My style of practice is very interactive. I love this type of style because I enjoy working with my patients and interacting with their families. I am a mother and I understand the feeling of the families. It can be devastating to hear their child has a heart problem. I spend time explaining the lesion and I try to do it in a way that they can understand the complexity of the lesion and work with them on the plan of management. Children with congenital heart disease and acquired heart disease can go through a rough time with their families. I try to make it easy by helping them, talking to them, answering all their questions, being available at any time.
At the end of the day, making a child smile and happy is fantastic and very rewarding. Seeing the relief in family's faces when they see their child is in good condition and in safe hands, able to perform activities like their healthy peers-- These are the incredible moments of my job. Making a positive impact in a child's life is the most rewarding part of my career.