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Dr. Krishna Patel, DO

Dr. Krishna Patel is a Des Plaines native! She graduated from Maine West High School and went on to University of Wisconsin-Madison, earning a B.S. in Biology and Political Science. She obtained her medical degree at Midwestern University-Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency training at Saint Louis University and gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition fellowship training at Loyola University Medical Center.

Dr. Patel is a board-certified gastroenterologist who specializes in inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Other interests include general gastroenterology, colon cancer screening, microscopic colitis, as well as endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures. She has a particular interest in objective documentation/communication of disease activity using endoscopic scoring systems in inflammatory bowel disease and works on creating educational modules for other gastroenterologists. 

She is an active member of the American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology, and Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

Dr. Patel lives by the following motto - “Better Your Mind, Better Your Body, Better Your Spirit. It’s what I work to achieve each day and what I strive to help my patients achieve as well. My goal for my patients is to maximize their positive gastrointestinal outcomes at every angle so that they can reach this level of wellness that they deserve. I strive to heal the individual, rather than to just treat the disease.”

In Dr. Patel’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, while exploring the Chicago food scene. You will find her at Orangetheory Fitness if not in clinic or the endoscopy lab. She is an avid Chicago sports fan, and particularly enjoys commissioning her fantasy football league each year.

Languages spoken: English


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