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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...
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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Technology for Family Physicians in India: The art of becoming a tech-savvy Family Physician

Technology for Family Physicians in India: The art of becoming a tech-savvy Family Physician

I recently had an opportunity to speak at the First State Conference of Academy of Family Physicians of India- Karnataka chapter on the adoption of technology by family physicians. During my post-graduate training in Family Medicine, I was given a mantra by my mentor that he considered very important for being a successful Family physician....
Visibility (in radiology reporting) is everything

Visibility (in radiology reporting) is everything

There is a great story in the Indian mythological tour de force the Mahabharata about Arjuna and Duryodhana, representing the forces of good and evil respectively, coming to visit their mentor Lord Krishna to seek his support for their respective armies during battle. When they arrive he is asleep on his bed. Duryodhana who arrives...
Using the internet for patient education

Using the internet for patient education

I am an evangelist for patient education and I think the internet is a great resource for patients, because it allows them to learn more about their problem and their treatment options . I encourage patients to make the most of the fact that there is a wealth of information available online. While a lot...
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....