Nitin went to medical school and became a doctor – but he found his true calling in a different aspect of health care at UnitedHealth Group. That's where he handles a team of 40 people, and makes sure everyone does their part to protect medical professionals and patients by identifying fraudulent providers. The adrenalin rush that comes with his job is similar to the rush he gets from playing cricket: there's the thrill of the action, the energy of pursuit, and the satisfaction of leading the team to victory. Before every cricket game, he believes in kneeling down to touch the ground and show reverence for the sport. We hear the same reverence in his voice when he talks about the importance of his work with UnitedHealth Group, and we're glad he's on our team.
How do you describe your job to family and friends?
I review medical records so we can identify people who are acting as doctors but not actually qualified or licensed to do so.
What are some of the greatest challenges you face in your role?
The biggest challenge of my work is identifying fraudulent providers, it's an important part of maintaining the dignity of being a doctor.
What do you love most about your job?
What I love most is researching medical knowledge and reviewing records, that's what helps us stop fraudulent providers.
Why is your passion important to you?
I love cricket because it gives me an adrenalin rush and this makes me happy. In many ways, I feel like I was born to love this game. At one point, I was training to become a professional player, but an injury changed that. I still play every day – it's been a great journey.
How do those same elements show up in the passions and interests you pursue outside of work?
To be a good cricketer, you need to be a good leader, a team player and passionate about your game. The same characteristics show up in my work. At UnitedHealth Group I have a team of 40 people, and I have to make sure each and every person is doing fine to make the business grow. And with cricket, I lead a team of 10 players so we can win each and every match.
How have you grown at UnitedHealth Group?
UnitedHealth Group has nurtured my career since day one, and I've learned to apply my skills as a subject matter expert everywhere in the process. My leaders love me because I work hard for them.
How does the work environment at UnitedHealth Group make the most of your talents and skills?
If you're a good leader, you can take your team through all sorts of challenges. So you have to be passionate about your work, and it's like the saying, "Love what you do and do what you love." UnitedHealth Group is a place where I can do what I love. When I'm not at work or playing cricket, I'm also volunteering my time and medical skills to provide care to people who need it. UnitedHealth Group gives me the flexibility to do that.
Favorite person, living or dead?
My mother. She's the best friend I have on this earth.
My favorite food is Rajma Chawal.
Favorite kind of vacation or holiday?
A holiday for me is all about fun, so I just want to have fun with my friends somewhere adventurous or on a road trip.