Mehul Patel, M.D., M.Sc.

Mehul Patel, M.D., M.Sc.

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Dr. Mehul Patel is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who evaluates and manages eye diseases both medically and surgically.  He specializes in refractive cataract surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. He understands the delicacy and complexity of the eye as well as the importance of having good vision for as long as possible.


Dr. Patel received his M.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He then completed his ophthalmology residency at Howard University Hospital’s Department of Ophthalmology in Washington, D.C. He has also earned a master’s degree in Global Health from the University of Oxford and spent one year conducting ophthalmic public health research in Hong Kong.


Dr. Patel has a passion for cataract surgery and optimizing vision.  He is thorough and strives to make sure that the patient is very well informed about their diagnoses and options when it comes to surgery. His research interests focus on optimizing refractive outcomes for patients undergoing cataract surgery. Dr. Patel speaks Gujarati and Hindi and is actively involved in mission work, having spent time providing medical and ophthalmic care in several countries including East Timor, India and Haiti.

Patient Reviews

  • Dr. Patel is quite possibly the most open, honest, and empathetic doctor that I've met in a long time. He takes the time to listen and answer all questions posed to him. He was very forthcoming with his thought processes regarding my condition and when and how to treat. He is extremely friendly and easy to talk to.

    His staff, especially Gracie (I think I remember her name being that), were just as professional and knowledgeable.

    What more could you ask for in a doctor? I will be bringing my entire family to him for our eye care needs.

    Cliff Sockman

    I cannot say enough good things about DR. Patel. He is a truly gifted surgeon with the caring and follow up rarely seen these days. Throughout the entire process all my questions and concerns were taken care of promptly. His entire staff is just as professional, kind and dedicated to taking care of his patients.

    walt howard
  • I would say that Dr. Patel went above and beyond to help my husband, but for some reason, I think that's just who and want he and his practice represent.

    We couldn't be happier with the care and guidance we received from Dr. Patel. We were seeing another ophthalmologist and the care was deplorable. We contacted Dr. Patel's office after hours via email and received a call the very next morning to schedule an appt. They gave my husband a battery of tests so Dr. Patel could better understand my husbands issues, after viewing them, he explained the entire process to us, the best course of action and referred us to a great Retina specialist. The main thing that stuck with us was Dr. Patel saying he was here to help my husband not have temporary help for his eyesight, but functional eyesight for the duration of his life. We couldn't have been more happier to have found Dr. Patel.

    So if you want great care, a knowledgeable
    doctor, a pleasant atmosphere, put your vision care in the hands of Dr. Patel. You won't regret it, he's an excellent doctor!!

    Carol Frames

    I am delighted to have an opportunity to express my gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Patel and his staff for diligently caring for my eye problems. They are not only most professional but always attentive to my needs and concerns. I greatly appreciate all they do. Highly recommend!




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