My philosophy regarding patient care is providing effective, evidence-based measures that are centered on building patient partnerships. I firmly believe medicine is a blend of science and art; and thus, it is important to understand patients and their unique needs. This provides the ability to tailor an appropriate patient-focused plan of care, achieving the best overall outcomes. This approach to the patient care experience not only helps provide acute care when necessary, but more importantly, improves chronic care management. I aim to prevent the development of medical conditions and mitigate their complications.
I developed an interest in medicine very early on from my father, who was a professor in biochemistry at the Medical School I would later attend. Having grown up in India and possessing a background in public health, I strongly believe in the quote ‘penny for prevention and pound for cure’.
When I am not practicing medicine or traveling, I love cooking and experimenting in the kitchen while listening to music. In the warmer months, I can be found tending my garden. I also enjoy reading and staying on top of current issues.
Qualifications and experience
- Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Metabolism, Endocrine System - Lipidoses, Food, Nutrition and Metabolism, Geriatric Internal Medicine, Heart and Circulation - Heart Diseases - Prevention, Internal Medicine, Public Health and General Preventive Medicine, Wellness and Lifestyle
JJM Medical College
Masters of Public Health
Texas A&M University Health Science Center
Berkshire Medical Center
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Member Board Specialty Year American Board of Internal Medicine American Board of Medical Specialties Internal Medicine 2010
- Clinical interest for patients
In medical school, I developed a keen interest in metabolic conditions, more specifically, lipidology and preventative cardiology. This encompasses a wide spectrum of risk factors that can be attributed to present day lifestyle challenges, which fascinates me. I stay engaged in the advancement of science in the areas, and the development of emerging therapies and interventions.
- Research interest for patients
Most of my research interests are in translational care of metabolic conditions and its prevention. The main focus is on providing cost-effective, patient-focused therapeutic and preventative interventions. This allows for both population and personal health care in a positive, team-based environment.