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Dr. Rakesh Patel, MD

Dr. Rakesh Patel, MD

Age 40 Ophthalmology M
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Dr. Rakesh Patel, MD is a ophthalmology specialist in Columbia, SC. Dr. Patel completed a residency at Montefiore / Albert Einstein Coll of Med. He currently practices at Palmetto Health-USC Ophthalmology and is affiliated with Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital. He accepts multiple insurance plans. Dr. Patel is board certified in Ophthalmology.


  • University Of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Fellowship Hospital — 2014
  • Montefiore / Albert Einstein Coll of Med, Residency Hospital — 2012
  • Maimondes Med Ctr, Internship Hospital — 2009
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Medical School — 2008
  • Duke University, Undergraduate School — 2003

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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I would like to thank Dr. Patel and his staff for the excellent care I received during my recent eye surgery. The results are incredible. His professional mannerism and excellence in ocular surgery put me at ease and I am so thankful and very pleased with the results. I am blessed to have him as my surgeon and I would highly recommend him. Thank you for being my Physician.
— Apr 01, 2022
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Dr. Patel frequently treats Eyelid Surgery, Eyelid Disorders, and Ectropion of Eyelid.  

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Hospital Affiliations

  • Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital
  • Prisma Health Richland Hospital


  1. Palmetto Health-USC Ophthalmology

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      Palmetto Health-USC Ophthalmology
      9 Richland Medical Park Dr Ste 340, Columbia, SC 29203 (803) 434-2020