Growing up in Massachusetts, Ajeya Joshi saw the impact his pediatrician mother had on the lives of her patients and became inspired to pursue a career in medicine. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, followed by orthopedic training at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program and a comprehensive spinal fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
Dr. Joshi has provided spinal care to patients of all ages in San Antonio since 2004, earning recognition as one of the region’s top physicians. His commitment to continuously advancing his skills and knowledge led him to join the American College of Lifestyle Medicine in 2018 and become board certified in Lifestyle Medicine.
Dr. Joshi's passion for helping patients unlock their potential led him to co-found Hill Country Lifestyle Medicine with Dr. Srinivasan. In his role at HCLMC, Dr. Joshi will offer organizational consulting, helping employers improve the health and wellness of their employees, leading to improved productivity and reduced healthcare costs. Dr. Joshi’s lifestyle medicine training also helps him offer more comprehensive, holistic healthcare to patients in his ongoing spinal care practice at the South Texas Spinal Clinic.
“I’m very excited by the opportunity to offer people comprehensive care, to help them find and be their best selves.” – Dr. Joshi
"Start where you are as you try to be the best that you can be."
"Dr. Joshi is very attentive and explains everything in terms a non-medical person can understand. He is thorough and really wants to be sure you are comfortable with and understand his treatment plan(s). He answered all of my and my husband's questions and encouraged us to contact him if we think of any additional questions."
Unpredictable; sometimes kid drop-off, sometimes exercise, always out the door on time but sometimes a little more disorganized than I would like
“Once you see it you can’t unsee it,” especially as it relates to the principles of lifestyle medicine. Also, “Start where you are.”
Any John Grisham book; Cutting For Stone; The Count of Monte Cristo
The Untouchables, The Rock, Field of Dreams
Reading. Spending time, preferably outdoors, with my wife, two children and dog. Also building with Legos.
Connecting with people (helping patients, mentoring students, appreciating staff)
Running, practicing yoga with daughter
Don’t take yourself too seriously. Also, don’t insist on perfection (‘the enemy of good is perfect’ is a common surgical saying; it’s not trying to discourage excellence, it’s recognizing that sometimes we can get bogged down in the weeds trying to do something perfectly, when what a patient needs is that we did it well; also, there are imperfections in processes, including medical processes, and we need to accept these as still being compatible with great outcomes; a great senior partner encouraged me to read a book ‘The Spirituality of Imperfection’ from the AA culture that spoke to this).
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