Choosing your child's doctor is a major decision and I believe it is essential to know more about me so you can make an educated decision for your loving family.
Journey to Medicine: I was born in India, brought up in Arlington, Texas and enjoyed the simplicity and adventures of being a kid: rollerblading, biking, playing basketball, practicing the violin, dancing and more in the neighborhood and in Arlington schools. I loved my public schooling and progressed to Austin College in Sherman, Texas where I had a wonderful education that prepared me for medical school in Fort Worth at UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. I was fortunate to be a medical scribe a year before my entrance and became close to the amazing Cook Children's Emergency docs who I still talk to and now coming full circle will interact with much more. After my lovely education in Fort Worth, I moved to Michigan to pursue a Pediatrics residency at DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan under the Detroit Wayne Health Authority program. I had wanted to be a pediatrician since 7th grade and here was my chance. Due to this large hospital training, I was able to learn extensively about ill children and I also had skillful training in outpatient clinics that supported the under-served communities. Therefore, I know how to triage acutely ill children and enjoy helping families with resources they are unaware of in the community. Following my training I had a fulfilling pediatric position at a non-profit multi-provider clinic working for IHA in Brighton, Michigan. I enjoyed every bit of it, teaching students while I took care of my resilient, sweet patients. My husband and I decided to move back to where it all started shortly after his medical training ended which brought me back to Cook Children's.
A little bit about me: Besides having one of the best professions as a pediatrician, I am a mother of two sweet boys and a lovable shih-poo. I am also a wife to a loving husband who is so supportive even with his busy life in the medical field. I enjoy learning on the daily from my sons, who are a better teacher than any textbook. My motto is to "whistle while you work" as I am all about positivity. My goal is to put a smile on your face throughout our time together. I take pleasure in throwing get togethers, enjoying time with family and friends, traveling, dancing, swimming, exercising, sports (GO COWBOYS), and having a fondness for music and arts. I did play violin from 5th grade into my college years so it has stuck with me. Don't worry though, you will see me dancing to good R&B, Pop and Hip Hop and even some Indian Bollywood music.
Why a pediatrician: Why did you choose to become a pediatrician, people ask. It's because I absolutely love the pure innocence of little ones and enjoy helping children and young adults achieve their best health potential with the help of their families. I strongly believe that taking care of my patients is a collaborative effort. Parents and caretakers know these children the best and I am here to help guide them towards a healthy and happy life. I am all about education, prevention and specifically enjoy medical topics such as asthma and allergies. I take pleasure in teaching patients as well as students. Medicine is a journey of continued education and I am happy to be a part of it.
I am accepting new patients and welcome expectant parents to meet me in the office before delivery to get to know each other. I hope to play an important role in your child's life.