New Leadership Delivering Results for Our Community
Hello! I am Bimal J. Patel. (My first name is pronounced "bee-muhl.")
I was born and raised right here in Houston to first generation South Asian parents, who came here in search for opportunities to live a better life. Growing up, I was determined to have a career in healthcare so I could make a difference in people’s lives.
With the help of student loans, I put myself through college at the University of Texas-Austin and then on to optometry school at the University of Houston. As a student I participated in legislative advocacy in Austin and DC to increase opportunities for student loan debt relief. I also helped our legislators understand the need for increased access to quality eye care for all Americans. I also had the opportunity to do a rotation to see patients at the Naval Medical Center and the different bases in San Diego. This experience was eye opening as it gave me a better understanding what our armed service men and women go through every day to protect our country.
As an optometrist and a small business owner I get to meet such a diverse group of people every day. I opened my practice Focus 3 years ago. I have learned so much about how to create jobs and what it takes for small businesses to survive and create opportunities for the community.
I am ready to take my ideas and experiences to Washington. I hope you will join me in prescribing a new lens and vision for TX-18 and America. Together we can SEE the change!