Making health information accessible
I am Dr Rumeena Bhalla, a professional filmmaker and physician with over 16 years’ experience in health education. I created Explain Medical to provide film and multimedia solutions to make health information accessible to all.
I qualified as a physician in the UK and began my medical career in Emergency Medicine. However, I could not ignore my overwhelming passion for the arts. I loved to perform as a semi professional jazz singer and studied film at a continuing education college. Eventually I undertook an MA in Film and Television Production and then looked for a way to combine medicine with film. As a physician I had a deep interest in health education and disease prevention so I produced, wrote and directed a series of award winning Bollywood style health education comedies. These films are used internationally for disease prevention.
Over the years I have developed a portfolio career as filmmaker, health educator, lecturer, certified health coach, CEO of a non-profit and physician. I believe strongly that health is more than just the absence of illness and that trustworthy, clear knowledge about ones own health is an empowering right for all who seek it. At Explain Medical I combine my medical knowledge with the magic and power of films to make health information accessible to all.
“At Explain Medical I combine my medical knowledge with the magic and power of films to make health information accessible to all.”
– Andrei Tarkovsky