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Dr. D.Shantharam

Dr. D.Shantharam

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MBBS, MD - General Medicine

General Physician

21 Years Experience Overall

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Dr. D.Shantharam is a Diabetologist and General Physician in Greams Road, Chennai and has an experience of 21 years in these fields. Dr. D.Shantharam practices at Apollo Hospital in Greams Road, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 1984,MD - General Medicine from Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai in 1994 and Diploma in Diabetes from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 1989. He is a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Thyroid Disorder Treatment,Insulin Treatment,Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Treatment,Hypertension Treatment and Diabetes Management etc.

Greams Road, Chennai

Apollo Hospital


21/22 Greams Lane, Thousand Lights, Off Greams Road, Landmark: Near Asan Memorial Senior Secondary School, Chennai

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+ 58

Mon - Sat

09:00 - 01:00
04:00 - 06:00

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Common questions & answers

Q: Who is a diabetologist?

A: Diabetologist is an endocrinologist doctor who has specialized training in metabolic disorders to treat patients with diabetes and its complications.

Q: When do I need to see a dibetologist?

A: When a person with diabetes is suffering from recurring low blood sugar or having very high blood sugar, which can not be managed with the care of a general physician then one should go to a diabetologist. When there is a family history of diabetes or when one notices symptoms like repeated infections, wounda that dont heal, excessive thirst or hunger, one should see a diabetologist.

Q: Are diabetologists and dieticians the same?

A: A diabetologist helps patients to control high blood sugar with dietary changes and medication. However, a dietician is a specialist who is trained to plan your diet depending upon your health and nutritional requirements to manage and achieve your health goals.

Q: Should I go to a diabetologist for weight loss?

A: A diabetologist can help to manage low or high blood sugar levels but is not specialized for weight loss therapy.

Q: Can a diabetologist treat diabetes insipidus?

A: No, diabetologist is trained to diagnose and treat diabetes mellitus, but he can not treat diabetes inspires.



MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 1984
MD - General Medicine - Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, 1994


Indian Medical Association (IMA)


2011 - Present Consultant at Apollo Hospital


38311 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1984

Trainings and Certifications

Diploma in Diabetes - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 1989
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