Internal medicine

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

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Dr. Geetha Philips
Senior Consultant
Dr. Geetha Philips

A veteran physician with more than 34 years of experience, Dr. Geetha Philips is an expert in management of diabetes mellitus and all types of complex medical disorders. Acclaimed for her profound knowledge and expertise in comprehensive management of diabetes mellitus, she is one of the key opinion makers among the physicians of Kochi.

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)

Qualifications

FRCP (Royal College of Physicians, London, United Kingdom) | MD (Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab) | MBBS (Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab)

Achievements

Work Experience

Current

Training Programme Director, Core Medical Training, Aster Medcity DNB Course Director, General Medicine, Aster Medcity, Kochi MRCP PACES Examiner.

Previous

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.

Memberships

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

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Dr. K Hari
Associate Consultant
Dr. K Hari

One of the most respected medical professionals in the region, Dr. K Hari has more than 40 years of experience as a General Physician. An expert management of diabetes in patients of all ages, he also specialises in treatment and prevention of lifestyle diseases like hypertension and cholesterol.

Qualifications

MD (Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru University, Raipur) | MBBS (Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru University, Raipur)

Achievements

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.

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Dr. Anil N X
Consultant
Dr. Anil N X

A General Physician with more than 12 years of experience, Dr. Anil is an expert in diagnosis of conditions affecting the internal organs, management of infectious diseases, diabetology and geriatrics.

Qualifications

MD in General Medicine (MKCG Goverment Medical College, Berhampur) | MBBS (TD Medical College, Alappuzha)

Achievements

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

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Dr. Smitha Muraletharan
Consultant
Dr. Smitha Muraletharan

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.

Qualifications

MRCP (Royal college of Physicians, UK) | DNB (Govt. Medical College, Calicut)| MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Calicut)

Achievements

Physician, Ernakulam Medical Centre ,Kochi

Physician, Suburban Diagnostics & Krishna clinic, Mumbai

Physician, NMC Specialty Hospital, Abudhabi

Proficient in English, Hindi and Malayalam

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Dr. Preethi Daniel
Specialist
Dr. Preethi Daniel

A General Physician, Dr. Preethi Daniel has training in management of all internal medicine cases, including intensive care. Her areas of special interest include diabetology and oncology.

Qualifications

MD (Vinayaka Mission Medical College, Salem) | MBBS (Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore)

Achievements

Assistant Professor, Department of General Medicine, CMC Vellore

Assistant Professor, Vinayaka Mission Medical College, Salem

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi and Tamil

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Dr. Sharath Koushik
Specialist
Dr. Sharath Koushik

A General Physician. Dr. Sharath Koushik is trained in family medicine and preventive healthcare. His areas of special interest include management ofdiabetes mellitus, geriatrics and psychiatry.

Qualifications

DNB in Family Medicine (Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysore) | MBBS (FROM Mysore Medical College And Research Institute, Mysore)

Proficient in English, Hindi, Kannada

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Dr. Jinsha Abdul Jaleel
Specialist
Dr. Jinsha Abdul Jaleel

A General Physician trained in Cardiology, Dr. Jinsha is trained in management of acute/ chronic illnesses. Her area of special interest is Gastroenterology.

Qualifications

MD (General Medicine) Govt. Stanley Medical College, Chennai | MBBS (SMCSI Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)

Achievements

Certification course in Cardiology (John Hopkins University School of Medicine & MESF, Baltimore, US)

Pursuing MRCP (UK)

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Tamil

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Dr. Riyaz Ibrahim Mather
Specialist
Dr. Riyaz Ibrahim Mather

A General Physician, Dr. Riyaz Ibrahim Mather is trained in management of acute/chronic illnesses and preventive healthcare. His area of special interest is cardiology.

Qualifications

MD in General Medicine (Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore) | MBBS (Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore)

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Tamil

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Dr. Jan Ahamed
Specialist
Dr. Jan Ahamed

A General Physician trained in management of acute/chronic diseases, Dr. Jan Ahamed’s area of special interest is medical gastroenterology.

Qualifications

MD in Internal Medicine (MKCG Govt. Medical College, Orissa) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)

Proficient in Malayalam, English, Hindi, Odiya

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Dr. Abhishek Anand
Specialist
Dr. Abhishek Anand

A General Physician trained in management of acute and chronic ailments including lifestyle diseases, Dr. Abhishek Anand’s areas of special interest include diabetology and rheumatology

Qualifications

MD (JJM Medical College, Davangare) | MBBS (SRM Medical College, Chennai)

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi

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Dr. Fayaz Ameen Abdul Ghafoor
Specialist
Dr. Fayaz  Ameen  Abdul  Ghafoor

A General Physician with experience in medical management of malignancies. Dr. Fayaz’s areas of special interest include bone marrow transplant and solid organ tumours in children.

Achievements

Physician, KIMS Hospital, Kochi

Consultant Physician, Specialist Hospital, Kochi

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Tamil

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Dr. Sandeep T
Specialist
Dr. Sandeep T

A General Physician trained in management of acute/ chronic diseases in adults, Dr. Sandeep’s area of special interest is Neurology.

Qualifications

MD in Internal Medicine | MBBS

Achievements

Worked as Consultant Physician in the Cardiac Sciences department at PRS Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada

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Aster Facilities
Facilities
Facilities
  • 24/7 Emergency Care
  • Outpatient consultation
  • Dedicated Wellness Clinic
  • Preventive health check-up clinic for walk in patients, pre-employment annual medical checks and employment check-up for candidates recruited abroad
  • Advanced Diagnostics
  • State-of-the-art Lab
  • Inpatient Services
  • Medical ICU for adults and children
  • Attending to cross-referrals
Allied Services
Allied Services
  • Critical care
  • Dietician
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiology
  • Microbiology and Pathology
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