About Us

Dr. Anil Patel
My Goals:

To use my skills as a physician to provide civic and healthcare services to the community in which I live through various channels.

To give back to the University of Zambia and to provide education to the underprivileged youth in third world countries through my family foundation.

After years of practicing medicine I have come to the realization that treating patients requires more than just diagnosing and prescribing. Together we have to delve into the underlying cause of illness to achieve wellness in body mind and spirit. Develop a Wellness Center, a place and environment conducive to preventing long term diseases and improving quality of life.

My Personal Accomplishments:

Completing the Annapurna Circuit in the Himalayas, trekking 131 miles (210 km) and peaking at 17,769 ft (5415 m) 10.02.2019
Chicago Marathon 10.07.2007
Hole-in-One at Wild Dunes Golf Course in South Carolina 06.24.2000

My Professional Accomplishments:

Clarksville Community Choice Award – Favorite Gastroenterologist 2010
Gateway Health System Physician Excellence Award 2009
Paul Harris Rotarian Award 2002
Outstanding Young Clarksvillian Award 1997
Outstanding Young Men of America Award 1987
The Wildlife Conservation Society Prize for the best first-year Student in Biology 1979

Reflections on the past 30 years

The past three decades have flown by and healthcare has changed so much. Sometimes I reflect on who I am, where I live, and what I want my life’s legacy to be….
The four most important things in my life remain the same as when I graduated from medical school, left Zambia, and moved to America. They are my family, my faith in God, my health and my patients. By continuing to devote time to these things, my life has balance, focus, and meaning.
I look forward to each new day with enthusiasm. As a physician, I hope that in some way I help my patients. I enjoy talking to my patients, listening to their life stories, and planning an approach to better health.
I am blessed beyond words. Thank God.

Anil Patel MD MBA

Birthday:  January 27th
Hometown:  Lusaka, Zambia (Central Africa)
Pride and Joy:  Son (oncologist) and daughter (dermatologist)
Established this Practice:  01.06.1993 
Undergraduate: University of Zambia, Major in Human Biology with Honors - 1979
Medical School:  University of Zambia School of Medicine - 1982
Residency:  University of Tennessee – Baptist Hospital, Nashville - 1988
Fellowship:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center - 1990
MBA:  Vanderbilt University Owen’s School of Business - 1998
Board Certification:  Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Book:  Principles by Ray Dalio
Favorite Movie:  The Ultimate Gift
Favorite Food:  Cheese
Favorite Quote: “No good deed goes unpunished.”
Favorite Music:  Instrumental Meditation Music (and listening to podcasts)

My Goals:

To use my skills as a physician to provide civic and healthcare services to the community in which I live through various channels.

To give back to the University of Zambia and to provide education to the underprivileged youth in third world countries through my family foundation.

After years of practicing medicine I have come to the realization that treating patients requires more than just diagnosing and prescribing. Together we have to delve into the underlying cause of illness to achieve wellness in body mind and spirit. Develop a Wellness Center, a place and environment conducive to preventing long term diseases and improving quality of life.

My Personal Accomplishments:

Completing the Annapurna Circuit in the Himalayas, trekking 131 miles (210 km) and peaking at 17,769 ft (5415 m) 10.02.2019
Chicago Marathon 10.07.2007
Hole-in-One at Wild Dunes Golf Course in South Carolina 06.24.2000

My Professional Accomplishments:

Clarksville Community Choice Award – Favorite Gastroenterologist 2010
Gateway Health System Physician Excellence Award 2009
Paul Harris Rotarian Award 2002
Outstanding Young Clarksvillian Award 1997
Outstanding Young Men of America Award 1987
The Wildlife Conservation Society Prize for the best first-year Student in Biology 1979

Reflections on the past 30 years

The past three decades have flown by and healthcare has changed so much. Sometimes I reflect on who I am, where I live, and what I want my life’s legacy to be….
The four most important things in my life remain the same as when I graduated from medical school, left Zambia, and moved to America. They are my family, my faith in God, my health and my patients. By continuing to devote time to these things, my life has balance, focus, and meaning.
I look forward to each new day with enthusiasm. As a physician, I hope that in some way I help my patients. I enjoy talking to my patients, listening to their life stories, and planning an approach to better health.
I am blessed beyond words. Thank God.

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My personal accomplishments:

Tricking my incredibly talented and accomplished wife into marrying me
Practicing medicine on 3 different continents
Medals4Mettle participant for 3 years. This was a program that paired runners of the Louisville Derby Marathon or Half Marathon with a child undergoing treatment for cancer. At the end of the race, the medal received by the runner is presented to the child for their courage and mettle in battling cancer.

My Professional Accomplishments:

Chief fellow during Gastroenterology fellowship
Trip leader for 2011 Medical Brigade to Ecuador through Timmy Global Health and University of Louisville School of Medicine
AMPATH (Academic Model Providing Access Healthcare) 2017 Participant. This is a program based in Eldoret, Kenya where I was able to spend two months providing both inpatient and outpatient care along with Kenyan medical professionals.
Received the John W. Thieret Undergraduate Research Award from the Biological Science Department at Northern Kentucky University
Awarded the Sheldon B Fern Honors Scholarship from Northern Kentucky University
Received the Who’s Who of American Colleges and Universities Award at Northern Kentucky University Department of Biology

Brett Rossow MD

Birthday: May 16th
Hometown: Florence, KY
Established Practice: 08.03.2020
Undergraduate: Northern Kentucky University, Major in Biology - 2010
Medical School: University of Louisville - 2014
Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine- 2017
Fellowship: University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia MO - 2020
Board Certified: Internal medicine and Board eligible in Gastroenterology
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Book: Outliers by Malcom Gladwell
Favorite Movie: The Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Quote: “The two things in life you are in total control over are your attitude and your effort.”
My favorite musical artists: Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Eagles, Eric Clapton
My Goals: To provide excellent care to the wonderful people in our community.

My personal accomplishments:

Tricking my incredibly talented and accomplished wife into marrying me
Practicing medicine on 3 different continents
Medals4Mettle participant for 3 years. This was a program that paired runners of the Louisville Derby Marathon or Half Marathon with a child undergoing treatment for cancer. At the end of the race, the medal received by the runner is presented to the child for their courage and mettle in battling cancer.

My Professional Accomplishments:

Chief fellow during Gastroenterology fellowship
Trip leader for 2011 Medical Brigade to Ecuador through Timmy Global Health and University of Louisville School of Medicine
AMPATH (Academic Model Providing Access Healthcare) 2017 Participant. This is a program based in Eldoret, Kenya where I was able to spend two months providing both inpatient and outpatient care along with Kenyan medical professionals.
Received the John W. Thieret Undergraduate Research Award from the Biological Science Department at Northern Kentucky University
Awarded the Sheldon B Fern Honors Scholarship from Northern Kentucky University
Received the Who’s Who of American Colleges and Universities Award at Northern Kentucky University Department of Biology

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Clarksville’s State-of-the-Art Endoscopy Center

Accreditation: 
Gi Specialists of Clarksville is an accredited. Ambulatory Surgery Center (aka Endoscopy Center) seeking accreditation by the AAAASF undergo an extensive on-site, peer-based survey of its facilities and services.
By gaining AAAASF accreditation, our endoscopy center has publicly demonstrated a strong commitment to quality and a deep concern for those we serve. Over 2000 ambulatory surgery centers across the United States are accredited by AAAASF.
In addition, Gi Specialists of Clarksville is licensed by Medicare and the State of Tennessee as an Ambulatory Surgery Treatment Center, an ASTC.

Our Dedication to Quality Care
At Gi Specialists of Clarksville, we are dedicated to providing quality gastroenterology care to our patients.
Our goal is to be the highest quality provider of digestive disease services and to continually explore and exceed the needs of our patients and referring providers. To fulfill our goal, we have fostered a culture of education and continued quality improvements.
In addition to seeking external accreditation, we have developed a number of internal processes to assure that we measure our outcomes and challenge ourselves to continually improve our performance.