Dr. Gautam Arora has been a neurologist and interventional pain physician for ten years. Throughout his career, he has been helping patients in the United States and in India by conducting diagnostic tests and procedures like epidurals and trigger point injections for CV.
Dr. Gautam is one of three brothers who graduated from JD Tytler School, a private school in Delhi, India. After his high school graduation, he pursued medicine because he loved Science and helping others and was inspired all the more by his cousins who were also taking up medicine during that time.
He was fortunate enough to be accepted by the University College of Medical Sciences where he received his MBBS and MD degrees. Subsequently, he accomplished his internship with the GTB Hospital in 2003.
At present, he is running his own clinics, GNG Medical Supplies in Williamsville, New York, and Neurology and Pain Management Clinic (NPMC) in Delhi, India. Aside from being the sole proprietor, he is also the acting Medical Director of both.
Through GNG and NPMC, Dr. Gautam and his team aim to provide general neurology services and treat patients dealing with back and neck pain, memory disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular disease, and more. They also conduct diagnostic tests such as EMG, NCV, and EEG.
Aside from the clinics, he is also leading an initiative of building a telehealth website that will be available to patients who are living in India. Soon, the Neurology and Pain Management Clinic will help provide accessible, affordable, and reliable medical services to the people.
During the early years of his career, Gautam also provided consultation services. From 2003 to 2005, he spent his time helping the State University of New York (SUNY) – Department of Neurology. As a Research Consultant, he helped them complete the medical research needed for the Phase 2 and Phase 3 clinical drug trials for Stroke and Multiple Sclerosis.
After that, he resumed his professional training under the residency and fellowship programs of SUNY’s Internal Medicine and Neurology Department and Emory University’s Pain Medicine Department until 2010.
Following the completion of his training in these two universities, he started serving patients in hospitals and medical centers located in Georgia and New York. For one year, Dr. Gautam worked at the Archbold Hospital in Georgia and the South Georgia Neurological. The next year, he was employed by Lakeshore Hospital and Southtowns Neurology in New York.
On the other hand, he continued providing interventional pain management and neurology services through the Hens Pain and Neurology and Lakeshore Hospital from 2012 to 2018. After this, he went back to India where he worked with Kailash Hospital as one of its Consultant Neurologists for a few months before moving back to the United States and opening GNG Medical Supplies in October 2018.
Outside work, Dr. Gautam enjoys playing poker and other active sports like car racing, squash, and tennis. He is also a certified pet lover who currently has three dogs.
Furthermore, to advance his goal to help more people, he actively volunteers in causes where he can use his skills as a doctor or share his expertise with the community. In the past, he joined the World Health Organization during the launching of its Pulse Polio Project in Delhi India. He also became a speaker for Toshiba Stroke Center and the American Heart Association.
How did you get started in your industry?
Aside from wanting to help other people, I developed an interest in Science while I was growing up. Also, my cousins were in medical school during that time and they really inspired me to pursue medicine.
I decided to focus on this specific field because it is hands-on and offers more than just the medical part of things. With interventional techniques, it offers more treatment options for patients.
How does your typical day look like?
As knowledgeable as we may seem, doctors still do a lot of research and learning. So every day, you see me checking on patients, reading about their conditions, and cross-referencing in order to find what treatment option will suit them best.
What has been the toughest challenge you have faced in your career?
Dealing with pain patients can be difficult to manage overall because we try to avoid giving them opiates by offering other options. That being said, it can be really hard to help them understand that pills are not always the best option for them.
What has been your most satisfying accomplishment in your professional life?
I will never forget being able to pass the board exam on my first attempt. Aside from that, I am very honored to be a graduate of the University College of Medical Sciences which is very difficult to get into.
What do you love about being a doctor?
Since I am very passionate about helping others, it feels awesome that I am able to do so while working. Besides, it gives me fulfillment to be able to make people recover from their illnesses or diseases.
To whom or what do you owe your success?
I believe that I am where I am today because of my dedication and my passion to help others. Apart from these things, I also have a constant desire to learn more every single day.
What is one of the best career decisions you’ve made so far?
I think it’s to build neuroandpain.clinic. I am very excited to launch this website because, throughout my entire career, I’ve been looking for ways in which I can maximize my skills to help and reach more patients needing medical assistance. Soon, more patients in India will get access to medical services at a very affordable price and reliable manner.
What are the top traits to be successful?
The most important traits for a person who wants to succeed are dedication, passion, and discipline. A person who is dedicated and passionate about what he does is more likely to succeed because he sees his job as his purpose in life. Giving him a sense of purpose, he will do his best to make sure that he delivers.
Additionally, discipline is what will help him reach success faster because it will keep him in the right direction while avoiding distractions along the way.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Don’t allow yourself to lose focus. You have a great vision so stay on track and you’ll be able to do something great that will help a lot of people in the future.
What is your motto in life?
As per Gandhi’s words, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”