The No. 1 ranked Phoenix-based orthopedic group, The CORE Institute, announced the addition of Dr. Nina Patel-Hinkle, a board certified physician specializing in Non-Surgical, Rehabilitative & Sports Medicine, to its clinical team. She will be practicing at The CORE Institute’s Peoria and West Phoenix facilities.
“We are excited Dr. Patel-Hinkle has become part of our provider footprint as we continue to expand here in Arizona,” said Dr. Steven L. Myerthall, Market President at The CORE Institute. “Her extensive Sports Medicine expertise, in addition to her leadership in assisting Veterans and military personnel, will further grow The CORE Institute’s dynamic clinical team of best-in-class physicians and surgeons.”
“The CORE Intitute has quickly gained a national reputation as a best-in-class orthopedic care provider and I’m very excited to joint this talented and dynamic team,” said Dr. Nina Patel-Hinkle. “The CORE Institute’s Sports Medicine Department is already considered the Arizona leader and I look forward to adding my expertise to the team by sharing what I learned while caring for the brave men and women of our military as the Sports Medicine Department Head at the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune and at the Marine Sailor Concussion Recovery Center.”
Nina Patel-Hinkle DO, CAQSM is a board certified physician in Family Medicine specializing in Non-Surgical, Rehabilitative & Sports Medicine. She is fellowship-trained in Primary Care Sports Medicine.
Dr. Patel-Hinkle received her Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship training from the University of Florida: Primary Care Sport Medicine Fellowship program. She completed her residency and internship in Family Practice Program and received her medical degree from Midwestern University- Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Prior to joining The CORE Institute, Dr. Patel-Hinkle served nine years in the United States Navy and attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander. During her active duty time, she worked at several Naval medical facilities, providing care for members of the military and their families both at home and overseas. Dr. Patel-Hinkle served as the Head of the Department of Sports Medicine at the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, where she provided musculoskeletal injury evaluations and treatments to service members and taught family medicine residents during their sports medicine rotations. Most recently, she provided treatment to service members and wounded warriors at the Marine Sailor Concussion Recovery Center at Camp Lejeune.
Dr. Patel-Hinkle is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Sports Medicine, and American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.