Utpal Patel, M.D.
Internal and Family Medicine
MMC Garrison Drive - [MAP]
areas of expertise
General Medicine for ages 16 and up
Adult chronic and acute conditions
Cardiac Stress Test
Impact Concussion Specialist
American Board of Internal Medicine
Residency - University of Tennessee, Memphis - Internal Medicine - 1993-95
Internship - University of Tennessee, Memphis - Internal Medicine - 1992-93
Medical Degree - University of Tennessee, Memphis - 1992
Undergraduate - University of Tennessee, Martin - 1988
MMC & SC AFFILIATION
ABOUT DR. PATELDr. Patel is a board certified internist and partner of the 70+ physician multi-specialty Murfreesboro Medical Clinic where he served as its president and on the Board of Directors. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee for his undergraduate and medical degrees, as well as, residency in Internal Medicine. Additionally Dr. Patel had been chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine for many years and is the medical director and co-founder of the Diabetes Care and Anti-Coagulation Clinic at MMC, areas in which he has significant interest and expertise.
Dr. Patel is an extremely active member of many civic activities and professional organizations including the Physician Excellence Committee of St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital , Blue Raider Athletic Association and currently serves on the board of Murfreesboro Medical Properties and Stones River Regional Independent Physician Organization. His personal interests include landscape gardening, travel, basketball, tennis, and reading.
Community Work and Involvement
As a team physician for over 13 years with Middle Tennessee State University, Dr. Patel was instrumental in developing the athletic department’s concussion protocol and management policies. He has been overseeing its ImPACT testing and treatment programs since its use there and also enjoys working with the athletic trainers and athletes at Sewanee: The University of the South as well as many local middle and high schools.
Currently he is promoting an effort to advance the awareness and education of concussion injury and ImPACT utilization among athletic trainers, school coaches, parents, and education administrators.
In January of 2017, Dr. Patel was awarded Sports Medical Person of the Year by the Tennessee Athletic Trainers Society. "Dr. Patel is very deserving of this recognition due to his commitment to his profession, as well as his many contributions to the community," Joey Peay, MMC's Chief Executive Officer, noted. To read more about Dr. Patel's contribution and award, please visit this link.
We offer in office baseline and post injury evaluation and management for individuals over the age of 15 who have suffered any form of concussion type of injury including sports, accidents, and falls or require pre-participation baseline testing. Furthermore at our multi-specialty clinic we have on site CT and MRI imaging, neurology, physical therapy, and advanced neuropsychological testing to assist in providing a comprehensive team approach in treating the individual.
As a Certified ImPACT Consultant (CIC), Dr. Patel is focused on utilizing best practice measures in diagnosing and closely managing those who have sustained mild to severe concussions, while maintaining close communication with an athlete’s athletic trainer, coaches and parent in an effort to safely return them to play.
Stones River/Rutherford County Academy of Medicine
American Medical Association
Tennessee Medical Association
American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine