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Episode 23: Dr. Katriny Ikbal & Neer Patel of DirectMed DPC - Austin, TX

Updated: Feb 9, 2021

Direct Primary Care Doctor

Dr. Katriny Ikbal and Neer Patel of DirectMed Direct Primary Care Clinic in Austin, Texas.
Dr. Katriny and Neer Patel with their two sons

Dr. Ikbal received her undergraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Texas at Austin and attended Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ for medical school. Following medical school she trained at the UT Southwestern Family Medicine Residency in Austin. Prior to founding DirectMed, Dr. Ikbal spent several years working in various urgent care centers.

Neer Patel is an engineer by degree, but an entrepreneur at heart. Neer and his wife, Dr. Katriny Ikbal, opened their Direct Primary Care practice in 2015. Neer also owns Virtuous Benefits, a boutique benefits firm that helps employer groups break free from the broken health insurance system by teaching them a long term strategy on how to take control of their ever rising healthcare costs. This proven strategy is being implemented by linking employers with hundreds of DPC physician practices across the country.



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