Dr Charu is a family practitioner who trained and worked in the UK before moving to Singapore. She graduated in 1995 and pursued training in paediatrics in India for over three years. Upon moving to the UK in 1998, she continued training in Paediatrics and Neonatology in the UK in various hospitals, obtaining her Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH, 2001) in London. In 2001, she chose to change career paths and started her General Practice training in the UK. She then practised as a GP in Cardiff, Wales, from 2005 until 2011, when she moved to Singapore. During her years of practice, she obtained a Diploma in Family Planning (UK) and a Diploma in Practical Dermatology from Cardiff University.
She continues to be a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (UK). Before moving to IMC, she practised at an international clinic for many years. She recognised stress to be a huge factor in many expat families’ lives and has since aimed to approach disease in a holistic and preventative manner. She is acutely aware of the connection between mental and physical health and explores this in her approach. She often observes the effects of a poor lifestyle – poor diet, exercise, stress and lack of sleep – in her patients, who fall prey to diseases that could be avoided or managed with fewer medications. To gain further insight into this future specialty in medicine, she completed a board certification with the Australasian College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) in 2020. She enjoys teaching medical students and has been working as a Clinical Facilitator at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine since 2015.
- Mental Health
- Chronic Health and Disease Prevention
- Minor Surgical Procedures
- Implanon Procedure
- Contraception & Family Planning
- Women’s Health
- Sexual Health
- Adolescent Medicine
- Child Health
- Childhood Development and Behaviour
- Travel Medicine
- I love to sing and to cook
- I also love pets and spending time with my dog.