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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.