M.D., Family Medicine and Occupational medicine
40+ years of experience
During the British Empire, Dr. Jagdish Patel was born in Mombasa, Kenya, and went to school there, but unfortunately, there were no colleges in Kenya at that time. His mother traveled to India with all her children so that they could attend college. Dr. Patel graduated from Medical College at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in 1972. After finishing a compulsory Internship, he migrated to the United States in 1974 and completed an internship at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. Then, he went on to do a Family Practice residency at Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Due to the freezing weather of the Midwest, he decided to move to California. He settled in Tracy in 1978, joining Eaton Medical Group and getting on staff at the Tracy Community Hospital. He was board-certified in Family Practice at the time. One time, he happened to substitute Dr. Kimball at the Owens Illinois glass plant. He was fascinated with the industrial production of glass bottles and later H.J. Heinz, manufacturing famous tomato ketchup. This led to the residency in Occupational Medicine at U.C. San Francisco, which he completed in 1982. He has been doing more occupational medicine since that time and has expanded to be a qualified medical evaluation (QME), medical review officer (MRO), an aviation medical examiner (AME). Dr. Patel has been living in Tracy and has 2 grown-up children for the last 42 years.