Urvi Patel, PA-C

Family Medicine


Verona - Grove Ave.

Primary Location:

Verona Office

271 Grove Ave., Ste. A

Verona, NJ 07044

Contact Information:

Tel: 973-239-2600

Fax: 833-495-1921

Professional Associations:

American Academy of Physician Assistants


Bachelor of Science, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ


Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support




Physician assistant helps patients take control of their health

“I think of primary care as the headquarters for a patient’s health.”

When Urvi Patel was in high school, her grandfather had a heart attack. That’s when she realized that no one in her family was equipped to deal with a medical emergency.  “I had this opportunity as a first-generation college student to pursue whatever career I wanted, and that’s when I decided on medicine,” she said.

Urvi ultimately chose a career as a physician assistant, and during her schooling, she gravitated toward pediatrics, women’s health, and family medicine. Vanguard Medical Group was a natural fit because the primary care practice incorporates all three, and more. “Vanguard’s team-based care approach creates a supportive environment where everyone is helping each other,” she said. “That not only helps me as a provider, but in turn it benefits our patients.”

She takes the time to really listen to her patients and address their concerns. “It’s so important to listen with an unbiased, nonjudgmental ear,” she said. “That way, you can get to know your patients and get a full picture of their health. The better that you understand the whole person, the better you will be able to provide recommendations for treatment or preventive care.”

Urvi feels the impact that she makes every single day. “I like being able to go home, knowing that I made a difference in someone’s life. That is very fulfilling for me. Helping people is what drew me to medicine in the first place.”

When she’s not working, Urvi loves to read, bake, and spend time with family. “I have a huge family,” she said, “and we see each other lot.”