Priya Soundararajan D.O.
Dr. Priya Soundararajan D.O.
What is your hometown?
Where did you attend medical school?
Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM)
What other educational credentials do you have?
BS in Natural Sciences/Pre-Med at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)
What are your particular clinical interests and why?
Preventative Medicine: I have used preventative measures to take better care of my own health, and I have personally seen the benefits. Using my experience, I want to educate and inform the population on the importance of being proactive when it comes to their health and having control of their mind and body.
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT): I’m an advocate of reducing polypharmacy and finding non-pharmacological ways to treat patients. OMT is a hands-on approach to treat musculoskeletal dysfunctions as an alternative and give patients relief without the side effects of certain medications.
Mental Health: Having the ability to talk about mental health is not only important to treating the mind but the body as well. I want to create a safe and comforting atmosphere where this can be achieved. Being in a good mindset is a crucial component in the treatment of physical health as well, and treating a patient as a whole is important to me.
Child Health: I enjoy being around children, and it’s of upmost importance that they are taken care of in all aspects of life so they have a healthy and fulfilling future.
Why did you choose Family Medicine?
As a medical student, I enjoyed all my rotations and decided to go into a specialty that had a little bit of everything. I want to be able to take care of patients of all ages. I’m also passionate about educating patients on the importance of making their health a priority and preventing life-changing diseases.
Why did you choose the Community Based Family Medicine Residency program?
Everyone in this program is extremely kind and helpful, and I definitely feel at home. The emphasis on the continuity clinic is important to me because I want to practice in an outpatient setting. They offer a variation of rotations, and you can tailor your schedule towards your interests. Also, San Antonio is a great place to live with lots of sites to visit and places to eat.