Welcome to my Web page. I am happy to have this chance to introduce myself, and I look forward to working with you to care for your health. I am board certified in family medicine.
I was born and raised in Gujarat, a western state of India. My formal education was at one of the largest teaching facilities in India. After I moved to the United States, I completed my residency training at State University of New York at Buffalo. Many people have asked me "Why did you became a doctor?" I really don't have a clear-cut answer, but I know it was the best choice for me. I enjoy encouraging my patients to make their lives healthier, so they can concentrate on what is important to them.
My philosophy in practicing medicine is to prevent diseases, but if a disease is not preventable, then to treat it in a global manner. I feel that living a healthy life is the best way to prevent and curb many chronic diseases. Medications are one part of the treatment plan and frequently not the main part of the treatment. I care about your symptoms and work hard to find a diagnosis, but I also believe it is just as important to understand how your symptoms are affecting your life. I believe in creating a doctor-patient relationship that is open, honest, and fulfilling.
My family life is one of my major priorities. My wife, two daughters, and I enjoy summer camping trips to Yosemite. I enjoy hiking, biking, yoga, and golf. I enjoy family outings to Lakers and 49ers game. I stay active by exercising regularly.