Meet Dr. Ankit Patel
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist at UT Southwestern

As an expert in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Ankit Patel, M.D., helps patients with spine and musculoskeletal pain. He specializes in identifying the cause of the pain and developing a plan to treat it, with an emphasis on improving his patients’ function and quality of life.

“I believe in individualizing the treatment plan to fit the specific needs and goals of my patients. Treatment options that I may incorporate include physical therapy, optimizing medical management, and interventional pain management techniques.”

Dr. Patel is fellowship-trained in providing a variety of nonsurgical treatment options, including nerve blocks, epidural steroid injections, joint injections, radiofrequency ablations, spinal cord stimulator trials, and kyphoplasty.

His interest in physical medicine and rehabilitation was piqued early on when he witnessed family members being helped by specialists in the field.

“I grew up in an extended family, and several of my family members had multiple spine or musculoskeletal ailments,” he says. “As I was involved in their medical care and decision-making process, I developed a fascination with both nonsurgical musculoskeletal medicine and the continuity of care aspect of physical medicine and rehabilitation.”