As a physician, I think of myself as a patient’s medical navigator or guide — helping them through their symptoms towards a diagnosis, then formulating a treatment or intervention that aligns with their goals. In this age of technology where we have information readily available at our fingertips, I help them navigate the plethora of medical information and misinformation that is out there and give them transparent evidence-based feedback. I also guide them to appropriate specialists or referrals for their concerns and needs, whether it is via a western or eastern based route.
My ultimate goal is to enrich the lives of the people around me by providing high-quality medical care to help improve the health and well-being of my community and surrounding rural health populations. My goal is to show others the power that exceptional and accessible health care can have on the continued growth and prosperity of a community.
My passion is tied into my Sikh faith in helping others by providing selfless service.
I believe in caring for others, advocating for those who cannot advocate for themselves, protecting the most vulnerable parts of the population and speaking the truth without fear. These principles that are held very near to my heart are what I invest into my craft, my passion for medicine.
I take a lot of pride in my culture and all the parts of me that make me who I am. My parents immigrated to this country from Punjab, India to make a better life for themselves and their future family. They were both raised in farming communities and learned to work hard and take care of others from a young age. They are my inspiration; they stayed true to themselves and their core values, loved generously, sacrificed for others and handled every difficult experience with strength and integrity. My parents taught me to take a chance on myself and to be courageous, especially in the face of adversity. This served me well through medical school and my residency, and even as I face challenges now as an attending physician. I hope to continue honoring their legacy and to pass such important values on to my own children so that they can learn to live in chardi kala (the state of eternal optimism and joy).