Meet Our Doctors

Nehal L. Mehta MD, FCCP, FAASM

Nehal L. Mehta MD, FCCP, FAASM - Bridgewater, NJ - Respacare

Dr. Mehta received his medical degree at Saint George’s University School of Medicine and then trained at UMDNJ Medical School, New York University and JFK Medical Center. Dr. Mehta specializes in pulmonology, sleep medicine, critical care and internal medicine, and is able to accommodate patients who speak Gujarati.

Specialty: Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Medical Training: UMDNJ Medical School, New York University and JFK Medical Center
Special Interest: Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Septic Shock, Sleep Apnea
Board Certification: Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care, Medicine, and Sleep Medicine
Professional Memberships: American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Society of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Chest Physicians
Hospital Affiliations: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Somerset

Prashant B. Patel MD

Prashant B. Patel MD - Bridgewater, NJ - Respacare

Dr. Patel received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine, and completed his graduate medical education at UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School and Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Patel is board certified and specializes in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.

Specialty: Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine
Medical Training: UMDNJ – New Jersey medical school, Veteran Administration – East Orange, NJ, Hackensack University Medical Center
Special Interest: COPD, Asthma, Allergies, Interstitial Lung Disease, Sleep Apnea
Board Certification: Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Professional Memberships:  American College of Chest Physicians, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Society of Critical Care Medicine
Hospital Affiliations:  Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Somerset, Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington

Alpeshkumar Bavishi MD

MEDICAL TRAINING
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey July 2011 to June 2014 (Former UMDNJ) Newark, New Jersey
Fellowship in Pulmonary & Critical Care MedicineAlpeshkumar Bavishi MD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine July 2007 to June 2010
Elmhurst Hospital Center, New York
Residency in Internal Medicine

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS
• Bavishi A, Ashraf A, Lee L. AIDS-associated Kaposi’s sarcoma of the conjunctiva in a heterosexual woman. International Journal of STD & AIDS. 2012 Mar;23(3):221-2.
• Bavishi AV, McGarry TM. Pulmonary cryptococcosis caused by capsule deficient Cryptococcus neoformans (CDCN) in an immunocompetent patient. Respiratory Care. 2010 Jul;55(7):937-41.
• Book Chapter: Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Patients with Lung Diseases, Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 3rd edition, 2014.
• Bavishi A, Berman A. Aspergillus Bronchitis Causing Total Lung Collapse In An Immunocompetent Patient. Chest. October 2013;144:206A-206A.
• Limited Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis presenting with pulmonary embolism. Abstract presentation. Chest. October 2013.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
• Study of “Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest: Experience in a Public Health Facility”, with Dr. Malik. (July 2009 to June 2010)
• Prediction of Outcome in Septic Patients Admitted To ICU with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, with Dr. Chang (July 2011 to June 2014)
• Comparison of Nasal versus Oronasal Mask CPAP therapy for Patients with Sleep Apnea, with Dr. Blaivas (September 2011 to June 2014)

CERTIFICATIONS
ABIM, Internal Medicine. August 2010 – present
ABIM, Pulmonary Disease. October 2013 – present
ABIM, Critical Care Medicine. November 2014 – present

MEMBERSHIPS
American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

INTEREST
ARDS, Pulmonary Embolism, COPD, Pulmonary Rehab, Pulmonary Vascular Diseases