Dr. Bindra is a highly respected pediatrician who has been serving patients in Orange County for many years. His professionalism and expertise have earned him prestigious credentials; he graduated from the UC Davis School of Medicine, completed his residency training at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County, and achieved board certification in 1997. He also specializes in treating asthma and allergies, making him an invaluable resource for families facing these challenges. Additionally, Dr. Bindra has been an active member of the organizing committee for the Orange County American Lung Association, providing leadership and guidance to advance public health initiatives in the region. Dr. Bindra has impacted the world of lung health and asthma awareness over the years and has been recognized with multiple awards. For example, he is a multiple-time recipient of the Castle Connolly Top Doctor award from 2012-2016, as well as the Patients Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award – all of which recognize Dr. Bindra’s high level of dedication to his profession. Every year, Dr. Bindra has been involved with the Orange County American Lung Association’s organizing committee for their annual asthma camp, ensuring that the kids who attend get all the care and understanding they need while there. In addition, Dr. Bindra is dedicated to his practice, offering top-notch care to patients looking for a better quality of life when managing asthma and other respiratory issues.
Where did the idea for your career come from?
Growing up, I always had a strong interest in science, learning how the body works, and helping others. Being a pediatrician combined all of those passions perfectly. I think my own experiences with “the best doctors” also inspired me to pursue this career path. I wanted to provide the same level of care and compassion that I had received to other children. Since then, I have worked hard to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide excellent pediatric care. I am thankful to have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the children I serve.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
In my field, every day is different – which is part of the fun! Generally speaking, a typical workday starts with patient visits ranging from newborns to adolescents. I take a comprehensive medical history during each visit, conduct physical examinations, and order necessary tests or treatments. I also discuss any health or behavioral issues with the parents and provide them with education and advice to help their children stay healthy and safe. I stay productive by finding a healthy work-life balance.
How do you bring ideas to life?
I bring ideas to life through creative problem-solving and thinking outside the box. I try to stay on top of the latest developments in pediatric medicine and stay up-to-date on the best practices in this field. By doing so, I can ensure that my patients receive the highest quality of care and that the ideas I come up with have a positive effect.
What’s one trend that excites you?
One trend that really excites me is the increased emphasis on preventive care. With parents becoming more aware of how to keep their children healthy, focusing on preventative measures like quality nutrition and exercise is becoming a priority. This shift in focus is key to providing our kids with the best possible start in life. It’s great to see parents taking an active role in their child’s health and well-being.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
I don’t think of myself as an entrepreneur but as a doctor. When I’m productive I’m helping my patients and co-workers alike. I’ve made myself productive by developing the habit of setting realistic goals for myself. This helps me stay productive and organized, ultimately leading to my medical practice’s success.
What advice would you give your younger self?
If I could go back and talk to my younger self, the first advice I’d give is to take care of myself. It’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind and forget that taking time for yourself is essential. I’d remind myself to practice self-care, get enough sleep, eat healthily, and exercise regularly. I’d also tell myself never to be afraid to ask for help. It’s okay to need help from others.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
Networking is one of the most important factors in growing your business.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
I consistently recommend to anyone in any profession to never stop learning. The world is constantly changing, and if you want to stay ahead of the curve and remain competitive, you need to be open to new ideas, techniques, and technologies.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
One of the essential strategies I’ve used to grow my career is networking. Networking is about building relationships with colleagues, patients, and family members. By connecting with the right people in my field and beyond, I’ve increased my knowledge base and gained access to new opportunities. Being part of a professional network has been one of the most invaluable investments I’ve made in my career, and it’s something I’m continually striving to improve. From informal conversations at conferences to meaningful collaborations with other pediatricians, networking has genuinely been the cornerstone of my growth.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
I played many roles by myself when setting up my practice. This, however, almost resulted in burnout, and my productivity was heavily affected. I found the right team of like-minded experts and delegated tasks. This allowed me to focus on what I am good at, which is being a doctor.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
I recommend acquiring skills, especially in the tech field. As we become more digitized, these skills will be highly sought.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
I recently spent $100 on my gym membership. It’s essential to care for my health to stay healthier for longer actively. Regular exercise can help prevent chronic health conditions and is an excellent way to manage stress and boost motivation.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
One of the tools that help me stay productive is an electronic medical records platform. This software allows me to document patient encounter notes, store and organize patient information, easily find lab and test results, send secure messages and manage appointments. Not only does this save me time, but it also helps me ensure that the information I’m giving patients is correct and up to date. It’s great for staying organized and on top of my workload.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
If I had to recommend one book to my community, it would be “The Wonder Weeks” by Hetty van de Rijt and Frans Plooij. This book provides valuable information on the developmental changes in babies during their first 20 months of life. It explains how these changes may manifest in different ways. It offers practical strategies to help parents better understand their babies and provide them with the nurturing they need during their wonder weeks. This book is an excellent resource for parents who want to learn more about the amazing process of child development. It’s also a great way to help prepare for the different developmental stages your baby will go through.
What is your favorite quote?
My favorite quote is, “Life isn’t about finding yourself; it’s about creating yourself” by George Bernard Shaw. This quote speaks volumes about the importance of taking control of your own life and creating a future you’re proud to call your own. It’s a reminder that while the world may have expectations of us, we’re in charge of our own destinies. It’s a great reminder that life is what you make it.
- Networking will help grow your business
- Prioritize your health
- Acquire skills in the tech industry
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.