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Dr. Patkar is a Canadian trained family physician who worked in Toronto for 11 years before returning to Dubai. She grew up In Dubai and after her schooling left for university in Canada. She received an undergraduate degree in Psychology from McGill University before joining medical school at the American University of the Caribbean in St. Maarten.
Dr. Patkar completed her Family Medicine residency at McMaster University, Canada, after which she joined a clinical practice in downtown urban Toronto. In Canada preventative medicine is a key stone of family medicine and is still a strong part of her practice ethic. It is also where patients come to their family doctor first and then are referred on to specialists if needed. This gave her a wide spectrum of experience in areas of internal medicine, paediatrics, gynaecology, counselling, geriatric medicine and in managing both acute illnesses and chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Dr. Patkar believes in looking at a person holistically. She completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine from the University of Arizona in 2017 and is a certified mindfulness instructor. She conducts weekly internal mindfulness sessions at the hospital for her colleagues and a personal practice is part of her daily schedule.
When she is not at work she likes to travel and do triathlons.