MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB - General Medicine, MRCP (UK), FRCP, Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Health
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Dr. Vijayalakshmi Balakrishnan is a General Physician,Infectious Diseases Physician and Infectious and Tropical Medicine Physician in Nungambakkam, Chennai and has an experience of 19 years in these fields. Dr. Vijayalakshmi Balakrishnan practices at Vikasa Speciality Clinic in Nungambakkam, Chennai and Apollo First Med Hospitals in Kilpauk, Chennai. She completed MBBS from The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU) in 2001,MD - General Medicine from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 2005 and DNB - General Medicine from National Board Of Examination in 2005. She is a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA),Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Clinical Infectious Diseases Society. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Typhoid Fever Treatment,Vaccination/ Immunization,Viral Fever Treatment,HIV Treatment and Infectious Disease Treatment etc.
Doc helped me to understand the root cause of my issue and suggested me to follow healthy lifestyle and was very keen towards healthy eating practices. I totally recommend our international friends to visit Dr Vijaylakskmi for any health issues, *** ** *** *****
******** *** ************* Asked the right questions and diagonised the cause. Gave the ******* prescription and advise.
Very friendly doctor who listens to the patient with lots of patience!I was sweating profusely since 5 days due to wrong medication.Thanks for extending your helping hand!I'm perfectly alright now.
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