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Dr. Arun Patel

Family Medicine
Salamanca, NY
46 years experience male

Locations

Family Practice Associates of Cattaraugus

Salamanca, NY

Address

449 Broad Street, Salamanca, NY
Directions

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Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

English, Gujarati, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

192 Answers
64 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Need to be seen : Headaches can be due to a number of causes. Without an adequate history it would be difficult to diagnose your condition. I would recommend that you... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
See a Doctor: You need to treat the illness not take something for sleep. If you could sleep because you were sick you should be seen
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Get checked out: A good possibility that you have GERD. If the symptoms have been there more than a few weeks you should get checked out and get the appropriate treat... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
See a Physician: You may have a sinus infection. While the symptoms could be due to a common cold your Physician would be able to determine the appropriate course of t... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
See a physician: Could be an scratch on the cornea. You didn't say what kind of eye drops but either way an exam is required to determine the cause
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
See a physician: On these are different conditions and may not be related. You should have a physician check you and determine the etiology of your symptoms.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Get it checked: Could be an infected cyst or gland. If it tender have it looked at
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Ignore: Rest, lots of fluids, seek attention if getting worse.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Get evaluated: Depends on the amount of curvature, spinal bifida and the neurological problems associated with it. You would need to see a spine specialist who can e... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
OK to use: If you are taking it help you sleep you may want to discuss the insomnia with your Physician. My recommendation would sound sleep hygiene rather then ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
See a Physician : I am not sure what you are describing. Have a Physician determine the exact condition and get the appropriate treatment
A male asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
See a Physician: Need to have it monitored until it is passed. If remains in place they may need to remove it. Procedures to remove the stones may vary depending on th... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Get checked out: You shouldn't have pain this long after surgery. Go see the surgeon who did your surgery to make sure that there is nothing else wrong
A female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Need to be seen: It is very difficult to compare pictures on the internet and make a diagnosis without knowing the background history and exam. Lot of skin lesions ar... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Discuss with the MD: At this stage of pregnancy your OB/GYN needs to know about your symptoms as it may be an issue when you have the baby
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Recheck: Ears shoud not hurt after irrigation. You need to have it looked again to make sure everything is OK
A female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Need to be seen: Your symptoms may represent acute appendicitis and I would recommend calling your primary care provider or go to the emergency room to determine the e... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Need to be seen: You probably have a thrombosed hemorrhoid. You need to see a physician to determine whether that is the case and many times you can be treated so th... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Take meds as directe: You should tAke your meds as directed. If you miss once then it is likely you will miss more times. Your Physician can do a blood test to determine if... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Get checked out: You are probably having regurgitation into your gullet which will cause chest pain. You seem to describe severe pain and that needs to checked out to ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Get it ckecked out: Most likely an infected cyst. Have to looked at and get the appropriate treatment
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Not really: small amounts of discharge may be normal but needs to be checked to make sure it is something that needs to be treated
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Get evaluated: Unusual to have the pain and would recommend that you see an ENT specialist to make sure that you do not have any problems with your vocal cords
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
See answer: If they are swollen slightly and not painful you need to monitor. However if they painful, reddened, swollen to point you cannot put your shoes on, yo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Need to be seen: doubt the ovarian cysts have anything to do with the nodes and need to be checked out as they may be related to an infection and other causes
A female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Take an antacid tab: One tablet of Zantac will not take care of the acid already in your stomach. Nexium (esomeprazole) will not work any faster. You should take an antaci... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
See your Physician : Wounds that do not heal need to evaluated to determine the exact cause and appropriate treatment instituted
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
See your Physician : It needs to be checked out before you self diagnose it as a gland
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Quite natural : Most women will have lighter periods on Birth control pills. As long as you are faithful in taking your pills you are protected
A female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
See a Physician : Your symptoms are more suggestive of anxiety but best discussed in detail with your Physician
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Yes : Palpitations are usually caused by the heart running fast or irregular and you would still me able hear the heart beats. If you haven't seen a Physici... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
No usually: Doubt that you have the same infection. A good evaluation by a physician will get to the cause of these problems if they are recurrent
A female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Need to be seen: symptoms suggest a nerve impingement and needs to be evaluated
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
See ENT: Seek an Ear Nose Throat specialist and get a through exam to make sure there is no abnormalities in your throat
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
See a Physician : You ate describing a condition called Raynaud's Phenomenon. It is caused by blood vessels the go into spasm when exposed to cold conditions. Treatment... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Have it checked out: Without examination I would not be able to diagnose and would recommend a Physician examine you
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
See a Gynecologist : You need to examined to determine the cause. This may represent multiple diagnosis
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Need to be seen: The vaginal discharge is unlikely related to you getting off the Depo. You need a Vaginal examination to determine the cause of the discharge. I suspe... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
See a physician : It could be a seizure especially if you were shaking. Have your classmates give a full detail of the episode which will help your physician come to a ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Wait: Looks like you developed a collection of blood in the area you fell. Leave it alone if it doesn't cause any discomfort. It will take several weeks to ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Need to be seen: That many headaches are not normal. You need a good exam to determine the problem. It would help if you were to write down all your symptoms, duration... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Check with MD: Discuss your symptoms with the ordering physician and find out what they saw in the study.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Needs to be seen: It looks like your wife needs to be examined by a physician as soon as possible. If she has high fever, confusion or neck stiffness she probably need... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
See MD: There are a lot of causes for hair loss. A good physical examination with care physician and evaluation may determine the cause of the hair loss. If ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Doubt it works: While there many over-the-counter products recommended for treatment of diabetes; none are scientifically evaluated or studied. If you are 34 years o... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Rest: You need to rest and abstain from any lifting or pulling or pushing. Applying heat or cold to the low back with help. You could try some Motrin or a... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Should be fine: Will need to be seen if acting unusual of develops any additional symptoms. Give plenty of fluids, rest and tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever. Cold co... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Possible tendinitis: Your symptoms suggest possibility of a condition called tennis elbow. It should be evaluated by a physician to make sure that there is no other patho... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Need to be evaluated: I would not recommend taking any medicines without being evaluated by a physician. It would be impossible to make a diagnosis based on your symptoms ... Read More

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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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Aug 17, 2014
Thanks for the awesome consult!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Definitely. I've been to 3 dentists and no answer. Also, no pain killer or antibiotic phase it. Not in the slightest.
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) I need help. ER doc said possible allergy gave salumedrol still tight
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you,have seen a doc who said its a version of strep on antibioti

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Lokmanya tilak municipal medical college
Graduated 1976MD

Residency

BUFFALO HOSPITAL
Completed 1982

Awards

Top Family Physician, First Place, Buffalo, NY - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Buffalo Region - Spring
2015
Top Family Physician, Third Place, New York - Spring
2015
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