Big Business: Nursing Rehab Patients
Dr. Amish Patel, the Founder and CEO of Integrated Rehab Consultants, a company that has discovered an important need in today’s growing nursing home system joins Enterprise Radio.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Dr. Amish Patel discuss the following:
- You are a practicing physiatrist. Tell me what that is.
- Tell me what your business, Integrated Rehab Consultants, is and how it works.
- What niche did you discover that allowed you to create a successful business?
- How has the evolving healthcare situation in the U.S. recently helped or hurt your business?
- Your total net revenue grew to $21 million in just 6 years. How did you do that?
Dr. Amish Patel is the Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder of Integrated Rehab Consultants.
Dr. Amish Patel graduated medical school from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He received his medical degree in 2006. After graduating, Dr. Patel obtained a highly competitive transitional year internship at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago. He graduated from his Internship with Honors in 2007.
Dr. Patel began his specialty training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, IL in 2007. While at Marianjoy, Dr. Patel headed up several committees including the Ethics Committee, Patient Safety Committee, and GME Committee. Dr. Patel served as Chief Resident his senior year and graduated his residency in 2010.
Dr. Patel also served as the Medical Director for Advanced Neurological Services, for which he conducted electromyography tests throughout the Chicagoland area from 2010-2012. In 2012, Dr. Patel left his position there to start EMrG Diagnostic testing. EMrG is currently conducting EMG testing in the greater Chicago area and is in the process of expanding nationally.
Currently, Dr. Patel is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Rehab Consultants. IRC specializes in rehab in post-acute facilities, and is the largest rehabilitation physician (also called a physiatrist) group in the country with more than 100 physicians. IRC currently has contracts to provide physiatry services to skilled nursing facilities in more than 22 states.
Dr. Patel is a member of numerous professional societies including American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.