Atul T. Patel, MD

Atul T. Patel

Contact Information

  • Office 913-381-5225
  • After Hours 913-381-5225
  • Fax 913-901-0186
  • Orthopedics NOW! Urgent Orthopedic Care 913-652-6400

Specialties

Main Location

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic
10701 Nall Avenue
Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66211
913-381-5225
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Other Locations

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic – Lee’s Summit
3151 NE Carnegie Drive
Suite B
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
913-381-5225
Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic – Olathe
20920 W 151st Street
Suite 100
Olathe, KS 66061
913-381-5225

Hospital Affiliations

Menorah Medical Center
Saint Luke's South Hospital
Olathe Medical Center

Areas of Interest

Musculoskeletal Medicine, Neuropathic Pain, Spasticity, Movement Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Dystonias, Stroke Rehabilitation, Multiple Sclerosis, Nerve Diseases, Muscle Diseases, Geriatrics, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, General Rehabilitation Medicine

About

Dr. Patel is a board-certified physiatrist and finds it extremely gratifying to take care of people and improve their function. Each day there are new developments, new technology, and new medicines and Dr. Patel is passionate about learning, researching, and presenting to facilitate learning for others.

Outside of work, Dr. Patel enjoys tennis, traveling and time with his family.

Dr. Patel accepts all major insurances. For more information, please visit our Insurance page.

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Education

Residency: University of Washington Medical Center
Internship: University of Washington Medical Center
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine

Certifications & Organizations

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Brain Injury Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine
American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine

  • Video Transcript

    Dr. Patel: What does a rehab physician do? I take care of function. So it doesn’t matter how the person has lost their function, whether it be because of a sports injury, or they had a heart attack, or they had a stroke, or a gunshot wound to the spinal cord and now they’re paralyzed - all those patients have lost function and I try and restore their function the best I can using medicine, therapy, and intervention.

    Narrator: Physiatrist Dr. Atul Patel at Kansas City Bone and Joint Clinic specialized in function restoration. The only non-surgical specialist with the private practice physician group, Dr. Patel uses cutting edge technology to assess patients’ function.

    Dr. Patel: So when I’m assessing their function I use different equipment. For example, I assess their nerves and muscles using electrodiagonistic medicine. I assess their muscle and joint function using ultrasound. It’s important that sometimes when we have patients with a problem like carpal tunnel syndrome, oftentimes one of the treatments for that is just to go ahead and do a steroid injection into the wrist and it’s a very low-risk procedure and people do fine. Now with newer technology, with ultrasound, I can actually see the median nerve and inject right next to the nerve and make sure I don’t hit the needle on the nerve and at the same time I don’t nick a blood vessel or something like that.

    Narrator: A former educator, Dr. Patel continues to publish articles while practicing at Kansas City Bone and Joint Clinic.

    Dr. Patel: When I look at the wrist, you can see these circular structures. Some of those are blood vessels.

    Narrator: Restoring function and helping people get back to doing everything they love.

    Dr. Patel: People may have mild deficits in their function or they might be hurting and not able to do it properly - they can maybe still get it done. Trying to improve their function and then actually making a difference in that is extremely gratifying.

    Narrator: For more information on rehab medicine or to schedule an appointment with physiatrist Dr. Atul Patel, call 913-381-5225 or visit KCBJ.com.

"Every day there are new developments, new technologies, and new medications. I am passionate about learning, researching, and presenting to facilitate learning for others. I conduct clinical trials to help with new treatment and learn of new ways to stay current with the various areas of medicine."

Atul T. Patel, MD