Rakesh C. Patel, M.D. is the owner and operator of Arizona Sun Family Medicine, P.C., and specializes in family medicine. His practice interest is in the prevention, early detection, and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He also serves as chief medical officer for HeartFit for Duty, a medical practice offering cardio-metabolic risk assessment for first responders. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine-Phoenix in the Department of Family, Community, and Preventive Medicine.