Dhagash Pankaj Patel, DPM

UNC Health Provider

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Specialties

Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 8:00 AM - 3:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

Carolina Foot and Ankle Specialists
8305 Falls of Neuse Road
Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27615
US
Handicap Accessible
Phone:
Fax:
(919) 846-1099

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery

Provider Details

Type: Clinician
Gender: Male

About Dhagash Pankaj Patel, DPM

I grew up in the footsteps of my father, a physician who dedicated his whole life to helping others. My father always organized charities and projects to provide free medical care to the ill and homeless in India. As a child, I always accompanied him during these events. I had the chance to see first-hand how grateful and relieved people are to receive genuine care. I also had the privilege of seeing the difference good medical care could brin...
I grew up in the footsteps of my father, a physician who dedicated his whole life to helping others. My father always organized charities and projects to provide free medical care to the ill and homeless in India. As a child, I always accompanied him during these events. I had the chance to see first-hand how grateful and relieved people are to receive genuine care. I also had the privilege of seeing the difference good medical care could bring to the lives of those in need. Seeing his dedication inspired me to carry on his tradition of helping others. I strive to continue learning so that I can provide medical care to the best of my abilities. My father always said, Because everyone lives for themselves, its living for others that really counts. I want to be able to live this statement, and the best way I knew I could do that is with this career path I have chosen. For me, patient care is the most important aspect of what I do on a daily basis. I believe there are two methods of caring and providing treatment. One is where the treatment is dictated and the second is where the patient and their family are actively involved in their treatment and care plan. I believe in educating my patients about their pathology and how their problem can be both resolved and prevented from returning. It is important to me that I listen to my patients, understand their needs, treat them with care and use the best evidence-based medicine. It is easier said than performed, but I believe that a good doctor is not the one who puts their patient on medications but rather a doctor who takes them off their medications. I strive to practice with this kind of mindset. I enjoy working with athletes and sports-related medicine. This is partly because I was always involved in playing sports and being outdoors while growing up. I feel like I can relate to my patients' injuries better when they come from the playground. I also trained heavily on foot and ankle surgery related to trauma and sports medicine, which deepened my love for the field. Athletes always have the ambition and the determination to get back to their game, which motivates me and makes me enjoy helping them even more. While I am not at work, I enjoy spending my time with family and friends. We usually like to go on hiking trips or out on a river for canoeing. I enjoy going on biking trails on a calm road. I also enjoy weightlifting, and I consider the gym as my temple. I love to explore new places, different parts of the world and trying new cuisine with the company of loved ones. If I had to pick one location as my happy place, I would definitely have to choose an island somewhere in the Caribbean.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC REX Healthcare
  • UNC Physicians Network

Languages

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi

Medical School

  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine, 2013 - 2017

Residency and Chief Residency

  • Hoboken University Medical Center, 2017 - 2020
  • Area: Surgery-Sports Medicine, Trauma, Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry

Certifications

  • Foot and Ankle Surgery, Board Eligible
Reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, total ankle replacement
Sports medicine, trauma

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
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