Dr. Patel and Chris Wharton, PA-C see patients in Springfield Regional Medical Center. We DO NOT utilize hospitalists! We believe in continuity of care between regular office visits and the times you are admitted into the hospital. You can relax and heal knowing it is YOUR provider taking care of you!
Dr. Patel is the Medical Director at Villa Springfield and Rehabilitation Center. All of our providers see patients at the facility. If there is ever an instance you need short or long term care outside of your home, we can take care of you!
Dr. Patel and Chris Wharton, PA-C will go to the homes of our existing patients on a select and at need basis.
All of our providers offer Telehealth appointments when necessary. We accommodate Apple or Android powered devices. We will need your email address to send you instructions and a link to your visit and mobile telephone number to connect with you. We do recommend calling your insurance company before scheduling a Telehealth appointment as some insurances do not cover the service.
We do provide after hours call services. If your call is not answered, please leave a voicemail. A provider will call you back within 15 minutes. If you are experiencing a true medical emergency, please call 911.
We have lab services available for our established patients right here in our office! If you have a specialist that has ordered lab work for you, we honor those orders for our existing patients as well! (MUST BE A COMPUNET OR GENERIC ORDER)
Blood and urine tests are performed both to diagnose and monitor a suspected or known disease or condition. For some blood tests it is necessary for the patient to fast for a minimum of eight hours prior to the blood draw. You may drink black coffee and are encouraged to drink plenty of water while fasting. Drinking water helps hydrate your veins, making it easier for the phlebotomist to retain accurate blood samples. It can also aid in an easier stick!
If you are struggling with your blood sugar numbers or are newly diagnosed with Diabetes, we offer one hour appointments to educate you! At the visit you can learn how to use your testing meter and what your numbers should run throughout the day. You can also learn about food portion control and what foods are good and which you should eat in moderation. You can be helped with a plan to stay active and healthy to live your best life and avoid long term complications. Ask your Provider for more information and schedule your "Happy Hour" appointment today!
Need a physical for work? College? School? Sports? ODOT? We've got you covered! We gladly provide these services for our active patients.
For our established patients a nurse visit can be made for routine injections. We offer High Dose Flu for ages 65+, Flu, B12, Pneumonia, Tdap, Hep A and Hep B.
You can expect your appointment to last between 20-30 minutes. During the test, you will be asked to inhale as much air as you can into your lungs. You will then be asked to quickly blow out the air from your lungs into a Spirometer tube. You need to blow as long and hard as you can. The nurse performing the test will coach you along the way.
What is a Six Minute Walk Test? The Six Minute Walk Test is a self-paced test where patients walk supervised by a nurse while wearing a pulse oximeter for a total of six minutes. A Pulse Oximeter reads your oxygen levels. This test plays an important role in evaluating functional exercise capacity as well as detecting any new pulmonary needs.
What does an ear cleaning entail?
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