About Doctor Ruhil
Dr Ruhil Badiani graduated from King’s College London in 2005 and became a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2010. She has worked in a wide variety of specialties including paediatrics, orthopaedics, respiratory medicine, care of the elderly and emergency medicine.
Having practised in London for over 10 years, Dr Ruhil has worked in a wide variety of specialties including paediatrics, orthopaedics, respiratory medicine, care of the elderly and emergency medicine. She has a particular interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and obtained her DRCOG in 2010.
Why did you choose to become a doctor and how does telehealth fulfil that ambition?
Helping people has always been a passion, ever since I was very young. As I progressed through school and starting thinking about careers, medicine felt like a natural fit. Since becoming a doctor, I’ve enjoyed success in many high- pressure situations and learned to quickly adapt to the rapidly changing nature of medicine. People are only getting more and more busy, so the healthcare profession needs to find ways to make its services more accessible. Moreover, people now feel very comfortable with smartphones and online services, so I see Telehealth as a hugely exciting and useful innovation, which will make it easier for more patients to access high-quality healthcare at their own convenience.
As a care provider, what are you most passionate about?
I’m most passionate about helping people, in a way which is both meaningful and tangible. Patients have a wide range of issues and concerns, my job is about reassuring them that they’re in good hands, and making a real difference to their health and outlook.
It’s my responsibility to empower them to take control of their health and be more aware of problems when they begin, instead of ignoring important signs or symptoms. Prevention is the best form of treatment, and as medical professionals, we must promote healthy living to stop the onset of preventable diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.
Clinically, Paediatrics and OBGYN are specialties that I very much enjoy. Helping children when they are unwell and developing a relationship with them at a young age is very special. I feel very lucky to see them through their childhood and help reassure their parents when they are at their most anxious. OBGYN can often be quite embarrassing and unnerving for patients, so again, the opportunity to put them at ease, make them feel comfortable and ultimately, improve their condition, is very satisfying.
If you could give your patients one rule to live by, what would it be?
Eat Healthy, Live Active.