Working with families to understand the patient
December 27, 2021
We are pleased to announce that Sangeetha Mariappan, MD, MPH has joined the Family Medicine team at ARC Kelly Lane.
“Service to humanity has been my childhood dream and so I embarked on my medical profession years ago,” says Dr. Mariappan. She adds, “My interests in personal, comprehensive, and continuing care for the individual and the community, disease prevention and preventive medicine led me to choose a career in Family Medicine.”
Dr. Mariappan says, “I believe in the concept of working together with family units, addressing the patient as a whole. As a family doctor, I believe the best chance for me to have an influence on the wellbeing of the patient is through active participation with them.” She adds, “I reach out to patients, immersing myself in understanding them in the context of their family and community, to achieve the best outcome.”
Health benefits of regular physical activity
When asked for her go-to health tip for patients, Dr. Mariapann says, “Regular physical activity offers numerous health benefits. My best advice is that all adults should participate in moderate intensity aerobic physical activity for a minimum of 30 minutes 5 days a week, or vigorous activity for 20 minutes 3 days a week.”
In her free time, Dr. Mariappan says she enjoys “Spending time with my two kids and husband, traveling, cooking, and doing yoga.”
Make an appointment with Dr. Mariappan today
Dr. Mariappan is currently accepting new patients. Make an appointment with Dr. Mariappan by calling ARC Kelly Lane at 737-220-7200 or book online. Welcome to Austin Regional Clinic, Dr. Mariappan!