"Community Health Care Makes
Me Better Clinically," says Dr. Kumar
|Gayathri Krishna Kimar, MD
"Growing up in a family where service was a core-value, family medicine was a clear choice for me", said Gayathri Krishna Kumar, MD. When asked how she chose to enter into the world of medicine, she said, "Both my family and my husband's family feel strongly about this value, and we all serve in our own way."
Dr. Kumar expressed how satisfying it is to be able to build trust among her patients, which gives her the unique opportunity to assess the patient as a whole- taking into account the external factors that influence their overall well-being.
"For example, if I am treating a patient for diabetes and need to provide them with insulin, if I don't establish a relationship with them, I might miss the part of their story that they are experiencing homelessness. This person would not have a reliable way to store their medicine, and my prescribed treatment plan wouldn't work. Community health care makes me better clinically, as I have to be creative." Read more