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Dr. Devang Patel

Family Medicine
Plainfield, IL
17 years experience male

Locations

Crescent Medical Service,P.C.

Plainfield, IL

Address

14855 S Van Dyke Road, #294, Plainfield, IL
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 12pm
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Fax

(866) 223-3460

Insurances accepted

Medicare

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Humana Insurance Company

About

Bio

Dr. Patel is licensed and board certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulation. He completed medical school at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (Downers Grove, IL) in 2005 and his residency training at Resurrection Family Practice of Resurrection Medical Center (Chicago, IL) in 2008. After that, Dr. Patel chose to work in rural areas to further develop and refine his medical skills and serve patients of all ages that had limited access to specialists and other medical providers. This included a couple trips to the small tourist city of Ketchikan, Alaska with a population of less than 7500 residents. Dr. Patel started to make house calls in 2009 and has been making them since. When his schedule permits, Dr. Patel volunteers his services at free clinics and other venues. Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with his patients so they can be better informed and healthier. He has spent the last few years refining a list of other providers and services to benefit his unique patients. If needed, he can arrange for the following to be done in the patient's home as well: x-rays, ultrasounds (including echocardiograms), blood work, and many other services. For those services which cannot be done in the home setting, he will help arrange for medical transport services if other modes of transportation are not available. Please, call our office if you have any questions and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Illinois, Missouri, Texas

Languages spoken

Gujarati, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

86 Answers
110 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
3 months: 90 days on average for the life cycle for red blood cell. Your body is constantly putting out new ones and taking out old ones. Fascinating really. ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Not advised: Spending 10 minutes or more in a hot tub can raise your body temperature to 102 F (38.9 C), causing a condition known as hyperthermia. Some studies ha... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Mucinex: mucinex (regular not dm) 600 mg take 2 tabs first then 1 tab every 12 hours as needed. make sure you drink at least a glass of water every hour. feel ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
BPV: It sounds like you may have vertigo. Is it worse with changing position of head?
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Sure: I don't see why not. As long as you don't have any open cuts.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Play it safe: I would recommend treating yourself as pregnant until a doctor clears you with an office based test. Take prenatal vitamins (they won't hurt you if y... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Biliary colic: Even though gall bladder removed, you can still get bile sludge or gall stones which can cause your symptoms or even pancreatitis. See a doctor as so... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes but read on: There is always a chance of pregnancy with sexual intercourse. Unlikely that your cervix is "open' after two years, but cervix does not need to be di... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Detect complications: Given the location of pilonidal cysts, an MRI can be warranted if there is suspicion that it is deeper because of the proximity to the spinal cord.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
50/50: If you want, look into this site and you can find more answers. Without something to this extreme, you could be blessed with either a boy or a girl. ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Check: Check out the "art of living". They hold classes in every major city around the world. Simple to do.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Would: Would meditation help reduce my blood pressure. (answer should be yes).
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Ignore: It's easy to say things like being honest and trusting. Try asking for their thoughts and listen.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Experimental: While prp can stimulate collagen theoretically, it may not be worth it from a risk / benefit standpoint. The best thing about the face is its exten... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Test worked: The control is to make sure the test strip is active and working correctly. If you had a negative test without the control, you would have to retest ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Thyroid is large: Most likely, you have hypothyroidism which is a very common condition. This information is used in conjunction with a "thyroid panel" or "thyroid stu... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Very significant: Map is considered to be the perfusion pressure seen by organs in the body. It is believed that a MAP that is greater than 60 mmhg is enough to sustai... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Dehydration: Drink 2 glasses of warm water initially, then 1 glass every 30 min for next two hours, then 1 glass every hour for rest of day. You should be urinati... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Multiple approach: Therapy combined with antidepressant medication is just a start. It doesn't sit we'll with people but it works very well. I have had a lot of succes... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Possible: Are you actually having these symptoms? If so, you may want to consult an endocrinologist.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Ignore: Ask them point blank. Doctors are busy but if they know how much it's bothering you, they wil listen.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
No: Gene mutations are still being researched and from my opinion, I don't think we're even close to scratching the surface of the miraculous human genome... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Abscess : Apply warm compresses regularly throughout the day. Let a doctor know if pain gets worse or if you have fevers. If there is redness around the site an... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
FLUIDS NOW!: Start drinking water. 2 warm glasses initially (warm water easier on stomach). Then 1 glass every 30 min for next 2 hours. If fever not coming down... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Blood pressure: Most of the time, it is to prevent blood pressure getting too high but in some occasions, it could be because of an electrolyte imbalance.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Right away: If you suspect you are pregnant or have a positive home pregnancy test, i would recommend starting a prenatal vitamin which can be available over the ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Many things: First, dehydration can mimic hunger. When you feel that way, drink a tall glass of h2o. Second, try eating smaller portions more frequently. You sh... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Nerve injury: Depending on the location of injury, it could be some damage of nerve origin. Nerve pain is frequently described as burning type of pain. Did you fa... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
It represents a gene: This stands for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. You can read about it in more detail at this website. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/mthfr.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Contact dermatitis: Hair dye can cause an allergic reaction and as far as rash over body, dye can leak initially as excess dye washes off. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Can get habituated: I don't recommend someone your age to take chronic otc meds to initiate or maintain sleep. Other causes have to be ruled out. I would start with sle... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
An: An apple is estimated to have 40 to 100 thousand phytonutrients!
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Ask your surgeon: Light aerobic exercise likely not a problem if you are already up and about. Avoid heavy lifting. Take it easy.
A female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Curvature of spine: Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Depending on the degree, it can be without symptoms or it can cause a very noticeable deformity. Yo... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Go to er if you have worsening headache, chest pain, or shortness of breath. Check blood pressure 2-3 times a day and keep a log until you can contac... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Staying: Staying hydrated can prevent bronchoconstriction. Drink plenty of water through the day.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Eustachian tube: The opening of your eustachian tube drains your inner ear into your nose. Certain positions of the jaw can open it allowing air to equalize. This is... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Our: Our bodies can only absorb 600 mg of calcium at a time which is why supplements are twice a day.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Depending on how big: It should be evaluated with a pelvic exam. Depending on whether it is causing other issues or problems, it might be able to be monitored. http:/... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: If you not dizzy or lightheaded, your pcp can advise you further. Modest elevation in alt is ok if you aren't having jaundice. If in the hundreds, ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Very low: This is a risk that you are taking but very low likelihood of pregnancy. I caution you that pull out method is jokingly referred to as the way to get... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Supportive care: At this point, everyone is concerned about coronavirus. If you feel like the shortness of breath is getting worse you should probably be seen. Somet... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
there may be an explanation if you have a fungal growth or an early abscess underneath the affected armpit. check for any redness or tenderness. an ab... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Ignore: Have a good diet to reduce inflammation and quit smoking if you are.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Ignore: Be direct and try not to falsify symptoms. We'll know.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Sleep hygiene : Check out this link. Follow it daily and your body will adjust. http://www.sleepeducation.com/essentials-in-sleep/healthy-sleep-habits
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Anemia?: Sometimes a condition called anemia (or low hemoglobin) can cause these symptoms. It's a simple test that can be checked by a general practitioner. ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Call surgeon now: If you're in pain, call the doctor who did the surgery as he or she will best be able to help you.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Zydoc or claritin (loratadine): You can try either. Most people find some relief if allergies are the cause of your symptoms.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Be direct: I'm sorry for your loss. You can try to tell your parents what you need from them specifically. Tell them why you think that they are not being su... Read More

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Feb 23, 2017
Good, thorough well thought out answers to a wide variety of questions.
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Nov 11, 2014
Fantastic help with an ongoing problem! He took me serious when others would not!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Patel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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No, not my whole life. It started during and got worse after my pregnancy. It's very annoying. Could it be something more than lactose intolerance?
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I have 2 small bilateral colloid cysts along with a larger hypoechoic structure on the inferior post. left lobe. I have hashimoto&hypothyro
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Just searched the database and saw your entry. Thank you for taking the time to write this.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, IL
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

RESURRECTION MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2008

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Hinsdale, IL - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Hinsdale, IL - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Hinsdale, IL - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Home Care Physicians
American Osteopathic Association
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