What insurance plans do we accept?

Insurance Plans Accepted include but are not limited to:
Medicare part B,
Tradional Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicaid (as secondary only),

If you have any other plan please verify coverage with your insurance company prior to visit. The patient is responsible for any deductibles, copayments, and non-covered services at the time of visit.

Note: We do not accept Health Alliance Plan of Michigan (HAP) or United Healthcare at this time.


Calculate you caloric needs.
An easy way to estimate the calories you need to maintain your current body weight is to multiply your current body weight in pounds by 14 to 16.
MAINTAIN CURRENT WEIGHT: _______lb x 14 to ______lb x 16
ie. 200lb x14 = 2800 calories, 200lb x16 = 3200 caloriesSo, on average to stay at a weight of 200 pounds, you would need to consume 2800 -3200 calories per day.
An easy way to estimate a healthy calorie range to lose weight is to multiply your current body weight in pounds by 11 to 13.
LOSE WEIGHT: _______lb x 11 to ________lb x 13
ie. 200lb x 11 = 2200 calories, 200 x 13 = 2600In other words, a healthy range to lose weight at 200 pounds, you would need to consume 2200 – 2600 calories per day.
Food Journal:
Keeping a food journal, while initially tedious, will immediately increase awareness of our food intake.
Nutrition goals have been made much easier with websites which include free smartphone apps such as Myfitnesspal.
Download a free food journal below to bring to your next visit.
Talk with Dr Patel to find the best ratio of protein, carbohydrates and fat for your fitness goals.

Eat the Rainbow

Strawberries (dec inflam) Red Cherries Tomatoes
Red grapes Red plums Red radishes
Kidney beans Red potatoes Beets
Sweet Red peppers Crushed red pepper Chile pepper
Pink lady apples Watermelon Pink grapefruit
Rhubarb Pinto beans
Lemons Golden delicious apples Yellow plums Yellow grapefruit Yellow squash Yellow cherries Star fruit Bananas Pineapple Ugly fruit Sweet yellow peppers
Butternut squash Carrots Cantaloupe Mangos Oranges Papaya
Passion fruit Pumpkin Sweet potatoes Tomatoes Orange peppers
Alfalfa sprouts Asparagus Artichoke Avocado Arugula lettuce Bok Choy Broccoli Brussel sprouts Basil Bell Pepper Cilantro Collard Greens Cucumbers Cubanelle peppers Honeydew Granny Smith apples Green beans Green grapes Green onions Guava Kale (lettuce) Kiwis Limes Lima beans Mesclun greens Mustard Greens Oregano Parsley Peas Pears Romaine lettuce Spinach Spring greens Snap peas Tindora
WHITE: Cauliflower White northern beans Winter melon
Spaghetti squash White Daikon radish Onions
Garlic Turnips Lychee
Blueberries Blackberries Black beans
Black grapes Black plums Black pepper


  • Bigger Leaner Stronger by Michael Matthews
  • Thinner Leaner Stronger by Michael Matthews
  • Engine 2 Diet by Rip Esselstyn
  • Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell Esselstyn
  • Keep it Simple, Keep it Whole by Alona Pulde, M.D.


  • Foodmatters
  • Fed Up
  • Forks over Knives
  • Vegucated
  • Got the facts on milk? The milk documentary
  • Farmageddon
  • Chow Down
  • FOOD Inc.
  • Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days
  • Fathead
  • Transforming Your Life With Raw Food: Philip McCluske
  • Supersize me
  • Fat Sick and Nearly Dead 1 & 2
  • The Great Culling: Our Water