I was born in India and moved to the U.S. at a very young age. I spent most of my life living in Chicago, where I quickly learned to appreciate the beautiful city and what it had to offer. For both my medical school and internal medicine training, I decided to stay in Chicago, but later decided to branch out for my rheumatology fellowship training in Milwaukee. Ultimately, some of my family and friends (along with the warm weather) more recently brought me down to Atlanta. In all capacities, I have had the good fortune of working and training with amazing physician mentors who have shaped me into the physician I am today. I believe hard work in life usually pays off, and my hard work has allowed me to do what I love every day, which is caring for patients ailed with rheumatologic conditions and improving their quality of life. My day-to-day mantra still remains, "You get out of life what you invest in it."
About my practice
The Kaiser Permanente Rheumatology Department strives to provide high-quality and timely care to our members who have rheumatologic ailments. In our practice, we treat a wide range of illnesses including crystalline arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, other inflammatory arthritides, lupus, Sjogren's syndrome, osteoporosis, scleroderma and other less common autoimmune diseases.
How I thrive
Good health is a reflection of the mind, body and soul, and I like to share this with my patients. Religion has always had a special place in my heart as it has helped me tie all three of these components together. It has been my experience that a healthy diet can mean the difference between feeling well and energetic or just the opposite. While a healthy diet is important to healthy living, so is having peace of mind. My religion has helped me maintain a level of peace in my life. More recently, I have taken on yoga as a form of exercise, which has been very encouraging. In my free time, I like to volunteer when the opportunity arises and also like to devote some time to arts and crafts projects.