I absolutely love being a doctor, it’s a tremendous honor and here I share with you my story.
I work as a Private GP at The Medical Practice Marylebone, London and as an NHS GP in and around various practices in central London.
I started life in the Midlands where I grew up. My family emigrated from India in the late seventies. I was lucky enough to have parents that encouraged me to work hard and to be ambitious. As a young adult I was interested in Art and Fashion but equally in helping others and making a difference. After lengthy consideration, I decided to pursue a career in healthcare.
Prior to medical school, I went to the University of Liverpool to study Radiography. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and so continued to work in Liverpool for a short time after graduating. I then went on to read Medicine at the same University. After graduating as a doctor I moved to London.
As doctors we move around constantly and work in various hospitals and environments, so I have been fortunate enough to work in some of the most prestigious hospitals in the world where I have been taught by the most wonderful Consultants. In my early years as a doctor my interest was in Surgery. I spent a year working at St Georges Hospital in Tooting where I did Vascular Surgery, General Surgery, Orthopaedics and Urology. Following this experience it was clear to me that my heart was in General Practice.
I subsequently did my GP training at The Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead. The modern-day GP curriculum allowed me to gain experience in many specialties to include General Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Neurology and Accident & Emergency to name a few. Following this I gained my postgraduate medical qualification as a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Since then I have worked as a NHS and Private GP. In particular, I love how private practice allows me to be the best doctor that I can be. With more time and less financial constraints it allows me to be innovative with treatment plans and to provide the best possible care for my patients. Being a GP allows me to take a holistic approach to patient care, to include their mental and social health. For me, lifestyle and wellness are factors that I feel are so important and integral to people’s health.
Outside of being a doctor, I enjoy Art and am part of the Serpentine Future Contemporaries group. I also do some freelance writing and still love fashion. Being a GP allows me to pursue my other interests and passions outside of medicine which I think is incredibly important. My job allows me to work and meet with people from a whole host of backgrounds, every day is different and interesting – and this, I wouldn’t change for the world.