Why Grewal Center?
As long as I can remember I wanted to be a physician. The first half of my life was spent chasing this beautiful dream. However the reality of working as a physician was far from the dream I once dreamt.
After slew of private and academic jobs I decided to leave traditional practice. Something was lacking, I felt incomplete. I had no idea what was lacking or missing from my career. I was a new mother; my husband supported the idea of part time work. I worked part time, stayed home with our kids and went on a soul searching journey. I practiced yoga, meditation and hired a personal trainer. As I searched for answers it was apparent I need to start a solo practice and practice medicine the way my soul desires.
In my experience most healing happens when you sit and listen to your patient’s story. Insurance based care allows symptomatic/volume based care, my ideal practice was to create relationship based and root cause analysis care.
As I was working on myself and researching the ideal practice model I came across Direct Primary Care and Functional Medicine. Both of them made sense to me and were perfectly aligned with my inner values and priorities. Direct Primary Care allows me to form a relationship with a patient independent of an insurance company. There is no third party involvement, no billing, and no prior authorizations. Most of the time is spent with patients instead. On the other hand Functional Medicine focuses on root cause analysis with the help of a health coach.
In the next blog post I will share my vision for Grewal Center and what I hope to achieve over the next couple of years.
Rumi once said “respond to every call that excites your spirit.” Founding Grewal Center was my personal calling; it completes me as a physician and aligns with my soul.
Harkiran Grewal M.D. President