Introducing Pooja Mundrati, D.O. [Video]
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Introducing Pooja Mundrati, D.O., a non-operative spine specialist at Summit Orthopedics. She specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation and interventional pain management procedures including spinal injections.
Meet Pooja Mundrati, D.O.
Dr. Mundrati’s approach: “Initially, I hope to help my patients understand what’s going on so that together we can choose the best treatment plan. Ultimately, my goal is to help my patients get better and get them back to what they enjoy.”
Dr. Mundrati’s education: Dr. Mundrati studied at the University of Chicago as an undergraduate in Chicago, Illinois. After earning her degree, she completed medical school at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey. Following her residency at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School/Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation in West Orange and an internship at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, she participated in the Interventional Spine and Sports Fellowship program at Desert Spine and Sports Physicians in Phoenix, Arizona.
Summit Orthopedics offers comprehensive spine expertise
Summit Orthopedics’ Spine Care program is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for the comprehensive expertise of our patient-centered care. Our back specialists diagnose spine problems and design custom treatment plans built on a conservative, nonsurgical approach. Most patients find relief through treatments including guided injections, specialized physical therapy, biofeedback, exercise, activity modification, and medication. When conservative care does not relieve symptoms, our highly skilled surgeons offer proven, evidence-based surgical options. Together with you, we will determine the right course of action.
Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MN, Plymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.
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My name is Pooja Mundrati, and I am one of the nonoperative spine physicians, otherwise known as a physiatrist who does interventions for the spine. In my free time, I like to try new restaurants and eat different kinds of food. I like to travel. And I like to do outdoor activities such as hiking. When I get a chance, I also like to do yoga. You know, from a young age, I knew I wanted to be in something that interacted with people. I think my mother used to always talk to me about vitamins and things like that, and so I was I was really interested in the sciences. And then throughout time, I actually shadowed some people in the hospital and felt like that was a good fit for me and that’s something I wanted to pursue. And I really got interested because, given all the healthcare issues that exist today, I was thinking I’d like to help educate somebody about those important decisions to make and all the information they need to know so that they can make the right decision for them. And that varies from person to person. So I said OK, I’m going to go to medical school and that’s what I’m going to learn how to do. I really enjoy talking to people about the spine as it relates to their health – and sort of hoping that there might be a light bulb that goes off to show them their pictures, their imaging and to at least see that understanding. You know, everybody’s choice will be different. Everybody’s options will be different. But in that interaction – when that person is really pretty important, when you actually can help someone – that is monumental for what it might mean for them. And that’s pretty amazing in terms of allowing us to come back and do that again.
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