IWD2023: Meet Dr Debs Basu

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2023, we’re celebrating and introducing key women here at Teladoc Health UK, without whom our virtual healthcare delivery wouldn’t be possible.

 

 #IWD2023 | Meet Dr Debs Basu, GP and Clinical Lead at Teladoc Health

 

Qualifications:
  • BSc (Tumour Biology) Hons
  • MBBS (Hons)
  • MRCGP (distinction)
  • Diploma in Family Planning (DFFP)
  • Diploma of Child Health (DCH)
  • Associate Trainer

 

Tell us a bit about yourself and your work:

I am a General Practitioner with a special interest in palliative care, based in Buckinghamshire, England. I received her medical degree from St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Medical School, University of London and completed my GP training in Harlow, Essex. I am committed to medical education aim to support my team at Teladoc Health. Outside of work, I enjoy staying active through jogging, yoga and taking my Cockapoo for long walks. I bake almost weekly and my speciality is pineapple upside-down cake.

Why did you choose your specialty/job role?

My interest in medicine and caring began at a young age through volunteering with the catering team on the maternity ward at my local hospital.  This experience was my first exposure to a healthcare setting and allowed me to see first hand the impact that dedicated healthcare workers can have on patients and their families. I fondly recall chatting to a lady who had just given birth to a beautiful set of healthy triplets- the babies will now be in their late 20s!

I feel General Practice allows me to build relationships with patients and their families as well being able to work independently and try and maintain a work-life balance.

What’s the most interesting/memorable case you’ve been involved in your career?

During my palliative care rotation, I had the honour and privilege of being involved in the end of life care for a World War 2 veteran.

What do you most enjoy about working for Teladoc Health?

In addition to being part of a team that provides high-quality and innovative health care services to patients, all my colleagues are supportive, friendly and committed.

In light of International Women’s Day 2023, how do you think that female patients in particular can benefit from the Expert Medical Opinion service?

I am hugely passionate about the Expert Medical Opinion service. It truly is a unique service which allows patients both female and men to access world leading experts. It can often result in changes in treatments paths but also importantly, can provide patients with the reassurance that the plan proposed by their treating team is the most appropriate path for them. The remote nature of the service is a huge advantage for patients so they do not have to travel when they may already be feeling unwell.

What is the professional achievement you’re most proud of?

I do not think there is any one particular milestone that stands out.  I love my role at Teladoc Health and being a GP and hugely grateful to all the people in my life that made this possible.

 

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