"Alright, so let’s dive straight in! Today, most physicians work as employees in healthcare systems and experience constant meddling by non-medical personnel in their daily practice of medicine. Hour-long waits in a crowded waiting room, an assembly line of 20-30 patients a day barely receiving 5 minutes of their doctor's attention, a different doctor for each appointment, insurance often denies medications even though a Board-Certified Physician prescribed it - there are endless such obstacles for even the simplest of life-saving medical care in traditional medicine. The result is a horrible experience for both the patients and the physicians. Patients often end up in emergency rooms and sometimes lose their lives since they can't get an appointment with their doctor for timely treatment. Insurance companies are making billions of profits while the United States of America struggles with poor access to quality outpatient care for the common man. Though we live in an age of instant texting and same-day home deliveries, our access to a family doctor remains severely limited. I could not watch my patients suffer any more while insurance companies refused to pay for lab testing, medications or imaging. I wanted my patients to have the best experience with my medical care. Failure to consistently meet my patient's needs made me question the purpose of my career in medicine. I had worked very hard to become a physician and I would not give up on my dream of excelling at patient care. So, I did the bravest thing I have done in a very long time — I quit working for my employer to start working for my patients. I am now excited to be your happy doctor with zero distractions."
With myhappydoctor I can slow down to listen to my patients. I can save patients from financial harm by providing wholesale prices on lab testing, prescriptions and discounts on imaging. I can remove distracting middlemen such as insurance companies and employers. I don't have to see 30 patients a day because I work for my patients, not for a corporate medical practice. I don't bill patients based on the severity of their health condition. I do not discriminate if patients do not have insurance. I care! - So I wanted to do something different to overcome hurdles to healthcare!
Awards and Achievements
Regional and Local Presentations
Peer- Reviewed Publications
Direct Primary Care Doctor
Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician with a Master’s degree in Clinical Research.
Three years’ experience launching successful Clinical Quality Improvement Projects.
Internal Medicine Residency - University of California School of Medicine San Francisco, Fresno
Office Cell: 619-800-4858
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal Medicine Physician/CEO of My Happy Doctor Direct Primary Care Practice San Diego
Internal Medicine Primary Care Physician Arch Health Medical Group San Diego
Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship University of California, Davis/ University of California, Irvine
Internal Medicine Residency University of California, San Francisco, Fresno
Master’s degree in Clinical Research (MAS - CLRE) University of California, San Diego
Acting Internship in Nephrology University of California, Davis, Sacramento
Acting Internship in Pulmonology and Nephrology University of Alabama, Birmingham
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Manipal University, India
Internship Government Wenlock & Lady Goschen Hospitals, Mangalore, India
Nextdoor Neighborhood Favorite Award 2021 for “My Happy Doctor” Direct Primary Care Practice in four North County neighborhoods in San Diego.
Stipend Award of the amount $15,000 from the County of Fresno, Department of Behavioral Health funded through the Mental Health Services Act.
Quality Improvement and Innovation Symposium Poster Competition First Prize of the amount $2000 as Research Team Lead for Poster titled “Extra-corporeal Membrane Oxygenation: Why a dedicated team improves outcomes” at the Second Annual Inter-Specialty Quality Improvement Symposium, University of California, San Francisco.
16th Annual UCSF Resident Research Day Event Poster Competition Third Prize for Poster titled “SIRS Versus qSOFA: Comparing the efficacy of the two most widely used indicators of sepsis.”
Quality Improvement Project – Department of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of California, San Francisco Outcomes before and after implementation of Extra-corporeal Membrane Oxygenation Team.
Mentor: Timothy Evans. MD, PhD
Quality Improvement Project – Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego Thesis: ONE HEART HIT – Using Population Health Information Technology to support improved Quality Performance and Cardiovascular Outcomes Reporting.
Mentor: Amy Sitapati. MD.
Research Assistant - Department of Medicine, Nephrology, University of California, San Diego Clinical research focus– Acute Kidney Injury 0 by 25 Initiative.
Mentor: Dinna Cruz MD, MPH
Guest Alumni International Mentorship Speaker “Career Guidance: The Family Doctor is Back!” at Kasturba Medical College Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, August 2022
Laher Z, D Mundkur, Mehta RL, Cruz DN “Acute Kidney Injury following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: A Systematic Review” Poster Presented at World Congress of Nephrology Mar 2015, Cape Town, South Africa.
C Izutsu, D Mundkur, J Zhang, J Abdelmalek, Mehta RL, Cruz DN “Achievement of prescribed ultrafiltration and clearance goals and incidence of intra-dialytic hypotension among hospitalized patients” Poster Presented at Acute Kidney Injury and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Conference Feb 2015, San Diego, CA.
D Mundkur, N Chaudhary, A Borker "Outcome of Cancer in the first year of life: A single center experience" Pediatric Blood and Cancer - 44th Congress of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology, London, United Kingdom Oct 2012, Volume 59, Issue 6 (Supplement).
Direct Primary Care Summit Conference Presenter “Coming Soon” for Medical Student and Medical Resident Track at the Annual National Medical conference organized by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), July 2021
Direct Primary Care Summit Conference Presenter “Where are they now?” for Medical Student and Medical Resident Track at the Annual National Medical conference organized by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), July 2020
D Mundkur, Cruz DN, Mehta RL “Effect of Polymyxin B Hemoperfusion on Septic Acute Kidney Injury A Systematic Review” Poster Presented at American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2015, San Diego. Abstract published in Journal of the American Society of Nephrology Vol 26, Abstract Edition.
D Mundkur, S Drew, J Huang “Non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis (NBTE) masquerading as culture-negative sepsis” Poster Presented at American College of Physicians Northern California Chapter Nov 2016, San Jose, CA.
D Mundkur, C Rajyaguru, F Pais, K Dhaliwal, M Fayed, T Evans “Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: Why a dedicated team improves outcomes” Poster presented at Second Annual University of California, San Francisco Quality Improvement and Innovation Symposium May 2017.
D Mundkur, S Drew, F Pais, E Almasri “SIRS Versus qSOFA: Comparing the efficacy of the two most widely used indicators of sepsis” Poster presented at Sixteenth Annual University of California, San Francisco Resident Research Day Event May 2017.
Zore JN, S Lokapure, C Dhume, D Mundkur “Antioxidant status and zinc levels in alcoholic Liver disease” International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences July 2014.
G Shivaprakash, H N Gopalakrishna, D Mundkur, S Sadanand, S Sekhar, R S Nivedita "Evaluation of Andrographis Paniculata leaves extract for analgesic activity" Journal of Pharmacy Research, October 2011, Volume 4, Issue 10.
What is Direct Primary Care? Direct Primary Care is a new movement of doctors to bring back the old fashioned meaningful doctor-patient relationship blended with cutting edge technology. Our low-cost package of $129 monthly membership covers easy video telemedicine access, house-calls by doctor, wholesale price on prescription meds, labs and discount imaging with select vendors saving you thousands of dollars out-of-pocket. We bring you affordable monthly membership equivalent to the cost of copay for one doctor visit. Our income is purely from this monthly membership and the payment for the membership allows us to provide all the value-added services at a low cost which is why we offer limited single doctor visits outside of the membership.
Are you suffering burnout on a daily basis? You can now not only dream and imagine a healthy fulfilling medical practice like myhappydoctor but you can make it a reality to embrace a healthier work-life balance and career. It is time to take your happiness back while making your patients happier and healthier! Dr.Deepti will personally share her experience and journey building 'myhappydoctor' while showing you affordable ways and tools to create a thriving practice of your dreams. You have the power of having what you want. Visualize your dreams and believe in achieving them.
Our model puts the focus back on you!
First of all, you can make a free meet and greet appointment which can be a phone call or a video call with Dr.Deepti. You can ask questions to see if Dr.Deepti is able to offer specific care that you are looking for.
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