I grew up surrounded by role models with a passion for medicine and a value of service. Their enthusiasm was infectious and I loved hearing their stories. I also got to tag along with them to experience medicine firsthand. Over the years I did consider other careers but my interest in the art and science of healing kept drawing me back. I believe that to achieve wellness physicians have to address social, emotional and physical determinants of health. We need to have collaborative relationships with our patients but we also need to be engaged in effecting social change in our communities.
Dr. Swati Avashia, MD is a pediatrics doctor who practices in Austin, TX. She is 44 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Avashia is affiliated with University Medical Center at Brackenridge.