Meet the Doc: Nileshkumar Patel, MD

In college, I liked to play sports, particularly growing up I used to play croquet. But lately, with two kids, most of the free time I end up spending with them. Hi, I’m Nilesh Patel. I’m an Interventional Cardiologist at Springfield Clinic. Around when I was 18 years old, I decided that I want to be a doctor. My brother’s friend, he had a heart attack and after he was brought to the hospital and they decided that he needed bypass surgery. Unfortunately, he died on the table and, at that time, I decided that I want to be an interventional cardiologist who can fix the heart without opening the chest. Basically, I grew up in a very small town in India. So I was looking for a family-oriented town. I want my kids to grow up in a similar environment. That’s why I decided to come to Springfield Clinic. So the best part of any interventional cardiologist job is when we fix the heart. When patients come with the heart attack, they are in excruciating pain and we open up the artery and fix the heart and patient feels better right away. Patient care is my priority. I can provide them the best treatment available as well as with having extensive training, we can help with other kinds of heart disease they have.

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