Meet Dr. G. Lara Bhatnagar, our Medical Director. She's board certified, specializing in Obstetrics & Gynecology . She is a fellow of the American Congress of obstetrics and gynecology as well as a fellow of the International College of Surgeons. She has been in practice for 20 years.
" I chose obstetrics and gynecology because I enjoy the art and science of medicine. Obstetrics is exciting because I am always surrounded by families that are full of joy and happiness is contagious! It makes me happy to see my patients happy. I also enjoy gynecology and the surgical aspect of it, as we get to fix the problems no matter how long standing and it is immensely gratifying to see the relief it brings to those who put so much trust in me."
Dr. Lara, as her patients like to call her, received her medical degree in 1992 from AIMS, India and graduated with distinction and was ranked highest in the district. She then moved to the US and did additional specialization training in obstetrics and gynecology from Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Chicago in 1997. She has been in practice since then. She received her board certification in 1999.
She was inducted as a fellow of the American Congress of OBGYN in 2001 and a Fellow of International College of Surgeons in 2002. She is honored to be the recipient of such prestigious awards as the Circle of Care award and the prestigious Hind Ratan award for her work in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. She serves on various professional quality and ethics committees. She is also an expert reviewer for the medical board of California.
On a personal note she grew up in various parts of the world, taking the opportunity to learn the local language and culture of the local people and imbibing it into her own life . In addition to being a caring obstetrician and gynecologist she is also a wife and mother of two. She is actively involved in the community and coaches Jr. FLL team building robots that can help seniors, or aid in natural disasters. She enjoys hiking and spending time with her family.
Rocio is the friendly voice that greets you as soon as you walk into our office. She is always willing to go out of her way to make sure that your visit is as smooth as possible and that your care is well coordinated. She will go to extra lengths to get whatever is needed to make your visit happen, ahead of time without you or anyone asking her to do it. Rocio understands how anxiety provoking a doctor's office visit can be so she explains things and will never let you feel like a number.
Rocio grew up in Orange county and got her medical assisting diploma in 2012. She has been with our practice since then.
Le is the wise lady who will calm your nerves, be it by getting to know your history or offering you our customized comfortable fabric drapes or gowns to change into or getting you or your children snacks after you just had a fasting blood test done in our office. But her kindness doesn't end with that, she will also remember to give you samples of various items that may be appropriate for you. Not only that, she also coordinates the surgeries in the most efficient and seamless manner.
Le has a bachelor's in agriculture and got her medical assisting diploma after moving to the US . She has ten years of medical assisting experience and brings a wealth of wisdom with her. She has been with the practice since 2012.