Post Rock Welcomes Megha Ananth

October 14, 2018 | Students | By: Jodie Ostmeyer

Megha is attending Kansas University School of Medicine Wichita and is in her 4th year doing her Rural Family Medicine Rotation.  Megha is shadowing Dr. Lynn Fisher.

Where are you from?
I grew up in Leawood, Kansas. I went to high school at Blue Valley North and then attended Saint Louis University for undergrad. I majored in Spanish, Public Health, and International Studies at SLU. After undergrad I went to Tulane University and took some masters courses in Public Health before attending KU for medical school.

Why did you come to Plainville?
I chose to come to Plainville for my rural Family Medicine rotation because I loved the diversity among the family docs working at the hospital. I hoped that by coming to Plainville I would have opportunities to see patients of all ages and help perform procedures such as joint injections, colonoscopies, and hopefully deliver some babies!

What do you hope to be when you’re out of school? Why?
I want to do Family Medicine! I love the idea of building strong, trusting relationships with my own patients. Patients often put all of their trust into their family doctor and I believe that with a strong relationship, you can help patients better their health and lifestyle as a FM doctor.

What do you like about shadowing in Plainville?
All of the people in Plainville are so friendly! I have been welcomed so well and the staff at the hospital take really good care of me! I also love the patient population, it has been very diverse but all of the patients have been kind.

What do you like to do outside of medicine?
I really enjoy doing different things outdoors. I love to travel to different cities and spend time in their parks. Recently I have enjoyed renting bikes and taking long bike rides. I also enjoy spending time with my family. I have a niece and a nephew in New Orleans that I try to go visit whenever I get the chance.

What do you hope to learn from your rotation in Plainville?
I have already learned so much while being here. Outside of the medicine, I am learning a lot about patient interactions and how to positively reinforce healthy practices in patient’s lives. I also am learning a lot about how the hospital works and the business side of medicine. These are important parts of medicine that medical students in the city don’t always get to experience.