Driven by his passion to help and heal people, Dr. Jaspaul Bhangoo continues his practice to this day in Denton, Texas. He is a certified internal medicine specialist who has been serving patients for over 20 years.
A Texas native, Dr. Jaspaul attended the University of North Texas. Not long after that, he furthered his studies by pursuing medicine at the Spartan Health Sciences University and completing his residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA.
In the following years, he began working as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the VA/OU Medical Center where he taught Physical Diagnosis to 2nd year medical students.
Prior to starting his private practice, Dr. Jaspaul he also served as an outpatient clinical advisor whose main responsibility is to oversee and train resident doctors.
After years of training and sharing his expertise across different states, he decided to return to the DFW area with his wife in 2006. From there, Dr. Jaspaul began sharing an office with a cardiologist before he finally went solo.
Just recently, he also hired a Nurse Practitioner to help him meet the needs of his patients better in his private practice.
Dr. Jaspaul believes that the key to success lies in caring for people, taking pride in what one does, and offering exceptional service to patients even when they are not able to pay.
How did you start in the field?
I’ve always been fascinated with medicine. I knew when I was in school that this is what I wanted to do. There were various opportunities for me in college, but I saw this as a great opportunity to do what I’ve always wanted to. I was looking forward to pursuing my passion to help people and I believe that becoming a doctor will allow me to do this. For the past two decades, I’ve been helping a lot of patients by healing and educating them on the treatment and prevention of diseases.
For private practice, it all started while I was in medical school and worked with physicians simultaneously. I’ve seen how this setup may make patients feel important since they are receiving family-like attention. That was the time when I realized that it’s something that I would want to do in the future, too.
What is one challenge you’ve faced in the past? What did you learn from it?
I believe that everyone has to face challenges. During those times, what matters is how you deal with them and the willingness to surpass those challenges.
For me, I’ve tried my best to take one day at a time. If you find yourself getting overwhelmed by all the challenges, I think it’s important to take a break and breathe. That way, everything will look better.
Looking back, if you were given the chance, would you have done things differently?
Not exactly, but there’s one thing I would have done. If I can turn back the time, I’d be more active on social media during the early days of my practice because I believe that these platforms allow us to connect with potential clients effectively and stay engaged with current ones.
How do you describe a typical day and how do you make it productive?
You’ll see me at the office for the entire day, attending to around 25 patients. This happens from Monday through Friday. Apart from personally receiving patients, I also offer telemedicine services to cater to patients even when they’re not able to come to the clinic. I spend most of my day listening to what patients have to say, diagnosing them if possible, and offering proper treatment. What makes me more productive right now is having a Nurse Practitioner that can assist me in various ways. We have a more efficient system now and it keeps me more productive.
What are your top three priorities for the day?
My top three priorities every day are to get more patients, offer proper treatment, and educate my patients so they can avoid diseases in the future. I believe that these three things are what keep me productive in my work.
What do you love most about your job?
One of the things I love most about my job is helping people. It’s something that I cannot describe and it’s a blessing to be able to do this. I love knowing that I can help people get better. It’s something that I cannot describe—it’s truly humbling.
What trend are you excited about?
I’m excited about Artificial Intelligence! I can see that it has a lot of potential in medicine and in business. I believe that it will bring significant changes to the way we do things. I’m excited about this technology because it’s something that can help us in our everyday lives.
What sets you apart from others in the same profession?
I think what sets me apart is my passion to help people in the community where I practice medicine. You know, it’s more than just about providing your services to people. What matters most is spending time to find out what the people truly need and learning how one can be of assistance.
Aside from this, right now, I’ve been taking the use of the internet and social media as a way to connect with people. I love using technology because I believe that this is where more patients and possible collaborations can be found.
What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
Seeing patients get better. When they go to me for follow-up and they say they are feeling much better than their last visit, it makes me very happy because I get the assurance that what I’m doing is making a positive impact.
What top 3 traits are essential to becoming a successful entrepreneur?
Passion: Do what you love and do it well.
Drive: Be committed to achieving your goals and see them through.
Self-awareness: Know your strengths and weaknesses. Knowing these things will allow you to develop your skills and bring out the best version of yourself as an entrepreneur.
What does the future hold for your business? What are you most excited about?
I’m most looking forward to expanding my practice and meeting new people. I’d want to give the same quality of care to everyone in their family, including their children and future generations. I’m excited about becoming part of their families.
As for my dreams, I am hoping to establish a practice where people can come together and support each other not just in terms of healthcare but also in terms of education. I want to build a platform where healthcare professionals will be able to come together and share their knowledge with the community.
What are your top 3 tips for those who would like to pursue medicine?
First, be very passionate about what you do – love what you do so much that no day would be complete without doing this. Second, there will be a lot of hardships and obstacles along the way. Be patient and know that failure is just another step towards success. Lastly and most importantly, pray and ask God to help you every step of the way.
What piece of advice would you like to give aspiring entrepreneurs?
My advice to them is to have self-awareness. Know what your strengths are so you can better develop yourself as an entrepreneur. Also, be passionate about whatever it is that you do and go for it! Don’t let anything stop you from achieving your dreams.
What would you tell your younger self?
I would tell my younger self to be more motivated and to believe in reaching your dreams. Always show gratitude towards the people around you because they are what keep you going on a daily basis!
What particular business or inspirational book would you recommend other people to read?
I’d recommend a wonderful book by Jodi Picoult entitled, “Wish You Were Here.”
Set in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic’s turmoil, this narrative reflects the resilience of the human spirit as we continue to confront a variety of personal problems while dealing with a global crisis.
What is your favorite quote?
One of my favorite quotes is by Martin Luther King Jr. He said, “The time is always right to do what is right.” This quote reminds me that every day is a gift and it has a lot of meaning for me. It says that one should not waste this gift by taking too much time to make the right decisions. We always have the chance to do what is right by just taking action and making it happen!