Dr. Janaki Patel is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology. She is a member of the American College of Rheumatology and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Patel received her medical degree from St. George's University in True Blue, Grenada, and completed an internal medicine residency at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, where she served as Chief Resident. She concluded her training with a rheumatology fellowship at Roger Williams Medical Center/Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Patel is fluent in Gujarati. She has a special interest in rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, crystal arthropathies, and musculoskeletal ultrasound.
Dr. Patel loves the relationships that she develops with her patients while optimizing their treatment plans. She believes listening to them and providing clear communication is key to patient care.
Dr. Patel enjoys performing joint procedures (shoulder/knee injections, aspirations). She also particularly enjoys making a diagnosis on tough cases/2nd opinion cases, which are not very straight forward and hopes to provide additional clarity for the patient. Dr. Patel believes the field of rheumatology is vast and has many challenging but exciting opportunities to help her patients. She says, "With the vast development of biologics and research into the pathogenesis of various disease entities, there is exponential growth and potential to aid in improving the quality of life for so many people. In addition, I thoroughly enjoy the relationships and communication I build with my patients in the outpatient setting."
Outside of medicine, Dr. Patel enjoys hiking, exploring new trails, and running. In addition, she loves to travel the world and explore new countries while learning and embracing various traditions and cultures.
MD, St. George's University, True Blue, Grenada
BS, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Roger Williams Medical Center/Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, New York
Community Care Rheumatology