My Kind of Medicine
Posted on Oct 7, 2011 | 0 comments
When Tanuja Bahal and her family moved to Fremont 14 years ago from Dubai, finding good health care was a priority. She was expecting her second child in just a couple of months.
“Moving to a different country and expecting a baby – this was a very stressful time and a huge transition,” says Bahal, who is originally from New Delhi, India.
“I was glad to find PAMF’s Fremont Center and immediately receive excellent health care. My OB/Gyn doctor was so reassuring. Although up to this time I’d only received health care from female doctors, he instantly made me feel comfortable. He went out of his way to make sure I had all the information I needed.”
Since 2005 Bahal has served in variety of roles at the India Community Center in Milpitas, a not-for-profit organization that provides a comprehensive range of services, support and resources to Indians of all ages in the local community. Since July of 2010 she has been the center’s executive director.
“I’ve come a long way since I first arrived in the United States,” says Bahal. “But, there’s been one constant – I’ve been able to entrust my – and my families’ – health care completely to PAMF.”
Over the many years that Bahal, her husband Dinesh and children, Hiren, 20, and Siya, 14, have been PAMF patients, they have experienced excellent care from many PAMF doctors, nurses and other health experts in PAMF’s OB/Gyn, Pediatrics, Family Medicine and Pediatric Ophthalmology departments, as well as in PAMF’s ancillary services such as the Laboratory.
“It’s so convenient to have all these wonderful services close to home and easily accessible in one location,” says Bahal.
The entire family currently sees family medicine doctor Kuttancheri Rema, M.D., at the Fremont Center for their primary care.
“We all have a very comfortable, easy relationship with Dr. Rema,” says Bahal. “She knows who we are, is always ready to listen and extremely professional and capable.”
As long time PAMF patients Bahal and her family have also been able to build close relationships with some of their regular PAMF health care providers. For example, during yearly check up visits for Hiren and Siya with James Ahn, M.D., a pediatric ophthalmologist at PAMF’s Palo Alto Center.
“We see the same lovely nurse each year during our visit with Dr. Ahn,” says Bahal. “We really enjoy that personal connection and her interest in our family. It’s a great feeling when someone knows and cares about you.”