Margi Bhatt, MD
My interest in medicine was triggered when I was 5 years old as I witnessed someone very dear to me having a heart attack. As a child, I watched my family member closest to me suffer without much medical intervention. Growing up, I always wanted to learn the science of the human body and how to help prevent diseases and suffering. I have realized that good health is not just the absence of disease, but involves a healthy lifestyle, a healthy mental attitude and healthy ways of relating to all living beings and nature. The MDVIP model will help me achieve this as it lets me practice personalized care, helping patients live a healthier lifestyle through effective diet and exercise, target preventable diseases by being proactive in early diagnosis and intervention, and being available for the patients in the time of their acute health care needs.
I completed my Master’s in Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I am a board-certified internist who practices in an MDVIP-affiliated practice as a primary care physician in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am affiliated with Saint Mark’s Hospital and also work as a part time hospitalist with Utah Regional Hospitalists. I have special interest in Geriatrics, Cardiovascular diseases, Hypertension, Diabetes and Renal Medicine. Apart from English, I also speak Gujarati, Hindi and understand Urdu.
Today’s fast paced lifestyle has directed us to fast paced medicine, with quick fixes and shorter human interactions which is not healthy or fruitful in the long run. Time is the most important ingredient for a doctor-patient relationship to be effective and benefit each other to get healthy, which is being provided by this model. I am looking forward to helping people get healthy.