A Bay Area native, Dr. Wey feels at home in her community and treats her patients like she would her family and friends.
“One of the most rewarding things I do is to help my patients understand medicine, making sense of something that may be scary and foreign to them,” she says in this video, which is part of a series highlighting the diverse voices of PAMF physicians.
MyLifeStages.org is one of the few places online where you’ll find Northern California practicing physicians answering questions, blogging and talking about the very topics that matter most to you.
What is MyLifeStages? It’s Sutter Health’s wellness portal that connects women and their families with Sutter-affiliated doctors for health information, tools, expert tips and more, all for free. Serving more than 360,000 visitors in 2011, this site is loaded with its interactive features and health resources designed to support women on their journey toward good health at every stage of life.
For Ron Sinha, M.D., an internal medicine doctor at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s Redwood City Center, a good physician-patient relationship is in many ways like a good marriage — where there is open communication, honesty and mutual trust between both parties. For him, personalized care means treating the patient as a person, not just their illness. “What is really rewarding to me is when you make that connection to the patient and you motivate them to make a change that’s really important to them,” says Dr. Sinha.
Co-leader of PAMF’s South Asian Wellness Task Force, Dr. Sinha takes care to learn about a patient’s cultural and ethnic background, and family history, before recommending lifestyle changes. “Each patient has a unique culture, a unique background or family history,” he says. “I have to make sure I give them advice that will fall within the context of their life.”
In this video, Dr. Sinha shares his thoughts on personalized care.
As with many holiday celebrations, it may be tempting to overeat during Chinese New Year. However, there are ways to eat healthier and still feel satisfied. Even small, simple changes can lead to a healthier you.
Did you know that 12 percent of patients who call the Palo Alto Medical Foundation their medical home are of Chinese descent? In honor of them and the Chinese New Year, PAMF would like to share some nutritional information to help you make good dietary choices. Start the Year of the Dragon off right by eating healthy and paving the way to a long life by improving your diet. Gung Hay Fat Choy!