Dr. Veena Puri has been a pediatrician since 1970. Since 1998 Dr. Veena Puri have been receiving the Best Physician’s Award, which is voted by their peers and medical patients. This is a testimony to the excellence of care provided to everyone at Puri Pediatric Medical Group.
Dr. Puri is a proud mother of two successful college graduates. Their daughter graduated from the University of Chicago, and is currently working as a pediatrician in Los Angeles, California. She recently finished her residency from Children’s Hospital in Orange County, California. She learned Bharat Natyam for 12 year from Kalanjali School of Dance and did her Arangetram on July 10 1993. Her son is pursuing a career in International Affairs. He became an Eagle Scout on March 17, 1996.
Dr. Veena Puri has been practicing pediatrics in Fremont since 1981 and is now taking care of some of her patients’ children. She has been twice Chairperson of the Department of Pediatrics at Washington Hospital and is very actively involved in Washington Hospital community. Dr. Veena Puri, fondly addressed as “Dr. Veena” by her patients, has a special passion for new mothers and issues of breastfeeding. She is very comfortable working with all mothers no matter how different their problems are. She is a strong advocate of breastfeeding and attributes a lot of her success to early training in her career as a pediatrician in Delhi, India. ”She is one of the best breastfeeding consultants,” quoting many of her patients. Even after 20+ years, Dr. Veena remembers how she helped them breastfeed, till today she works with mothers and fathers with breastfeeding. We have two rooms dedicated to breastfeeding with all the support, including a lot of visual and audio material. Dr. Veena encourages and appreciates the involvement of the fathers in the process and makes herself available to them as much as her schedule allows. She has patients coming from far and near with all different types of insurances, including Kaiser to seek her valuable advice and guidance. Dr. Veena also has a special interest in Sports Medicine. She believes in regular exercise and healthy nutrition. She works well with overweight patients and patients with high cholesterol. She herself does daily yoga and believes it to be the best tool for nurturing mind, body and soul.
Dr. Rita Wadhwani, MD is a Board-certified pediatrician who completed her residency training in Pediatrics at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. She has done her Pediatrics training in India, as well as in the United States. This gave her knowledge and experience, which is the best of both worlds for taking care of Children.
Dr. Wadhwani has been working with us since August 2012, and the patients love her for her gentle mannerism and experience. Dr. Wadhwani provides expert care to newborns, teenagers and young adults.
Originally coming from Mumbai, India. Dr. Wadhwani is now a native of Fremont, California. She lives with her husband, and two beautiful children. She successfully blends her medical career with duties of raising a family, and treating patients as her own children. She understands the challenges of working mothers and dual career couples. She is liked by everyone, and brings instant comfort to children and parents alike. Besides English, she fluently speaks Hindi, Sindhi, and medical Spanish. She is a welcome addition to Puri Pediatric Medical Group. I am very proud to work with her as a colleague.