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Sapna Patel, MD

Sapna Patel, MD

Oncology - Medical

About the Provider

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Video Title:Physician Video Profile: Sapna Patel, MD (Medical Oncology)

Video Summary: Introducing Dr. Sapna Patel, a medical oncologist at the Lakeland's Marie Yeager Cancer Center.

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Sapna R. Patel, MD, Hematology/Oncology, received her Medical Degree from the Spartan Health Sciences University School of Medicine in Vieux Fort, St. Lucia. She has also completed fellowships and is board-certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine.

Prior to returning to southwest Michigan, Dr. Patel worked at the Regional Cancer Center at IPMC in Kingsport, Tennessee. She also spent three years at the Southwest Virginia Regional Cancer Center in Norton, Virginia. Dr. Patel is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Medical Association, and American College of Physicians.

“Cancer is a difficult diagnosis to endure both mentally and physically. It’s crucial that we involve the patient and their family by explaining what the treatment options are and let them know what to expect.”

Sapna Patel, MD



  • Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
  • University of Michigan
  • Providence Hospital - Michigan
Medical School
  • Spartan Health Sciences University
  • Major: Medical Doctor
  • William Beaumont Army Medical Center
  • William Beaumont Army Medical Center


  • "We really appreciated the concern Dr. Patel and her nurse Heather had for us. Whenever we called with a question Heather always returned our calls." "I really love Dr. Patel. She's really nice and; very informative. She spoke to my children who were with me, even thought she doesn't have to."

    "Dr. Patel is a very good listener."

    "Dr. Patel is just wonderful. I have nothing but good to say about her. She is such a nice person."

    "Dr. Patel really listed to me any time I had a concern, where other doctors I've had in the past would have just dismissed it. I truly do credit her for saving my life."


Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • Federated
  • Group-Marketing
  • Healthscope
  • Humana
  • Liberty Union
  • Nippon Life
  • PHP of Northern Indian
  • Priority Health
  • Starmark
  • Trustmark
  • United Health Care
  • US Health & Life
  • Community Health Alliance (CHA)
  • Select Health Network
  • McLaren
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • Meridian

Office Locations


Lakeland Cancer Specialists

3900 Hollywood Rd,
St. Joseph, MI 49085

Lakeland Cancer Specialists

42 N St Joseph Ave, Suite 304,
Niles, MI 49120

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