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Dr. M Hema

Dr. M Hema

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Rheumatology



General Physician

19 Years Experience Overall  (6 years as specialist)

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Dr. M Hema is a Rheumatologist and General Physician in Manapakkam, Chennai and has an experience of 19 years in these fields. Dr. M Hema practices at MIOT International Hospital in Manapakkam, Chennai. She completed MBBS from Chengalpattu Medical College in 2001,MD - General Medicine from Stanley Medical College & Hospital , Chennai in 2010 and DM - Rheumatology from Madras Medical Mission, Chennai in 2014. She is a member of Indian Rheumatology Association.

Manapakkam, Chennai

MIOT International Hospital


4/112, Mount Poonamallee Road, Manapakkam, Landmark: Near Chennai Trade Center, Chennai

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Mon - Sat

03:00 - 06:00

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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.


MBBS - Chengalpattu Medical College, 2001
MD - General Medicine - Stanley Medical College & Hospital , Chennai, 2010
DM - Rheumatology - Madras Medical Mission, Chennai, 2014


Indian Rheumatology Association


67497 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 2001
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