Dr. Pooja Gidwani
Board Certified, Internal Medicine, 9 years of experience
What makes you passionate about being a healthcare provider?
Being a healthcare provider means I have the opportunity to participate in the most vulnerable aspects of my patients' lives. To me, this is an honor. I enjoy being a part of my patients' journeys and helping them make decisions to optimize their lives and their health.
In your opinion, what should be the role of a primary care provider for a patient, taking into account both physical health and behavioral health needs?
The role of a primary care provider is to create access and establish a long-term relationship with a patient and their health journey. It includes providing preventative care and teaching healthy lifestyle conditions to my patients. It also includes diagnosing and treating acute illnesses and optimizing general health and wellness.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy staying active and spending time outdoors. My favorite things to do are trying new cuisines, traveling, and hiking.