Veena Patel, MD

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Education

American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Caribbean, MD

The University of Texas at Austin, BS, Microbiology


Residency/Fellowship

Residency, Internal Medicine, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Residency, Quality and Patient Safety, Baylor College of Medicine and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical

Fellowship, Rheumatology, University of Chicago Hospitals

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

Veena Patel, MD, is a board-certified rheumatologist in UT Health Austin’s Rheumatology Clinic. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and systemic autoimmune conditions. Additionally, Dr. Patel is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Patel earned her medical degree from the American University of Antigua College of Medicine, located in Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbean, and earned her bachelor’s in microbiology from The University of Texas at Austin. She completed a residency in internal medicine at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and a second residency in quality and patient safety at Baylor College of Medicine and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, where she served as chief resident. She also completed a fellowship in rheumatology at The University of Chicago.

Dr. Patel’s clinical and research interests revolve around quality improvement and high-value care. She is also a member of the American College of Rheumatology, the State of Texas Association of Rheumatologists, and the Texas Medical Association.

Specializations

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Myositis
  • Scleroderma
  • Seronegative spondyloarthritis
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Vasculitis
  • Other inflammatory arthritides

Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

Locations

Locations

  • UT Health Austin Clinics
    Health Transformation Building
    1601 Trinity Street, Bldg. A
    Austin, TX 78712
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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus Essential HMO
  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus HMO
  • Accountable Health Plan/Interplan (SPHN)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Aetna PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Aetna Seton Health Alliance
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Ambetter-Superior Health Plan - Exchange Plan
  • Amerigroup/Amerivantage Classic
  • Beech Street PPO (SPHN)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage HMO/Health Select (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO/UT Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Essentials/Blue Essentials Access - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PAR Plan
  • Cigna - All plans
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Coventry (SPHN)
  • Dell Children’s Health Plan STAR/CHIP
  • EHN/WEB TPA - (Whole Foods)
  • First Care Access PPO Network (SPHN)
  • First Health (SPHN)
  • Firstcare HMO (SPHN) (All HMO plans require a referral)
  • Galaxy (SPHN)
  • Health Payors Organization (SPHN)
  • Healthsmart (SPHN)
  • Humana HMOx
  • Humana Medicare Advantage - all plans EXCEPT Humana Medicare Gold Plus. (Out of network for all Humana Medicare HMO Plans)
  • Humana PPO/HMO/Choice Care (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Integrated Medical Systems PPO (SPHN)
  • Medicaid/TMHP
  • Medicare Part B Traditional fee for service (Novitas)
  • Multiplan (SPHN) (PHCS is out of network)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Healthcare (SPHN)
  • Seton Health Plan Smarthealth
  • Sendero IdealCare
  • Superior Health Plan STAR/CHIP/STAR KIDS
  • United Healthcare AARP PPO
  • United Healthcare All Savers/Choice/Choice Plus/PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • United Healthcare One
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete Focus HMO
  • United Student Resources PPO (SPHN)
  • USA Managed Care (SPHN)
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