MBBS, MRCP (UK), CCT - Rheumatology
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97% (35 votes)
Dr. Chethana D completed her undergraduate training from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore. She then went to the United Kingdom to pursue higher training, completed MRCP Internal Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians. As Rheumatology always fascinated her, she decided to further her career in the field. She has experience in laboratory based research, having worked as a Clinical Research Fellow in Rheumatology at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK. She was involved in a research project on Minocycline induced Lupus. She then joined the prestigious Cambridge Deanery for Superspecialty training in Rheumatology. She completed the Specialty Certificate Exam in Rheumatology and obtained Certificate of completion of training (CCT) in Rheumatology in 2013. She has 9years of experience in the field of Rheumatology.On returning to India, she worked as a Consultant Rheumatologist at Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore from Aug 2013 to Dec 2016. She joined our elite Aster group in January 2017. She is well trained in managing all rheumatological conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic, reactive, crystal arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, vasculitis like wegeners granulomatosis, microscopic polyangiitis, takayasu’s arteritis, SLE, systemic sclerosis, myositis, sarcoidosis and chronic pain. She has a special interest in Vasculitis, having worked with experts in the filed in UK. She practices evidence based medicine. She performs intra articular (joint) injections, soft tissue injections and is trained in performing muscle and salivary gland biopsies. She is trained in musculoskeletal ultrasound. She also facilitates Biologic injections and infusions in our day care.
Overall treatment and turnaround time is good.
Very much friendly and she give enough time to explain problem
Before I met Dr. Chethana Dharmapalaiah, I had consulted two other doctors for my Gout condition. This was the first major Gout attack that I faced. Both of these doctors were good in diagnosing that I had Gout, but for some reason the swelling and the pain wasn't reducing. So, I booked an appointment with Dr. Chethana Dharmapalaiah, and she asked relevant questions, took time to explain my condition, and prescribed a higher dosage of Zyloric for the Gout, some painkillers as well as some cream to apply on the swelling. The important thing to note here is that she told me to eat normal food since I am a vegetarian, but the other doctors had told me to cut down on proteins in my food. She also told me to stop drinking beer/alcohol. So, after around a month of consulting with her, the swelling and the pain went away. Since then I have visited her twice and on the second visit she reduced the Zyloric and completely stopped the painkillers. I also started doing Yoga to keep myself healthy as she had suggested some physical exercises. All good for now, thanks to her care.
Thank you, Dr. Chethana Dharmapalaiah!
DR Chethana explained the nature of illness and how it should be managed in a very simple way. Happy with the treatment.
Though we went at the last minute, Doctor diagnosed quickly and softly. I expected her to be a little irritated as we reached at 9:20 while the Doctor's leaving time was 9:15 But it was the other way round and she finished everything quickly. I was glad to see my mom happy after meeting the doctor, as she was completely satisfied
Met doctor a year ago for rheumatoid arthritis treatment. She listens to all our health issues properly and doesn't hurry up for things. She is down to earth and speaking to her is like interacting with a family member. We are blessed with a baby girl recently and only Dr chetana gave confidence to go ahead with baby. Now I am on minimal dosage of medicines and also feeding baby.
She is really down to earth and easy to talk to. I had taken my relative with symptoms of Rheumatic Arthritis. I think this is the first time in my life I had a doctor make me feel like she was taking time for the patient. She listened to everything we had to say without interruption and answered all our questions thoroughly. Nice Doctor !!
Dr Chethana is pleasant. She asked all relevant questions related to my health before diagnosing the health issue. I am happy over the consultation and would recommend her to anyone.
She was very caring and empathetic. Explained which medicine will help and give pain relief. Was friendly and showed positive attitude.
****** ** **** **** *** my Aunts health recovered very soon.Thank you Dr ,appreciated your eplanation and providing the best treatement.
very helpful .friendly doc.. explain very well .. understand the problem ****** *** ** ********* ********