About

Primary Care Medicine was started by Dr. Minesh Patel in 2005. They are complemented by a staff of experienced physicians, nurses, aestheticians and assistants. At Primary Care Medicine, our physicians perform procedures full time at our center. Primary Care Medicine specializes in Routine Primary Care Medicine, Physicals for the Dept of Transportation (D.O.T.), Schools and Colleges , and Women’s Health. We accept patients 13 years and older.

Office Hours

Monday-Friday…8:00am to 6:00pm
Closed for lunch from 1-2pm.
A sincere effort is made to honor time commitments and we ask that you extend the same courtesy to us

Emergency Care

We recognize that emergencies do arise and we will do our best to respond to your problem promptly. In the event of a severe situation or when in doubt, go at once to the nearest hospital emergency room and ask the ER physician to contact your physician.
If you find it necessary to contact the physician please call our main number and follow the instructions. For all emergencies go to the nearest emergency room.

Telephone Calls
Patients are encouraged to call with any medical problems. However, unless it is urgent, it would be unfair to patients if physician left the examining room to answer every phone call. The office staff is trained to answer many of your questions. However, they do not make medical judgments or order medications. These calls will be relayed to your physician and they will be returned as soon as possible, usually late morning or late afternoon.

Prescriptions & Renewals

Requests for new prescriptions or refills should be called in during regular office hours only. For your convenience, please be sure to notify us 2 days in advance so that you aren’t left without your medication. Prescriptions will not be renewed unless you are being seen on regular scheduled intervals.

When you call to request refills of your medication, please have your medication bottle available to pro­vide the following information:

Full name of medication (as it reads on your prescription bottle)

Dose

Quantity needed (number of pills)

How the medication is taken (i.e. 2 at bedtime)

Please do not tell the front office staff that the doctor or nurse knows what medications you need refilled. This creates confusion and will delay your refill.

Narcotic and all other controlled medications cannot be called in over the phone.