I'm Dr. Alok Patel

I’m a pediatrician – public health is my bedrock. I love telling stories, running my mouth, and trying to share my experiences by any colorful means.

From hanging out with locals in Huancayo, Peru, to bonding with my little patients to checking out street art in Brooklyn, I’m starting to see that culture = everything = medicine.

My Mission

I consider all public health issues, from polio eradication to fluoridated water to car seats, and I ask myself a simple question:

How can I get the average person excited?

So I look at the entertainment industry. Humor, controversy, solid visuals, and relevance keep celebrity gossip on hit lists. Why can’t we employ the same techniques in medicine? I’m far from an expert in well…anything…but in the new age of digital media, I’m willing to try it all, start a movement, be radical and help everyone see that, when it comes to flash, medicine > pop-culture.

Skills? Traits?

Impatience
Public Speaking
Culinary Skills
Idealism

Tweet Time

  • @Jacodays Which is also a highly important chat -> antibiotic stewardship is so clutch. Unless we want to live with superbugs 11 hours ago
  • @DrCJohns Ahh so true..."mom you spend only 40% of your day with patients.." "Wow sweetheart, it's as if you've read the research" 11 hours ago
  • @Jacodays I appreciate that!! We all need to be better about hearing each other out - same team!yesterday
  • France forcing kids to pay attention in school...what a novel concept. https://t.co/gRcXkItPqayesterday
  • Vaccines are akin to stealing another team's football playbook - the defense WINS. Your body's SECRET WEAPON agains… https://t.co/Lb2aIiQwcW 3 days ago