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Dr. Moneil Patel

General Practice
AZ
18 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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Fibroadenoma: There are a few tumors that are commonly found in young females. From what you describe it is most likely a benign fibroadenoma. It is best to see... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Perhaps: This has not been well documented, but a consequence of testosterone therapy is a physiologic erythrocytosis (often mistaken for polycythemia). This... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Briefly: The most important things to avoid are alcohol, unpasteurized cheeses/dairy, and raw fish. Essentially any raw foods are also to be avoided. The r... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Provide evidence: If you have access to medical literature from reputable sources (not mainstream media), it would be helpful to have your urologist review the literatu... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Not much: The cortex of the lymph node can be thickened and is more of a descriptive term by pathologists. It is non-specific and can be seen in normal conditi... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Yes: Typically a pathologist will look at a cell's nuclear to cytoplasmic ratio to determine if cells are abnormal or not. In pregnancy, your cervix will ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
No Set Guidelines: Heavy use is not well defined because the method of use factors into use. Edibles have higher doses, then smoking. Currently concentrates present w... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Diagnosing high BP: High blood pressure typically requires multiple readings in different areas (not just the doctor's office). If you are not feeling well, then I do r... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Stricture not biopsy: Strictures are narrowings that prevent food from passing. They can be congenital and a dilatation can correct that problem. Are you still having re... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Hypothyroidism: This is a very touchy subject even amongst physicians. You most likely have hypothyroidism. Your physician can check antibodies, but also T3 (lioth... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Eye drops: There are anti-allergy eye drops available. These drops typically contain anti-histamine in them which reduces eye-redness. With regards to swellin... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
None Reported: Currently there are no reported drug drug interactions between Humira (adalimumab) and Cannabis. Cannabis does have a fairly well established safety... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Check a few times: High blood pressure can be due to many factors. It is important to check often to get an idea of what her blood pressure is. Diet and excercise are... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Go See Rheumy: And by Rheumy, I mean your rheumatologist. Positive ANA as my wife commonly states (rheumatologist) is not diagnostic of anything and can be positiv... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Start and check: 25 mg once a day for males is the starting dose, but it is important to check testosterone levels to see if it is working or not. Also if your level... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
How Long?: Vomiting and diarrhea can become serious because your body is losing fluids at a high rate. If you have had these symptoms for more than 1-2 days, or... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Wart not appearance: Most warts are caused by HPV. There are hundreds of subtypes of HPV, but if your physician has diagnosed those skin lesions as warts, then they are ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
As soon as you feel: You are obviously reacting to something. Trying to isolate what is causing hives and removing it from your diet/environment/exposure is probably goa... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Not really: The same danger with any piercing applies. Irritation, mild bleeding, etc... If you ever decide to have it removed there is a potential for scar t... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
How long?: There are a variety of conditions that can cause this, but if this condition persists for more than a couple days, it is best to see a physician so th... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Use it or Lose it.: The most natural way to build muscle mass is to use that particular muscle. In general, our bodies perform efficiently when they are being used. Th... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
See / Feel Node: A carotid artery anuerysm requires a scan of the area. Barring a hematoma/lymphangioma, most often if you can feel it, it is round in nature, it is m... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Yes: The gag reflex is caused by nerves that lay in the back of the oropharynx, in close proximity to the uvula. It is possible that an inflamed or enlar... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Safe for: It is usually safe to have intercourse with your wife until she is in the third trimester. When the third trimester approaches it is wise to ask you... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Smoke shop: Most smoke shops have vapor pens for sale, and I'm sure there are kiosks at your local shopping mall that might have them. Keep in mind, they may hav... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Patients w/ Chronic: Disease. Each state that has medical marijuana laws have different medical conditions that qualify them for obtain cannabis as treatment. You will... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Yes: Your Dentist or Oral surgeon might be best able to answer this but if your wisdom teeth are causing pain, it can refer to the jaw which also present a... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
See your Gynecologis: Your gynecologist can provide a proper diagnosis and treatment for your rash. Typically if the rash persists or is getting worse is when you should ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Not just that: The first treatment goals include your motivation to lose weight. Your BMI is dangerously close to morbid obesity, which means your risk of serious ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Impression?: MRI reports have a description of findings and an impression section. The impression is the most important diagnostic feature. My best guess is th... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Difficult: This is probably the most difficult diagnosis for a pathologist. So much so, that many dermatopathologists are now making this diagnosis. The cell... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Additional Test: The test of choice for your wife's symptoms is an ultrasound. This could be gastrointestinal, vascular, or pelvic/gynecological in nature. It is di... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Not well understood: Cannabis will most likely pass onto your baby. There isn't much direct evidence of risks, but cannabis does affect brain development and cognition in... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 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 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 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 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 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 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 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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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
If size & symptoms: It is possible that you developed some scar tissue in the area, I would advise you see your primary care physician if it increases in size, changes co... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 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 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 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 female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Possible: In children, abdominal pain with fever can also be a pneumonia, b/c pain is typically referred to the diaphragm. The appendix initially presents wit... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 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 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 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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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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