Interview With Good Life Evangelist – Dr. Biprajit Parbat
Hello Dr. Biprajit Parbat. It’s an honor to interact with you – the good life evangelist. I am fond of your writing and your approach to life. That made me follow you across all social media handles. I am sure our readers out there are also keen to know about you and your journey so far. Thank you so much for your time; I know every minute of your time is precious.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY FROM A RENOWNED CARDIOLOGIST TO A GOOD LIFE EVANGELIST?
In my cardiology practice, three questions haunted me for at least 5 years of my initial practice. Why people have symptoms like palpitation, shortness of breath & chest pain and all their tests are negative? Why a highly sophisticated biological system like ours store fat in un-natural places like inside the arteries of heart, brain and may other places cause heart attack, brain stroke etc? Can I do anything for the preventing these, way before their probability happens? In search of these answers in the books of science, I found these are preventable by means of modifying the fur pillars of health – FOOD, EXERCISE, SLEEP & STRESS management. The sheer lack of knowledge among general population on these natural pillars of health in combination with the fast-changing world is causing diseases and disabilities. Our habits & habitat are becoming unnatural to our million years old evolution. Our inability to match our natural evolution to our modern-day life is causing diseases and disabilities which are preventable. This was a call for a journey to a destination which brings a sense of meaning into my life. Then this journey of Good Life Evangelist begins.
DR. BIPRAJIT, WHEN YOU SAY GOOD LIFE EVANGELIST, WHAT EXACTLY DOES IT MEAN?
It means a qualified person who uses scientific knowledge to enhance your physical & mental health in such a way that a person can match his million years old evolution to his modern-day lifestyle. With natural physical strength and mental resilience, he can become his best productive & creative self. He can flow over the obstacle that the everchanging world throes towards him. It is the best way of leading a healthy life. Mere prevention is not enough anymore – enhanced physical & mental heath are the attributes that we need most now.
BEING A BUSY DOCTOR, IT’S NOT EASY TO TAKE OUT TIME FOR EVEN YOURSELF; HOW DO YOU MANAGE YOUR TIME WRITING WONDERFUL CONTENT FOR YOUR READERS?
To wear a new set of dress & fit it properly, you have to sacrifice the older ones. I simply sacrifice my professional practice & thus money to make a space where I grow the meaning of my life.
WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE YOUR FIELD OF SPECIALITY?
Heart fascinated me as it was the central part of the blood circulation system. I like the principles of hemodynamic & electrophysiology – as this is the part of biology with a lot of physics in it. Both are my favourite subjects since my school days.
WHAT, ACCORDING TO YOU, IS THE TOUGHEST PART OF BEING A DOCTOR?
The toughest part is dealing with the biases of my patients and patient relatives. Here I place two most common examples.
Toughest of being a doctor is dealing with the bias that my patients and their relatives think that they are experienced enough to understand my intentions and scientific decisions, which they are not.
Sometimes they are unable to accept the outcome of a treatment, which is always probabilistic and only the necessary actions are in doctor’s hands.
SEEING YOUR ARTICLES AND POSTS, I ALWAYS WONDER HOW YOU MANAGE WRITING CONTENT; IT IS A TIME TAKING TASK. INSTEAD OF WRITING, COULD YOU GIVE ALL THOSE GOOD TIPS DIRECTLY TO YOUR PATIENTS? WHY DID YOU CHOOSE WRITING AMIDST YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE?
My professional practice does not allow me to give enough time to a patient and the content length is anywhere between 50 to 60 hours. Such a lengthy content can’t be delivered in a OPD setup where I have to see at least 20 new patients a day. That’s why I choose writing which I can refer my patients to go through for their education.
YOU ARE A SUCCESSFUL CARDIOLOGIST! HOWEVER, SUCCESS DOESN’T COME WITHOUT PAIN AND FAILURES; PRESUMABLY, YOU MUST HAVE HAD YOUR SHARE OF PAIN TOO. WHAT, ACCORDING TO YOU, IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS IN LIFE?
The key to success in life is considering failure as learning opportunities and success as the outcome of the learning & then moving forward. I think we should always come out of our zone of repetition & comfort, then fail a few times, learn from these as we progress. The success keeps on coming in-between. Success & safety are relative terms, they are the other names of degeneration in the everchanging world – thus nothing but are illusions.
WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO SUGGEST TO ALL THE BUDDING DOCTORS AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS?
Always try to find a way beyond your profession – the ways to help humanity and chase the meaning of life that your unique self always seeks.