I truly love serving as a primary care physician and taking care of my patients the way I would my own family- as I always say, I am a daughter before I am a doctor. To do that, I understand that wellness involves more than physical health. While I love medicine and treating chronic conditions, I don’t believe in throwing a pill for every diagnosis, but rather taking care of each patient holistically. I have come to find that there is usually one root cause for most conditions people suffer from, and if we can work together to take care of that, and we can eliminate the diseases caused by it, then I consider myself successful. Practicing in that way has led me to a focus in obesity medicine. With focused counseling and lifestyle changes, the proper treatment of chronic conditions, pharmacotherapy and nonsurgical options, I am here to serve you and help you reach your overall goals of care. I am excited to start this journey with you and I thank you for trusting me to take care of you and your loved ones!

 

PROFFESIONAL SUMMARY

Board certified Internist licensed for immediate practice in Texas. Uniquely experienced at providing high value cost – conscious care while incorporating an understanding of social determinants of health into primary care practice.
Extensive history of community outreach with focus on patient activation. Special interest in palliative medicine and
medical education.

WORK EXPERIENCE

AIM Center for Health and Wellness Nov 2017-Present
General Outpatient Internal Medicine, Primary Care

EDUCATION

University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
Residency Program in Internal Medicine May 2017

Texas A&M University Health Science Center
Doctor of Medicine May 2014

Austin College
Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics | Minor in Chemistry May 2010

LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION

ABIM Board Certified
Texas Medical License Number: R5014
Passed Step 1 July 2012
Passed Step 2 October 2013
Passed Step 3 January 2017

COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND SERVICE

Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple Annual Health Fair | Service Event October 2017, 2018
Provide primary, preventative care and education to the elderly South Asian community at this annual event.

DFW Hindu Temple Society Ekta Mandir Medical Clinic | Free Clinic Present
Provide primary care and preventative services monthly for elderly and uninsured.

Episcopal Health Foundation | Community Forum July 2016
Selected to represent UT Tyler at forum addressing health needs of Gregg and Upsher counties
Educated community stakeholders on health disparities

Alpine Compassion Clinic | Indigent Care Clinic 2014-Present
Volunteered 150+ hours providing medical care to indigent clients
Established partnership between clinic and Good Shepherd Residency Program as a first-year intern
Administered and scheduled volunteer duties of fellow residents

East Texas Medical and Dental Outreach | Service Event August 2016
Provided basic medical care to uninsured individuals in East Texas

Walk with a Doc | Community Outreach Event July 2016 -February 2017
Oversaw participation of residency program in quarterly volunteer event
Accompanied community members on walk through neighborhood to provide health education and encourage
general wellbeing

Adopt a Secret Santa Family | Volunteer Event 2014-2016
Organized involvement of residency program in yearly volunteer event to buy and wrap presents for a family in
need

Stuff the Bus | Service Event 2015-2016
Managed charity drive in which residents donated school supplies to students at South Ward Elementary School
Awarded first place for being hospital department to donate the most supplies

LEADERSHIP

IMPACT 101, Parkland Community Health Institute | Mentor September 2018
Served as a mentor during a symposium for high school students with aspirations in future leadership in medicine.

SIAT Leadership Council | Member 2017-Present
Serve on the board of council with Parkland Community Health Institute
Develop plans to educate on topic of health disparities

House Staff | President 2017
Served as representative of residents for hospital and program administration

“Health for All” Clinic | President 2011-2013
Managed clinic providing free medical care to indigent patients

Medical Ethics Club | President 2011-2014
Arranged monthly debates, Socratic discussions
Recruited guest speakers
Hosted journal club

Texas A&M University Health Science Center | Class Vice President 2012-2014
Organized social events
Functioned as communication liaison between students and administration
Assumed duties of President when he was unavailable

Patient Safety Root Cause Analysis Committee | Committee Member 2014-2017

House Staff Steering Committee | Committee Member 2014-2017

Clinic Committee | Committee Member 2014-2017

AWARDS AND HONORS

UT Tyler Health Science Center | Resident of the Block October 2016

UT Tyler Quality Improvement Research Day | First Place for case presentation on Polyglandular Autoimmunity June 2016

Arnold P. Gold Foundation | Humanism in Medicine 2012, 2014

Austin College | Merit Based Presidential Scholarship 2007-2010

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

UT Tyler Health Science Center | Instructor 2015-2017

Created unique curriculum with didactic sessions to educate residents about health disparities
Implemented curriculum into residency training program

TCOM | Lecturer 2015-2017

Presented Internal Medicine lectures to 3rd year medical students
Austin College | Teaching Assistant 2009-2010

Assisted Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry professors
The Princeton Review | Tutor 2009-2014

Tutored students preparing for the MCAT in Organic Chemistry

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Languages: Fluent in English, Hindi, Telugu; Conversational French

Work Authorization: US Citizen