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Building Relationships & Trust With Her Patients – Dr. Ritika Aulakh

Posted on Mar 29, 2012 | 2 comments

“You’ll often hear me say, ‘If I were you…,’ or ‘If this were me,’ – I put myself in my patient’s situation and try to live my advice,” says Ritika Aulakh, D. O., a family medicine doctor at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s Fremont Center. Dr. Aulakh is a doctor of osteopathy which means she has additional training in musculoskeletal care as well as being board certified in traditional medicine.

“The most rewarding part of being a doctor is the relationship I develop with my patients and the trust they give me,” says Dr. Aulakh in this video, which is part of a series highlighting the diverse voices of PAMF physicians. “Health is the most important thing in your life.  I look forward to seeing patients and finding out about their personal life and keeping up with their health.”

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  1. My favorite things about Dr. Aulakh are that she”s compassionate, encouraging, supportive and gentle. She has always made time to listen to me and really hear what”s going on for me. Plus… She”s a great cheerleader! My weight is something I”ve always struggled with and when I saw her last I”d lost a lot (and still more since then) and she took the time not only to congratulate me but also to appreciate what I”ve accomplished!
    Thanks Dr. Aulakh!!!!

    • Thanks for your comment, Shannon! Great to hear. We will share this with Dr. Aulakh.

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