MBBS, DNB - Family Medicine, Diploma in Geriatric Medicine
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A recipient of the all India President's Gold Medal in the speciality of Family Medicine, Dr. Rama Joshirao Paranjape is a physician geriatrician with a keen interest in preventive medicine for the elderly. She completed her graduation (MBBS) from Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College & General Hospital,Pune, affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik. She was a valedictorian throughout MBBS and has received distinctions in many subjects. She was also the receiver of the Best Outgoing Student Award at the end of her MBBS course. She further did her post graduation, DNB in Family Medicine (under National Board of Examinations, New Delhi) from Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (IGNOU) and has undergone training at Sasoon General Hospital, Pune. She is certified in Diabetes Management by Public Health Foundation of India. Dr. Rama Joshirao Paranjape has done a Clinical Observership in Geriatric Medicine at AIIMS, New Delhi under the guidance of Dr. AB Dey. She was an Academic Visitor at Basildon University Hospital, United Kingdom, in the department of Eldercare Medicine with Dr. Shilpa Raje. She has participated and presented papers at national level conferences and has publications in indexed journals. She has been a guest panelist at the Annual Conference of the Research Society at SKN Medical College 2020. She is a panel consultant doctor at Athashri Senior Living. She actively holds health talks and screening camps for senior citizens across Pune.Dr. Rama has passion for her work and has pledged to work for the betterment of the elderly.
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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