Dr. Rupa Patel
Clinical Interest: Addiction Medicine
Dr. Rupa Patel is a family physician at the Kingston Community Health Center. She is also an assistant professor at the Queen’s University Department of Family Medicine, and the program director for the Women’s Health Program.
She has worked in many settings over the past 25 years, including remote Northern Ontario, as a GP-Oncologist in a hospital, and as a family doctor in an academic teaching practice. Her current work is in a community health center setting. She also provides care as a GP-Obstetrician.
Dr. Patel is now a passionate advocate for responsible opioid prescribing, after inheriting a practice with many patients on high-dose opioids. She has been with this group of patients for the past 11 years and has extensive experience with opioid tapering. She sat on the Health Quality Ontario Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain quality standards advisory committee. She also teaches responsible opioid prescribing with the Queen’s University Family Medicine Residency Program.