I grew up in a family of doctors who made a positive impact. So from my early formative years, I was exposed to not only the care aspect that a doctor provides but also the role of a doctor as a teacher with such a strong influence in someone’s life That aspect was a big motivation for me to get into medicine.
I love practicing nephrology because kidneys are such an integral part of so many illnesses. Once you explain the role of the kidneys, patients get it and are much more receptive to suggestions. What I love about my patients is that even though quite a few of them are very sick with several other organs damaged, they are very motivated and eager to learn things that they can work on to improve their life. I am impressed by their positive attitude and that is what keeps me going in my day to day life.
My philosophy of care is to share the responsibilities to help make someone better. I like to listen, share all the understanding I have for someone’s medical problems, and share my plan with my patients in detail, but I also want my patients to be invested 100% in the decision-making process and to follow up. I believe it is a partnership between patient and doctor to make the patient feel better, and I want my patients to be actively involved in their health decisions.