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Part 1: Close Up Radio Welcomes Back Dr. Vatsala Sastry

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Brooksville, FL - Like the COVID-19 pandemic posed a major global heath threat other viruses occurring at rapid rates from Influenza, Respiratory syncytial virus, and monkeypox have us on high alert.

Dr. Vatsala Sastry provides her unique insight in the fight against infectious diseases.

Dr. Sastry was raised in India from hard working, intellectual parents who were sharp-witted, positive role models instilling in from an early age the high value of education.

She went to Tulsa and acquired her undergraduate degree at University of Tulsa in computer/electrical engineering. At that point, she decided to attend medical school at M.S. Ramaiah Medical School and in the most rural areas of India she learned a lot about infectious diseases. What struck her most was how Indian culture encouraged vaccinations and she realized how critical they are in lowering our chances of getting most diseases. Soon she became board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease Medicine and applied so much of incredible knowledge that she became recognized as a leader receiving numerous honors for her impactful work over the years.

Today, living in Florida, married to an Internal Medicine Specialist. Dr. Ravi Shankar Rao, she has a top private practice where she has treated hundreds of patients successfully.

She has a particular fondness and respect or our veterans who fought for our freedom and liberties. She has treated so many vets and is humbled to have been able to help them be healthier and happier and live their best lives.

“I highly recommend people take extra precaution by find natural ways to prevent infectious diseases through healthy diet and exercise because we must all be our own advocates in keeping our bodies disease free.”