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Nihar K. Patel, MD

Dr. Nihar K. Patel, MD

Medical Oncology, Hematology
Willis-Knighton Physician Network

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About Me

Dr. Patel grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana.  He received his bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!). He joined the Willis Knighton Cancer Center team in 2015.   During Dr. Patel’s medical training he was house officer of the year and was later named chief resident at the VA Medical Center in Washington DC. He has been elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and served as chief fellow while completing his fellowship. Dr. Patel has coauthored several professional journal articles on various cancer types and reviews on possible therapies.  He served as an assistant clinical professor in the Hematology & Medical Oncology Department at George Washington University prior to moving back to Shreveport.  

While Dr. Patel enjoys taking care and managing all oncologic and hematologic disorders, he has a keen interest in malignancies of the head and neck, lung, genitourinary and gastrointestinal tracts, as well as lymphoproliferative and plasma cell disorders. He is married to Dr. Ishita Patel, an endocrine and metabolic disorders specialist. 



  • Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine
  • Internship: George Washington University Medical Center
  • Residency: George Washington University Medical Center
  • Residency: VA Medical Center/WDC
  • Fellowship: George Washington University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine: Medical Oncology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine

Insurance Accepted

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AARP Medicare Supplemental Plans
Aetna Better Health of Louisiana
Aetna Coventry Advantra Louisiana
Aetna Coventry Medicare Dual Preferred
Aetna Medicare Freedom PPO
Amerihealth Caritas Louisiana
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO Preferred Care
Blue Cross/Blue Shield Federal Employees
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana - HMO Louisiana
Blue Cross/Blue Shield OGB
Cigna HealthCare
Coventry Health Care (Aetna)
First Health
GEHA (Government Employees Health Association)
Health Plus of Louisiana
Humana Choice PPO
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Humana Gold Plus SNP Dual Eligible
IMA of Louisiana
Louisiana Healthcare Connections
Louisiana Medicaid
Louisiana Medicaid CHIP
Mail Handler's Benefit Plan (Aetna)
Medicare Railroad
Medicare Traditional Part B
Mutual of Omaha Supplemental Plans
Novasys Health
PHCS (Private Healthcare Systems / Multiplan)
PPO Plus
Tricare for Life
Tricare Prime
Tricare Select / Standard
UMR (United Healthcare)
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
Workers Compensation
Healthy Blue

Conditions Treated

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Autoimmune Diseases
Central Nervous System Lymphoma
Nodular Lymphoma
Breast Diseases
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
Breast Cancer
Urinary Disorders
Vaginal Cancer
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Brain Disorders
ENT Cancer
Vascular Disease
Bone Cancer
Skin Cancer
Larynx Conditions
Brain Cancer
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Maternal Anemia
Retina Diseases
Uterine Cancer
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
Esophageal Diseases
Oral Cancer
Marginal Zone Lymphoma
Laryngeal Cancer
Anal Disorders
Liver Cancer
Polycythemia Rubra Vera
Gallbladder Cancer
Multiple Myeloma
Ovarian Cancer
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Tonsil Cancer
Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
Stomach Cancer
Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
Prostate Cancer
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
Testicular Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Uterine Diseases
Colorectal Cancer
Kidney Cancer
Peritoneal Cancer
Adrenal Gland Cancer
Kaposi's Sarcoma
Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Bladder Cancer
Pleura Cancer
Fallopian Tube Cancer
Blood Disorders
Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
Lung Cancer
Salivary Gland Cancer
von Willebrand Disease
Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
Secondary Malignancies
Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Tongue Cancer
Gynecologic Cancer
Bleeding Disorders
Myeloproliferative Disorders
Cervical Cancer
Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
Stomach Diseases
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
Small Intestine Cancer
Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
Hodgkin's Disease
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
Bile Duct Cancer
Sickle Cell Disease
Hypercoagulable State
Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
Vitamin B Deficiency
Eye Cancer
Mast Cell Diseases
Penile Cancer
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
Thyroid Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Lymphoma, Large-Cell
Sezary's Disease
Pulmonary Disease

Procedures Performed

Leukemia Diagnostic Evaluations
Bone Marrow Evaluation
Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
Erythropoietin Test
Bone Marrow Biopsy
Lymphoma Evaluation
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