August 31, 2016

It is with a very heavy heart that we need to inform you that Dr. Vijay Patel passed away from a sudden heart episode in the early morning on August 31st, 2016 at the age of 48.  He was a great doctor and a wonderful compassionate person and friend who wanted the best for all of his patients.

We will be closing the practice immediately and ask that you please send all records requests to us via fax at 919-782-5287 and we will send the records to your new physician.

Tove, his wife of 23 years, wanted to let you know that she has cherished and appreciated all the time, laughter and companionship that you have all given Dr. Patel over the last 15+ years of this practice.   All of the patients have been a family to her and Dr. Patel for a very long time.  He was very dedicated, and took great pride in knowing each one of you personally.  He will be missed very much.

Please try to obtain a new family physician as soon as possible and we will check daily to make sure all the records are sent in a timely manner.

In lieu of flowers, if you would like to honor Vijay, Tove will be establishing a scholarship in Vijay’s name at UNC Medical School so that another young mind can hopefully serve the community the way Vijay did.   In lieu of condolence cards, his family will set up a page for any memories to be documented on the Brown Wynne funeral home page and will cherish any thoughts you can leave for them.

Please check back to the website,, for any news on a memorial service.