MBBS, DNB - General Medicine, DNB - Rheumatology, Member of Royal College of Emergency Medicine(MRCEM), PGCC - Rheumatology
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Dr Bodhisatwa Choudhuri is a leading practitioner of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology & Immunology and Emergency Medicine in the city of Kolkata, with more than ten years of experience in medical field.After completion of his MBBS from RG Kar Medical College in Kolkata, he pursued post-graduation in Internal Medicine. He followed it up with super-specialty training in Rheumatology & Immunology from University of South Wales, Cardiff, UK and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA. He also completed the prestigious membership of Royal College of Emergency Medicine, UK and received training in Emergency Medicine from George Washington University, Washington DC, USA. He is also a trained Echocardiologist, certified by Indian Academy of Echocardiography. He is an American Heart Association Certified Instructor of ACLS, BLS and PALS courses and has completed Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course from AIIMS, New Delhi & FCCS course from Society of Critical Care Medicine, USA.Presently Dr Choudhuri is working as Consultant Physician & Rheumatologist and Head of the Department of Emergency & Critical Care Department in ILS Hospital, Howrah and attached to various hospitals and clinics in Kolkata as Visiting Physician & Rheumatologist. He keeps himself updated in modern advances in medicine by regularly partaking in various national & international conferences & seminars as delegate & faculty. He is member of prestigious organisations like – Indian Rheumatology Association (IRA), British Rheumatological Society (BRS), Royal College of Emergency Medicine, UK (RCEM), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Society of Emergency Medicine, India (SEMI), Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM), Indian Academy of Echocardiography (IAE).Dr Choudhuri believes in evidence-based medicine and his approach towards his patients reflects that. His special interests are in management of Rheumatological disorders like Rheumatoid Arthritis, SLE, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Gout & Pseudogout, Rheumatic Fever, Chronic Pain Management, Spondylosis, Fibromyalgia, Dermatomyositis & Polymyositis etc. He specializes in procedure such as Biologics therapy, Intra-Articular Injections, Viscosupplementation (Synovial Fluid therapy) and other necessary rheumatological procedures. He clearly explains the disease processes to his patients including its treatment & adverse effects using diagrams. His dedication to his patients can be underlined by 24x7 availability over telephone, sms or whatsapp in case of any emergency.
I had visited dr choudhuri some days back. I heard about from one of my neighbours who was treated by him. He gave me excellent reviews about him. So i went to him. Its only later I found his profile in Practo and thought that I must write a review about him. My 17 year old daughter was suffering from severe right shoulder pain and stiffness for last few months. She could not move her arm, couldn't write properly, couldn't eat. sometimes she couldn't even hold pen or pencil. She couldn't give her school exam because of this pain. I took her to a renowned orthopedic of this city, who did lot of tests, x-rays, even ct scan with contrast of right shoulder, did not find anything. He suggested few painkillers, none of them helped. He suggested physiotherapy, which actually increased the pain. One night my daughter woke up from her sleep and started shouting and crying because of her pain. Thats when I decided to see dr choudhuri.
When i took her to see him, within minutes he diagnosed that she is suffering from 'Subacromial bursitis', without even seeing her old reports! He told me that reports should be normal in this disease, only abnormality can be found in MRI, which was not done yet! He examined her for sometime, told that there is nothing to worry, and she would need some local steroid injections in shoulder, along with some oral tablets. No need to do MRI now. It got me scared. He reassured me that there is nothing to be scared of. He explained the disease to me and my daughter with diagrams and urged us to go through internet to learn more about the disease. He told that she would need 3 injections at 3 weeks interval. My daughter refused to getthe injections. So he gave her some oral drugs and told her to go through intenet and youtube, to learn more about the disease. After coming back home, she immediately started searching in net and found out that dr was right. Steroid is the treatment. After a lot of searching in web and youtube videos, she was convinced and went back the next day for injections.
Dr choudhuri himself gave the injection, cleaned the area before and bandaged it afterwards. He allowed my wife to be present during the procedure, which was really very reassuring, as my daughter was really scared. After 10mins of the injection, for the first time in a long time, she told me that she was not feeling any pain. That night she slept so peacefully. Next day, the bandage was removed, and she moved her arm so freely, combed her hair on her own!! Last week she got her 2nd injection. Its been a month now and the pain is just gone. It was so relieving to see her smile now before her exams. Thank you dr for giving my daughter her future back. I really recommend him to everybody regarding his treatment skills.
Satika Paul, my mother (55) has been suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis for almost a decade.
We had visited many specialists before we came to know about Dr Choudhuri in 2018.
Thanks to my luck that we found him at the right time.
When we first visited him in Habra, he gave his time and attention to listen to my mother without any rush for almost half an hour. He went through all her past prescriptions and then explained us all the problems she was having.
From that very first visit, me and my mother, we both were very much impressed with his cordial behaviour and friendly attitude.
To be very honest, since then our predisposed views towards doctors of kolkata was totally changed! (of course our previous bad experiences were the reason behind this bias).
Since 2018 my mother is under his careful watch and as RA is not completely curable, with the prescribed medicines she is much better now.
Later my mother also diagnosed with spondylitis and osteoporosis which are also now in control.
Another fact I like about him is his approachability. He is very facile and always available over phone (or chat) whenever i need to contact him.
In visits, instead of putting his point before us, he listens to all the problems and queries with very much patience, then replies with detailed explanation. He never gets irritated. His prescriptions are neat and he never prescribes too much medicines. As I told him about our financial condition, he gave me necessary contacts of the wholesale dealers from where I can buy the expensive medications at a discounted price.
He has also treated some of my relatives also and they are completely fine now. They are also very much satisfied with Dr Choudhuri.
Dr Bodhisatwa Choudhuri has our cent percent trust and we are really thankful to him for all his help. He is really a true gentleman.
I strongly recommend Dr Bodhisatwa for any rheumatological diseases.
I looked up Dr Choudhuri from Practo. I found him for my parents. My mother suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, father from osteoarthritis. They have visited multiple doctors, without much relief of pain. Someone suggested knee replacement which my father didn't want.
We visited Dr both in loknath medical hall & health etc. I must say his clinic health etc is much bigger & spacious. Dr choudhuri throughly examined my parents, looked into all their old files. He repeated few tests & xrays which were not done before, or done a lot before. Recent tests were not repeated.
He told that my mother was having rheumatoid arthritis, knee osteoarthritis, osteoporosis. My father was having severe both knee osteoarthritis. He gave medicines & exercises for my mother, and suggested physiotherapy.
For my father he gave some injections which he called viscosupplementation. The injections were costly, was given by him only in the knees. Then he told to follow up after 3 months (to my surprise). And I must say, the injections worked like wonders. He gave total of 5 injections, one every week. And my father is now feeling much better. He is able to walk without any stick, climb stairs, much less pain. My mother also felt much better with her treatment.
The good thing is he was always available over phone. He even visited my father once at home, when he fell ill with fever. He has now become our family physician. My fathers blood pressure, mothers diabetes all are under his treatment now. And my parents are really feeling much better. His approach, his behavior all are just remarkable. And he always adjusts his times according to his patients convenience. I am really lucky to find such a nice doctor. Thank you practo.
I have visited the doctor a month back for my mother. She was suffering with an intolerable back pain. I have explained him that she had undergone a spine surgery 4 years back with metallic implants in her spine.
The doctor checked my mother & prescribed a lot of diagnostic tests which estimated around Rs.20000 & suggested to do that from a particular diagnostic center.
He also have prescribed 4 medicines, out of which 1 cost Rs.850/strip ***** ***** *** * *** ** ********** ********* ** **** *********** **** ******* ****** ******* ******* ********************The most surprising thing is that, when I have re visited him with some of the reports & from the X-rays it is visible that, there are fractures in the metallic implants, he tried to convince me that the Implants are fixed well at there place & prescribed to do some more diagnostic tests.
Whatever I have consulted a different doctor & god bless my mother ** ***** * ****** ********* *****My humble request to the doctor that "Sir, please understand that urban India is no more a 3rd world country. So try to treat patient accordingly".
I have been under treatment of Dr Choudhuri for almost a year now. For a long time , I had this severe joint pains in all over my body and it was gradually increasing over time. I visited my local physician who did few tests. To learn I was RA factor positive was one of the most difficult experiences of my entire life. I googled about it and found horrible depressing updates. I thought my entire life was going to get ruined, as I heard that it can not be cured. And I wasn't even married!!
My physician suggested a rheumatologist and I found Dr Choudhuri. God bless my luck that I found him on right time. He comforted and convinced me there was hope I could actually lead a normal life. He explained the disease to me, what it can do, and what can be done to prevent progression. He did few more tests and explained them to me.
He did an echo himself and tole me i had some fluid collection around my heart and lungs, along with few other problems. I was scared, but he explained so simply with diagrams. As the disease was caught early he designed an early and aggressive treatment program for me. A lot of drugs were there initially, but with time numbers reduced. Now after a year, i am only on 3 medicines, pain free, almost symptom free.
He was always available, always polite, took time to listen to my problems. I called him when i was out of Kolkata, he advised drugs over phone. I mailed him, he replied. His brilliant research with facts and figures made me trust him. A true gentleman. I wholeheartedly recommend him for all medical problems.
I am a patient of diabetes, high blood pressure, gout and other cardiac ailments for some time now. I have visited multiple doctors, all of whom suggested various tests and medicines. But sadly none of the combinations could control my BP or reduce my sugar levels. My BP was persistently around 160-170/100-110, fasting sugar was 182, HbA1c 10.6.
Then I found Dr Choudhuri in practo. Called him. He asked which time would be good for me. and according to my convenience, he suggested clinic location and time. When I visited his clinic, he took his time listening to my problems, looked into all my old reports and prescriptions. He explained all the problems I was having, some were due to my diseases and some due to side-effects of existing drugs. He suggested insulin, which I was reluctant. So he modified some of my existing medications, added a few, combined some of them. I used to take 14 tabs before visiting him, he made it 9, cut out few unnecessary drugs. He explained the side-effects and need of each drug. We spent nearly 30mins in his clinic.
And I must say his prescription was very neat and clean. I had no difficulty in understanding his handwriting or names of the medicines (in my experience, most doctors have illegible handwriting). He clearly wrote directions for each medicines, when to take them.
After 1 month, my fasting sugar came down to 122. At 3 months, my HbA1c is 5.4. Bp has come down to 130/90. I could not expected any better result. And he has already started reducing the doses of the drugs, has stopped one costly drug altogether.
The best thing is he is always available on his phone. I called him in few odd hours. He always picked up and responded kindly & calmly without any irritation. I am really pleased to have found such a nice doctor. Thank you Practo for this.
I got info about Dr Choudhuri from practo. I have been suffering from ankylosing spondylitis for last 10 years now. I have visited many doctors in Bangalore & Kolkata. Recently for last few months, my pain & swelling had increased a lot. I visited few doctors in some big hospitals in kolkata. All of them suggested injections which were very costly, not possible for me to afford. As a last ditch, I went to Dr Choudhuri, as I read rave reviews about him in practo.
When I first called him, he listened to my problems and told me to bring all my old files. In his clinic, he reviewed all my old prescriptions (last 10 years, it was quite a bunch!) in detail, examined me. He told me injections would be ideal & best for me, but he understood that they were costly, and he told me he would try something different. He told me to undergo an ultrasound of swollen right knee and fluid analysis from there. After seeing those reports, he drained fluids from my knee and gave a steroid injection inside my knee! He explained it was necessary and wouldn't hurt me, and he did take really great care of the procedure. No pain during injection at all. After that he gave me some medications, showed some exercises and advised physiotherapy.
Its been one month now, and the swelling has not recurred so far. Pain also reduced a lot, and I am able to move my legs freely, able to climb stairs! His treatment has done wonders for me. I was actually very depressed initially, those pains were ruining my life, it was difficult for me to even work. Now everything feels better. Its like getting a new life!
He has now become our family physician. My wife was suffering from high fever, calpol was not working. When i called him up, he told me to do tests for dengue. It came positive! i was worried sick. Everyone advised me to admit her to a hospital. But Dr Choudhuri said no need to admit, platelets were 85000, not very low. Hospital admission may actually increase chances of other infections. He even visited her at home in odd hours! And he was right. Her condition has improved a lot now, thanks to his meds. Platelet also increased to 130000.
The great thing about Dr is not just his treatment, its his friendly attitude. Rather than insisting on his points, he listens and understands the issues of his patients. He never rushes his visits, gives enough time for every patient. And he is always available over phone. He is definitely one of the best doctor I have visited in Kolkata.
I came to know about Dr. Bodhisatwa from practo.My daughter was suffering from acute pain below her right ankle which used to happen occasionally.I used to give her paracetamol solvent recommended by her general physician.I had been told by the her physician that her ankle shape is not perfect arch due to which she has that pain.Once i took her to a neurologist as i thought it could be a nerve problem and that doctor prescribed her to take penicilin injection for 5 years by just diagonising with ASO titre blood test which was high in count at that time .Over here I would like share that ASO titre remains high in count for various reasons like thyroid,tonsil and arthirits and many more.Before that test she was suffering from tonsil due to which ASO count was high.Literally me and my wife was very worried because that injection was supposed to conitnue for once in every month for continious 5 years.My sister-in-law found the name of Dr.Boddhisatwa from practo and we took her to him,he made ECG,knee and ankle x-rays and he assured that it could not be rheumotoid arthiritis but he will be confirmed only with some multiple blood test which i did and guess what,all my daughter's report came negative.It was a sigh of relief for all of us.The doctor diagonised that she was lacking of vitamin D3 that is all due to which she was having that pain.Now she is taking dosage of vitamin D3 and she is not having any pain .I thank to Dr.Bodhisatwa for the correct diagonsis and treatment.
My wife was suffering severe back pain since last more than two years and we have visited many doctors in west Bengal as well as Bihar but no one diagnosed the actual problem. On day one of my office staff suggest a neuro doctor who come from AIIMS Delhi and he investigate all the report and suggest for a blood test of HLAB27.After two days later we got a HLAB27 positive report, than we survey through YouTube and google about the disease and shared with one of my friend & he advised me to visit Rheumatogy specialist, again I have survey through internet and got information about Dr. Bodhisatwa Choudhuri and book an appointment at ILS hospital Howrah , again he suggest some blood test and MRI after investigating all the latest reports he confirmed my wife is suffering from ANKYLOSING SPONDLTYITIS and he suggest Exemptia inj which is very expensive, he gave me the number of wholesale dealer and told me to contact them & take my reference for discount. I got more than 60% discount from them, just because of him now my wife completed her full course of 12 injections and now she is absolutely pain free, living a normal life. The best things of Dr. Bodhisatwa Choudhuri is very polite and listen the patient even over the phone also & he was very helpful and had concern for his patient. *** ********* ****** **** **** * Medicines prescribed was really helpful...
I'm really lucky to find him. I'll recommend him to anyone who required Rheumatogy assistance
Had a great experience visiting Dr. Choudhuri. He is doing justice to the profession he is in. In the current world where doctors has turn to money makers,he is not in that race, atleast I feel so .
What is expected from a doctor is giving attention to the patient and he is giving that .
I have been visiting him for the treatment of my wife having multiple joint pain as she is having Arthritis and Spondylitis.
With the prescribed medicine and exercise the pain are in control now .I know these are not going to cure by medicine and one needs to be in regular exercise and some medicine to keep it in control .
But as I said earlier what I like about Dr. Choudhuri is the attention he is giving to his patient.
I am satisfied with his treatment and recommend others.