My name is Rob E, a care giver for my 96 year old mother, Mary E—whose good fortune is to be a patient of Dr. Manjulatha Badam, MD, CWSP, UHM, at VAYU Advanced Wound Clinic & Hyperbarics.
During 23 office visits over the last six months, Dr. Badam has ably treated medical conditions of my mother’s hands—even using advanced porcine and human placental grafts for radiation burns and subcutaneous wounds—while coordinating pre-cancerous cysts and squamous cell carcinomas with other specialists.
Of course, my family appreciates Dr. Badam’s expertise and professionalism, but we also value her holistic treatment of the whole patient, which includes friendly consultations with genuine queries about the well being of the patient’s family. (She even takes time to meet and greet any accompanying family member waiting in the reception area.)
To take just one example: Dr.Badam leans forward and takes both hands, gently pulling the patient into her personal space, creating an air of caring intimacy as she dialogues while looking into the patient’s eyes. The net effect is to uplift my mother’s spirits, which lasts long after her doctor’s appointment . . . .