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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...
'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...
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...