I am a board certified Osteopathic Family Medicine Physician. I enjoy Family Medicine as I get to be a Jackie of all trades and nurture long-term relationships with families! I completed my residency at UCLA, continued a career at UCLA in academic medicine before transitioning to UC San Diego Health non-academic, patient-centered department. During this time, I was also a volunteer preceptor for one of the UC San Diego Health Free Clinics, until the Pandemic. I then soon became the Department COVID19 Lead Physician, followed by the Clinic Medical Director and the Department Wellness Director. I had the opportunity to achieve my Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt and graduated from the Health Leadership Academy at UC San Diego Health. This brought me great purpose – the ability to be at the forefront of Physician and Staff burnout prevention and make positive changes for our patients on a larger scale within the healthcare system. Regardless of this passion, I, like many others, reached a breaking point and it was time to make a hard decision. I decided to choose my own well-being and once I did that, a great opportunity came along. I was invited to join a Concierge Medicine practice at UC San Diego Health, allowing me more time with my patients, resulting better in health outcomes and achieving a true work-life balance. I like to think my Physician Coach opened a door in my mind I didn’t know existed. I think I would left medicine without her support, and because of that, I am paying it forward by having certified as a Coach via The Life Coach School, with a goal to work with Physicians and Medical Students, and reveal that everything you need is right within you.
Coach: Amruti Borad
Don’t hesitate. All you need is within you. Take the next best step.