Samir Mahendra Patel, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Male
Where I practice
Welcome to my Web page! I'm happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my work as a physician and physician administrator at Kaiser Permanente.
I’ve wanted to be a physician ever since I was a child when I would see my father—who is now a retired Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center obstetrician—leave in the middle of the night to deliver babies. I left the South Bay to attend medical school at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, but I always wanted to return to the Southern California to serve the community I grew up in. In 2012, I also transitioned into my role as assistant chief of the Department of Internal Medicine, and physician-in-charge of the hospitalist division. I feel fortunate to be able to work at Kaiser Permanente—both as a clinician, as well as an administrator who is working to make our organization the best health care delivery system in the country. I feel fortunate to be able to live out that dream.
About my practice
I’m an internal medicine hospitalist ,and have been practicing at the South Bay Medical Center for over 6 years now. As a hospitalist, I take particular pride in caring for members with acute illnesses requiring hospitalization. Being a doctor allows people to share with me their innermost secrets, fears, and hopes. It’s a privilege to help members understand what concerns them, translate what they may not grasp, get them appropriate evaluations, and communicate with them and their families. I feel very honored that members have entrusted me with their care, and I strive to treat them as I would my own family.
How I thrive
Keeping balance in my life is very important to me. I love spending time with my family, and attending sporting events—especially my beloved Los Angeles Lakers. I also enjoy traveling, and make it a priority to set aside time to just relax, read a good book, or catch a movie.