Department of General Medicine
The Department of General Medicine at SVMMC in the Inlaks & Budhrani Hospital comprises of an experienced team of well qualified doctors who are Physicians, Researchers and Scholars. Our mission is to extend compassionate and co-ordinated care to patients at all stages of life, including routine preventive care , immunizations, health care screenings, treatment of chronic and acute conditions and referrals to a broad network of specialty services.
Our team includes Doctors and nurses, as well as a multidisciplinary group of Pharmacists, Laboratory technicians , Social workers, Health Psychologists and behavioural health specialists.
We offer comprehensive inpatient care that includes both the primary management of medical patients and pre-operative and consultative medical support for surgical patients.
We also render outpatient care for patients with both simple and complex issues. We care for patients with medical problems including but not limited to Geriatrics, women’s and men’s health, Diabetes care, Hypertension, lipid disorders, eating disorders, mental health problems, and musculoskeletal disorders.
Our scope of services encompasses Intensive Care to patients who are critically ill for which we have a well equipped ICU with an efficient team of Doctors,Intensivists and well trained nurses.
We ensure not only correct and timely diagnosis and proper treatment of diseases but also lend counselling services and impart education for any kind of complications related to chronic diseases. Apart from this,disease prevention and health awareness are addressed through vaccinations and healthy lifestyle management.
Also, as the modern medical system is highly subdivided and specialized based on disease entities and health care specialities, patients need the help of experts to seek appropriate care. If you don’t know what disease may be causing your symptoms, or if you have trouble choosing between Departments because of various concurrent symptoms, the Department of Family Medicine can help you find your way.
We have DNB training programme where our Residents get tremendous clinical training in all of the subspecialties within Medicine so that they are well prepared for taking care of patients as well as deliver value based healthcare outcomes for the community and improved quality of life.
We also offer Refresher training and development programs for our nurses. Our simulation based in-house Nurse training program for all new nursing graduates prepares them to provide exceptional care to our special patient population.
In addition to the above, we cater to ancillary services at our clinics which include smoking cessation, travel consultation and many others.
Also, keeping in mind the convenience of our patients & their hectic work schedules, we have extended our working hours in the evenings and are also available on Sundays.
- Speciality clinics:
Rheumatology is a branch of Medicine dealing with problems of the musculoskeletal system (joints, muscles, bones, tendons, cartilage, etc.) and immune system related problems. It's a diverse and an advanced branch.These diseases are also addressed as Rheumatological diseases or Rheumatisms. Most common disorders that a Rheumatologist's help is asked for is Arthritis or joint problems. Arthritis is not a single disease but a group of diseases affecting the joint. The damage can be from two causes viz. Inflammatory or Non-inflammatory. The Inflammatory can cause pain, swelling and stiffness. Some examples are Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis. They can involve one joint or many joints.The joints can also get deformed. Some diseases of this group can affect the spine. The effect of these diseases can involve other organs like skin, eyes, lungs, etc. Hence, the treatment is directed not against pain but has a holistic approach towards the disease pathology, symptoms and overall health (physical and mind). These diseases require special medicines which require close monitoring. There are some ailments which belong to groups of connective tissue disorders or vasculitis. Here the brunt of damage is not in the joint but on vital organs. These can be life threatening. The non-inflammatory joint diseases can be as debilitating. Osteoarthritis is one such disease. The treatment involves an individualized approach of redesigning life styles and handling medicines. Sometimes, surgical treatment is warranted for which an Orthopaedician's help is sought. The Rheumatologist works along with Orthopaedicians with role play being of one handling the medical management and the other being of surgical care respectively. There are some myths regarding this branch of medicine like - side effects of medicines, incurable disease outcomes, psychiatric associations and many more. These observations are far from truth. Side-effects occur more commonly when doctors not trained in this speciality use it without correct monitoring. The right medicine in the right dose from the right Doctor under right monitoring is a magical potion. Try to ensure the MAGIC! Incurability is not a bane of all diseases but a few. Loss of functionality is more bigger menace which requires a HOLISTIC APPROACH!. Many patients of Arthritis or Rheumatism are targeted as being malingering or psychiatric. First of all Psychiatry is now a very advanced branch where success in such diseases under a Psychiatrist is possible. Secondly, the above assumption in most cases is incorrect. Mind is intricately related with body as evidenced in heart, renal, hormonal diseases and virtually any disease known to mankind. The same relationship is noted in Rheumatic ailments. But to address this group as entirely self-concocted is FALSE!
One important part of these diseases the delay in diagnosis and initiation of treatment. A reason for this problem is lack of awareness in society about these problems and the specialists handling them. It's ironical that awareness even among medical community is also low. Understanding these diseases and educating ourselves is key part of the treatment.
Rheumatology has seen science evolve in leaps and bounds in the last two decades. The disease outcomes under a Rheumatologist have improved significantly. The medicine list and their understanding has exponentially evolved increasing efficacy and safety. Let's join hands and empower ourselves to fight these diseases to ensure a functional and fulfilling life