Speaking Engagements

I always knew I would be a physician, and that I was destined to be a teacher and motivational speaker as well. I feel they are deeply intertwined. I cannot be a physician and practice medicine effectively without a touch of performance and a sage interest in teaching. Just imagine: when a patient leaves my office, they are expected to understand their disease and learn to advocate for their personal health and well-being. It is in large part my job to make sure they understand how to do that.

I teach my audience the art and science of what it means to be a healthcare practitioner. It means I understand the disease state, or consult someone who does, and I involve the patient to become deeply vested and advocate for their own health.

When I stand before a audience, I am truly energized. I feel this sympatico with the listeners and enjoy seeing the room relax, the citizens engage, and the dialogue flow. The role of any good speaker is to engage. The role of an excellent speaker is to inspire. I believe I do both.

I have spoken to aspiring doctors and to students who know not what they want to do or be. I have spoken to colleagues in the field, and I speak with patients and peers daily. It is my pleasure to have the ability to relate to everyone at a level that creates joy and ease. It is my hope that you bear witness to some of this through testimonials and teaching clips. And I do hope you will entrust me with an opportunity to reveal myself and my love of medicine and teaching someday in your venue.

Your life story really inspired all of us as you talked about being the daughter of Indian immigrants, forging your own path as a physician, and balancing the demands of motherhood with work. Your commitment to mindfulness and whole body health was especially helpful for our Aquinas students as they prepare for life after college. A special treat was being able to join you in your kitchen for a virtual cooking demonstration. With gratitude!

Professor Cindy Kamp – Aquinas College

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Dr. Abhas’s presentation spoke deeply to me . . . my key takeaway from it is “go the extra mile to find and make happiness in your life”  Hunter Benzing

Thank you for your rice recipe! I want to especially thank you for your honesty regarding your upbringing and your emphasis on living a guilt-free life! You are inspiring!

Overall, I took away from Dr. Abha’s “talk” on the zoom call with our class that, you shouldn’t ever be afraid to strive to reach your goals. It is important to have a positive mindset in whatever you inspire. Giving up is not the answer, if it’s something you really want to do, keep trying.

I loved that she was able to teach us about her love for food and cooking and her love of her culture as well as the depth and deep thought that she puts into her work and serving others. It is beautiful to see the passion that she has for her patients and taking care of them and their needs.

Your life story really inspired all of us as you talked about being the daughter of Indian immigrants, forging your own path as a physician, and balancing the demands of motherhood with work. Your commitment to mindfulness and whole body health was especially helpful for our Aquinas students as they prepare for life after college. A special treat was being able to join you in your kitchen for a virtual cooking demonstration with gratitude!

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