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Guest Blog: Say No to Staff Abuse – Don’t Abuse and Don’t Accept Abuse

Guest Blog: Say No to Staff Abuse – Don’t Abuse and Don’t Accept Abuse

When patients and relatives abuse doctors and hit them or indulge in looting and arson, it makes the news. Video clips go viral, doctors go on strike, arrests are made and the newspapers tend to give adequate coverage to these incidents. What doesn’t get reported is the increasing incidence of verbal abuse that the medical...
Guest blog: Doctor as the detective

Guest blog: Doctor as the detective

The call came again from Mr. Devarajan’s apartment. I had gone there the same afternoon and found him fairly alright though his arm was still twitching a bit. He was able to swallow food and was comfortable and even spoke to me with some optimism which had cheered me. Now, comes this call of distress....
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...
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....
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...
Dr. Arjun Kalyanpur's blog: Trends in Teleradiology

Dr. Arjun Kalyanpur’s blog: Trends in Teleradiology

My list of the recent and upcoming trends in Teleradiology is below. Many of these have been and are applied within our own organization and so I have had the good fortune of using them and/or observing their value. All of these trends, in my opinion, represent paradigm shifts within what is itself a relatively...