Dr. Volha Haliantava
Board Certified, Family Medicine, 15 years of experience
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?
Primary care provider becomes advocate for the patients, the one who collaborates with the patient to unfold and get to the bottom of the problem. Primary care doctor makes sure patient receives all the support they need to be at the optimal and best possible emotional, mental and physical state. PCP is available and accessible source for the patient to address concerns, provide care and educate patient to make sure goals of care are being achieved.
What makes you passionate about being a healthcare provider?
My passion is to provide equitable quality care to the patients. It truly makes me happy to empower patient to to embrace their health and wellbeing. Being trusted by the patients makes our work and profession deeply meaningful. Timely prevention and early intervention can make all the difference and its really rewarding to know that it is what doctor can do!
Tell us a little bit about yourself. What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love to be able to help those in need. I had opportunity to take care of underserved population in my training and later on working in Indian reservation, and those are most meaningful and important experiences in my career. In my spare time I love to spend time with my family and friends. Travel and hiking, being outdoors are my biggest passions. Swimming and gardening are the things that free my mind and really recharge my battery.