Dr. Jaspaul Bhangoo is a well-respected health care provider with over two decades of experience in the field. Dr. Bhangoo runs a private practice located in Denton, TX where he specializes in Internal Medicine.
As a born and bred Texas native, Dr. Bhangoo understands the needs of his community and brings that understanding into his practice. He has also spent time as an outpatient clinical advisor, training and overseeing the work of residents. In his office, Dr. Bhangoo works alongside a Nurse Practitioner (NP) whom he recently hired as a way to meet patient needs more fully.
Dr. Bhangoo attended the University of North Texas and then spent some time away from Texas when he went to Medical School at Spartan University. After graduation from medical school, he did his Internal Medicine residency at The Medical College of Georgia, in Augusta, Georgia. After finishing there, Dr. Bhangoo joined the VA/OU medical center as Assistant Professor of Medicine. There, he taught the 2nd year medical students in physical diagnosis.
After spending some time away, Dr. Bhangoo and his wife returned to the DFW area in 2006.
Dr. Jaspaul Bhangoo has always been passionate about medicine. Not just the science behind it, but the act of healing and helping others through his work. In his many years of practice, he has never had a lawsuit or an issue with malpractice against him. He holds the oath he took very seriously. Outside of work, Dr. Bhangoo enjoys spending time with his wife, family, playing tennis, and staying fit and healthy through regular exercise.
Where did the idea for your career come from?
I worked with multiple doctors in private practice as I was going through medical school and thought this would be something I would like to do in the future.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
My office hours are 8am-5pm. Monday to Friday. I am in the office, seeing about 25 patients. They come see me for routine follow-ups or sick visits, of course I have been seeing a lot of Covid patients, and I also have telemedicine, or video, visits.
How do you bring ideas to life?
I first try to understand what the patient wants, then I speak with them first and then think about a treatment plan. That is a big difference from how it used to be back in the 90’s where if a doctor told you something would solve your problem, that was pretty much good enough.
What’s one trend that excites you?
Right now, I feel like we are just trying to survive and get better medicines for chronic illness. Doing that and engaging in research is what excites me.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
I am a morning person and I make sure to get up early every day to exercise for 30-45 mins at least, read my emails and respond appropriately, start off my day with a good positive attitude. This helps make the rest of my day productive.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Just keep working hard, keep at it. Be active and have patience. Never give up.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
I don’t care for the combination of sea salt and chocolate.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Read books on business and stay up to date on technology. I see that more than anything as crucial for staying relevant.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
I have successfully managed to grow my business by staying up-to-date on the latest trends in medicine and technology. That means I read a lot of research papers, scientific journals, try to attend conferences whenever possible where I make sure to meet new people.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
I don’t dwell on mistakes. I think it is important to learn from everything we do. I believe that the key to perseverance and overcoming anything in life is being a positive person and always looking for solutions, not problems.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
I think we should build a way to help doctors and patients easily navigate through the entire process of finding medications and treatments. They need assistance in understanding multiple options, deciding between them based on their insurance, ability to pay out-of-pocket, side effects etc.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
I recently spent $100 on a present for my wife, she loves it 🙂
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
My productivity goes through peaks and valleys! But I think if you are looking for a website to research the latest in medicine, the New England Journal of Medicine is definitely where you should go.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
I’d recommend an acclaimed book by Jodi Picoult – “Wish You Were Here“. It took me in a great and unexpected direction.
What is your favorite quote?
“The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
It does not matter when you do the right thing, just be sure to actually do it. You will hopefully achieve results as a result of that. The other important quote for me is by Thomas Edison: “I have not failed 10,000 times. I have successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work.”
Don’t be discouraged if things do not go your way. You may need to try multiple times before actually achieving your desired results.
- Think long-term. Do your research and stay up to date with medicine and technology.
- You need lots of patience if you are an entrepreneur.
- Build a strong team around yourself.
- Try to surround yourself with positive people.
- Work hard and stay persistent.
Steve (Stefan) Junge hails from Germany and helps with the day-to-day publishing of interviews on IdeaMensch. While he and Mario don’t share a favorite soccer club, their enthusiasm to help entrepreneurs is a shared passion.