31150 Temecula Parkway Suite 200 Temecula, CA 92592
Appointments: (951) 225-6827
Fax: (951) 296-2139
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Dr. Michelle Uttaburanont grew up in the San Marcos area, attending school in Vista from Kindergarten through High School. She graduated from the University of California at Irvine with a Biological Sciences degree with a specialty in Neuroscience. Dr. Uttaburanont earned her Doctor of Medicine from Rosaline Franklin University of Medical Sciences, Chicago Medical School MD/MS Program and completed her internship and residency at Wayne State – Detroit Medical Center at Sinai Grace Hospital.
Dr. Uttaburanont is the Internist at our Makena office on Temecula Parkway. Internal medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Internists are primarily skilled in multi-system disease processes and are trained mostly in hospital medicine. Aside from being a knowledgeable physician, Dr. Uttaburanont is also a talented artist! She enjoys capturing the beauty of landscapes through her use of realism. She also enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.
Michelle Etesami realized from a young age that she enjoyed serving people and wanted to work with them. Throughout middle school, she participated in medical mission trips where she discovered how excited she was about learning medicine and the art of healing. Etesami has a BA in Psychology and a BS in Nursing from Azusa Pacific University. During her time at college, she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She also received her Master of Sience in Nursing, specifically as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Additionally, she is board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
When treating patients, Etesami believes that it is important to treat the whole person: mind, body and spirit. She is able to treat patients in this way and states that her favorite part about working at Rancho is the culture.
Etesami’s time away from the office looks like spending time outdoors with her husband and two children. They hike, garden, and go to the beach!
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Dr. Uttaburanont Intro:
Hi I’m Dr. Michelle Uttaburanont with rancho family medical group and i’m located at the Makena office I graduated from UC Irvine as an undergraduate and went to a master’s program in Chicago where I also completed my medical school in Chicago Medical School there in 2009 and went on to Wayne State University for my residency in internal medicine I have been a doctor since 2009 I am very strongly for preventative care um so I would like you know anybody who’s really interested in trying to be preventative and to come on in so that I can try to help you guide you in helping you achieve those goals I love to spend time with my family we spend a lot of time we’re very close-knit family I have two kids or I spend a lot of time with as well I like to paint I love to cook and always try to do something new and different I’m Dr. Uttaburanont and I’d love to partner with you and your health
Breast Cancer Screenings:
Hi I’m Dr. Michelle Uttaburanont with Rancho Family Medical Group and we’re going to be talking about breast cancer screenings today it’s really important to get regular screenings for breast cancer so that we can make sure that we have done all we can for preventative health it’s really important to to catch things early and just to make sure that you’ve that you’ve done your screening so that we can address any changes or any issues that might be happening early on so that you have a good a good chance of being able to follow up with specialists if you need to further imaging that needs to be done and so I would really encourage that for everybody the age ranges for breast cancer screening usually depends on the type of medical society that you you go with the most conservative route would start at age 40 so or age 40 to 49 definitely starting at age 50 we want you to get that breast cancer screening for sure high risk patients for breast cancer would be people who have breast cancer in the family so somebody who has a first degree relative or multiple relatives with breast cancer we definitely want them to be up on their screening thank you very much so much for listening really come on in to do your breast cancer training we can actually connect you to do that without a problem
Mental Health Talk:
Hey everyone my name is Sienna with Rancho Family Medical Group and today we are with Dr. Uttaburanont who is one of our internists at our Makena location and today we’re just gonna chat with you about mental health I know we’re still in the middle of a global pandemic and mental health is huge so we just want to chat about kind of some of the ways that you yourself just engage your health mentally and wind down all that good stuff so start with what you do for self-care so a lot of it yes has been very stressful in the last couple of years and having to integrate newer techniques to just de-stress and to maintain a healthy you know healthy just mentality of everything a lot of it actually I’ve tried more recently is like meditation which I find is really really helpful um even just a two to five minute meditation time will really kind of help recenter me relax me and just clear my mind has been really really helpful so when you say meditation what does that look like for you is it sitting still is it breathing techniques what does that look like it’s more the breathing techniques that I find and also trying to have your mind engaged in other things listening listening in your environment focusing on those kind of stimuli versus you know the stressors of the day or anything else like that so just kind of it’s almost like a practice in just trying to keep your mind away from from the stresses and actually trying to focus on something else and it really does seem to help so that’s a newer practice you’ve been implementing I know you also have a whole slew of hobbies that you’re interested in so are those things that you like to dabble in for your mental health as well absolutely um I love to paint um and this is something that I just totally do you know I have no formal training so it’s just for fun it’s just for fun but it really does almost like make you take your mind away from everything and so it’s and that’s another way just to kind of clear your mind focus on something else and um be positive what I love that you’re saying both of those both meditation and painting is it’s kind of detaching your mind from all the stresses and really just doing something that will distract you from that so I know for me like I love to take baths or I like to watch Netflix and just kind of detach and get into a different world for a little bit which is so relaxing I don’t think fairly healthy yeah right um now tell me I know like we have talked before about just the way that you eat and I know that you keep a very healthy diet and you also love to cook does that add to any of your mental health practices at all I love to just explore different different recipes honestly trying to find out other ways I have two kids that are that want to be picky and I don’t want them to be picky so I I’m constantly trying to find different ways of how do I incorporate healthy healthy ingredients into my food so that I can get them to eat healthy as well what are some secret ways you’ve hidden vegetables at home oh yeah so rice cauliflower is a really good thing to sneak into pastas to sneak into casseroles to sneak into you can’t really taste it it’s really small they don’t they don’t see the huge you know chunk of vegetable on their plate and oh my gosh they’re all freaking out um so it’s been actually like rice cauliflower i’ll i’ll add in like um spinach you know cooked down spinach actually is really good riced um riced uh broccoli is actually also good too okay um so just trying to sneak in little things so they know you know they know they’re they’re um I’m I know that they’re eating healthy definitely definitely and then as far as like trying to think like movement is concerned I know that movement is really great for mental health as well how would you stay active how do you stay active in your day-to-day life yeah again having two small kids it’s really hard to get out and actually go to the gym so I my workouts I try to incorporate throughout the day and they’re like small little things that I can do whether it’s literally just you know jogging in place for a couple of minutes whether it’s doing some lunges when I have time push-ups whatever I can do and it’s it’s throughout the day it’s nothing that I can I you know I can’t block out like like out an hour to to exercise but that doesn’t inhibit anyone from being active you can still incorporate it totally like taking a long walk down the hall or taking the stairs instead yeah exactly going up and down the stairs I mean you can you can find exercises to do at home yeah that can keep you active and healthy that’s awesome we’ll talk to you thank you so much just for chatting with us about what you do specifically for your mental health Dr. U is accepting new patients at our Makena location so if you have any questions reach out
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