Smita Patel, DO

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Dr. Smita Patel is an Integrative Neurologist and sleep medicine physician, a physician leader and entrepreneur. She graduated from Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2001. She went on to complete her neurological training at the Medical College of Wisconsin (2005) and sleep medicine training at the University of Chicago (2006). Additionally, she completed a two-year fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, under Dr. Andrew Weil (2011). With over 19 years of experience working in hospitals and across the healthcare industry, Dr. Patel is also involved as Vice President of the Illinois State Neurological Society, a non-profit organization which aims to advocate on behalf of patients for access to neurological care and promoting continuing education of neurologists and the public of Illinois. She brings her expertise in neurology and sleep medicine along with a proficiency in complementary and integrative medicine to develop tailored health plans for her patients.

Dr. Patel has participated in clinical research studies in the area of sleep medicine and has written book chapters for several academic publications on neurological disorders. She has a strong interest in researching the cause and treatment of neurological diseases as well as supporting and participating in educational programs. Dr. Patel is the Director of Center for Brain Health at Northshore University Health System and is now Founder of iNeuro Institute. With iNeuro Institute, she wants to shift the current paradigm towards wellness, prevention, patient empowerment, and self- care and ultimately close the gap in healthcare disparities. She regularly lectures to the community on Integrative Neurology and Sleep- namely the effects of nutrition, meditation, yoga, exercise, sleep, acupuncture, and evidence based supplements on the health of the nervous system.

Education

  • DO: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Internship/Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin, Neurology

  • Fellowship: University of Chicago, Sleep Medicine

  • Fellowship: University of Arizona, Integrative Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Neurology - Sleep Medicine

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Restless Leg Syndrome – Causes

More often than not, the cause of restless legs is a mystery. There may be a genetic predisposition or environmental trigger. There may be a connection between restless legs and low iron levels in the...

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Restless Leg Syndrome: Prevention

You may be able to prevent restless legs if it’s due to an iron deficiency or a medication you may be using. If you have primary restless legs, you may not be able to prevent...

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Smita Patel – Video Business Card

Hi, I’m Smita Patel. I’m triple board certified in neurology, sleep medicine and integrative medicine. I’m trained in all three fields of medicine, which means I can evaluate one’s nervous system, help with sleep concerns,...

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Standard Time vs Daylight Saving Time

Dr. Smita Patel explores the concept of Daylight Savings time vs standard time, and how this affects the health of our society.

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Insomnia Myths Vs. Facts

Dr. Smita Patel lists popular sleep and insomnia beliefs and explains which are myths vs. facts including alcohol, exercise, and screen time

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Sleep Apnea – Types

There are several different kinds of sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by a partial or complete blockage of the airway during sleep. During sleep, a person’s throat muscles relax, allowing the tongue and...

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Insomnia – Immediate Medical Attention

If you have worsening pain or increased difficulty breathing at night, those may indicate a need to seek emergency medical care. Also, if you have worsening mood or suicidal thoughts, this would be very important...

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Sleep Talk w/ Dr. Smita Patel

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Sleep Apnea – When to see a Doctor

A sleep disorder is broadly defined as a physical or psychological problem that impairs your ability to sleep, or causes increased sleepiness during the day. Everyone can experience sleep problems from time to time. However,...

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Sleep Apnea – Treatment

Doctors generally do not recommend medications as the primary treatment for sleep apnea. However, some drugs can help patients manage symptoms of sleep apnea, including daytime sleepiness or difficulty sleeping. C-PAP and oral appliances work...

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