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Rakesh Patel, MD

Rakesh Patel MD

Specialties: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certified: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Languages: English, Spanish

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General Info

Medical School/Degree: St. George's University School of Medicine

Residency: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Internship: Preliminary Internal Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Undergraduate: St. John's University

Clinical Interests:

Sports/Activity-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries and Rehabilitation Treatments, Ultrasound Guided Injection Interventions

Year Joined: 2015

About Me

What made you want to become a health care provider or what is your earliest memory of wanting to be one?

My earliest memory of wanting to become a doctor was during my college years, after observing my father treat patients as a family dentist. Seeing the patients' satisfaction seemed extremely rewarding.

What do you love most about your specialty? / Why did you choose your specialty?

Physical medicine and rehabilitation is the one specialty which attempts to directly improve a patient's functional capacity and quality of life, and I believe this is the most important aspect of overall patient care. This, in conjunction with my interest in musculoskeletal mechanics and impairments, makes being a physician a fulfilling occupation.

How do you connect with your patients?

I like to connect with patients on a personal level, particularly in regards to quality of life, social life, and function. I particularly enjoy providing patients with education to improve and maintain functional goals. 

What are your interests outside of the office (hobbies, activities)?

I enjoy maintaining a healthy lifestyle outside of work, and I exercise on a daily basis to stay in shape. My hobbies include traveling, music, video games, and motorcycling.

What is your advice for your patients?

Happiness coincides with staying active both mentally and physically. 


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Middletown, NY 10941
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1200 Route 300
Newburgh, NY 12550
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