Blog for healthcare thought leaders and thinkers driven by passion to improve healthcare dialogue in India.
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...
Latest entries
Dr.Malpani’s blog: The three kinds of doctors

Dr.Malpani’s blog: The three kinds of doctors

There are three kinds of doctors. The doctors who know that they know are the doctor’s doctors – the world authorities, who do the research and to whom other doctors will refer their complex patients when they are perplexed. However, these are few and far between – often because there is a lot in medicine...
Diary of an Urban Family Doctor: Perils of too many medicines?

Diary of an Urban Family Doctor: Perils of too many medicines?

(Disclaimer: Content provided below is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.) Some of the quotes by Sir William Osler have come to mean so much as I have grown as a physician. Two of my favorite quotes in the context of this post are:   “The young physician starts life with...
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 is a health care visionary,...
In Conversation with Dr. Devi Shetty: Part III of IV

In Conversation with Dr. Devi Shetty: Part III 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 is a health care...
In Conversation with Dr. Devi Shetty: Part II of IV

In Conversation with Dr. Devi Shetty: Part II 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 is a health care visionary,...
In Conversation with Dr. Devi Shetty- Part I of IV

In Conversation with Dr. Devi Shetty- Part I 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 is a health care...
Book Review: Decoding Medical Gobbledygook: Dr.Aniruddha Malpani, Juliette Siegfried MPH

Book Review: Decoding Medical Gobbledygook: Dr.Aniruddha Malpani, Juliette Siegfried MPH

Medical care has become complex in last few decades and there is growing mistrust in healthcare. The “Care” seems to be disappearing from health care and not just patients but also health care professionals feel lost in the plethora of information. Most Medical Schools focus on teaching the “science” of medicine and as a result...