Dr. Nimal Patel Joins Saint Thomas Medical Partners


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (July 24, 2018) – Nimal Patel, D.O., gastroenterologist, has joined Saint Thomas Medical Partners, practicing at the DePaul location in Murfreesboro. Saint Thomas Health is a part of Ascension, the world’s largest Catholic health system and one of the largest non-profit health systems in the country.

Dr. Patel has a special interest in aiding patients who experience gastrointestinal disorders. He strives to build strong, curative relationships with patients and works with them to develop plans for their personal growth, health, and success. Dr. Patel earned his Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology at the University of Kansas, and his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He completed his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship, both at Larkin Community Hospital. During his residency and fellowship, Dr. Patel was Chief Resident and Chief Fellow.

Dr. Patel is board certified in internal medicine, and holds certifications in advanced cardiac life support and basic life support. Dr. Patel is affiliated with the American College of Osteopathic Internist, American Osteopathic Association, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, and American College of Gastroenterology.

In his free time, Dr. Patel enjoys traveling, exercising, music, and spending time with friends and family.

Gastroenterology specialists at Saint Thomas Health treat a wide variety of gastrointestinal ailments, from IBS and nutritional disorders to Hepatitis C and other liver diseases. These physicians also provide treatment and relief for heartburn, gerd, indigestion, and acid reflux symptoms, and perform colonoscopies for colon cancer screening. Saint Thomas Health GI specialists see patients in Murfreesboro, Nashville, Hendersonville, Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Gallatin and Lenox Village. To learn more about gastroenterology care at Saint Thomas Health, visit sthealth.com/gastro.


Saint Thomas Medical Partners, a part of Ascension Medical Group, is a physician-led medical group providing primary care, specialty services, medical imaging, outpatient services, and community-based medical practices throughout Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. One of the region’s largest medical groups with more than 100 locations, 39 specialties and nearly 600 physicians and clinicians, Saint Thomas Medical Partners is part of Saint Thomas Health, one of the leading, integrated health care systems in Tennessee.


In Tennessee, Ascension’s Saint Thomas Health operates nine hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities that cover a 68-county area and employ more than 8,000 associates.  Across the state, Saint Thomas Health provided more than $92 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2017.  Serving Tennessee for 15 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.  Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating more than 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.sthealth.com.