For Dr. Patel, a certified pulmonologist and sleep physician, community enrichment is the pinnacle of human accomplishment. He is dedicated to helping those less fortunate than himself, physically, mentally and financially. To support this mission, he returns to his home country of India several times annually to speak on pressing health topics and spread awareness of social issues.
Dr. Patel is involved with various initiatives throughout the region, running campaigns that focus on safe driving, female empowerment, health awareness, rural education, and sleep disorder awareness, specifically highlighting the dangers of sleep apnea. A huge supporter of child education, his scholarships of 200,000 rupees per year has helped students pursue further education since 1995. Dr. Patel and his wife, Dipti, have also adopted four primary schools, where they donate school uniforms, shoes, bags, and sports equipment every year to the students. Dr. Patel loves to play cricket with these kids, form lasting bonds, exchange ideas, and encourage them to dream big. Their Adopt A School Here (AASH) project connects NRI (Non-Resident Indians) with the primary school of their native so that they can similarly support the needy students. These interventions help impoverished and working class students as they strive to overcome adversities and prepare for the future.