I am Dr Punam Krishan, formally known as The Visionary Medic.
I am a practising family doctor in Glasgow with a specialist interest in Public health, preventative and lifestyle Medicine. I am also a certified mindset coach, an honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Glasgow, a freelance writer and most importantly, to me, I am a mum.
A bonnie wee lass raised on Turmeric and Irn Bru. I am relatable, innovative and assertive. I like to think I have a good sense of humour, enjoy reading, writing, dancing and working out. I am trilingual (Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu), fiercely ambitious, dislike cooking but love eating good food. The best thing in my world is my son who is 5 years old – he is the inspiration behind everything I do.
I became a doctor, fundamentally, to help people. In a fast-evolving era with chronic disease on the rise, how we take care of our health is more valuable than ever. I want to make a positive impact to the lives of as many people as I can, expanding my platform for educating the public beyond the consulting room.
I am co-founder of Glasgow Wellbeings, a community focused group aimed at delivering wellness education to the public. We run various educational meet ups, workshops and offer consultations for lifestyle and health makeovers.
I am also a keen writer with a focus on creative, health and lifestyle. I am a columnist for the Scotsman, WW magazine and blogger for Pulse, Huffpost as well as freelance for various platforms. I dream to write books some day, a dream I’ve had since I was 16. I want the public to hear from a grassroots GP, so they can make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing. We all have one thing in common and that is a right to good health. We all wish to live longer, more vibrant lives, and I hope to help in the movement towards reversing worrying health trends witnessed by and incumbent upon primary care professionals.