She has been a medical doctor for over 20 years and she began her professional career on a high, driven to build her career and find success.
But this drive in her professional life meant Alka put her health on the backburner. The result, a collision course with burnout.
Despite working hard as a doctor to help people become healthy, Alka realised that medicine was headed in the wrong direction, she wasn't being the doctor she wanted to be.
An over-reliance on medication as a cure for every illness and a dependence on doctors to wipe away symptoms was detracting from what really mattered.
Alka firmly believes that many illnesses can be prevented and reversed with a shift in lifestyle habits.
She talks with Trevor about her Lifestyle First Method ®, coping with stress and grief and how you can live your longest, healthiest and happiest life by putting your lifestyle first especially now at this difficult time.
Here's my conversation with Dr Alka Patel, in episode 11 of Atrainability Radio.
Trevor Dale and his team at Atrainability work extensively with NHS Trusts and healthcare professionals to train thousands of staff to create safe and effective teams.
In this podcast series, Trevor interviews a wide range of everyday NHS staff and patients, as well as his colleagues. Each conversation shares a unique story, spreading their learning far and wide.
Many of Trevor's guests in Season One of Atrainability Radio spoke at TEDxNHS 2019, where Atrainability were a sponsor. This is the first time these insightful conversations have been shared for the public to hear.