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In conversation with Dr. Sunita Maheshwari: Part 3: Culture of Giving back

In conversation with Dr. Sunita Maheshwari: Part 3: Culture of Giving back

Meet Dr. Sunita Maheshwari: A dreamer with a difference She is a wearer of many hats- is a mother of two, a Yale trained Pediatric Cardiologist, Chief Dreamer, Teleradiology Solutions (a company she co-founded with her husband- Dr. Arjun Kalyanpur), an educator and an innovator. Having received medical training in Osmania University...
In Conversation with Dr. Devi Shetty: Part IV of IV

In Conversation with Dr. Devi Shetty: Part IV of IV

 I recently had an opportunity to meet Dr. Devi Shetty, a cardiac surgeon and the founder of the Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City in Bangalore, India. There are not enough adjectives to describe Dr. Devi Shetty who is a man of many talents. Apart from being a remarkable cardiac surgeon, he...
Guest blog: An example of Swadeshi Healthcare

Guest blog: An example of Swadeshi Healthcare

Gadchiroli, Bangs and the wonder of low Infant Mortality Rates Gadchiroli Gadchiroli is a district in western Maharashtra. It is one of the most backward districts in India with a high level of tribal and deprived population. The terrain is tough with forests and floods; whatever little infrastructure suffers poor...
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. : Lessons for Medical Students

Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. : Lessons for Medical Students

I recently caught a re-run of Munnabhai MBBS on one of the TV channels. I am a big fan of Mr.Rajkumar Hirani and I think he has been blessed with story-telling gene that is very hard to find. He can make very complex matters easily understandable with his movies that...
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How to Delight your Patients !

How to Delight your Patients !

I was invited by Dr Meenu Aggarwal to give a talk at the POGS Conference on How to Delight your Patients. This is a topic which was close to my heart, but I didn’t expect too many delegates to attend. After all, most doctors attend medical conferences to master new surgical skills. Many believe that...
What doctors want from the new Health Policy in India

What doctors want from the new Health Policy in India

The announcement of a new Health Policy is always an occasion for excitement. With a new government and a dynamic PM at the helm of affairs, doctors are optimistic and hopeful that a new policy will provide a shot in the arm of medical professionals. Growing Mistrust Everyone agrees that the Indian healthcare system is...
House: Or the impact of Television on Teleradiology

House: Or the impact of Television on Teleradiology

One of my favorite pastimes in recent days has been watching the medical television show House, along with my 17 year old daughter, herself an optimistic and bright-eyed medical school aspirant. Although there are some things about this show that are comical (if that be the appropriate term) from a medical standpoint, there is also...
'Master' Health Check Ups: Preventing or Creating Disease?

‘Master’ Health Check Ups: Preventing or Creating Disease?

Views and opinions expressed by all contributors belong to them and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of HealthRadii.   In this blog I write my observations on how disease and paranoia may be generated in the guise of preventive ‘full body check ups’. Nowadays, people are more aware and proactive about their health....
Guest blog: My Conversation with Dr Ravindran, Chairman of Aravind Eye Care

Guest blog: My Conversation with Dr Ravindran, Chairman of Aravind Eye Care

I had the privilege of meeting Dr Ravindran, Ophthalmologist and Chairman of Aravind Eye Hospitals, India, at the International Forum for Quality and Safety in Healthcare London 2013. I had a general informal conversation but it was of course an eye opener – you bet he has experience in that! I share some of the...
Preventive Health Checks: Just because you could, doesn’t mean you should

Preventive Health Checks: Just because you could, doesn’t mean you should

“Just because you could, doesn’t mean you should” was a “mantra” given to me by one of my family medicine teachers and I have come to appreciate its wisdom over years. Over the last decade as a practicing clinician, I have come to realize the limitations of modern medicine, started seeing patients as people with different goals...
Guest blog: Servant Leaders in Healthcare - Stand up and make it count

Guest blog: Servant Leaders in Healthcare – Stand up and make it count

Airline operational performance results for major carries in USA have come out and it shows that in general flying experience parameters are all getting better. The WSJ has a nice tabular column which explains it really well. Southwest Airlines had the largest number of system wide emplanements (I take this to mean the highest number...