As I was tearing down the road in my black sedan, for a maiden interface, I was thinking about Genomics, the area of specialization, of Dr Sudarshan Bhagat – a first generation doctor from a Jammu based Dogra family in India.
After settling for a pep tête-à-tête, I was in front of a 58 years young, lanky and handsome Piscean- the son of Mr. B L Bhagat- Excise commissioner of Jammu province.
As I walked the talk, he informed me that he took the first breath of his life in the Jammu Distt. and is presently settled in Delta BC as an entrepreneur.
He completed his MBBS from Govt Medical College Jammu and then went to Chandigarh for higher studies. He completed MD Pathology from PGI Chandigarh in 1988.
Dr. Bhagat is Director of Advanced Genomics as well as in the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Canada. He is a member of United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP). He was Professor of Pathology in PGI Chandigarh as well as in Caribbean Medical University. He has been involved in disease testing and prevention since 1980. Dr. Bhagat has many scientific research papers in many national and international journals.
A few of his year-wise achievements in chronological order are:
- 1988- 1991- worked as a Senior Pathologist in PGI Chandigarh.
- 1991-2000 – worked as an Associate Professor- in Transfusion Medicine PGI Chd.
- 2001 – landed as a PR Holder in Vancouver BC
- 2003 – worked in Vancouver General Hospital as a Visiting Scientist
- 2004-2005 worked as a Faculty in Dentistry dep’t. of UBC Vancouver
- 2006-2010 worked as a Faculty in Xavier University and Aureus University School of Medicine Aruba Caribbean Island.
In the year 2010, he finally arrived in Canada and established a Clinic in Preventive Health Care- another offshoot of science named Genomics.
Advanced Genomics is a preventive healthcare corporation in Canada that is providing genetic based integrated services. It has expertise to reach to the root cause of the diseases through comprehensive health assessment including gene testing. You can prevent diseases without medicines.
After God and the Mother, a Doctor ranks 3rd on the top priority list of a human being- the most sophisticated creation of God. But, when a mother prays to the Almighty, to relieve the child from the clutches of the nagging ailment, then the doctor jumps a notch ahead of the mother and through him, God finally cures; that is why, every doctor says: I care He cures…
Presently, he is a Director in Advanced Genomics along with his wife Dr. Nisha Dogra PhD. in Molecular Biology. She is a researcher, author and speaker and entrepreneur, She is the CEO and founder of Advanced Genomics- one of the leading preventive health care Inc. specialized in comprehensive health assessment at molecular level and designing personalized disease prevention programs.
Dr. Bhagat is actively involved in promoting awareness to the common public about health and wellness through live seminars, health events and media. He is providing information about role of genes in health promotion as well as in disease prevention.
Dr Bhagat is author of book “Success Rituals”-a quote book to empower individuals for daily life challenges. His upcoming book HealthTime is targeted to connect with community to create awareness about the value of health. This book can help you to achieve your dream goals and create abundance by restoring your health. When I asked him the main purpose of writing this book, he quantified, “Life style changes [Nutrition, Daily Exercise, Stress Mgt. and Relaxation techniques] need to be better understood by, we the people, to avoid life threatening diseases. We get out of life what we put into it. Now permit me to modify the phrase, as I venture to write that “a Stitch in time, saves ninety-nine.”
It will not be out of place to mention that Genomics is the branch of molecular biology concerned with the structure, function, evolution, and mapping of genomes i.e. the complete set of genes or genetic material present in a cell or organism.
When I asked him to explain the objective of his organization, he stated, “The mission statement of our organization is Preventive Health Care, as we offer/provide Comprehensive Profiling Equipped with Internal Gene Testing, Cellular testing, Molecular Testing and other Biological testing’s by using Urine and Saliva from the patients.
The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life. Prevention is the only cure that costs nothing and has no side effects. In a bid to take timely cudgels, in the year 2010, this husbandwife team has come out with a unique concept of avoiding the life-threatening disease[s] by taking remedial measures before it is late or too late.
On hobbies front, he likes visiting different places, loves long driving with family members and relax in the company of nature. In addition, he loves reading and writing on health matters in particular.
On family front, this husband wife team, is blessed with two sons, who have proved to be a chip of the old block. His elder son is Dr Abhishek Bhagat MD who is a cardiologist and younger one is Dr Abhinandan Bhagat MD.
When I queried him the reason to chose Canada- an that too – to be a part of BBC [ Beautiful British Columbia], he replied with a pause, “Canada is a land of opportunities as sky is the limit. It is pollution free and full liberty is there with peace of mind where righteousness prevails and denizens love peace and promote brotherhood and humanity. Canada is a classic example of Unity in diversity.”
When I asked him-after 10 years – where he sees himself, he opined, “I wish to open more Clinics in the hinterland area so that denizens of the area benefit immensely from Preventive Health Care Concept.
Let us wish this husband-wife duo team of Doctors a great success.
True Health Care does not reside with the Physician all the time, though it does, reside in our kitchens, in our homes and in our communities in most of the cases. All health care is a personal issue. What we eat, at what time we eat and, how much we eat and how we eat, beyond an iota of doubt, do affect our longevity and scale of our health on the ever-moving wheel of time
Prof. Surinder Kochhar (Shaun)
LPN, FCN, M.Com, CAIIB, DIM A freelance writer with 36 Years Exp. A Health Coach of University of Victoria