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Dr. K Shanmuganandan

Dr. K Shanmuganandan

Dr. K Shanmuganandan

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MD - Medicine, MBBS, Fellowship in Rheumatology

Rheumatologist

33 Years Experience Overall  (20 years as specialist)

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Clinical rheumatogist and immunologist with more than 20 years of experience in treatment of rheumatic diseases

Greams Road, Chennai

Apollo Hospital

3.5

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

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04:00 - 06:30

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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

MD - Medicine - Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, 1993
MBBS - Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, 1987
Fellowship in Rheumatology - Madras Medical College & Research Institute, Chennai, 2000

Memberships

Association of Physicians of India
INDIAN RHEUMTOLOGY ASSOCIATION
Geriatric Society Of India

Registrations

18219 Andhra Pradesh Medical Council, 1987

Trainings and Certifications

EULAR certificate for Rheumatic Diseases - EULAR School of Rheumatology, 2013
Eular Online Course In Musculo Skeletal USG - EULAR, 2014
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