Let me introduce myself, I am Dr. Paula Dhanda. I am a mother, a wife, a physician and a person that is trying to save the world one woman at a time. I have 2 precious children and a very supportive husband. Family is everything to me. I came to Lake County in 1990 because I wanted to make a difference in an area that had a physician shortage. Women traveled out of Lake County for routine care and many women had no access to medical care at all. I feel privileged to have delivered thousands of babies, performed countless surgeries and absolutely love my calling as a healer of women.
My most challenging job is being a mother! It is much easier for me to be in the operating room doing surgery than child rearing. I often say to my children “where is your instruction manual?” I admire and applaud all you mothers out there who do such a wonderful job raising your children with such ease. I often struggle to make it on time to my children’s sporting events or school functions. As I sit watching a basketball game I hear all the other mothers cheering on the children by name and feel inadequate not even knowing who we are playing. I sincerely appreciate it when you update me on the latest news or tell me that I am supposed to sign up to bring a snack for the next event.
Like you, the same life issues that you are faced with challenge me. As I travel all over the world, taking care of women, I realize that we have more similarities than differences. We all want the same things for our children and families and the burden of health decisions usually fall on us as women and mothers. Being a mother is one of the most essential undertakings on earth.
I decided to write this monthly column to offer you information on some of the common women’s health issues that you may be facing. I offer you my knowledge about women’s health care in appreciation for all you do as a mother and a woman.
This column is no substitute for seeing your own health care provider. You can read about all my other escapades on my blog http://www.drpauladhanda.com/
Dr. Paula Dhanda is a practicing physician in Kelseyville. She is the founder of Worldwide Healing Hands. She may be reached at 707-279-8733 or visit http://drspecialtycare.com/ or http://worldwidehealinghands.org/
Published in the Lake County Record Bee