MBBS, MD - General Medicine
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Dr. Sivagama Sundari Rathnam is a General Physician and Internal Medicine in Kotturpuram, Chennai and has an experience of 31 years in these fields. Dr. Sivagama Sundari Rathnam practices at Apollo Medical Centre in Kotturpuram, Chennai,Apollo Clinic in Velachery, Chennai and Chennai Urology and Robotics Institute in OMR Road, Chennai. She completed MBBS from University Of Madras, India in 1987 and MD - General Medicine from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1993. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Skin Tag Treatment,Skin Allergies,Diabetes Management and Insulin Free Treatment etc.
15/42, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Landmark: Near Anna Centinary Library & Opposite AMM School, Chennai
Mon - Sat
10:30 - 12:30
Plot Number 46, 7th Street, Tansi Nagar, Taramani Road, Landmark: Near Buhari Hotel & Vijay Nagar Bus Stand, Chennai
Mon - Sat
08:30 - 09:30
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