I was born in India but came to the United States as a child. I was raised and educated in both Northern and Southern California, but I consider myself a native Southern Californian. I was fortunate to grow up as a Kaiser Permanente Member. Even when I was a young child, I knew that I wanted to be a doctor. I wanted to be able to make a real difference in people's lives, and practicing medicine gives me that opportunity.
Welcome to my Web page. I am happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my practice. I feel very fortunate to work at Kaiser Permanente because of my wonderful colleagues and patients, and I look forward to working with you to care for your health.
Medicine as a career is a very special opportunity to connect and help people in a meaningful way, utilizing medical skills and knowledge, and also listening and responding to what members need. Being a doctor allows people to share with me their fears and hopes. It is a privilege to help patients understand what concerns them, translate what they may not grasp, facilitate getting them the appropriate evaluations, and communicate with them and their families. I feel very honored that patients have entrusted me with their care and strive to treat them as I would my own family.
I firmly believe in the Kaiser Permanente philosophy of a total health plan and try to live it in my life every day. My hobbies include surfing, golf, hiking and many other outdoor activities.