Deepa Nayak, MD
Bhandarkars' College, India
Father Muller Medical College, India
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Areas of interest
Newborn care, rheumatology
While many people look to doctors as sources of information, Deepa Nayak, MD, says she often looks to her young patients to learn more about the world. "The innocence and resilience of children has always fascinated me," Dr. Nayak shared. "Children inspire me to have a positive outlook on life."
As a pediatrician in the Jamestown office of Novant Health Forsyth Pediatrics, Dr. Nayak enjoys the camaraderie she has with her coworkers and the great relationships she has with her patients and their families. "I like to partner with parents and help their children grow into wonderful human beings," she said. "That starts with listening to my patients and their parents' concerns. I am good listener."
Dr. Nayak has been preparing herself for this career for quite some time. She first became interested in medicine as a child growing up in India. "From childhood I was always taught that medicine is a noble profession, and now that I am practicing it, I believe it is one," she said.
Spending time with her young son occupies much of Dr. Nayak's time away from the office. "Every moment I spend with my son is priceless," she shared. "My husband and I enjoy taking walks and traveling with him."