I chose medicine because it reminds me of my grandmother, who used to always care about other people in a homeopathic way. Medicine helps me bring changes in the community, something I care about, and I especially love the geriatric population. Providing and receiving care is like two sides of a road, the provider side as well as the patient side, both working hard. Being a Nurse Practitioner, my goal is to connect with my patients and understand what it means for them to become healthy, to explore their knowledge and treat accordingly. One way I do this is by listening to my patients.
Bandana Risal grew up in Nepal and moved to the U.S. when she was 19. When she is not working, Ms. Risal enjoys gardening, running, biking, and swimming in the open lakes. She is “trying hard” to learn to play violin with her young son, and dreaming they can play together one day. Ms. Risal’s favorite local spot so far is Inks Lake for kayaking, biking, and swimming. She says the layout of the lake “reminds me of one of my favorite spots back home.”
Professional Positions and Honors
Ms. Risal is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the Texas Nurses Practitioners.
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