Dr. Neil Patel is Patina’s Chief Health Officer, and has been a family doctor for nearly two decades. He guides Patina’s team of Primary Care Practitioners, Nurse Champions, and Health Champions and ensures they have everything they need to give patients the healthcare and aging experience they deserve.
Neil is a trailblazing healthcare leader who has been involved in innovation in the primary care space. Prior to joining Patina, Neil served on the executive leadership team of the Boston-based startup, Iora Health, leading special projects across different regions in the US. He also served as the medical director at Grameen VidaSana, Harken Health, Freelancers Union, and the Atlantic City Special Care Center described in Atul Gawande’s influential 2010 “Hotspotters” article. Neil went to college at the College of New Jersey and went to Rutgers University Medical School for his medical degree. He trained in Family Medicine at Boston University.
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00:00 – Intro
01:12 – Introduction to Dr. Neil Patel
02:08 – Dr. Neil Patel’s Call to Action
04:54 – Advocating for Your Loved Ones
08:47 – Expectations for a Medical Appointment
13:15 – Role of the Family Member
18:35 – Amping Up Communications with Providers
21:38 – Addressing Changes in Your Loved Ones
26:19 – Contact Patina