Welcome to OccuMed, where


We offer multi-disciplinary care to NorthWest Indiana and Chicagoland residents.


If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency, call 911 immediately. For non-life threatening emergencies, we provide urgent care services.


Whether you’re a new patient or need to schedule a routine or follow up appointment, you can call us directly, or make an appointment online.


  • Monday – Friday10AM – 6PM
  • Saturday10AM – 3PM
  • SundayClosed


All of our doctors are qualified to serve all patients. If you would like to find more information on a specific doctor and/or their hours at the clinic, please click the link below.

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

If you suspect that you may be experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, it is recommended that you avoid contact with other people and get tested as soon as possible.

 We offer Covid-19 blood antibody and nose swab testing. 


Our mission is to provide medical care that is both compassionate and efficient.
We welcome you to OccuMed Primary Care. We take pride in providing primary and non-emergency urgent care for residents of Whiting, Hammond, East Chicago, the East Side of Chicago and beyond. Our mission is simple: to provide medical care that is both compassionate and efficient. You or your family will not feel as if you are in an assembly line in our clinic. We accept most insurance plans, including Medicare and certain Medicaid plans. We also offer an affordable self-pay program for uninsured patients and patients with high deducible plans. Please explore our website and explore our services offered. Call and schedule an appointment or simply walk in and see our physician with a low wait time.
Dr. Shyam Patel, DO

Dr. Shyam Patel, DO

Finding a physician that is the right fit for your health needs is a crucial step to achieving your best health. Our doctors and health care professionals are compassionate, experienced, and provide unparalleled level of care.

Dr. Shyam Patel, DO is a Family Medicine Specialist at OccuMed Primary Care in Whiting.  He is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and American Academy of Family Physicians as well as a  Member of American Medical Association. 

Undergraduate: B.A. in Biology and Political Science Medical School: AT Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, Mesa, Arizona Residency: University of Illinois/Carle Foundation Hospital – Family Medicine, Urbana, IL


Our mission is to provide medical care that is both compassionate and efficient.

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Preventative Care

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Acute and Urgent Care

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Chronic Conditions

Mental Health

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Labs and Testing

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Sports Medicine and Primary Care Orthopedics

What Our Patients Are Saying

BEST Doctor….listens and is compassionate. I would highly recommend this office. Friendly staff and always willing to help.

Kristine G.

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I’ve been to this location twice for urgent care needs. The service was fast, professional, and the doctor was knowledgeable. I felt that he listened, and responded appropriately to my needs both times. I also appreciated the fact that he doesn’t seem eager to prescribe meds when they aren’t needed.

Leticia O.

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Fast appointments, friendly staff, very thorough doctor. Actually a doctor who takes his time with the patient.
Kristy J.

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Insurance or Payment Option Questions?

We accept various insurance providers and offer payment plans for uninsured and high deductible patients.