Dr. Moneil Patel

General Practice
AZ
19 years experience male

About

Bio

I completed my Undergraduate Degree in Biological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. I then worked in clinical trials treatments for Addiction Medicine. After graduating from Medical School, I completed residency training in Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at New York Medical College, and a Pediatric Pathology fellowship at University of Southern California. I currently reside in Scottsdale, AZ and am practicing general medicine with a focus on pain management, bio-identical hormone replacement/weight loss, and alternative therapies.

Specialties
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General Practice

Pathology

Languages spoken

Gujarati

Doctor Q&A

86 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Tremendous: I do not have enough characters to discuss this, but currently physicians can only recommend. Marinol was a THC prescription pill which excluded the... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Yes: Blood pressure can fluctuate throughout the day and time and can be dependent on many factors including diet, stress, and fluid intake. The goal is ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Possible: I would see your primary care doctor as soon as possible, especially if shortness of breath persists. They will be able to determine. This might e... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Will stop on its own: From vomiting, either alcohol or stomach acid caused damage to the back of your mouth/throat. Allow for time to heal. It should resolve in 1 week or... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Description: Your endoscopist must describe what they see and many of this is descriptive. It is not normal to have dark blood in the rectum, but the report state... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Look Internationally: The NIH is one of the main funding resources of research universities in the United States. Due to its Schedule 1 classification, the handling and s... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Yes and no: I would recommend indica strains, since sativa strains can cause anxiety like symptoms, and when combined with a stimulant like strattera (atomoxetine... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Ok? Yes.: There have been numerous reports related to late meals with a slower metabolism and weight gain. While the evidence is not overwhelming, there is no... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Probably: Typically oromaxillofacial surgeons remove wisdom teeth (DDS, DMD) and they are probably the ones to ask. I do not see a problem because of an upper ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Formality: Typically the physician will have your entire picture including all tests/scans/labs ordered. The followup is needed so your physician can explain th... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Alternate: Paracetamol can cause liver damage, aspirin can cause kidney damage. I would not advise to take them together, but alternating them (depending on the... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Yes: You can get TSH/T4/T3 (liothyronine) tests at anytime. There are other labs that have a time preference or fasting preference but not thyroid. It i... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Non-specific ANA: ANA can be elevated for a variety of conditions including viral or bacterial etiologies. It does not mean you have an autoimmune disorder. It is a ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Yes and No: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a significant morbidity affecting newborns and that is why alcohol is to be avoided during pregnancy. At 39 weeks a great ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Male or Female?: Typically, and not always, males finish their growth spurt at age 21, whereas females end at 18. Most of your height is genetic so there are no real ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Panic Attack vs. Oth: If your EKG's are normal, then it is most likely not your heart. Panic attacks can mimic heart attacks to patients and have many of the same symptom... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Not yet: There are a lot of factors that go into a blood pressure reading. Manual reading, caffeine, rush hour traffic, obesity, blood pressure cuff size. ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Yes. It Shouldn't.: We are all human and on occasion do make mistakes. It's what we do after them that defines us. Physicians have gone through extensive training to ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Ignore: Do not watch television prior to bed, no caffeine/sodas. Warm milk may help.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
No Known Reaction: There is no evidence of interaction between antibiotics and cannabis. Depending on your consumption of cannabis it can interfere with your body's ab... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
No: I recommend to continue to monitor your BP, but blood pressure can fluctuate based on a variety of factors including your diet, stress, driving, etc..... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Inflammation: Typically a site of irritation may cause inflammation where the site becomes red and sore. If it gets worse, it can become infected where there mayb... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
PCP: There are many benign tumors of the skin and connective tissue under the skin. If you'd like to know more about this, see your PCP. If you would lik... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Please clarify: I'm a little confused as to what you are asking. You sleep after breakfast at 7 am? Typically your metabolism slows while sleeping, and therefore ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Evidence vs. NonEvid: Chemotherapy is directly treating cancer. It is the standard of care of many cancers and is justified by evidence based medicine. The reports of t... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Signals: TSH is a signal produced by the brain for the thyroid to make more hormone. It is based on a regulation system in which thyroid levels are monitored.... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
No: The studies that have been published are related to long term use. If you've taking it for years, there are association studies not causation. You ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Signs Not Diseases: Clonus & Babinski are clinical signs that indicate an upper motor neuron. There is a differential diagnosis if you have these signs. The prima... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Go See Your Doctor: I advise you see your doctor immediately. Depending on the level of pain. If it is severe, then please go to the Emergency Room, if it is mild, make... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Yes: There are many causes of ulcers including certain spicey foods and medications. There are also infectious organisms that can cause oral ulcers. I... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Get it checked if: It is difficult to say whether it is something to worry about or not. My best advice is to see if it resolves (goes away) in a few days. If it does... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Diet and Exercise: These are the mainstay of a healthy lifestyle. push-ups are a form of exercise, and will build strength in those muscles. Cardiovascular exercise i... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Not in your state: Virginia does not have a medical marijuana program. Maryland does, as does DC. From my experience, cannabis does have anti-inflammatory properties ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Have it checked: This needs to be looked at by a health care professional. If you have no other symptoms it can be nothing, but it also could be serious. There is a... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Significant: Keep in mind, cannabis is not part of standard medical training, but I'm sure it will soon be incorporated. From clinical experience there are signif... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Possible, not likely: One of the most common causes of right upper quadrant pain involves the gallbladder which resides just near the liver. The gallbladder stores neces... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Why?: The better question is why do you need to lose 10 lbs in 2 days? As a physician, I do not think it is advisable to lose 10 lbs in 2 days and I'm sur... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Age & Performance: There are medications to help with concentration, but those are typically reserved for those with diagnoses. You did not include your age which is an... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Numbers & Types: Liver enzymes are typically found within the cell and spill out when the liver is damaged. The actual number is typically not as important unless th... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
No: This question might have disagreement amongst physicians. Recent studies have put an association between elevated testosterone in middle aged men wi... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Need more info: You said you have tried everything. There is typically a two-fold step to treating allergies. First is to try and identify your most common allergi... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Yes: The heart range changes with the baby, but 176 is within normal range. At this point, a low heart rate is more of a concern.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Yes: It is quite common for patients suffering from depression to have appetite/eating issues. Whether that's no appetite or excessive eating. Anxiety i... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Too Vague: You need to provide more information to better help understand what you are asking. Follicles is a descriptive term in various regions of the body. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
See your PCP: Lymph nodes can get enlarged for a few reasons, and some of which are benign and possibly a result of an infection. Enlarged neck nodes do however ne... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Need More Info: I think your symptoms need more details. Itchiness is often associated with an allergic reaction. A blood test won't help with allergies for the m... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
No: An ECG monitors the electrical impulses/conduction of the heart. It does not monitor or diagnose chest inflammation. There are many organs/tissues w... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
No Relation: These days, those who are not experts in science are taking published articles regarding inflammation, and trying to find ways to profit from them. I... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Several: Cancer, Migraines, Chronic Pain, IBD/IBS, Seizures, Hepatitis C, HIV, AIDS, Cachexia, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, PTSD, Difficulty Sleeping du... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
No: Where did you read or hear this? Fruits are healthy for you and can be consumed at anytime. Sweets aren't good for your teeth, but in moderation t... Read More
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Mar 31, 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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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for your interest & fast ... Breakfast very simple and light
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you! I am seeing a lymphedema specialist in late august. :-)
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Thanks for your quick reply! not sure which went up slightly wondering if i should worry about it

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

New York Medical College
Completed 2009

Awards

Top General Practitioner, First Place, Arizona - Summer
2014
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