Consulted Dr. Kartik Kashyap (Geriatric Psychiatrist)
I recommend the doctor
I've been suffering from anxiety for 8 years and neglected it which resulted in joint pains. I was was recommended to Dr Kartik Kashyap.
Booking appointments is easy and the doctor is always on time. There is also a nearby shop which stores all psych medicines. So the entire workflow has been awesome!
I have been following his medications for 2 months. So far, there has been lots of improvement. His calm approach has helped me calm down as well!
Anyway, my key takeaway is to visit a doctor as soon as possible so that your mental disorders don't have an adverse effect on the rest of your body.
I gave 4 instead of 5 because:
1. The price for a psychometric test during the beginning was too expensive (1500) which added no value and apparently some therapy sessions cost more, around Rs. 2600, I believe. So I backed off. A quick check on Practo reveals that most Psychiatrists in Bangalore charge between 500 - 1000 for each appointment and Dr. Kashyap charges Rs 700. So I guess the consultation charges are fair enough until we develop an auction based system!
2. I wish there was a more data oriented approach to medicine in general. I can't wait for wearables to monitor the hell out of everything and predict illnesses. the data collected in the clinic is pretty old-school (hand written questionnaires, no EMR, no SMSes are sent regarding the next appointment) and when the technology does come in, I wonder if we can load our past medical records easily into modern systems.
Overall, I'm satisfied so far.