Born on 1st August, 1926 in a small village, named Subhanpura, Baroda, Gujarat State, India.
He had an early education in village school and then in high school at Baroda. Took active part in “Quit India” movement. Passed Matriculation with distinction in Mathematics in 1945. Joined Baroda Science College in 1945.
He joined Calcutta Homoeopathic Medical College in 1947. As a student he took active part for improvement of the college and the hospital.
Passed D. M. S. of General Council and State Faculty of Homoeopathic Medicine, Calcutta in 1951 with Hon’s in Pathology and went to U. K.
in October, 1951 to attend Post- Graduate course at Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital, London, England.
He worked in Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital, Glasgow; under Dr. T. D. Ross, Dr. Boyd and Dr. Paterson. Attended children Homoeopathic Hospital
under the care of Dr. Hactor Machwill, Dr. H. E. Boyd and Dr. Thomas Ferguson Stewart. Also attended Post-graduate course, in Glasgow, in
Went to Stuttgart, Germany, to attend Post-graduate course in Homoeopathy at Robert Bosch Hospital, Stuttgart, 1952-53. Studied under late Dr. Otto Lesser for 9 months and afterwards visited Homoeopathic institutions in Austria, Italy, France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and returned to India in 1954. He also attended Post-graduate course in Homoeopathy conducted by the American Institute of Homoeopathy, and American Foundation of Homoeopathy; U.S.A. in 1962.
He was sppointed as Chief Homoeopathic Physician to Fr. Muller’s Homoeopathic Hospital, Mangalore in 1954. Resigned and started practice at Baroda.
Was called to serve the cause of Homoeopathy in Kerala by Late Dr. A. R. Menon, Health Minister of Kerala. Took charge of the Athurasramam Homoeopathic Medical College in 1958 as Principal in its infancy when the Late Dr. A. R. Menon, then the Health Minister promised 100 beds Homoeopathic Hospital attached to the College.
He now resides in Baroda and continues to work at the R. P. Patel Institute of Homeopathy for research and education. His grandson Dr. Gopal Patel is a homeopath too and focuses mostly on Cancer cases.
Dr. Patel has authored many books
1. HOMOEO STUDENTS AND PRACTITIONERS : REPERTORY OF HOMOEOPATHIC MATERIA MEDICA BY DR. J. T. KENT.
2. A Repertory Of Miasms
3. MY EXPERIMENTS WITH 50 MILLESIMAL SCALE POTENCIES