I grew up in Miami, Florida and completed medical school from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, India. My decision to pursue a career in medicine was influenced by observing the self-sacrifice and humility of my parents who were both general practitioners. I worked as a Pre-residency clinical fellow with the University of Miami in Neurosurgery and Liver Transplant Surgery before joining Family Medicine. It is here I came to realize that all diseases have a rate of effect, and the more quickly the disease is correctly diagnosed, the lower the effect of the disease burden on the patient; this makes Primary Care Physician crucial in the overall well-being of a patient and community. Doing Family Medicine residency at Johnson City, has given me number of opportunities that would have only been possible because of the supporting staff, residents and faculty. While in Washington, DC during the March hearings on Capitol Hill, I had the opportunity to shadow Dr. Phil Roe, 1st District Congressman from North Eastern Tennessee; Discussed with Dr. Scott Desjarles, 4th District Congressman from Tennessee; and Dr. John Fleming, 4th Congressional District, Louisiana (Both Primary Care Physicians) on the critical importance of Title VII (which is the only federally approved funding for training primary care physicians) and GME Modernization legislation. I am proud to be a part of the Johnson City Family Medicine Residency Program which has provided me with training that would be invaluable part of my professional development.