Who is Dr. Pal?

Doctor, Speaker, Influencer, Comedian, Healer.

Dr. Pal Manickam has earned a substantial community across major platforms because of his unique blend of health and humour. Using jokes to engage people, he spreads reliable information about the benefits of intermittent fasting, weight loss, holistic nutrition, and a host of other health-related topics. The Dr. Pal family trusts him deeply, and takes great inspiration from his content to make sustainable changes in their own lives.

His passion for health extends beyond his practice and social following. He is also the creator of MedCom, a stand-up comedy show that combines his sense of humour with his background in medicine. His shows have been successfully hosted across the United States and India, bringing laughter and education to his audiences. He also heads NewMe, a health coaching company that helps members create meal plans, exercise regimens, and fasting schedules.

In His Own Words:

“I was in my third year of my fellowship in gastroenterology. I was very successful professionally. Completed MBBS in PSG Medical college, Coimbatore, Masters in Public Health in University of Massachusetts, Boston; MD Internal Medicine in Wayne State, Detroit and got into gastroenterology fellowship. While I thought my life was rosy and there is nothing but to build towers of happiness, I did not realize that my basement was very weak.

While I was seeing a patient during my third year fellowship, my heart rate went up to 200 and I felt dizzy. In the history of medicine, this would be the first time that the “patient” might have asked the doctor – ” Are you OK?”. They wheeled me into the emergency room. It turns out that I have an abnormal rhythm of the heart with mild heart attack and they decided to “shock” my heart. This was the biggest shock of my life.

While I did get out of the shock, I realized that I have abused my body so much that I was ashamed that being a doctor I did not put any effort in maintaining my health at all. I thought my patients were laughing for the joke I made telling them to lose weight but realized then that they were not laughing with me, they were laughing at me.

What was wrong? As with most of the Indian immigrant population, I was just focused on settling down in life with the highest degree ever possible while my waist circumference was widerning to the maximum degree possible. The “shock” that I got made me revisit my priorities. I promised myself that I am going to be healthy for my son. I want to be in my best shape until he turns 18.<

I started to read a lot of books, listened to lots of podcasts, and watched a lot of youtube channels about health and nutrition. I tried almost all methods but nothing worked for me as my lifestyle was extremely busy. The only thing that helped my lifestyle was time restricted feeding. I was religious for 28 days and started feeling fresh and energetic and completed 66 days. For the first time, I lost weight which motivated me to learn more about being healthy.

I lost 50 pounds in the span of 3 years. I am in the best shape of my life but still can do better. I came to social media by accident when one of my videos about COVID awareness went viral. Once COVID is done, I want to use my social media presence to share the healthy life habits that I learned together to build a healthier community.”

In His Own Words:

“I was in my third year of my fellowship in gastroenterology. I was very successful professionally. Completed MBBS in PSG Medical college, Coimbatore, Masters in Public Health in University of Massachusetts, Boston; MD Internal Medicine in Wayne State, Detroit and got into gastroenterology fellowship. While I thought my life was rosy and there is nothing but to build towers of happiness, I did not realize that my basement was very weak.

While I was seeing a patient during my third year fellowship, my heart rate went up to 200 and I felt dizzy. In the history of medicine, this would be the first time that the “patient” might have asked the doctor – ” Are you OK?”. They wheeled me into the emergency room. It turns out that I have an abnormal rhythm of the heart with mild heart attack and they decided to “shock” my heart. This was the biggest shock of my life.

While I did get out of the shock, I realized that I have abused my body so much that I was ashamed that being a doctor I did not put any effort in maintaining my health at all. I thought my patients were laughing for the joke I made telling them to lose weight but realized then that they were not laughing with me, they were laughing at me.

What was wrong? As with most of the Indian immigrant population, I was just focused on settling down in life with the highest degree ever possible while my waist circumference was widening to the maximum degree possible. The “shock” that I got made me revisit my priorities. I promised myself that I am going to be healthy for my son. I want to be in my best shape until he turns 18.

I started to read a lot of books, listened to lots of podcasts, and watched a lot of youtube channels about health and nutrition. I tried almost all methods but nothing worked for me as my lifestyle was extremely busy. The only thing that helped my lifestyle was time restricted feeding. I was religious for 28 days and started feeling fresh and energetic and completed 66 days. For the first time, I lost weight which motivated me to learn more about being healthy.

I lost 50 pounds in the span of 3 years. I am in the best shape of my life but still can do better. I came to social media by accident when one of my videos about COVID awareness went viral. Once COVID is done, I want to use my social media presence to share the healthy life habits that I learned together to build a healthier community.”

Awards and Credentials

  • Young investigator award in research department
  • Pioneer award for Medcom show by American Tamil Entrepreneur Association
  • MBBS – PSG Medical College in Coimbatore 2006.
  • Masters in Public Health 2006-2008.
  • Residency – MD General Medicine 2008-2011.
  • Advanced Training in Gastrology and Nutrition 2011-2015.
  • Current Successful Private Practice in Sacramento, California 2015.
  • Top Doctor Award 2020 and 2021.
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