Dr. Thiru is a board-certified Internal Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine physician. She has been practicing Adult Primary Care for almost 15 years and has joined our practice as of July 2022.
Dr. Thiru did her residency training at St. Barnabas medical center, New Jersey and was awarded “Best graduating resident”. Before joining Apollo health care, she was practicing as a senior physician at a local health care system. Her areas of expertise include preventive medicine, chronic disease and obesity management, and lifestyle medicine. She has been a respected colleague and has held leadership roles in many committees that focused on improving quality of care delivery, optimizing outpatient workflows and implementing evidence-based medicine.
“I truly believe that the practice of medicine is both an art and science. I look forward to partnering with you and helping you lead a healthy life. I consider it a privilege to be able to foster long term relationships with my patients. Together, we will work on disease prevention using evidence-based medicine and I will guide you through every step of your health journey.”
“The good physician treats the disease: the great physician treats the patient who has the disease”
– Sir William Osler.
Dr. Sangwan founded Apollo Health Care Center, and San Mateo primary care. She has over 2 decades of experience in primary care, she is board certified in internal medicine and lifestyle medicine. She has been practicing concierge medicine for the last 2 years.
Dr. Sangwan started her professional career at the Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame in 2002, after finishing her residency training at the University Hospital at SUNY, Stony Brook NY. Prior to that, she had earned her medical degree at the PGIMS (MDU) in Rohtak, India. She worked at the Peninsula hospital for more than four years during which she acted as the Director of the Hospitalist program, and was also a member of the Executive Committee of the Hospital.
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In 2007 Dr. Sangwan returned to the Stony Brook area where she practiced for two years. She moved back to the Bay Area, which she considers home in 2009, and practiced primary care medicine at Cisco’s LifeConnections Health Center in San Jose. At Cisco she led the telemedicine program and her pioneering work has been featured in news programs & the PBS documentary, Digital Doctors.
Dr. Sangwan strives to develop a meaningful connection with her patients, to deliver high quality, personalized care. She believes in treating every person as a unique individual, and devotes the time and energy needed to build a trusting relationship.
“I wondered, how I can help build a community where patients can learn about living their best lives with the backing of evidence-based medicine? I realized I could make a bigger impact on my patients with a preventive care focus. We have created a practice that encourages patients to come in for any questions that impact their lives and know that they will get help.”
Dr. Sangwan enjoys working out, traveling, reading and conquering new heights. She finds inspiration and rejuvenation when she is outdoors and feels one with nature. Stay tuned to find out where her next adventure will take her!
Dr. Aneri Gupta is board certified in Family Medicine with a Pharmacy and Ayurvedic background from Canada. As a yoga and classical dance teacher, she believes in providing a mind, body, and spirit approach for her patients.
Dr. Gupta also is trained professionally in classical Indian dance and started teaching since she was 15 years old. She loves teaching so much that she also did early childhood education and enjoyed storytelling with the children. After completing her Bachelor of Science at University of Winnipeg on a full scholarship, she began pharmacy at University of Manitoba.
In pharmacy, she specialized in neurological and autoimmune processes such as Multiple Sclerosis. She conducted clinical research and submitted her preliminary thesis in the Doctor of Philosophy/Pharmacy program. She published various research including Staphylococcus aureus harboring Enterotoxin A as a possible risk factor for multiple sclerosis exacerbations. Dr. Gupta is inquisitive and still continues to seek and learn about various prevention and treatment options.
Dr. Gupta began her journey in healing by learning yoga as a child. Her mom, who is her first teacher, continues to teach yoga in her 70s in Winnipeg, Canada. Dr. Gupta volunteers in various medical, educational and humanitarian organizations such as Amnesty International and received the YMCA National Humanitarian Youth Peace Award in 2001. As per Robert Frost&’s poem, she strongly feels she “took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference”.
After various life experiences, Dr. Gupta decided to pursue medicine. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine in 2011 after training in diverse clerkships in hospitals of Miami and New York. She then completed her Family Medicine Residency at University of Oklahoma and became board certified in Family Medicine in 2016. Since then, she became a travel doctor and practiced in various states. As a travel doctor, she worked with diverse patient populations and gained further experience and insight by connecting with people of all different backgrounds, cultures, and languages. In February 2021, she moved from Nevada to California. She was working for 2 years in an underserved population in San Leandro, where she provided healthcare in a mind, body, and spirit approach.
Growing up, Dr. Gupta spent quality time in India, learning languages, yoga, dance, and ayurveda. She is grateful for her many teachers and opportunities to perform around the world. She even performed at the Pan American Games opening ceremony. In search of better weather and more diversity in nature, culture, and creativity, she moved to California. She believes in providing a mind, body, and spirit approach in health and wellness for her patients. She also believes an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure. She aims to educate and empower her patients to enjoy quality life.
Dr. Gupta continues to volunteer in mental health, and she also teaches and performs dance around the Bay Area. She recently began a new journey in stand up comedy. She believes laughter is truly the best medicine as it helps reduce cortisol and inflammation levels in your body, and naturally promotes healing. Our bodies have the ability to self heal, if we all pay attention to it and nurture it. She hopes to provide her patients with the required tools and skills needed for this. We are all limitless, and she enjoys exploring new areas of her own mind, body and spirit. She welcomes you to her new medical practice with much gratitude and joy. She is excited to join Apollo Health Care Center in Mountain View.
Dr. Padam is a board-certified Family Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine sub-specialist with postdoctoral Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship training.
Dr. Gurpreet Padam, a Certified National DPP Lifestyle Coach, is a board-certified Family Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine sub-specialist with a postdoctoral Palliative Medicine Fellowship training from the Interdisciplinary Stanford/VA Palo Alto program and a mini-fellowship in Ethno-Geriatrics from the Stanford Geriatric Education Center. She is a pioneer in Home Based Medicine, she has over 20 years of experience in Adult Medicine and serving the homebound.
She is a pioneer in Home Based Medicine, she has over 20 years of experience in Adult Medicine and serving the homebound. Her experience includes serving as a Medical Director for a prominent Bay Area Home Health and Hospice organization. In 2006 she joined a large health care organization as Medical Director of Inpatient Palliative Care and eventually expanded to add an outpatient component. Shortly after that, she was involved in launching the Home Based Primary and Palliative Care Program. Additionally, she has experience working with those with severe illnesses as Hospice Medical Director and Adult Primary Care. She served as Physician Wellness Champion for the department of medicine. She was involved with various hospital committees dedicated to improving safety, quality, and patient experience.
“The privilege of caring for patients of various life stages has taught me many valuable lessons. I am convinced that it is never too late to enhance a person’s well-being and quality of life. Each person is unique, and there isn’t a “one size fits all”. That is why I foster a supportive partnership with my clients in goal setting and designing a collaborative plan to meet their health care needs.”
Dr. Padam serves in a leadership capacity for several local, county, and state healthcare organizations. She is an advocate for healthcare legislation, bridging health care disparities, and improving access to care for all people. She appreciates the tenderness of the physician-patient relationship. Unsurprisingly, her favorite part of practicing medicine is getting to know people and what’s important to them.
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“The privilege of caring for patients of various life stages has taught me many valuable lessons. I am convinced that it is never too late to enhance a person’s well-being and quality of life. Each person is unique, and there isn’t a “one size fits all. That is why I foster a supportive partnership with my clients in goal setting and designing a collaborative plan to meet their health care needs.”
Dr. Padam likes to incorporate food as medicine in her life and encourages others to adopt healthier life habits. She offers Lifestyle Medicine, Health, and Wellness consultations for adults. She believes it’s never too late to improve one’s health. As a result, along with compassion and kindness, she includes food as medicine in the comprehensive plan for health maintenance and chronic disease prevention strategies.
Dr. Padam loves to explore various cuisines and places with opportunities to eat good food and explore dog-friendly walking trails and beaches with her family and Labrador Retriever. In addition, she frequently receives requests visits to bring her working dog for home visits. A super gentle and curious chocolate Labrador Retriever – who you may also see around the office.
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