Lake Regional Health System welcomes Harbaksh Sangha, M.D., MBA. Dr. Sangha is board certified in internal medicine, nephrology and critical care medicine. He provides care to patients with kidney disease at Lake Regional Nephrology and provides critical care to patients in Lake Regional's Intensive Care Unit.
"We are committed to providing our patients with access to experienced specialists, and we welcome Dr. Sangha to our team," said Michael Burcham, vice president of Lake Regional Physician Practices. "Before joining Lake Regional, Dr. Sangha served more than five years as the medical director of the Medical and Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital in Columbia. We are pleased to have someone with his level of experience caring for our patients."
Dr. Sangha cared for patients at University of Missouri Health Care for 12 years, including his time as a resident and fellow. In addition to caring for patients and serving as a medical director, he was also an award-winning associate professor of clinical medicine.
The opportunity to practice both of his specialties — nephrology and critical care medicine — drew Dr. Sangha to Lake Regional Health System.
"It goes back to the patients," he said. "This is what I love to do. I was looking for a place where I could take care of patients who are critically ill or have a kidney problem. Lake Regional offers a good mix of both of these specialties. Also, my interaction with Lake Regional administration was very encouraging. It's clear the administration is committed to providing patients with the best care possible and to providing physicians the support they need to do that."
When caring for patients, Dr. Sangha takes time for effective communication.
"It is very important to explain to patients what their diagnosis is, what the treatment entails, the goals of treatment and the possible side effects," he said. "Good care requires a lot of communication about what the problem is and how to tackle it."
Dr. Sangha earned his medical degree from Dayanand Medical School and College in India. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Missouri–Columbia, where he also completed fellowships in nephrology and critical care.
In his free time, Dr. Sangha enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Jasmine, have one son.
Lake Regional Health System has more than 100 physicians and nurse practitioners who offer primary and specialty care for lake-area residents and visitors. For more information or to download a provider directory, visit www.lakeregional.com/physicians.