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Sacred Heart Opens New Family Practice Location and Welcomes Dr. Darshan Patel


November 14, 2012

Abby Barlok

Publications Specialist



Sacred Heart HealthCare System Opens New Family Practice Location and Welcomes Dr. Darshan Patel

ALLENTOWN, PA - Sacred Heart HealthCare System is excited to announce the opening of its newest Family Practice Office, Sacred Heart Primary Care – Walbert, located at 3420 Walbert Avenue, Suite 101 in Allentown. Sacred Heart offers a primary care network that extends from Allentown to Coopersburg to Northampton to Whitehall and we are excited to now expand our services to the South Whitehall region on Monday, November 19, 2012.    

Sacred Heart’s newest practice will be led by Darshan B. Patel, M.D.   Dr. Patel delivers the best quality care to each patient and has seen great success in both patient satisfaction and quality care measures through his years of practice as Medical Director and Lead Physician in the Geisinger Health System.  

Darshan Patel received his medical degree from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY.  He completed his family practice internship and residency at Harrisburg Family Practice, Harrisburg, PA. 

Sacred Heart Primary Care – Walbert, located just around the corner from Target, offers same-day appointments and is open Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Thursdays from 7:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and special morning hours on Saturdays twice a month.  Walk-in appointments are available during hours of operation.

Dr. Patel is pleased to join Sacred Heart and continue his mission of delivering personal, compassionate care to families in our community!  For the best care for your family, schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel today by calling 610-530-8414.

Contact Information

Sacred Heart Primary Care –Walbert

3420 Walbert Avenue

Suite 101

Allentown, PA

Phone: (610) 530-8414


Sacred Heart Hospital is a 215-bed Catholic medical center located in central Allentown, Pa. Founded in 1912, Sacred Heart Hospital offers a wide range of advanced medical services ranging from obstetrics to bariatric surgery, vascular surgery, cardiology, rehabilitation and behavioral health.services. A network of physician practices throughout Lehigh and Northampton Counties provide complete primary and pediatric medical care to the region’s residents. Sacred Heart Hospital is nationally recognized in case management, as a Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery, and its Transitional Care Facility was granted a Five-Star rating by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Sacred Heart Hospital earned Primary Stroke Center certification from The Joint Commission as well as the Silver Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines–Stroke program. Additional information is available at www.shh.org.


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