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Lakshmi Madduru, MD

Lakshmi Madduru, MD

Contact Information

Phone: 814-254-4207
Fax: 814-254-4733

WindberCare Physicians

1511 Scalp Avenue
Johnstown PA, 15904 Primary Care

Spoken Languages

English, Indian

Medical School

Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada, India

Residency

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - McKeesport

Fellowship

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Specialty Area

Family Practice
Geriatrics

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine

1. What is your specialty?
My specialty is family medicine. Family physicians deliver patient-centered care with a range of acute, chronic, and preventive medical care services. In addition to diagnosing and treating illness, they also provide preventive care, including routine checkups and personalized counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle; manage chronic illness from heart disease, stroke, and hypertension to diabetes, cancer, and asthma. Family physicians often coordinate care provided by other sub-specialists.

2. Why did you want to become a physician?
I was inspired as a child and was strongly influenced by the doctor who visited a sick family member. I admired his commitment to improve lives of others around him. The complexity of diseases and the suffering they cause motivated me to pursue medicine where it is possible to find solutions. I have always been fascinated by the intricacies of human biology.

3. What is one aspect of the job that you find rewarding?
Forming long term relationships with patients and families, continuity of care, complexity of cases, and knowing and treating the patient as a whole person are all rewarding features of being a family physician

4. In your opinion, what’s the future of your field?
Geriatricians can optimize healthy aging with unique skills and advocacy for the health of older persons. The goals of geriatric medicine can be accomplished with a patient-centered, interdisciplinary approach that is designed to provide high-quality, efficient care and improve overall quality of life in the community.

5. What do you do to achieve work/life balance?
Spending time with my son and daughter is my favorite part of life after work. Apart from dance, I also enjoy gardening, hiking, and traveling.


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