"EXCEPTION: Uncaught (in promise): Error: Error in ./EditPatientComponent class EditPatientComponent - inline template:1:10 caused by: formGroup expects a FormGroup instance. Please pass one in."

<section class="CreatePatient">
    <form *ngIf="patient" [formGroup]="patientForm" (ngSubmit)="onSubmit()">
        <div class="row">
            <div class="form-group col-12 col-lg-3">
                <label for="firstName">First Name</label>
                <input formControlName="firstName" type="text" class="form-control" id="firstName" >

        <div class="row">
            <div class="col-12 col-lg-2">
                <button type="submit" name="submit" class="btn btn-block btn-primary">Save</button>

declare the form builder inside the constructor

 this.loginForm = this.formBuilder.group({
            email: ['', Validators.required],
            password: ['', Validators.required],

do code in the ionViewDidLoad into the constructor. It's probably not assigning the form in time, causing the view to use undefined

formGroup expects a FormGroup instance means that you did not create an instance for the FormGroup defined in your template which is signupForm

so you have to create an instance for signupForm like this:

this.signupForm = new FormGroup({
  // form controls
  // arg1 - intial state/value of this control
  // arg2 - single validator or an array of validators
  // arg3 - async validators
  'username': new FormControl(null),
  'email': new FormControl(null),
  'gender': new FormControl('male')