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Dr. Bala Meena S

Dr. Bala Meena S

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MBBS, MD - Pediatrics, DM - Rheumatology

Rheumatologist

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31 Years Experience Overall  (14 years as specialist)

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Dr. Bala Meena S is a Rheumatologist in Velachery, Chennai and has an experience of 31 years in this field. Dr. Bala Meena S practices at The Apollo Clinic in Velachery, Chennai,St. Thomas Hospital in St Thomas Mount, Chennai and Apollo OMR in OMR Road, Chennai. She completed MBBS from Madras University, Chenai, India in 1989,MD - Pediatrics from The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU) in 1997 and DM - Rheumatology from The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU) in 2006. She is a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Tamilnadu Medical Council. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Arthritis Management,Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma),Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment,Psoriatic Arthritis and Rheumatism Treatment etc.

Velachery, Chennai

The Apollo Clinic

4.5

Plot Number 46, 7th Street, Tansi Nagar, Taramani Road, Landmark: Near Buhari Hotel & Vijay Nagar Bus Stand, Chennai

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03:30 - 04:30

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OMR Road, Chennai

Apollo OMR

4.0

5/639, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Perungudi, Chennai, Chennai

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07:00 - 08:00

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Common questions & answers

Q: Who is a rheumatologist?

A: A rheumatologist may be an internal medicine physician or a paediatrician who is further specialized to diagnose and treat muscular, joints or autoimmune diseases similar to rheumatoid arthritis.

Q: What diseases does a rheumatologist treat?

A: A rheumatologist can treat diseases like gout, osteoarthritis, chronic back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, tendinitis, spondyloarthropathies, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus.

Q: What are the symptoms for which you need to see a rheumatologist?

A: You can see a rheumatologist for symptoms like back pain, joint pain, rashes, swelling in joints, itching or dry mouth, repeated fevers, bruising over skin, stiffness in joints or back, etc.

Q: Is a rheumatologist, and an orthopaedic doctor the same?

A: No, an orthopaedic doctor can only treat joint and bones related problems. However, a rheumatologist in addition to musculoskeletal diseases also treats unexplained fever, rashes and systemic autoimmune disorders.

Q: Does a rheumatologist treat bone cancer?

A: A rheumatologist is only specialized in non-surgical treatments. Bone cancer can be treated by an orthopaedic surgeon.

Specializations

Education

MBBS - Madras University, Chenai, India, 1989
MD - Pediatrics - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), 1997
DM - Rheumatology - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), 2006

Memberships

Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Tamilnadu Medical Council

Experience

1995 - 2016 Rheumatologist at Apollo

Registrations

46040 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1989
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