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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...
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...
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'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...
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...
Dr. Malpani's blog: Ten Commandments for medical clinic staff

Dr. Malpani’s blog: Ten Commandments for medical clinic staff

I. The patient is never an interruption – the patient is your work. Everything else can wait! II. Greet every patient with a friendly smile. III. Call patients by their name. IV. For patients, all staff members are as important as the doctor! V.  Never argue with a patient. Be a good listener. VI. Never say,...
Dr.Malpani's blog: Why are doctors afraid to say we do not know ?

Dr.Malpani’s blog: Why are doctors afraid to say we do not know ?

All the doctors will accept the fact that medicine is an imperfect science  and that there are lots of gray zone areas in medicine . Most patients will not come to the doctor with the symptoms and signs the textbooks say they should ! There are lots of variations , and sometimes it is hard...
Dr. Malpani's blog: Why are doctors rude ?

Dr. Malpani’s blog: Why are doctors rude ?

I cringe when I see rude doctors . Sadly, this happens all the time . Typically, the doctor cuts off the patient while he is talking; or is sarcastic about his internet research; or does not respect the patient’s need for privacy ; or makes the patient’s wait endlessly for no good rhyme or reason...
Dr. Arjun Kalyanpur's blog: Teaching for the love of it

Dr. Arjun Kalyanpur’s blog: Teaching for the love of it

We recently signed an MOU with the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences for collaborating with them to train their radiology postgraduates. A lot (!) of effort happened and time passed before this landmark event occurred. Some would ask (and have asked in the past) – why bother? Why not just do the...