Meet Dr. Helena Gaviria

Meet Dr. Helena Gaviria

Thursday Sep. 19, 2019
Meet Dr. Helena Gaviria

Dr. Helena Gaviria recently joined Children's Diagnostic and Treatment Center's Pediatric Primary Care Center. As a pediatrician and integrative nutritional health coach, Dr. Gaviria provides comprehensive, family-centered care to special needs patients. Meet Dr. Gaviria.

What is your name and title?
Dr. Helena Gaviria. I am a pediatrician and an Integrative nutrition health coach.

How long have you worked at CDTC?
About a month

What motivates you to come to work each day?
The fact that we do really impact the lives of families, not only from a medical perspective, but for individuals who have different needs.

Please share your favorite CDTC moment so far:
The mom of a patient who was being evaluated at Early Steps. She was very thankful after her child's issues and her concerns were addressed.

What advice would you give to a new employee just starting their career in healthcare?
I would advise to never forget that our job is to do what's in the best interest of the patient.

How do you like to relax?
I like to do yoga, meditate, workout, read a good book, and play outside with my son.

What are you most proud of personally or professionally?
I am very proud of being able to get this far as an international medical student. I am also proud of being part of CDTC, as this is what I have always wanted to do with my career as a physician.

What is on your music playlist?
I prefer Latin music in general.

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, alive or dead, who would it be and why? 
Bob Proctor. I would love to be coached by him. He is so wise and has achieved a lot in life so far.

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