Esteemed geriatrician to address Health Cell group

Neela K. Patel, M.D.
Neela K. Patel, MD, in an office visit. During the pandemic, promotores helped the geriatrics and supportive care team to expand visits to homebound patients and reduce ER visits.

Neela K. Patel, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor and chief of the Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Care in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and medical director of UT Health Geriatrics & Palliative Care, will be the guest speaker at The Health Cell’s monthly luncheon May 9.

The Health Cell was formed by and for San Antonio’s biotechnology, medical, military and academic leadership to promote professional development and collaboration across the city’s health sector.

Dr. Patel is a respected geriatrician who has developed a model of integrated care for older adults across all clinical settings that is called the UT Senior Health Model. It is linked to community resources such as home health agencies or the Alzheimer’s association, senior centers, hospitals and more.

The May 9 Health Cell lunch meeting is at 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, May 9, at the Hilton San Antonio Airport Hotel.


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