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VOL. 131 | NO. 189 | Wednesday, September 21, 2016

OB-GYN Shweta Patel Joins Adams Patterson Gynecology

By Kate Simone

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Dr. Shweta Patel has joined Adams Patterson Gynecology & Obstetrics as a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist. Patel, who’s a lieutenant commander of the Medical Corps of the United States Navy, comes to Adams Patterson after serving as a naval medical officer and sexual assault response liaison at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.


Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y. 

Experience: Bachelor of Arts in biomedical sciences and M.D. at the University at Buffalo, N.Y. Postgraduate training at the Uniformed Services Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Naval medical officer at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune; naval medical officer at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Family: Youngest of two daughters. My older sister, nephew and both parents live in Raleigh, N.C. We are a very close-knit family.

Favorite quote: “Everything will be alright in the end ... so if it is not alright, it is not the end.”

Activities you enjoy outside of work: Dancing, cooking, reading, painting, boxing, live music, theater, hiking, writing, spending time with my furchild (Mimi, 5-year-old HuskyChow).

What talent do you wish you had? A naturally high metabolism! The struggle is real.

Who has had the greatest influence on you and why? My mother. She has always been an outspoken, steadfast and self-sustained woman. Having those qualities to emulate is a large part of how I came to be the woman I am today.

What attracted you to Adams Patterson? From the minute that I met with Adams Patterson, I sensed that we would be a good match. The partners all exude a positive and well-balanced outlook, both personally and professionally. They all have extensive experience and concurrently have strengths in different areas, which is a great asset to have as a new member of the team. Lastly, I am really excited to have joined a practice that not only delivers great gynecologic and obstetrical care. They also focus on wellness, nutrition, fitness and aesthetics – truly comprehensive approach.

What are your goals in your new position? I would like to take advantage of the group’s experience with robotic surgery. I also am very excited to re-establish myself in resident and medical student education. I hope to become more prolific with my women’s health care blog (obgynkanobi.blogspot.com). Lastly, I am looking forward to developing my patient following at my new group.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? I think one of the smartest and most fulfilling choices I have ever made was to become a naval officer. The values and skills I learned through my time with the Navy continue to enhance my experience as a physician and woman. And the sense of honor and pride that comes with having the privilege to serve my country is why I have decided to stay in the Naval Reserve while I practice at Adams Patterson.

If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? Follow your gut. Be mindful. Be kind.


Cheryl Crider has joined Crye-Leike Real Estate Services’ East Memphis branch office as a Realtor and affiliate broker. Crider has 10 years of real estate experience in commercial property management. She specializes in residential and commercial real estate in and around Shelby, Tipton, Fayette, Hardeman and Haywood counties, with a focus on helping first-time homebuyers.

Lisa Lyon has joined Century Wealth Management as office manager/executive assistant. Lyon previously was employed by Raymond James, working in operations for nine years. 

SCORE Memphis has named William Adler as its new chapter chair, with his term beginning Oct. 1. In this position, Adler will coordinate community outreach, recruiting and the chapter’s small-business mentoring and workshop programs. Other officers include Joe McDonald, vice chair; Beverly Anderson, treasurer; and Janet Cherry, secretary.


King W. Rogers has joined the board of directors of Memphis-based private bank Financial Federal. Rogers is currently of counsel with Glankler Brown PLLC, concentrating his practice in the areas of commercial transactions and banking.

Leigh Dickey has secured a fellowship through the Gideon’s Promise Law School Partnership Program and will work in the Shelby County Public Defender’s Office. Dickey is a native Memphian and a 2016 graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Law.

Planned Parenthood of Greater Memphis Region has honored several of its supporters at the 2016 James Award celebration. The honorees are: Tennessee state Rep. Johnnie Turner, 2016 James Award, which honors a community member for their unwavering support of Planned Parenthood’s ideals; Eddie Kaplan, Judy Scharff Lifetime Achievement Award; Rachel Ankey and Tamara Hendrix, 2016 Volunteers of the Year; and Hannah Piecuch, Ema Wagner, Nora Goodman-Bryan and Annie Vento, 2016 Young Volunteers of the Year.

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