Ratings for Dr. Sohal K. Patel
Dr. Sohal Patel is easily the least competent physician that treated my mother during her two year fight with small cell lung cancer. He represents a classic case of the substandard physician who will say or do anything when he is under the impression he can't be evaluated. As I worked many years in neuroscience research this wasn't the case for this particular patient. Moreover, I had several physician friends provide second opinions on her condition and treatment. What was most alarming is that physicians on staff at Alexian appeared to be concerned about Dr. Patel's absence. There needs to be more frequent and virulent condemnation of physicians by their peers when substandard care is being provided. Dr. Patel became involved with her care due to her near lethal hyponatremia (low sodium) that triggered neurological effects. Specifically he 1) made clinical statements that were factually incorrect (i.e. that she couldn't be experiencing cerebral edema) 2) was unavailable at critical times 3) billed excessively. Other physicians on staff, including my mother's nephrologist, appeared to be very concerned about his lack of visibility. As mentioned, I contacted several physician friends who disagreed with the severity of her condition that lead to a week-long hospital stay. Note, this is not a whining patient advocate. The family interfaced with physicians at five different universities (U. Chicago, Northwestern, Rush, Vanderbilt, and University of Vienna Austria) along with myriad professionals at Alexian Brothers. Dr. Patel clearly stood out as the worst. He should identify a different vocation.
I found him full of ego and arrogance. Seemed like he had answers even before knowing questions. He was in hurry and didn't care for the patient. Rather it seemed liked he has been forced to visit my husband. I wouldn't advise him to anyone who is looking for an empathetic and caring provider.
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- Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine (Grad. 2005)
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