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Deepak Patel

Deepak Patel MD, FAAFP, FACSM, CIC

Sports Medicine, Family Medicine
Yorkville, Illinois, United States of America

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Dr. Deepak Patel is a Rush Copley Medical Group physician, he is board-certified in family medicine and primary care sports medicine. Prior to joining Rush Copley, Patel was Associate Director at Flower Hospital Family Medicine Residency and The Toledo Hospital Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship in Ohio. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, and an Assistant Professor at Rush Medical College. He has also served as Chair of the CME committee for Rush Copley Medical Center.

Dr. Patel was honored as the recipient of the 2012 Julius S. Newman, M.D. Education Award which honors outstanding commitment to the education of physicians as exemplified by the late Julius S. Newman, MD his dedication to the continuing education of fellow physicians and healthcare professionals.

Dr. Patel enjoys many aspects of family medicine and sports medicine, including his special interests in evidence-based medicine and preventive medicine. He has authored, mentored, and served as section editor for several publications and textbooks on family medicine, but more often on sports medicine topics. He was subsection editor for the latest 3edition of the 5 Minute Sports Medicine Consult book. In 2020, he published the book Concussion Management for Primary Care. He is a contributor and editor for Dynamed and has been invited as a medical reviewer for familydoctor.org.

He lectures on sports medicine topics at the annual AAFP Scientific Assembly (FMX) in addition to numerous other national CME events. He was selected as chair for the 2019 AAFP Musculoskeletal and Sports Care conference, and chair for musculoskeletal content for FMX 2020. For 2021, he will be a chair for AAFP’s Sports Medicine Conference and sports medicine content for FMX 2021, as well as co-chair for the Musculoskeletal Conference and musculoskeletal content for FMX 2021.

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