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Deepa Patel

Family Practitioner

Dr. Deepa Patel is a family practitioner practicing in Old Bridge , New Jersey. As a family practitioner, she believes in preventive care and providing care for all. She practices patient centered clinical medicine. Dr Patel has understanding and appreciation of human condition and have responsibility to advocate public policy that promotes patients' health Dr. Patel specializes in comprehensive health care. In addition to diagnosing and treating illnesses, family practitioners also put focus on preventative care with routine checkups, tests and personalized coaching on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Patel possesses immense general knowledge on maintaining health and today.
22 years Experience
Deepa Patel
  • Old Bridge, New Jersey
  • D Y Patil Medical College
  • Accepting new patients

Should I go to the doctor?

Definitely see your doctor. Your gland seems to be swollen. Could be mono or any other bacterial infection

What could be the reason for sudden weight gain around the abdomen?

Time to see your PCP. You may be retaining water around your belly or some other issue. You may need blood testing and/or other imaging study.

Can frequent sugar testing cause any problems?

For fluctuating sugars, it is recommended for levels to be checked frequently. The idea is to provide a physician with an average reading especially what time of the day the sugars READ MORE
For fluctuating sugars, it is recommended for levels to be checked frequently. The idea is to provide a physician with an average reading especially what time of the day the sugars drop or rise above average. The timing and dosage of the medication may be changed accordingly in order to bring the blood sugars in better range. There is no complication associated with frequent testing.

I am not losing weight even when I am dieting and working out. What should I do?

Rethink your dieting and exercise strategies. Both quality and quantity of food intake is important. Keep a food journal. You would be surprised with what you consume at the end READ MORE
Rethink your dieting and exercise strategies. Both quality and quantity of food intake is important. Keep a food journal. You would be surprised with what you consume at the end of the day. Make sure you log in every small bite. Increasing water intake helps. Look up intermittent fasting, which has actually shown more promising results. Make sure you see your health care provider and get the necessary blood work done including thyroid testing.

Can a family physician give me medication for my alcohol addiction?

Yes they can as long as they are comfortable doing it.

I have a vibrating pain on the right side of my head. What could it be?

Depends if other symptoms are there or not. It may or may not be anything. If nothing else present, could be nerve compression. Follow up with your physician r/o any other reasons READ MORE
Depends if other symptoms are there or not. It may or may not be anything. If nothing else present, could be nerve compression. Follow up with your physician r/o any other reasons