Dr. Mamta Patel knew from the time she was three years old that she wanted to be a doctor! Talk about having your act together at an early age. Today, Dr. Patel is a board certified ophthalmologist. She focuses on disease and surgery of the retina. This includes diagnosis and treatment of macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
She joined Gulf Coast Eye Institute in 2010. “I have the deepest respect for all the physicians and surgeons in this practice,” said Dr. Patel. “I care deeply for my patients so it was important to me to find a practice that shares that philosophy. I would trust members of my own family to any one of the surgeons and doctors at Gulf Coast Eye Institute.”
Dr. Patel earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, completed her ophthalmology residency at University of Texas Medical Branch, and then completed a rigorous vitreoretinal fellowship at the National Retina Institute. She is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Patel is passionate about the issue of retinopathy of prematurity and is motivated on a very personal level to make sure all premature babies in the area are screened for this potentially sight-stealing condition that is common in preemies.
When she’s not seeing patients, Dr. Patel enjoys spending quality time with family members, friends and her dogs. As an avid dog lover, she likes to donate to and visit local animal shelters.