If you have a propensity to break out in hives, then any "stressor" ("stress") will cause the hives to appear.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
See a physician: Please see a physician right away. It may be viral and that is why the antibiotic did not help. Now she may have a secondary bacterial infection. Howe... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Take it easy: Usually it is due to excessive force and irritation. Causes hyperpigmentation of the skin. Usually left alone, it can come back to normal skin color i... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Gluten allergy: Most likely due to gluten allergy. Need to be on a complete gluten free diet to help relive the condition. Sometimes this is not enough and you may n... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Only in early life: That is the hygiene hypothesis theory as to why allergic problems are on the rise in westernized societies. Only applies to the early years of life w... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Diarrhea, gas, pain: If you are lactose intolerant, then your body dose not either produce enough of the enzyme lactase to break down milk carbohydrate (sugar), or the lac... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) Original: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) original works well. Make sure you change the diapers frequently, and also prevent the baby from sitting in wet dia... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
See a doctor: You may have asthma that is triggered by humidity. Thus a good history and physical exam by a doctor is important.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
No: Having broken ribs you may breath shallow, as you are gurading from pain. However, if the ribs are broken, then the ribs can cause the lung to collap... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Maybe: It is an antihistamine and not an analgesic. An antihistamine can provide relief of symptoms from allergic triggers of to toochaches, such as inflamm... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Yes Bronchospasm eva: COPD is chronic obstructive lung disease, and asthma is a form of copd. It is the only one that is reversible, obstructive lung disease, thus, on spi... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Safer: It should be ok to go swimming once you are recovering from the illness.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Should be ok: It should be ok, if you used it periodically. However, have a dermatologist check out your skin as one of the side effects of prolonged topical use i... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Yes: Lactose intolerance can present at any age in various degrees of symptoms. This is due to the body's inability to digest milk sugar, lactose, due to ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Different plants: Same clinical presentation of contact dermatitis. Treatment is the same. However, these are two different plants.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Topical corticostero: Topical corticosteroid cream of low potency such as Hydrocortisone 1% for starters. If this does not help then you need to see a physician who can pr... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Not sure: I do not think that you should donate your blood if you have autoimmune disease.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Stopping may cause: Stopping the medication may worsen your symptoms. However, being on it may not cause you gain weight.
A female asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Possible: To evaluate this condition, you need to take a pregnancy test. Ideally a blood test with confirm this.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Can you clarify: Can you please clarify your allergy. Sulfur is a molecule, sulfate is made up of sulfur and oxygen molecules, thus it is a different compound. Also,... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
More like 12-24 hour: I would avoid alcohol and other agents tat may cause sedation for 12 to 24 hours after taking such a large dose of tussionex. Tussionex is long actin... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Bacterial or viral: Either bacterial or viral illness can cause sepsis in scid as the body does not have an immune system to fight the infection.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Patel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Patel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanku very much for your reply .. I admire all the work you must have put in to be a doctor .. I admire you and applaud you c weafer
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

WILLIAM BEAUMONT HOSPITAL
Completed 1999

Awards

America's Most Compassionate Doctors, Vitals
Commpassionate Doctor Award, Vitals.com
Thought Leader, First Place, Royal Oak, MI - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Allergy & Asthma Physicians of Rochester Hills
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