"My philosophy is to care for my patients just as I would for my family," says Shikha Arun, M.D. "To do that, establishing trust and spending time with my patients is important." She sees herself as a coach of sorts, helping her patients get all the information they need to make well-informed health care decisions. "My goal is to remain current, thorough diligent and empathetic to my patients' needs."
Dr. Arun believes it is important to have a balanced life. "I love medicine and I love my outside interests, as well," she says. Those interests include spending time with her family and friends, listening to music, reading fiction, going to the movies and directing and acting in theater performances.
Dr. Arun earned her medical degree at King Georges Medical College in India. She completed her internship and residency at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She is board-certified in internal medicine.