I grew up around my Uncle who was a doctor, and I often spent time attending medical camps where I saw firsthand how important this field is and how dedicated doctors are to their patients. I learned then that by gaining the proper education and training you need, you could help people and their communities no matter where you lived as long as you are passionate about caring about people.
I chose Internal medicine because I love looking at a person as a whole, and being able to help them get to the root of their problem(s). I feel that if you are able to connect with people you can build a partnership and collectively can determine the best way to provide care for the patient. Sometimes medicine is not always the answer to their problems, but by talking to them and listening to them, you are able to resolve issues and guide them on to a better path.
I connect with my patients by getting to know them first and that includes getting to know their families, their friends, the community they live in, and their beliefs. Taking the time to make these connections is imperative to developing a trust that you are truly here in this profession to make a difference in their lives. I firmly believe in being honest and up front with my patients.
My hobbies outside of practicing medicine are to go hiking, enjoying the great outdoors and playing tennis.
My advice to patients is to never think a question is trivial. Be honest in talking to your provider. Be patient with your provider as sometimes they have to take more time with another patient that may have a lot of complex issues.
American Board of Internal Medicine
Magadh University, Bihar, India - Intermediate of Science, Pre-Medical
Panta Medical College, Bihar, India - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Patna Medical College, Patna, Bihar, India - Rotating Clinical Internship
Patna Medical College Patna, Bihar, India - Radiotherapy
Thakur Prasad Memorial Hospital Patna, Bihar, India - Internal Medicine
Monmouth Medical Center Long Beach, NJ - Internal Medicine
Brick Hospital, Brick Township, NJ - Internal Medicine