Get to Know Us
Meet Your Healthcare Providers
Nisha Patel, M.D.
Nisha Patel, M.D. is a board certified family medicine physician with over 10 years of experience. She has an interest in disease prevention, women’s health and achieving overall mental and physical well-being for her patients.
Having spent 10 years in private practice, she has witnessed the increasing tug of war with insurance companies resulting in patients paying more for less.
She joined American Health DPC Arlington Heights Clinic to be able to take care of people the way primary care was intended to be.
Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Nisha Patel has been in practice for 13 years. She is passionate about preventive care and holistic approach. Outside of the office she enjoys exercise, travel, and spending time with her family.
Vikas Patel, M.D.
Vikas Patel, M.D., board certified Emergency Medicine. After medical school, he served as a Flight Surgeon in the US Navy on Active duty and upon completing service, finished training as an emergency physician.
He has been medical director of several Chicagoland emergency rooms and continues to practice Emergency Medicine currently.
He co-founded the Midwest Ketamine Center in 2016 and has a sincere interest in taking care of patients with mental illness.
He has enjoyed running his own practice and spending as much time as needed to take care of his patients, segwaying nicely into his interest in our direct primary care practice in Arlington Heights.
Dr. Patel wants to be able to practice medicine without time limits to fully address patient’s concerns.
Outside of medicine, he enjoys spending time and vacationing with his wife and three kids. He enjoys fitness, soccer, tennis, skiing, grilling steak, and cars. His main focus outside of work is spent trying to raise three kind, normal humans!
Angelika Opiela, MSN, RN, FNP-C
Angelika Opiela is a nurse practitioner with over 10 years of clinical experience. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Loyola University, a second Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Resurrection University, and earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from Olivet Nazarene.
She has worked in primary care for 6 years with a specialty in women’s health. Her passion for nursing and medical care started in her late teens, which motivated her to pursue higher studies. She truly enjoys what she does and cannot see herself in any other profession.
She can proudly say she is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a recipient of the National Daisy Award for Nursing Excellence. Angelika really enjoys working with families through all stages of their lives and providing compassionate, individualized care with a focus on patient rights and advocacy. She wants her patients to have an active role in the decision-making process regarding their healthcare, which is why she has joined the direct primary care model.
Her focuses are health promotion, disease prevention, and health education. She is interested in women’s health, diet and nutrition, weight loss management, mental health, and treating chronic ailments like migraines, high blood pressure, diabetes, allergies and GERD. She performs minor in-office procedures including: skin tag removal, wart removal, long-acting contraceptive device placement, among others.
Mike Graf, PA-C, ATC
Board certified in physician assistant studies and athletic training. With 25 years of experience in the medical field, Mike studied at Indiana University and University of Wisconsin, Madison.
He is interested in holistic and integrative medicine. He enjoys treating the whole patient, while providing individualized medical care. He is a known advocate for his patients and wants them to be involved in the decision-making process.
He enjoys working with patients of all ages, with specific focus in athletic training and sports medicine. He has 15 years of experience as an Athletic Trainer.
Practicing as a PA for 4 years, he has been at Midwest Ketamine Center for 2 years providing mental health services and counseling to the patients there. His areas of practice include: family medicine, women’s health, mental health, orthopedics and sports medicine.
Comparing Direct Primary Care to a Traditional Medical Practice
In the United States, most of our healthcare needs and expenses are for routine or preventive care. Shockingly, even the “in-network, member rate” offered by healthcare insurers for medical services is typically marked up 300-500%.
At AMERICAN HEALTH Direct Primary Care, we are committed to providing outstanding patient care, without billing insurance or inflating lab costs.
Your monthly membership includes a wide range of medical services, without any copays or additional fees.
We share these wholesale prices with our patients, so that they can stop worrying about medical bills and focus on keeping themselves healthy.
What are the benefits for patients t our Arlington Heights Clinic?
- Avoid costly health emergencies: Without copays or insurance deductibles holding you back, our members visit us early and often, and avoid costly health emergencies
- Our providers have the right priorities: patient experience, health outcomes and personalized engagement.
- Transparent affordable pricing: Discounted pricing on prescriptions (and advice on how to obtain free medication through pharmaceutical savings programs)
NO HIDDEN FEES
- One stop shop: Get everything done in one place! We manage all your healthcare needs – medications, referrals, specialized procedures, and in-house labs. Your health data is at your fingertips and your provider can be easily reached to help you implement healthy habits and strategies.
- Access to primary care for your routine healthcare needs: Our patients maintain insurance coverage that allows you to feel secure in the case of emergency or major medical problems. Now, you can get access to primary care for your routine healthcare needs without copays or deductibles. We offer the same comprehensive services we always have, with a more personalized and thorough approach.