Dr. Sanjay Taneja knew from an early age he wanted to be a doctor. As a child, he remembers spending his summers at his grandfather’s medical clinic in India where he developed an interest in, and eventually, a lifelong love for medicine.
Taneja began medical school at the age of 18 and graduated with honors when he was 23 years old. In 1993, he made his way to the United States where he married his wife, Shweta, and opened his practice in Saratoga Springs, NY in 1997. Taneja says his passion for helping people has only grown stronger over the years.
“I just love what I do. It makes me feel good to know that I’m helping people.”
Taneja runs the practice with a staff of just four employees. Among them is Patty Birdsall, a licensed practicing nurse (LPN) who has been with Grand Medical since day one. She and Taneja are proud of both the relationship they have developed with their patients and their high-touch approach to care.
“Our patients are family, so we do what we have to do. That sometimes means calling them on evenings and weekends or following up after surgeries and procedures,” said Birdsall.
The practice is particularly proud of the care they provided during the pandemic, which included daily phone calls to patients who tested positive for COVID-19.
Taneja admits that it’s not easy running a small, independent medical practice, but says he wouldn’t have it any other way.