Dr. Ashit V. Hegde
Section Head – General Medicine, Critical Care and HealthCheck, Consultant – General Medicine and Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Farhad N. Kapadia
Consultant - Physician and Intensivist
M.D, F.R.C.P. (Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh), D.A (U.K.), E.D.I.C. (European Diploma of Intensive Care, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine)
General Medicine / Internal Medicine
General medicine is that branch of medicine that deals with the treatment non-surgically. Through study and management, a general medicine professional treats patients with the use of medications. General medicine specialists treat a wide ranging of health disorders from head to toe and will refer to relevant specialists if necessary. They also provide care to the elderly or terminal ill patients providing general and preventive medicines and manages physical conditions like asthma, arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and heart disease. In addition The General medicine specialists provide preventive care such as immunizations and health counselling to patients of all ages. P. D. Hinduja Hospital is one of the main referral centres in Mumbai for patients from outside of the state.
General Medicine deals with almost all range of both acute and chronic diseases including:
- Thyroid malfunctions
- Liver problems
- Cardiac problems
Apart from these diseases, high cholesterol, influenza, headache, chest pain, abdomen pain, cough, respiratory infections, pneumonia, anxiety, infections and other diseases are covered and treated under general medicine.
Diseases affecting the body, which primarily does not involve surgery, is managed by general medicine doctors.
Their clinical skills are supported by excellent laboratory and investigatory facilities so that many patients from other parts of India and neighbouring countries seek referral to this centre.