The department of Internal Medicine, which is an integral part of the Multispeciality Hospital, provides comprehensive medical care to patients above 14 years of age. One of the finest facilities of its kind in the region, it offers outpatient, inpatient divisions and 24/7 emergency care services with emphasis on excellent Doctor-Patient communication.
The outpatient department, which offers a wide range of medical services, has Consultants and Specialists who render expert care to patients with communicable as well as non-communicable diseases like Hypertension, Dyslipidaemia and Endocrinological disorders like Diabetes Mellitus. It also promotes the concept of preventive and proactive healthcare through a dedicated wellness clinic – a one-of-its-kind special, preventive healthcare clinic. Inpatients are given specialised medical attention to ensure minimal hospital stay; and stringent safety measures are observed in the patient care areas to prevent nosocomial infections. Multi-disciplinary in approach, the department provides efficient support services to other specialities by attending to cross-referrals and carrying out procedures like pleural tapping, lumbar puncture, ascetic tapping and bone marrow aspiration.
The expert team of ACLS/BLS trained Doctors, Nurses and Ancillary staff provides holistic treatment to patients, with an optimal, evidence-based approach.
The Outpatient Department functions from 8am- 4.30pm everyday, except on Sundays.
The Emergency Department functions 24/7
Dr. Geetha Philips is the Training Program Director for Core Medical Training (UK) programme in Aster Medcity and was instrumental in creating the gold guide for CMT in Aster (Aster Medcity is the first facility in India and the second in the world outside the United Kingdom to be recognised by the Joint Royal Colleges Of Physicians Training Board, United Kingdom, as a centre for Core Medical Training leading to MRCP)
FRCP (Royal College of Physicians, London, United Kingdom) | MD (Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab) | MBBS (Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab)
Training Programme Director, Core Medical Training, Aster Medcity DNB Course Director, General Medicine, Aster Medcity, Kochi MRCP PACES Examiner.
HOD, Unit 3, Internal Medicine, Lourdes Hospital, Kochi.
DNB Teacher, Internal Medicine, National Board Of Examinations, New Delhi.
HOD, Medicine & Medical Superintendent, MAJ Hospital, Kochi.
Consultant, Internal Medicine, Juladaco Specialists’ Hospital, Katsina Ala, Nigeria.
Registrar, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab.
Past President and Secretary, Association of Physicians of India, Kochi Branch
Life member, Association of Physicians of India
Life member, Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India
Academic member, Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India
Invited speaker at various conferences
Proficient in English, Malayalam and Hindi
MD (Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru University, Raipur) | MBBS (Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru University, Raipur)
Heads the Dr. K Hari – Aster Medcity Satellite Clinic, Kochi
Chief Physician & Head of Department of Medicine, Medical Trust Hospital, Kochi
SNMM General Hospital & TB Centre, Chertala
Former Faculty - National Board Of Examinations
President, Cochin Diabetes Club
Former Vice President, API Kerala Chapter
Past President, Heamophilia Federation, Ernakulam
Former Treasurer, APICON National Meeting
Published Articles/ Research
Investigator in international cross-sectional, non-interventional, disease
observational study to describe the management and the LDL- Cholesterol
versus ESC/ EAS guidelines of patients receiving lipid modifying treatment, real
life, in non-US/ non- European countries.
life, in non-US/ non- European countries.
MD in General Medicine (MKCG Goverment Medical College, Berhampur) | MBBS (TD Medical College, Alappuzha)
Senior Consultant Physician, St. Joseph Hospital, Manjummel
Consultant Physician, Vimala Hospital, Kanjoor
Consultant Physician, Lourdes Hospital, Ernakulam
Selected as Senior Lecturer in General Medicine through Kerala PSC
Former Secretary, API Kochi branch
Proficient in English ,Malayalam, Hindi
Dr. Smitha Muraletharan is Senior Specialist, Department of Internal Medicine, with over 8 years of experience and her field of special interest is management of Diabetes Mellitus. She believes in approaching the concept of medical care with a preventive and holistic approach.
MRCP (Royal college of Physicians, UK) | DNB (Govt. Medical College, Calicut)| MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Calicut)
Physician, Ernakulam Medical Centre ,Kochi
Physician, Suburban Diagnostics & Krishna clinic, Mumbai
Physician, NMC Specialty Hospital, Abudhabi
Proficient in English, Hindi and Malayalam
MD in Internal Medicine (Sri Balaji Vidyapeet) | MBBS (Dr. MGR Medical University)
Attended training programme in Cardiology conducted by the John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
Specialist Dept. Internal Medicine, Aster Medcity
Assistant Professor in General Medicine (with clinical exposure in Gastroenterology) at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
Senior Resident, Dept. General Medicine Govt. Medical College and Hospital, Kottayam
Research on Thyroid Dysfunction & Metabolic Syndrome in Coronary Artery Disease patients
Proficient in Malayalam, Hindi, English, Tamil
MD (Vinayaka Mission Medical College, Salem) | MBBS (Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore)
Assistant Professor, Department of General Medicine, CMC Vellore
Assistant Professor, Vinayaka Mission Medical College, Salem
Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi and Tamil
DNB in Family Medicine (Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysore) | MBBS (FROM Mysore Medical College And Research Institute, Mysore)
Proficient in English, Hindi, Kannada
MD in General Medicine (Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore) | MBBS (Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore)
Proficient in English, Malayalam, Tamil
MD in Internal Medicine (MKCG Govt. Medical College, Orissa) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)
Proficient in Malayalam, English, Hindi, Odiya
MD (JJM Medical College, Davangare) | MBBS (SRM Medical College, Chennai)
Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi