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Kiran Patel is a 'Florida Icon'

(Bob Croslin)

The Tampa cardiologist, entrepreneur and philanthropist talks about lessons he’s learned.

“My father taught me honesty. Once I remember he had me carry a bag of quarters from the bank to his shop and there was a quarter more. He said that banks can’t make mistakes. I counted again, and the extra quarter was still there. I counted one more time. The bank was probably a mile, two miles away, and he made me walk all the way back to the bank to give that quarter back. I was 10 years old.”

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