MBBS, MRCP (UK), CCT - Rheumatology
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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.
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.
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
Q: Where does Dr. Chethana Dharmapalaiah practice?
A: Dr. Chethana Dharmapalaiah practices at Namma Clinics - Sahakaranagar.
Q: Why do patients visit Dr. Chethana Dharmapalaiah?
A: Patients frequently visit Dr. Chethana Dharmapalaiah for Arthritis Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment, Arthritis and Pain Management. To see more reasons visit the doctor's profile on Practo.
Q: What is Dr. Chethana Dharmapalaiah's rating?
A: Dr. Chethana Dharmapalaiah has been recommended by 34 patients and has recieved stories from 16 patients. You can read detailed reviews of the doctor on Practo.
Q: What is Dr. Chethana Dharmapalaiah's education qualification?
A: Dr. Chethana Dharmapalaiah has the following qualifications - MBBS, MRCP (UK), MRCP, CCT - Rheumatology, CCT - Rheumatology.
Q: What does Dr. Chethana Dharmapalaiah specialises in ?
A: Dr. Chethana Dharmapalaiah specialises as Rheumatologist.