Dr. Anupam Srivastava is a board-certified endocrinologist who has been practicing for the last 10 years. He graduated from medical school in 1997 and competed his Internal Medicine residency from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine at Queens, NY. He attended the prestigious Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine for his endocrinology fellowship and got board certification in 2003.
Dr. Srivastava started practicing endocrinology in Maryland in a multi-specialty group and managed a busy practice and covered two hospitals. After four years, he moved to Harrisburg and joined Pinnacle Health. He has been in the area since 2007 and now has started his practice to continue providing endocrinology care to the community of central PA.
He likes to travel and spend time with his two kids.
Q&A WITH DR. SRIVASTAVA
How did you get into the field of endocrinology?
Endocrinology is a science which deals with hormones, which in very minute amounts, affect every function of the human body. My first experience with this specialty was seeing my father, who was an endocrinologist himself, treat his patients. A lot of development has been made in the field in the last 15-20 years and most research is happening in Endocrinology. It is this challenge which drew me towards this specialty and it has been a very rewarding ever since.
What do you find most rewarding about this specialty?
The diagnoses of many endocrine disorders can be challenging but the treatment brings quick and gratifying results. The application of latest scientific developments and research for the betterment of patient care is happening everyday. The knowledge that we have cure for endocrine disorders or some are at the brink of discovery is very satisfying.
How does an endocrinologist work with a person’s primary care physician to enhance care?
Most of the initial work up for any endocrine disorder is done by a patient’s primary physician. They are then referred to endocrinologists for detailed evaluation and treatment. At every step, primary physicians are updated and informed about the latest test results, treatment options and progress of the patients. Medications or surgical procedures are initiated with the consent of family doctors or other specialists involved.
Why should a patient choose your practice?
My ability to dovetail my education and training, matched with my knowledge levels, makes me believe that I am a cognizable resource in the field of endocrinology. My affable behavior lends very meaningfully in making patients feel comfortable and sharing their health related issues. At Endocrinology of Central PA, every effort is made to make the treatment as personal as possible with “patient centered” care.