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Dr. K Thiruppathi

Dr. K Thiruppathi

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MBBS, MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases / Pulmonary Medicine

General Physician

14 Years Experience Overall

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Dr. K Thiruppathi is a Doctor in Kilpauk, Chennai and has an experience of 14 years in this field. Dr. K Thiruppathi practices at Kumaran Hospital in Kilpauk, Chennai and SIMS Hospital in Vadapalani, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Govt Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College - Salem in 1999 and MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases / Pulmonary Medicine from Madras Medical College in 2006. He is a member of Indian Chest Society,European Respiratory Society (ERS) and Indian Medical Association (IMA). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Viral Fever Treatment,ENT Checkup (General),Irritable Bowel Syndrome ( IBS ) Treatment,Rheumatic Heart Disease Treatment and Skin Tag Treatment etc.

Kilpauk, Chennai

Kumaran Hospital


214, Evr Periyar Salai, Poonamallee High Road, Landmark: Near Sangam Cinema Hall, Chennai

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+ 7

Mon - Fri

06:00 - 08:00


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


Awards and Recognitions

Lupin GOLD Medal Award
Dr Krishnasamy GOLD Award
Dr Rajan Santhosam GOLD Award


MBBS - Govt Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College - Salem, 1999
MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases / Pulmonary Medicine - Madras Medical College, 2006


Indian Chest Society
European Respiratory Society (ERS)
Indian Medical Association (IMA)


63152 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1999
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