Dr. Patel, MMC Physician has been selected as an ambassador to the Better Boro Project, a city-wide health initiative that encourages families to get out and get active together.
Better Boro Project Announcement:
Ambassador Paul Patel
Dr. 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 Clinics at MMC, areas in which he has significant interest and expertise. These are areas where comprehensive team approach is implemented in order to optimize the medical care of patients.
Paul is an 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 boards of Murfreesboro Medical Properties and Stones River Regional Independent Physician Organization
He strives to emphasize the importance of a healthy lifestyle at every stage of life and tries to set an example for his patients, family and community.
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 implementation 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, athletes and education administrators.
Dr. Patel is married to Tina, who works for Merck Vaccines, and has two children Mira and Eshan who attend Central Magnet School. His personal interests include medical economics and administration, landscape gardening, personal finance, travel, basketball, tennis, skiing, and reading.