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Dr. Shirley James

Dr. Shirley James

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MBBS, DNB - General Medicine


General Physician


30 Years Experience Overall

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Dr. Shirley James is a Doctor in Hebbal, Bangalore and has an experience of 30 years in this field. Dr. Shirley James practices at Bangalore Baptist Hospital in Hebbal, Bangalore. She completed MBBS from Medical College, Calcutta in 1984,DNB - General Medicine from Bangalore Baptist Hospital (BBH) in 1995 and Fellowship in HIV Medicine from Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore in 2006. She is a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Inpatient Care,,Outpatient Consultation and Prevention Care and Treatment of HIV Positive Patients etc.

Hebbal, Bangalore

Bangalore Baptist Hospital


Bellary Road, Between Mekhri Circle and Hebbal Flyover, Landmark: Near Government Verterinary College, Bangalore

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Mon - Fri

08:00 - 04:30


08:00 - 12:00


Common questions & answers

Q: Who is General Physician?

A: A general physician (GP) is a medical doctor who specializes in non-surgical healthcare to adults. A general physician treats many diseases that affect the body, whose primary treatment does not require surgery. General physicians treat all conditions related to the cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, haematological, endocrine, and gastrointestinal systems. Some GPs can specialize in any one of the systems listed above.

Q: What are the education qualifications for a General Physician?

A: General physicians are also referred to as primary care physicians. A general physician needs to complete a medical residency for primary care practice after graduating from medical school. The pre-requisites for residency are a bachelor’s degree based on sciences, minimum GPA, medical school, and basic medical training. The candidate should be committed to spend 3 years in residency.

Q: For which symptoms should one consult a General Physician?

A: A general physician is usually the primary contact for any health issue. A general physician treats you for cardiovascular, respiratory, muscle-bone, neurological, gastrointestinal, and endocrine related health issues that can be treated without surgical intervention. So, if you have any symptoms related to any of these systems, you can consult a general physician.

Q: Do General Physicians provide home consultations?

A: General physicians or practitioners provide routine healthcare like physical examinations and immunizations, and treat a host of medical conditions. They usually have regular, ongoing, long-term patients and provide medical care to patients of different age groups. Providing home consultations is a choice that the general practitioner has to make. General check-ups or routine examinations may be provided at home.

Q: Can a General Physician perform surgery?

A: No, a general physician mainly provides non-surgical treatment for a number of health conditions, illnesses, and injuries. A general surgeon and not a general physician performs surgeries. General physicians specialize in primary care and build long-term relationships with the patients. The treatment provided by physicians revolves around basic medication, physical therapy, and other non-surgical techniques to treat various conditions


Inpatient Care,
Outpatient Consultation
Prevention Care and Treatment of HIV Positive Patients



MBBS - Medical College, Calcutta, 1984
DNB - General Medicine - Bangalore Baptist Hospital (BBH), 1995


Indian Medical Association (IMA)


62754 Karnataka Medical Council, 2002

Trainings and Certifications

Fellowship in HIV Medicine - Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore, 2006
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