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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...
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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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...
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...
In conversation with Dr. Sunita Maheshwari: Part 1: Women in Healthcare

In conversation with Dr. Sunita Maheshwari: Part 1: Women in Healthcare

  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 and AIIMS...
In conversation with Dr. Sunita Maheshwari: Part 2: Healthcare Innovation in India

In conversation with Dr. Sunita Maheshwari: Part 2: Healthcare Innovation in India

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 and AIIMS in...