“Doctor, Friend, Advocate”
Dr. Bista is a board-certified family medicine physician who provides comprehensive, evidence-based primary care. She takes the time to really listen and believes in empowering her patients and their families to make informed decisions about their healthcare. Her personality is warm and compassionate, while her practice style is thorough and detail-oriented. Dr. Bista’s special interests include preventive medicine, women’s health, chronic illness management and mental health. She also performs a number of in-office procedures including skin biopsies.
Dr. Bista was born in Nepal, lived in South Africa for several years in early childhood, and then mainly grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA. Her worldly experience inspired a commitment to community service that is the root of her decision to pursue medicine. In medical school she completed a family medicine honors program focused on expanding access to care in underserved communities. During residency she provided care to refugees through a partnership with the International Rescue Committee in Charlottesville, VA.
After completing residency in 2016, Dr. Bista moved to California with her husband whose childhood dream was to live in San Diego. Outside work she enjoys her family, vegetarian cooking and beach days.
Brown University – Bachelor of Science, Human Biology, 2008
Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University) – Doctor of Medicine, 2013
University of Virginia – Family Medicine Residency, 2016
American Board of Family Medicine, 2016