MBBS, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases/Medicine
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Dr. Ammaiyappan Palaniswamy Chockalingam is a Pulmonologist in Adyar, Chennai and has an experience of 23 years in this field. Dr. Ammaiyappan Palaniswamy Chockalingam practices at ARKA CENTER FOR HORMONAL HEALTH in Adyar, Chennai and Fortis Malar Hospital in Adyar, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Annamalai Universtiy in 1997,Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD) from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 2002 and MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases/Medicine from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 2015. He is a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Lung Function Tests/Spirometry,Pleurisy,Mediastinoscopy,Tuberculosis (TB) Treatment and Lobectomy etc.
Had been through a few doctors but this doctor,he is different.so wish to giveup a lengthy writeup.
.Very gentle and soft spoken doctor with patients irrespective of their age.Had seen a few busy doctors trying to rush up patients.No,absolutly he is not like that.
.Ample patience in listing patient's complaints.This does not mean he vl keep listing stories of the patient's and makes the other patients wait a long time.Nope.He leaves his ear while checking us.
.VERY MUCH APT in diagnosis.
.Not interested in running unwanted diagnositic tests except for the needed.
.You dont get a big list of medicines untill your condition demands, unlike few doctors do as per my experience.
.When i had to go for a second visit to show the test results i was late n as per the norms of doctors fee/hospitals i had to pay the consultation fee but he did not accept it on humanitarian grounds because i live far and was coming alone with my 6yr kid in cab and by the time i reach home it would 10-10.30 pm.
Honestly i just came across commericial doctors till date with hospitals ,ignoring private clinics, charging for every visit beyound the valid timeperod.This shows he is not a doctor with commericial mindset.
He remembers you by name and leaves a msg to ask hows the improvement. ON a regular basis he enquiries his patients whereabouts and suggests changes in medications if needed.
He even helps you as a psychiatrist to manage ur stress and anxiety.
I mean I never came across such goodhearted doctor.
What more can you except from a doctor who is apt in his diagnosis ,treatment and follow up with patient not just for a stipulated treatment period but beyound and during the pandemic.
I would certainly recommend Dr.Ammaiyyappan sir.
At the end I would just say a very down to earth,softspoken, friendly caregiving,highly efficient doctor.Certainly society needed such doctors.
Doctor was immensively responsive to hear the patients problem.I preferred to take an opinion from this Doctor, as my consultation with another Doctor on the same problem was not satisfactory.The Doctor was very quick in diagnosing the issue and prescribed treatment best suiting to the patients other health issues.He assured that he would be available to hear the development or progress in treatment which itself would be a great relief to patient.I would be more than happy to recommend Dr.Ammaiyappan Palani swamy for any pulmonology related problems.
Dr. Ammaiyapan has been really professional and has shown true commitment to solve my health issues. We are still addressing them, but he has made me feel I’m in good hands.
I have heard about Fortis Malar Adyar 4PM to 6PM program. In that program they offer expert in every department.
There i met sent Dr. Ammaiyappan for pulmonology issues.
I have just gone there as my appa said to consult pulmonologist as wheezing and other pulmo issues are there in my heridatory.
After couple of visits and tests Doctor understood my problem and body behaviour. And i followed his medication for two months from there i am doing great and recovering and i am in controlled state.
And suddenly lockdown all over India due to pandemic COVID -19 and moved to native before it was announced.
There i started to belive God in Doctors. I am in middle of medication cant go to Chennai and cant go local pulmo due to COVID 19.
I got his number from the Hosp thru PRACTO and i texted him over whats app. Unlike many great doctors he was very happy to help his patients in any which way he can and even he knows me by name thats very sweet from him.
He saw my latest prescriptions given by him and suggested the new medications and he helped me alot in bringing back to normal.
He was so patience to listen my probs and during this pandemic he became my psychiatrist by treating my stress and anxiety. He became my gastroenterologist when i need him.. He will be always available for his patients by giving a quick response.
When i asked him about consultation fees for treating me over call and whats app.He rejected it humbly.
During this pandemic we rarely see such doctors and few called them as gods.
Thanks alot Doctor though it is a small word to say
I have done a review before once, and I was taking treatment that time..Its been 3 years am free of the disease.. I am truely grateful to this doctor.. This doctor literally hand helds you and walks with you throughout.. He gives care n support and his availability is excellent.. Am really grateful to him.. Am only alive because of this doctor.. He is gem of a person and such a caring doctor.. He is an expert in the field and understands your lifestyle and prescribed medcines n dosage and advises you accordingly..
Doctor exactly knew my health issue and has prescribed medicine accordingly. Now I am getting better. Thank you.
Dr.Ammaiyappan has been a pillar of support after my father tested positive for Covid-19 three weeks ago! Let me briefly explain how.
Father tested positive on Jun 14 and based on online feedback in this platform, we setup a tele-consultation with Dr. Ammaiyappan on Jun 15. He gave us comfort to treat my father under home quarantine. He also immediately agreed to give a certificate that Corporation wanted to do home quarantine which even a reputed chain hospital refused! His diagnosis was spot-on in that lung infection will start only around 4-6 days and advised CT, helped with the diagnostic center as well. Father did have lung infection and he gave medications for that and also asked us to strictly monitor SPO2 levels using pulse oxymeter every 4hrs. We were cautioned that the levels shouldn't go below 94%. As a backup he also asked us to rent a oxygen concentrator which came in handy later. Daily at night I would send the day's SPO2 readings to him and he would promptly respond over whatsapp. That way he was available throughout giving timely advice. The following Friday night (Jun 19) SPO2 levels dropped below 94. On Sat morning (Jun 20) he advised us to hospitalize my father while using the oxygen concentrator in the meantime to supply external oxygen.
Father had to be hospitalized for 2 weeks in a hospital (where we were able to secure a bed) where he was not consulting. Even during this time he constantly advised us and gave reassurance during difficult times. He is always available over whatsapp which is not the case with many doctors. In spite of the fact that he is a busy person treating Covid patients at GH and elsewhere he was also available for calls when critical advise was needed. Except for the first time he even refused to take consultation fee for all the whatsapp consultation and advise we received. When insisted he simply said he wants the pandemic to get over and is treating old patients as a service! Hats off to you doctor...you are a rare gem in this profession!
My father has now recovered and is back home. For us Dr. Ammaiyappan has truly been a Godsend during a critical moment in life! Thank you so much Doctor! Thanks also to this online community for the feedback that prompted us to consult him in the first place :-)
Doctor Ammaiyappan is such a down to earth person. I was so depressed about treatments because nobody has found out my issue past 10 years. One of the leading ENT specialist was put me under nasal obstruction surgery 5 years back and nothing has changed. I stopped the treatment for my problem nearly one year. Finally Dr.Ammaiyapan found my problem within the first conversation and confirmed the same post tested. Now i have more confidence and i can get rid of this soon.. Thank You So Much Doctor.Regards,Charles.X
I know Dr Ammaiyappan for the past 3 years. Initially I met him at Arka clinic, Adyar for Bronchitis related issues then later on for normal cold & flu.
During mar 2020, I had severe back pain, initially I thought it was muscle spasm. Due to lockdown I can't go out & see ortho doctor. After 45 days, due to severe pain, I consulted one ortho doctor thro phone & took medication for muscle spasm. Even after 2 months there is no improvement. So finally I decided to met ortho doctor for face to face consultation. He took x-rays & suggested lot of medicines with severe physiotherapy for 10 days. Even. After that there is no significant improvement.
Finally we decided to take an MRI scan to see the issue.
On 25 may 2020, I took MRI scan. In the report it is mentioned that suggestive of Bone Tuberculosis in vertebra (spinal cord).
It's a complete shock for me & whole family.
Since I know Dr. Ammaiyappan before this issue, simply I forwarded the MRI report to him thro WhatsApp.
At that time he was in covid duty, amidst lot of stress & work, he saw the report & he called me immediately.
He also confirmed that it's bone TB only, he told me that,nothing to worry about it, it's 100% curable. His words at that moment gives me a rebirth. Moreover he prescribed the medicine (ATT) thro whatsapp to start immediately.
But my ortho doctor was not convinced with MRI report, he suggested to go for an PET CT scan & CT guided Biopsy to confirm the same.
Due to Corona lockdown during May 2020, it's not easy to do those tests. Dr. Ammaiyappan helped a lot to take those tests. It took almost 10 days to take both scans/tests. The test report came & confirmed that it is bone TB only.
After seeing the MRI report alone ( soft copy), he diagnosed correctly based on his experience. Hats off to you sir.
After that I contacted many times thro phone/WhatsApp for clarifications. Each time he replied me with very supportive & very cool. Now almost I completed one month of medications, improved a lot but so far I didn't paid a single rupee to him. The whole consultation took place thro phone call (no face to face consultation).
He is giving importance to patients not anything else. he is simply down to earth person
Thank you so much sir. You supported a lot during my touch times. Once again thanks a lot.