Every month, we feature a physician as an opportunity for the community to learn more about the great doctors on staff at Little Company of Mary Hospital. This month, we had the chance to talk with Dr. Priya Bhattacharyya, family medicine physician at our Vista Family Center (10961 South Kedzie Avenue, Chicago Il 60655). Read on to get to know Dr. Bhattacharyya, including her philosophy of care, why she became a doctor and even her love for her hobbies.
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· Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
· Residency: Tufts University Family Medicine Residency
· Fellowship: MacNeal Women’s Health Fellowship
· Specialty /Specialties: Family Medicine
· Main Interests: Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine
What is your philosophy of care?
To work together as a team that values open communication, respect, and trust to promote better health. To treat people the way that I would want to be treated.
Why did you want to become a doctor?
A doctor has the unique privilege of learning about people’s lives and families and providing compassion, support and knowledge. We play a special role in affecting change and truly helping those around us.
What are your sub-specialties and health interests in regard to your patients?
I spent an additional year completing a Women’s Health fellowship, which provided extra training and knowledge about gynecology and women’s issues. I also enjoy taking care of children and the entire family. I believe that preventive medicine is the key to better health overall. It is important to me to take the time to listen to and educate my patients so they feel valued and well informed.
How do you maintain a healthy work/life balance?
I have always believed in the saying, “Work hard, play hard.” It is important to me to enjoy going to work and caring for my patients, while making sure that I have enough time for my family.
What are your hobbies and interests outside the office?
I love spending time with my husband, two young sons and our yellow lab puppy. I also enjoy traveling, eating good food, spending time outdoors and photography.