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Community Family Medicine Residency Program

Distinguished Family Medicine Residency alumni

Patrick Rankin, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Community Physician Network

Patrick Rankin, MD, distinguished family medicine residency alumniDr. Rankin is helping to shape the future of care delivery at Community Physician Network by providing clinical perspective and leadership for the integrated, multidisciplinary physician group. Dr. Rankin’s innovative and patient-centered insights are central to improving quality and safety within the organization, from the implementation of CareConnect, Community’s robust electronic medical record, to the development of advanced care models to better serve patients in our rapidly changing healthcare environment. He completed his medical degree at Indiana University and his family medicine residency at Community. He also has a master’s degree in medical management from Carnegie Mellon University and completed the Advanced Training Program in healthcare delivery improvement at Intermountain Health Care.

Risheet Patel, M.D.

Risheet Patel, M.D.In 2007, Risheet Patel, M.D., received the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) Outstanding Resident Award. The award is presented annually to a family practice resident who demonstrates exceptional interest and involvement in family medicine and exemplifies the qualities of a family physician.

The IAFP further notes that, "Dr. Patel has made a lasting impression on patients, students, fellow residents and teachers in just a few short years. He has been an ambassador for the specialty and a pillar in his community...He eagerly anticipates the opportunities he has to influence policies and programs that will positively impact the health of the public."

Dr. Risheet Patel was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana and graduated high school locally from Hamilton Southeastern High School. He completed his undergraduate work at Union College in Schenectady, New York and then attended Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. Dr. Patel then moved back to Indianapolis and completed his Family Medicine Residency at Community Health Network. He currently practices family medicine in Indianapolis, serving the Fishers area, at Olio Road Family Care.

The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Announces
2010 Pfizer Teacher Development Award Winners

LEAWOOD, Kansas - Risheet R. Patel, M.D., a practicing family physician in Fishers, Indiana, is among a select group of physicians honored by the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation for his commitment to education in the field of family medicine. Dr. Patel was selected to receive a 2010 Pfizer Teacher Development Award based on his scholastic achievement, leadership qualities and dedication to family medicine.

"Pfizer Teacher Development Awards spotlight the best of our profession: those in active practice who give of themselves to teach, mentor, and inspire residents and students. Tomorrow’s family doctors and their patients will be better because of their efforts. My congratulations to Dr. Patel and my thanks to Pfizer for preserving the noble tradition of the clinician-teacher," said Richard G. Roberts, M.D., J.D., AAFP Foundation President.

Dr. Patel earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College and is a graduate of the Community Health Network Family Medicine Residency Program,where he is currently a part-time instructor. Dr. Patel will be recognized for this achievement during a ceremony hosted by his teaching center.

About the Pfizer Teacher Development Awards
The Pfizer Teacher Development Awards Program recognizes outstanding, community-based family physicians who combine clinical practice with part-time teaching of family medicine. Each nomination is reviewed and scored by a panel appointed by the AAFP Foundation. The award provides funding for each recipient to attend an activity of choice to further their professional development and teaching skills. This program is supported by a grant from Pfizer Inc. For more information, including eligibility criteria and list of recipients, please visit

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