Consulted Dr. Tulika Tayal (Obstetrician) for Pregnancy Tests
Note: This doctor is no longer practicing at
I do not recommend the doctor
Hoped for better: Doctor friendliness
Even though she seems to be highly educated and reputed specialist in her field of expertise, she was very un profesional.
I am obese and the way she treated me during scanning procedure was terrible.
Doctors can always say a patient is unhealthy but they cannot treat them like they are inferior human beings.
My husband is thinner than me . She commented on that and said he looks way too young to be my husband and I am way too fat for him. She used this exact word "FAT". Not in a medical context but for comparing our physique. It's too hurtful and in 3 years for our married life and 5 years of courtship no one said that to my face. Not even people in our village. She said those words to a hormonal pregnant person.
I don't know what she wanted me to do. I guess I need to terminate my healthy pregnancy because it took her more time to get good images of my baby. during Anomaly scan (which was supposed to take 45 minutes and which she completed in 15 minutes).
Her comments made a pregnant me to resolve into tears as soon as I left the room.
May be I should have been a north indian to be considered an equal person for her. I am saying that because she kept talking in Hindi even after I answers her questions in english .Even after My husband has to translate her to me . Didn't speak loudly enough too.
In our culture we respect our doctors and honestly I don't want to consider my scanning as a paid service but I was treated like garbage after paying 3000 bucks for this procedure.
I went to corporate hospital with the expectation of getting polite treatment. I was not there as charity.
She could have refused me as soon as I entered room but she went ahead with such a condescending tone that made me question my self worth.
Initaially i read reviews about her in other websites and was elated that she will be performing my scan that day.
I am not questioning her medical abilities.
I want to share my experience with unsuspecting fat pregnant person wandering into her room.