Meet Dr. Neha Sharma Ahmedabad based Physician and Psychosocial Counsellor who shares her Professional Journey on the eve of Doctors’ Day

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In celebration of Doctors’ Day 2022, we are highlighting the inspiring stories of doctors’ from different fields. They are creating a meaningful impact in the medical field. We hope their inspiring stories will inspire all. So guys, read on:

Here’s the Experts of Interview with the Ahmedabad based Physician and psychosocial counsellor, Dr. Neha Sharma:

1: Could you introduce yourself for our readers?

A. Hi friends!!I’m Dr. Neha Sharma, Physician and psychosocial counsellor, an expert in medical field for past 20 years.

2: When and how did you get in to Medical Field.

A. Being a daughter of doctor parents, my interest and passion was in becoming a doctor and serving the society as my parents did, Interacting with patients problems and solving the plethora of diseases around us.

3: What inspires you to choose this field and where does your inspiration come from?

A. Medical field has and always been an interesting area because not only it gives me a chance of treating patients but also putting a smile on depressed faces and giving a ray of hope to those who have lost faith in themselves physically or circumstantially.

4: What types of Difficulties and Challenges have you faced during your journey?

A. Entering into Medical field was an easy task as I had a medical background so subject knowledge was pretty familiar, but post graduate entrance exam did give me a tough time because of the level of performance it requires.

5: Which elements of your job do you most Enjoy.   

A. Post marriage I did have to compromise my ambitions and career for the sake of kids whom I love to the core and I took a voluntary decision to step back from hectic field lifestyle and started enjoying family life.I am lucky to have a very supportive and understanding husband who understood it all hence life went on smoothly and happily. A few years later I started doing part time jobs just to be in touch with my field and that ways I could easily balance my personal and professional life.

6: What is your experience as a Doctor? How many cases / achievements in your portfolios.

A. I did job in reputed ISRO where I got a lot of work experience and could expertise in my skills and started counselling patients especially females for their routine problems. Their feedbacks boosted my confidence all the more hence today I am practising as a trained psychosocial counsellor.

7: What advice would you give to someone at any point in their (Medical) career?

A. My advice to my medico fellows who are entering in this field is that “don’t sympathise, rather empathise with your patients and success and money will eventually follow “

8: If you were not in this medical field what would do you think you would do professionally instead.

A. Had I not been in the Medical field, I would’ve become a singer or a social activist.my future goal is to work for environmental concerns that the world is facing as well as for animal welfare.

9: What is your message on Doctors’ Day?

A. Today is Doctors Day so I would like to say Doctors are like parents to their patients where they serve, love and take care like Angels, while doctors can’t guarantee a success in every case they treat but they try their best to live upto the expectations and hopes of their patients. So keep trusting your doctor as they want the best for their patients like parents want for their kids.

10: Where our readers can find you and keep in touch with you.

A. Lastly I would like to say that I’m placed in Ahmedabad and own a clinic called “Cardiodiagnostics“, a place where I deal with holistic approach towards a person’s physical and mental health equally.

11: As a Dr what you learnt from Covid 19 Pandemic and Do you think India has enough Health Infrastructure?

A. Covid 19 Pandemic did give us some tough lessons and a different viewpoint towards life. While working as a doctor in past 2 years I felt like a soldier in uniform serving my country, my people and it filled me with a sense of pride and fulfilment when o was able to actually serve the society in times of crisis. Everyone including me realised the preciousness of family and life. I wish and pray that never such or any other pandemic does arise and if it does we are ready as doctors to fight it with full medical facilities and ICU’s and Hospitals. STAY HEALTHY AND HAPPY EVERYBODY Thank you so much.

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