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Premila MathewsMD

Site Director OB Beth Israel Family Medicine
The University of Glasgow, Scotland Family Medicine Residency University of Pennsylvania

Medicine has brought Premila Mathews, MD from her home country of Malaysia to the United Kingdom to the United States. After practicing clinical work in emergency medicine, obstetrics and rural medicine in both the UK and Malaysa, she moved to the US to complete her residency in family medicine. Dr. Mathews’ interests lie in prenatal and obstetric care and she enjoys supervising resident deliveries.

What are the most fulfilling parts of your job?

Patient interactions are the most fulfilling part. I love being able to see patients change and take better care of themselves to improve their health. Every day I see patients, and there is someone that changes that makes it worth it for me. One day I might have someone that dropped her blood sugar level from 8 to 6 in the last two months. I didn’t expect that and it happened, and I am so proud of her.

What do you like about prenatal and obstetric care?

Delivering babies is also one of the joys that I have. In family medicine we see patients from the beginning of their pregnancy to the end, and then we see their babies. Being able to have that relationship with patients throughout their pregnancy and being able to see their babies afterwards is quite fulfilling.

What inspires you to work at a community health center?

I feel most comfortable with this patient population. These diverse and often underserved patients are the people I have worked with since medical school. I worked in the UK and in Malaysia, both of which have national health care systems, so we were really taking care of everyone and treating everyone equally. The Institute has the same philosophy.


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Medicine has brought Premila Mathews, MD from her home country of Malaysia to the United Kingdom to the United States. After practicing clinical work in emergency medicine, obstetrics and rural medicine in both the UK and Malaysa, she moved to the US to complete her residency in family medicine. Dr. Mathews’ interests lie in prenatal and obstetric care and she enjoys supervising resident deliveries.

What are the most fulfilling parts of your job?

Patient interactions are the most fulfilling part. I love being able to see patients change and take better care of themselves to improve their health. Every day I see patients, and there is someone that changes that makes it worth it for me. One day I might have someone that dropped her blood sugar level from 8 to 6 in the last two months. I didn’t expect that and it happened, and I am so proud of her.

What do you like about prenatal and obstetric care?

Delivering babies is also one of the joys that I have. In family medicine we see patients from the beginning of their pregnancy to the end, and then we see their babies. Being able to have that relationship with patients throughout their pregnancy and being able to see their babies afterwards is quite fulfilling.

What inspires you to work at a community health center?

I feel most comfortable with this patient population. These diverse and often underserved patients are the people I have worked with since medical school. I worked in the UK and in Malaysia, both of which have national health care systems, so we were really taking care of everyone and treating everyone equally. The Institute has the same philosophy.

"Focusing on Patient Relationships"