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Dr. Remesh  Bhasi
Rheumatologist
Dr. Remesh Bhasi

Senior Consultant Rheumatology

Dr.Remesh Bhasi MD.,MRCP Graduated from Calicut Medical College (25th Batch)., MD (General Medicine) KMC, Mangalore., Member of Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) since 1996., Rheumatology training at Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, UK under Prof. DGI scott., Member of British Society for Rheumatology since 1997., Was working as Clinical Specialist in Rheumatology at Queen’s Hospital, Burton on Trent until return to India., Presently HOD & Sr. Consultant, Dept of Rheumatology, MIMS Calicut., Life Member of Indian Rheumatology Association., Associate Member of Pediatric Rheumatology Chapter of IAP., Member, Pediatric Rheumatology Core Group, Indian Rheumatology Association., Member, Vasculitis Core Group, IRA., Treasurer, IRA Kerala Chapter., Associate Editor, CAFIM Journal., Recently published works : Pharmaco Economic study of DMARDs in the management of RA, Peripheral Neuropathy in Sjogren’s syndrome, Macrophage Activation Syndrome in Children – Clinical study, ILD in Dermatomyositis., Completed certificate course in Clinical Research from Symbiosis, Pune in Feb 2011. Special interest in Vaculities, Pregnancy in CTD, Pediatrics Rheumatology.

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Dr. Anoof  P P
Rheumatologist
Dr. Anoof P P

Senior Consultant Rheumatology

Dr. Anoof P P has done his MBBS from Calicut University and MD in Internal Medicine from Manipal University, Karnataka. He has completed Post Doctoral fellowship in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology from Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, Tamilnadu, India and Fellowship in Rheumatology from Norfolk and Norwich University hospitals, NHS Trust, United Kingdom. His special area of interest is in systemic autoimmune connective tissue disorders, Vasculitis and Soft Tissue Rheumatism.

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Dr. Abu  Alex
Rheumatologist
Dr. Abu Alex

Consultant Rheumatology

He completed MBBS and MS-Orthopedics from CMC Ludhiana followed by training in the United States, where he completed Residency in Internal Medicine followed by Fellowships in Geriatrics and Rheumatology. He is Board certified (ABIM) in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology

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Dr. Gangarathna
Rheumatologist
Dr. Gangarathna

Rheumatology

Dr Gangarathna Krishna is a UK trained consultant rheumatologist with 12 years of work experience in leading hospitals of United Kingdom . She has completed MRCP medicine followed by 5 years specialist registrar training in Rheumatology and obtained MRCP Rheumatology and CCT in Rheumatology and General medicine. She has also passed the European Rheumatology (EULAR ) examination . DR Gangarathna has presented in various international conferences including the British society of Rheumatology (BSR) and European rheumatology conferences.

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Dr. Dantis  Emmanuel
Rheumatologist
Dr. Dantis Emmanuel

Consultant - Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology

Dr. Dantis Emmanuel is working as Consultant - Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology at Rajagiri Hospital

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Dr. Arifa  Haleema Siddiqui
Rheumatologist
Dr. Arifa Haleema Siddiqui

Consultant Rheumatologist

Dr. Arifa Haleema Siddiqui completed her MBBS, DNB (General Medicine) MRCP (Rheumatology) UK. Her areas of interest includes Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Spondyloarthropathies, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic Sclerosis, Sjogrens Syndrome, Osteoporosis, Inflammatory, Myopathies, Vasculitis, Autoimmunity Related Obstetric Problems. She have worked as Consultant Rheumatologist and Physician at Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai and as Consultant Rheumatologist at Yenepoya Medical College and Hospital, Mangalore.

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Dr. Gangarathna .
Rheumatologist
Dr. Gangarathna .

Consultant - Rheumatology

Dr. Gangarathna completed her MBBS, MRCP Rheumaotlogy(UK), CCT Gen Medicine & Rheumatology (UK). Her field of expertise includes SLE and connective tissue diseases, Rheumatoid arthritis, Systemic vasculitis, Pregnancy issues in Rheumatology, Fibromyalgia, Joint and soft tissue injection.

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Dr. Pradeep  Kumar Shenoy
Rheumatologist
Dr. Pradeep Kumar Shenoy

Consultant - Rheumatology

Dr. Pradeep completed his MD and DNB (Rheu). His field of interest includes Systemic lupus erythematosus, Spondylosis, Psoriatic Arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

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Dr. Sajjan  Shenoy
Rheumatologist
Dr. Sajjan Shenoy

Consultant - Rheumatology

Dr. Sajjan completed his MD and DM (Clinical Immunology). His field of expertise is Arthritis.

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Dr. Sukesh E
Rheumatologist
Dr. Sukesh E

Rheumatologist

Dr. Sukesh E is working as a Rheumatologist in the Rheumatology Department at Iqraa Hospital. He is great at interacting with patients and very service oriented.

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Dr. Vishad  Viswanath
Rheumatologist
Dr. Vishad Viswanath

Consultant - Rheumatology

Dr. Vishad Viswanath is a highly qualified Rheumatology Consultant and an expert in managing autoimmune and degenerative Rheumatic diseases. He has acquired years of widespread experience by working in the General Medicine, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology and was honored as the Best DM resident in Medical Specialities at SGPGI, Lucknow. He has been acknowledged quite a lot for his publications in prominent journals and chapters in books of repute.

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What are Rheumatologists?

A rheumatologist is an internist who specialises in arthritis and other musculoskeletal illnesses, as well as systemic autoimmune diseases. These diseases can cause joint abnormalities as well as pain, edema (swelling), and stiffness.

When your immune system creates excessive inflammation in many places of your body, autoimmune disorders develop. In addition to joints, muscles, and bones, they can impact your skin, eyes, and internal organs. Rheumatologists assist in the diagnosis and treatment of various conditions. They also undertake studies to learn more about rheumatic disorders.

What diseases or medical conditions do Rheumatologists treat?

Rheumatologists are qualified to treat a variety of symptoms and some specialise on one or more subcategories. Paediatric rheumatologists are trained to treat children under the age of 18. Rheumatologists can treat over 100 different types of rheumatic ailments. Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, back pain,scleroderma, reactive arthritis, myositis, tendonitis, fibromyalgia gout, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus are some of the common medical conditions treated by a rheumatologist. 

When should I make an appointment with a rheumatologist?

Some rheumatic disorders have the potential to cause joint injury. As a result, it's critical to see a rheumatologist as soon as possible. Many disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, can be diagnosed and treated more quickly, preventing lasting joint damage. Muscle, bone, and joint pain affects almost everyone at some point in their lives. Additional evaluation may be required if the discomfort does not resolve as expected. The first evaluation is usually done by a primary care, urgent care, or emergency room clinician (physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant). Other health care providers, such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors, orthopaedic surgeons, or other medical specialists, may refer you to a rheumatologist on occasion.

What is the educational qualification Rheumatologist possesses?

Rheumatologists must have completed a 5 ½ year MBBS followed by a 2- to 3-year M.D. (Medicine) programme. These doctors keep up with the latest procedures and research by retaking certification exams every ten years. Rheumatologists must also complete a specific number of hours of continuing education each year.

Common Lab Tests Ordered by Rheumatologists

Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptides (anti-CCP), antinuclear antibody (ANA), c-reactive protein, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), rheumatoid factor (RF) are some of the common lab tests suggested by a rheumatologist.

Rheumatologists - FAQs

1) Why would a rheumatologist recommend a patient urinalysis?

Background Urine testing (dipstick and culture) is utilised in the outpatient rheumatology environment as a screening tool for proteinuria or hematuria (connective tissue diseases) or to check people with urinary tract infection symptoms (UTI).

2) Does a rheumatologist treat fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is not an arthritic condition (joint disease). Some people may mistake fibromyalgia for a rheumatic ailment since it can cause chronic pain and exhaustion comparable to arthritis.

3) Is medicine the sole approach to help with rheumatic illness symptoms?

There are a variety of therapeutic choices for rheumatic illness symptoms.Along with medication lifestyle changes are recommended.

4) What is the difference between a rheumatologist and an orthopaedic surgeon?

A rheumatologist is a doctor who specialises in treating joint illnesses that can be managed with medication. Orthopaedic surgeons are experts in the surgical treatment of joints and fracture care.

5) Do rheumatic diseases affect all ages or only old age people?

Rheumatoid arthritis affects people of all ages, including children. It primarily affects persons in their 30s and 40s, with a larger prevalence among those over 50.

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