General Medicine - Ernakulam

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The department of General Medicine is one of the oldest departments in the hospital and has been involved in providing holistic healthcare to our patients over the last 30 years. Our physicians with decades of experience handle the prevention, diagnosis and non surgical treatment for various diseases from simple fever to complex conditions for patients above the age of 18 years.


Serving as a base speciality, the department provides evidence based clinical evaluation of the patients’ condition and forms the basis of treatment for other multi-disciplinary specialists, if the situation warrants organ specific advanced care.


Services Provided


The General medicine department offers the following services:


• Outpatient consultations (Mondays to Saturday)
• Inpatient services (24×7)
• Physical examination of patients and investigative procedures
• Pre surgical examination
• Primary healthcare for all common and chronic illnesses
• Treatment of infectious diseases
• Treatment for various medical emergencies such as snake bite, poisoning etc.
• Referrals to other specialities for advanced care, if required
• Immunization and preventive screenings through clinical investigations
• Preventive medicine and patient education programs
• Health checkup for patients under several packages offered by the hospital
• Pre employment medical checkup
• Conducting various camps/clinics for other common illnesses


Facilities Offered


The facilities offered by the department include:


• Consultation from highly experienced specialist physicians
• Investigative procedures for Clinical laboratory, X-ray, CT Scan, Ultrasound scan, Colour Doppler and MRI Scan, working round the clock.
• Physiotherapy, dietary services
• In-house pharmacy working round the clock
• Medical ICU (22 beds) with all modern amenities
• State-of-the art burns ICU (6 beds)


Conditions we treat


General medicine being a base speciality, our physicians provide primary treatment and care for most of the common conditions affecting the body. After physical examination and routine investigative procedures if any, the results will be analysed and a primary diagnosis made. Cases requiring complex and advanced diagnosis will be referred to the relevant multi disciplinary specialists in the hospital.


Some of the common conditions handled by the General Medicine physicians are given below. Please note that the list does not represent the entire spectrum of conditions handled by our specialists. You are requested to contact them for more details about your complaints.


• Recurrent infections such as colds, sore throat, chest infections etc.
• All types of fevers such as bacterial infections, viral fevers or parasitic fevers
• Asthma or COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
• Infectious diseases such as malaria, typhoid, dengue, typhoid, tuberculosis etc.
• All metabolic and endocrine diseases like diabetes, cholesterol, thyroid etc.
• All types of digestive disorders and inflammatory bowel diseases
• Some types of heart diseases
• Chronic headaches like migraine
• Other ailments like cough, allergies, sinusitis, blood pressure, jaundice
• Hormonal imbalances
• Diseases of joints, limbs, backache etc



Meet our Specialists



Dr. Antony Thatchil, MD

Chief  Consulting Physician

Consultation Timings : 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM (Monday – Saturday)



Dr. Sony Joseph Vadakel

Dr. Sony Joseph Vadakkel, MD

Chief Consulting Physician

Consultation Timings 

Walk-In patients    –   9:30 AM to 11:00 AM   (Monday – Friday)

Patients with appointments : 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM  (Monday – Friday)



Dr. N P Kamaruddeen

Dr. N.P.Kamarudeen , MD (Gen.Med.)

Consultant Physician

Consultation Timings :  10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

(Monday – Saturday)



Dr. Sandhya Susan Varghese

Dr. Sandhya Susan Varghese, MD

Consultant Physician

Consultation Timings : 11:30 AM  to 2:00PM and  4:00PM to 5:30 PM

(Monday – Saturday)



Dr. Smitha George

Dr. Smitha  George, MD (Gen. Med.)

Consultant Physician

Consultation Timings : 11:30 AM  to 2:00PM and  4:00PM to 5:30 PM

(Monday – Saturday)



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