Dr. Ripal Patel shares how he takes care of his physical and mental health while working locums assignments.
Author - Dr. Ripal Patel
Dr. Ripal “Rip” Patel is the founder and lead for Mercision Emergency Medicine. He completed his MD at the UT Southwestern Medical Center, his MPH at Kings College London, and after a short hiatus in general surgery, he found his home in emergency medicine, where he completed his residency at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Patel is an Assistant Professor at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.
Dr. Ripal Patel relates a few of his most terrifying locum tenens horror stores and gives his advice on how to avoid the same fate.
Dr. Rip Patel shares how his experiences working with fewer resources abroad and at home have helped him find better balance as a doctor.
Dr. Ripal Patel recounts a day in the emergency room during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how it affected him deeply and personally.
Emergency medicine physician Dr. Ripal Patel shares how locum tenens allowed him to optimize his individual practice of medicine.
Emergency medicine physician Dr. Rip Patel shares his thoughts on what it was like getting COVID-19 and why he is a supporter of the vaccine.
Emergency medicine physician Dr. Rip Patel shares his thoughts on how COVID-19 has changed healthcare and what it means for physicians.
Ripal H. Patel, MD, MPH, shares his thoughts on race and medicine as a locum tenens emergency medicine physician.
Emergency medicine locums physician Dr. Ripal Patel offers his advice to other physicians who want to join the ranks in the fight against coronavirus.
Dr. Patel shares the locum tenens assignment checklist he uses to help get rid of the uncertainty of starting a new assignment.