Dr. Sejal Patel is an Internal Medicine Physician who practiced hospital-based medicine for 8 years but quickly realized that there is more medicine practiced away from the bedside, yet is an integral part of patient care. Being a Medical Director at Novant NHRMC gives her a chance to be a staff and patient advocate at the same time.
She completed a residency in Ophthalmology in India in the year 2000 and moved to USA to join her husband. Due to her keen interest in comprehensive care, she decided to pursue Internal Medicine and trained at Moses Cone Hospital, in Greensboro, NC. During her career as a Physician at New Hanover Regional medical center, she also served as a Medical Director for Community Hospice and Palliative care.
In 2010 Dr. Patel was introduced to the world of Physician advisor which turned out to be her next professional journey. In 2018, She was promoted as the Medical at NHRMC. Dr. Patel has taken on Insurance Denials management as her most recent challenge and has helped overturn denials worth millions of dollars. Thus, protecting patients from expensive out of pocket health care expenses.
She has been actively involved with Cape Fear Cultural Association of India since 2002 and was instrumental in establishing it as a nonprofit organization. In 2020, she became the president and has led the association and the Indian Community during the challenging times of a pandemic through innovative ways to engage and support the members and do an outreach for the broader NH community.
Dr. Patel and her entrepreneur husband have lived in Wilmington since 2000 and are raising a beautiful daughter and a bilingual dog. Family time and food are her weaknesses and therapy as well!