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Kaiser Permanente medical center practitioner
My gender: Female
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I was born in India. Both my parents are professors and encouraged me to excel in every aspect of life. Inspired by my grandfather who was one of the brightest minds in Ayurvedic medicine, I chose to study medicine. While I learned the science of clinical treatment at medical school, I learned the art of medicine from my grandfather. After graduating from Andhra Medical College in my hometown, Visakhapatnam, I traveled to Iowa City. There, I studied public health and epidemiology at the University of Iowa, followed by my residency in Rome, Ga.
I work in the Ambulatory Medicine Department at Kaiser Permanente. I find that being able to help with our members' medical problems is highly rewarding. I believe that listening to patients and understanding the complete situation is key to providing the best care. I try to make my patients an active partner in their care, rather than a recipient, by engaging in mutual communication.I am very proud to be part of Kaiser Permanente's health care system, where I work with exceptional people and am part of a great team.
"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." I completely agree with this statement and try to follow it in my personal life, just as I preach it to our members. I think spiritual well-being is also very important. I try to be happy always, laugh a lot and keep a positive attitude. I also love gardening. I am a vegetarian and nearly all the vegetables I cook these days are from my garden. I am blessed with a very understanding husband who helps me keep up the positive attitude. I love yoga and practice at every opportunity. Running around with my young son, who is my world, also makes me really happy (not to mention fit!).