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Independent Contract Internal Medicine

Munster, IN
March 19, 2023

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Truptiben Dipen Patel, MD • 201-***-****

LinkedIn URL • Plymouth, IN, 46563, US

Physician Profile

Doctor of Medicine with solid background in inpatient, outpatient, nursing home, addiction medicine, and LTAC management.

Instrumental in examining patients, while recording medical histories, assessing health conditions, addressing concerns, and developing treatment planning. Well-versed in diagnosing and treating injuries, illnesses, and disorders as well as counseling patients on diet, hygiene, and preventative healthcare. Demonstrated ability to reflect findings and treatments by updating patient’s charts/information. Keen learner with proficiency in learning new skills and adapting to new environments. Articulate communicator and people person with track record of achieving set objectives through relationships building and cross-functional collaboration.

Areas of Expertise

Clinical Operations Management

Patient Diagnosis & Treatment Planning

Strategic Planning & Implementation

Health & Wellness Management

Leadership & Staff Mentorship

Reporting & Documentation

Physical Examination

Interpreting Diagnostic Tests

Regulatory Compliance

Education & Credentials

Postgraduate Medical Training (Residency) in Family Medicine (All Training in Washington D.C.)

Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC, 6/2017 – 6/2020

Doctor of Medicine (Majority clinic clerkship in Chicago, IL)

Saint James School of Medicine Anguilla, Anguilla, 1/2011 – 6/2015

Bachelor of Science in Organic Chemistry

Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, 5/2003 – 6/2006

Master of Science in Organic Chemistry

Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, 6/2006 – 7/2008

Certifications: ECFMG ABFM Certified

Affiliations: American Association of Family Physicians AMA

Career Experience

Independent contract physician, Saint Joseph Medical center, Plymouth, IN 08/22- present Locum Hospitalist physician, Community health center, Munster, IN 12/22- Present

Diagnose, treat, or provide continuous care to hospital inpatient. Admit patient for hospital stay. Prescribed medication or treatment regimen to hospital inpatients. Conduct discharge planning and discharge patients. Dictate patient’s discharge summaries and forward to primary care physician. Order and interpret the results of tests such as laboratory tests and radiographs. Refer patient to medical specialists, social services or other professional as appropriate.

Locum Primary care Physician, Regional Health clinic, Merrillville, IN 3/ 2022- 07/2022

Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease or injury. Order, perform, and interpret tests and analyze records, reports, and examination information to diagnose patient’s condition. Collect, record and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results. Monitor patient’s condition and progress and reevaluated treatment as necessary.

Associate Physician, Internal Medicine Geriatric/Oncology Group Inc., Portage, IN 6/2021 – 04/2022

Oversee patients’ health assessments and physical exam, while acquiring, updating, and studying medical histories. Ensure timely completion of all documentation to improve flow of information. Coordinate achievement of patients’ health and wellbeing. Implement therapeutic procedures by administering joint injection, immunization, skin biopsy, medication, and small wounds. Deliver care in outpatient setting at practice sites in Portage and Gary, Indiana; inpatient setting at Saint Mary’s Medical Center in Hobart, Indiana; Northlake Methodist Hospital in Gary, Indiana; South Lake Methodist Hospital in Merrillville, Indiana; long-term acute care at Vibra Hospital in Merrillville, Indiana; nursing home patient at Miller’s Mary Manor in Hobart, Indiana; Golden Living Center in Portage, Indiana; addiction medicine clinic once a week in outpatient setting, Portage, Indiana. Facilitate on-call and emergency coverage schedules directed by Medical Director.

Developed and executed diagnosis/treatment plans, and counsel/educate patients and families on acute/chronic conditions.

Determined and managed immediate treatments plan as well as delver advice on follow up by ordering labs and imaging tests.

Observe ship, Cardiovascular Clinic PC (Dr. Vijay Dave), Merrillville, IN 7/2016 – 6/2017

Observed patient care provided based on assessment and plan for individual patient, while coordinating discussion, patient-oriented conferences, and other didactic sessions.

Improved expertise and medical knowledge through observe ship.

Externship (Dr. Shreyash Desai), Internal Medicine Geriatric/Oncology Group, Portage, IN 7/2015 – 7/2016

Gained valuable knowledge of adult health/wellness and preventing primary, secondary, and tertiary care. Learned and administered treatment of acute/chronic medical condition, palliative, and end of life care along with demand of population/public health.

Achieved and exceeded requirement of primary care and objective of wellness for adults.

Acquired insight into day-to-day operations of clinical care, history taking, and assessment/diagnostic expertise.

Teaching Experience

Tutor (Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Neuro-Anatomy), Saint James School of Medicine, Anguilla, 4/2011 – 4/2012

Research Experience

Volunteer, Saint James School of Medicine, Anguilla, 1/2011 – 4/2012

Volunteer Experience

Anguilla Community Health Fair, Anguilla, 2/2011 – 4/2012; partook in several health fairs, while delivering education on diabetes, HIV, obesity, asthma, and other conditions among high-risk population.

Saint James School of Medicine, Anguilla, 2/2011 – 4/2012; carried out EKG and EKG interpretation under supervision of Dr. Podchecko as well as partook in SJSM fairs.

BAPS Shri Swami Narayan Health Fair, IL, 3/2013; facilitated delivery of health services to local community along with primary care services, including blood pressure testing, general health counselling, and referral to specialist on site for specific chief complaints. Conducted diagnosis and treatment of patients under the supervision of internal medicine or family medicine physician, general surgeons, cardiologists, and neurologists.

NBC health EXPO Washington DC, date; supported provision of health services to local community along with primary care services such as BP testing, blood glucose testing, cholesterol level general health counseling, and referral to specialist.


Medical School Awards: Awarded Honor’s List position with 4.0 GPA during Basic science for all semester at SJSM. Dean’s Certificate during Basic science throughout all semester.

Other Award: Awarded by Advance clinical introduction to Medicine for Completion of advance preclinical review course,9/2012.

Oral Presentations

Sexual dysfunctions, paraphilia, and gender disorder power point presentation. Presented at Jackson park medical center psych department Chicago, IL

Respiratory disease in pediatric power point presentation. Presented at Jackson park medical center pediatrics department Chicago, IL

Headache and HTN power point presentation. Presented at department of internal medicine Jackson Park medical center

Diabetes type 1 and 2 power point presentation. Presented at department of family medicine Jackson park medical center Chicago, IL

Other Article

Literature review of comparing surgical versus conservative treatment for multi-vessel disease, 6/2015

Case Report: Unusual Presentation of Multiple Myeloma Presenting as a Solitary Neck Mass Poster presentation at AMA national conference, San Diego, California, 22/ 2019

Quality Improvement Project

Asthma Improvement project, Howard University Hospital Family Health Center, Group Project

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