Dr. Sunny Patel is no stranger to southern living as he was born in Ocala, Florida and raised in a small town on the east coast of Florida. At an early age, he learned the importance of a strong work ethic and teamwork which allowed for success in multiple different work environments and leadership positions. He attended the University of Florida where he graduated with honors and received a Bachelors of Science in Business Finance while simultaneously completing a pre-medicine curriculum. He subsequently decided to pursue his true passion for medicine and attended Saba University School of Medicine. To better understand the diversity of patient care and diseases, he opted to train at many different University centers throughout the United States. This allowed him to learn the importance of a comprehensive, yet humanistic approach to medicine.
He completed his Internal Medicine and Rheumatology training at Louisiana State University where he received numerous accolades including the distinct honors of being elected Chief Resident of Internal Medicine and Chief Fellow of Rheumatology. He was involved in multiple clinical trials and presented at academic conferences throughout the nation. He has a passion for teaching and was often involved with the education of medical students and residents at Louisiana State University.
Coming from a Center of Excellence for Arthritis and Rheumatology, Dr. Patel was able to learn from many pioneers in his field and treat a vast array of complicated autoimmune diseases. He is familiar with the latest in immunotherapy and non-surgical treatment options for joint and soft tissue pain. Rheumatology is an evolving field and Dr. Patel truly believes that being able to adapt is a key cornerstone of continued success.
Dr. Patel is beyond excited to bring his expertise in Rheumatology to south Dallas and Ellis County. The community has been extremely supportive of his new practice and he looks forward to growing with each of you. His vision is to create a “traditional” style practice where he gets to know each patient on a personal level and devotes adequate time to a comprehensive and thorough examination. He believes that every management decision should be a joint plan made after extensive communication and education. He understands the debilitating nature of many rheumatic diseases and wants to ensure that each patient always receives his full, undivided attention.