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Excited and humbled with gratitude to be nominated to my town’s Board of Health.


An opportunity to serve the community at large in a different way..


Being able to help people beyond the confines of the patient doctor office room, is a beautiful gift to reach out to more folks.


I love to educate the community and assist them in becoming self empowered with their own health.


The key to health is the fundamental understanding of one’s mind and body and then learning how to bring them back into balance with a multitude of modalities


It has been my life mission to explore the human body in traditional medicine and metaphysics and alternative health to optimize wellness mentally, physically, spiritually. For people to be able to connect to each other from that space of good health and learn about their own wholeness


Here is a local article that was published about the nomination


Wishing you GREAT health each day !!


I love you


Article :

Cardiologist, motivational speaker nominated to Westfield Board of Health

Updated: Mar. 05, 2024, 8:02 p.m.|Published: Mar. 05, 2024, 8:00 p.m.

Dr. Nitin Bhatnagar


Local cardiologist Dr. Nitin Bhatnagar has been recommended to fill the vacancy on the Westfield Board of Health. (SUBMITTED)

By Tyler Lederer | The Westfield News | tlederer@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD — Mayor Michael McCabe has recommended local cardiologist Dr. Nitin Bhatnagar to fill a vacancy on the Westfield Board of Health.


“I’m looking forward to it, to enthusiastically help people get better from a preventive standpoint and from a health community standpoint,” said Bhatnagar.


He would take the place of Juanita Carnes, who retired in February after 30 years on the board.


Bhatnagar went to medical school at the University of New England in Maine, served his residency at UMass Worcester, and did a fellowship at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Since 2006, Bhatnagar has worked with Hampden and Franklin County Cardiovascular Associates at its Westfield, Holyoke and Greenfield offices.


He described himself not just as a cardiologist, but as a human behavioral specialist, also interested in “alternative health” as well as functional exercise, movement, and nutrition. He is also an author and motivational speaker, he said.


“I’m interested in healing in different modalities,” he said.


McCabe said Bhatnagar reached out when the Board of Health position became available. Bhatnagar said he told McCabe he’d be interested in serving the community in a bigger way than he does now. Not long after, McCabe had his CV and letter of intent.


Bhatnagar’s ultimate goal is “to be able to help the community at large, to improve their health and wellness,” he said. He said he brings 25 years of medical experience to the position, in addition to his work as an author and educational speaker. He has not served on a city board before, but served on smaller committees while he was in school, he said.


The qualifications for the position, McCabe said, include someone who practices medicine or is interested in providing public health services. Board of Health members might also have a background in code enforcement, mental health or addiction.


“When Nitin signed up as a medical professional, I was actually thrilled to see that somebody of that caliber would be looking for a post at the Board of Health,” he said.


Bhatnagar’s appointment was introduced to the City Council at its Feb. 15 meeting. The Personnel Action Committee met to discuss it on Feb. 26, and voted 3-0 to give a positive recommendation. The meeting minutes pointed to his credentials, as well as an article he wrote about thriving during lockdowns, “which points to his understanding of the ramifications of the COVID epidemic on citizens,” the minutes said.


Having passed the committee, the appointment will appear on the City Council’s next agenda. McCabe said he sees no reason why the council wouldn’t approve Bhatnagar’s appointment, adding that he would never recommend someone he didn’t believe would be appointed.

Author: Brown Knight

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  1. They are so lucky to have you

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