St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas and Austin's third-
largest private employer, with more than 60 sites throughout Central Texas, including
seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers, and two
freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

St. David's HealthCare has a long history of serving the residents of Central Texas
with exceptional medical care. Our 7,500 employees touch over 858,000 lives each
year with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

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Sheila Patel, DO

Dr. Patel

Sheila Patel, DO, specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and received medical training at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, California. She went on to complete an internship at St. Luke’s Hospital – Allentown Campus in Allentown, Pennsylvania, followed by a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UCLA/GLAVA Healthcare System in Los Angeles, California.

Prior to relocating to Austin, she was a staff physiatrist at the Azalea Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic/Healthsouth Hospital in Tyler, Texas. A native of Edison, New Jersey, Dr. Patel has been in Austin since 2006.


Residency, 2002 – 2005
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
UCLA/GLAVA Healthcare System
Los Angeles, CA

Internship, 2001 – 2002
Osteopathic Traditional Rotating Internship
St. Luke’s Hospital – Allentown Campus
Allentown, PA

Doctor of Osteopathy, 1997 - 2001
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Vallejo, CA

Clinical & Academic Appointments:

Present Doctor of Osteopathy
Austin Diagnostic Clinic,
Austin, Texas

Physiatrist, 2005
Azalea Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic
HealthSouth Hospital,
Tyler, TX

Licensure & Certification:


Professional Organizations

American Osteopathic Association Am
erican Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Association of Academic Physiatrists
Travis County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association

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