Dr. Patel’s research interests are in pharmacotherapeutic management of neurological conditions, in particular epilepsy, dementia and chronic pain.
Her current research interests include the assessment, classification and management of drug related problems in persons presenting with cognitive impairment as well as the frail elderly in primary care settings.
Dr. Patel holds a cross appointment with the Department of Family Medicine, DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University.
Office: PHR 7001
Phone: 519-888-4567, ext.21337
- Evaluation of pharmacotherapeutic management of neurological disorders, in particular, epilepsy, cognitive impairment and dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and headache pain
Research and Clinical Practice
- Pharmacotherapeutic management of neurological disorders, in particular, epilepsy, cognitive impairment and dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and headache pain
- The assessment, classification and management of drug related problems in persons with cognitive impairment as well as the frail elderly in primary care settings
Dr. Patel teaches at the undergraduate level. Course offerings have included:
Pharm 252 Institutional Pharmacy Practice
Pharm 320 Integrated Patient Focused Care 5
Patel T, Slonim K, Lee L. Use of potentially inappropriate medications among ambulatory home-dwelling elderly patients with dementia: A review of the literature. Can Pharm J (In press).
Lee L, Patel T, Hillier L, Maulkhan N, Slonim K and Costa A. Identifying frailty in primary care: A systematic review. Geriatrics & Gerontology International. 2017 Apr 12. DOI: 10.1111/ggi.12955
Maximos M, Chang F, Patel T. Risk of falls associated with antiepileptic drug use in ambulatory elderly population: A systematic review. Can Pharm J 2017; 150: 101 – 111. DOI: 10.1177/1715163517690744
Duong S, Patel T, Chang F. Dementia: What pharmacists need to know. Can Pharm J 2017; 150: 118 – 129. DOI: 10.1177/1715163517690745
Lee L, Patel T, Costa A, Bryce E, Hillier LM, Slonim K, Hunter SW, Heckman G, Molnar FJ. Accuracy of gait speed and handgrip strength as a screen for frailty in primary care. Can Fam Physician. 2017; 63: e51 – e57.
Lee L, Patel T, Hillier L, Milligan J. Office-based case finding for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in older adults in primary care. Can Respiratory J 2016; article ID 1083270. DOI: 10.1155/2016/1083270.
Patel T, Chang F, Mohammed HT, Raman-Wilms L, Jurcic J, Khan A, Sproule B. Knowledge, perceptions and attitudes toward chronic pain and its management: A cross-sectional survey of frontline pharmacists in Ontario, Canada. PLoS One 2016; 11 (6): e0157151. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0157151
Patel T, Milligan J and Lee FJ. Medication problems in individuals with spinal cord injury in a primary care-based clinic. J of Spinal Cord Med 2017; 40: 54-61. DOI: 10.1179/2045772315Y.0000000055
Chang F, Patel T, and Schulz ME. The “Rising Tide” of dementia in Canada: what does it mean for pharmacists and the people they care for? Can Pharm J 2015; 148: 193 – 199.
Patel T# and Chang F. Assessment and management of patients with Parkinson’s disease by community pharmacists. Can Pharm J 2015; 148: 142 – 149.
Bauman CA, Milligan JD, Patel T, Pritchard S, Labreche T, Dillon-Martin S, Ilich A and Riva JJ. Community-based falls prevention: lessons from an interprofessional Mobility Clinic. J Can Chiropr Assoc 2014; 58: 300 – 311.
Patel T and Chang F. Parkinson’s disease guidelines for pharmacists. Can Pharm J 2014; 147: 161 – 170.
Rojas-Fernandez C, Patel T and Lee L. An interdisciplinary memory clinic: a novel practice setting for pharmacists in primary care in Ontario, Canada. Ann Pharmacother 2014; 48; 785 - 795.
Fore more on Dr. Patel's publications, see her ResearchGate profile.
Awards and Distinctions
2016 Canadian Pharmacists Association Patient Care Achievement Award in Specialty Practice
2013 Inter-professional Preceptor of the Year, KW and Area Family Medicine Residency Program, McMaster University
1997 Most Valuable Player, St. Michael’s Hospital
Professional Associations and Service
Dr. Patel also works closely with Memory Clinic at the Centre for Family Medicine Family Health Team, and participates in providing care to patients with memory concerns and training pharmacists through the Memory Clinic Training Program.
She is also a member on the Parkinson Medical Advisory Council of Parkinson Society Canada and a member of the Network for Aging Research.
The following news stories have featured Dr. Patel's research:
1996 BScPharm (University of Kentucky)
1997 PharmD (University of Kentucky)
2002 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Neurology/Pharmacokinetics (University of Illinois at Chicago)