Sify Health Experts

Being healthy does not mean not going down with disease. A broader, holistic perspective of health encompasses a fit mind and body. Simply speaking, it is about being able to live life fully. Our experts help you in your effort to live healthy.

Rachna Chhachhi

Certified Nutritional Therapist

Rachna Chhachhi is a certified Nutritional Therapist, who has specialised in treatment of chronic lifestyle diseases without medication. She has cured people with hypertension, cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, hormonal imbalances, acne etc. She is the author of best selling health book called RESTORE, where she has shared the science of how diseases take route and how to reverse them.

Rachna suffered from Rheumatoid Arthritis, which changed the course of her life. After she cured herself, she took a break from corporate life and studied nutritional therapy at Oxford College, UK, and set up her practice. She is also the brand ambassador of Gemini Oil.

If you have a query for Rachna Chhachhi, send it to us at sifyhealth@gmail.com. And don’t forget to include `Nutritional Therapist FAQ` in the subject line. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every fortnight.

 

Dr Karthic Babu Natarajan

Consultant Pain Physician

Dr Karthic Babu Natarajan is a consultant pain physician at Apollo Hospitals. He is a Fellow in Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP) awarded by the World Institute of Pain, Texas Tech University, USA. He is the Honorary Secretary of World Institute of Pain, India and a faculty in Daradia Pain School, Kolkata.

Dr Natarajan, a gold medalist during his MBBS, has completed MD from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education and went on to complete his Diplomate of National Board in Anesthesiology.

If you have a query for Dr Karthic, send it to us at sifyhealth@gmail.com. And don’t forget to include `Pain Management FAQ` in the subject line. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every fortnight.

 

Mamtaa Joshi

Fitness expert

Mamtaa Joshi is a ‘Reebok’ qualified fitness trainer and since 1998 has conducted both studio and gym based fitness classes at talwalkars, expressions dance studio and for a leading five star hotel group. She also offers home based personal fitness training to clients.

Now she also provides fitness assessment and consultation at her salon ‘The Orange Tree Studio’ in breach candy.The studio personally designed by Mamtaa, is equipped with the latest machines and provides both fitness as well as beauty care.

If you have a query for Mamtaa Joshi about fitness and weight loss, send it to us at sifyhealth@gmail.com now! Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Friday.

 

Dr. Shefali Trasi

Dermatology, leprology and venerology

Dr. Shefali Trasi is a M.B.B.S., MD ( dermatology, leprology and venerology). She has 3 years of PG training in dermatology, venerology and leprology. She practices at Dr. Trasi’s Clinic.

She is also attached to Ramakrishna mission hospital, Khar and B.C.J General hospital, Santacruz West.

She is a member of the European Academy Of Dermatology and American Academy Of Dermatology.

If you have a query for Dr. Shefali, send it to us at sifyhealth@gmail.com now!

And don’t forget to include `DermatologyFAQ` in the subject line. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every fortnight.

 

Dr. Pavan Kumar

Cardiac surgeon

Dr. Pavan Kumar is leading cardiac surgeon and head of department of cardiovascular surgery at Nanavati Hospital and honorary consultant cardiac surgeon at Lilavati Hospital and other prestigious hospitals of Mumbai. He has extensive experience of over 26 years in field of adult cardiac surgery and specialises in coronary bypass surgery, heart valve repair/replacement surgery and other complex heart operations .

He has performed over 10000 such operations till date and credited to be safest heart surgeon in Mumbai with success rate of above 99.5%. His other area of interest is Telemedicine. He is founder of Telemedicine centre at Nanavati hospital, which is largest telemedicine service provider in western India. The centre has won many prestigious national awards under his leadership.

If you have a query for Dr. Pavan Kumar , send it to us at sifyhealth@gmail.com now! And don’t forget to include `Heart health FAQ` in the subject line.

 

Dr. Aparna Santhanam

Cosmetologist, dermatologist and hair expert

Dr. Aparna Santhanam, a famed Cosmetologist, Dermatologist and Hair Expert, is a MD gold medalist diploma holder in dermatology from Mumbai University.

Dr. Santhanam is well-known for holding several medical postings with flagship organizations like Cipla, Novartis, Marico’s Kaya & Gal derma. With over a decade’s experience in consulting, she has made her appearances in several magazines like “Marie Claire”, “Good House Keeping” and US based magazines like “Prevention” as a columnist and counselor.

If you have a query for Dr. Aparna, send it to us at sifyhealth@gmail.com now!

And don’t forget to include `DermatologyFAQ` in the subject line. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every fortnight.

 

Dr.Wasim Mohideen

Wellness expert

After 8 years in allopathy, which included MBBS, DNB and a Diploma from the Royal College of General Practitioners, UK, Dr Wasim went on to get a doctorate in Acupuncture and a diploma in Ayurveda.

Dr. Wasim now combines the best of modern and alternative medicines to help people stay healthy. He believes that true preventive medicine is not one that detects diseases early, but good lifestyle interventions that truly prevent or delay the onset of lifestyle disorders.

If you have a query for Dr. Wasim about preventive and wellness practices, send it to us at sifyhealth@gmail.com now!

And don’t forget to include `Wellness FAQ` in the subject line. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every fortnight.

 

Dr. Sonali Sinha

Fitness expert

Dr. Sonali is a certified fitness specialist from the American College of Sports Medicine.

She was part of the faculty at both Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS) and Endurance Fitness Academy teaching Exercise Physiology. She runs a fitness consultancy, Santulan, providing lifestyle management programs for individuals and groups.

If you have a query for Dr. Sonali about fitness and weight loss, send it to us at sifyhealth@gmail.com now!

And don’t forget to include `Fitness FAQ` in the subject line. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Friday.

 

Dr. G.Krishnakumar

Audiologist,

Dr. G.Krishnakumar is a life member of the Indian Speech and Hearing Association and Rehabilitation Council of India. He is also currently empanelled with HAL Hospitals, Manipal Hospital and Apollo Clinic in Bangalore.

He began his career with internships at the AYJNIHH Mumbai followed by a position at Manipal Hospital.

Dr. Krishnakumar has his own practices, Rajan’s, at Bangalore, where he works on speech and hearing problems as well as misarticulation, speech dysfluency and hearing impairment. The services at the centres include diagnostic testing and hearing aid fittings.

If you have a query for Dr. Krishnakumar about any ENT problems, send it to us at sifyhealth@gmail.com now!

And don’t forget to include `ENT FAQ` in the subject line. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every fortnight.

 

Dr. Sreedhar Archik

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon

Dr. Sreedhar Archik has an M.Sc. in Orthopaedics from Oxford University. He practises at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai.

He specialises in joint replacement surgeries using computer navigation system.

If you have a query for Dr. Archik about chronic arthritis or even a nagging joint ache, send it to us at sifyhealth@gmail.com now!

And don’t forget to include `Orthopaedics FAQ` in the subject line. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every fortnight.

 

 

Dr. Rashmi Shetty

Cosmetic Dermatologist

Dr. Rashmi Shetty has an MBBS from Mysore University, FRSH London and a Diploma in Cosmetology, Chester, UK. A cosmetic physician with over 12 years of exeperience, she has trained under renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. K.S. Shekhar.

A pioneer of Botox and fillers in India, Dr. Rashmi specialises in laser and other anti-ageing treatments.

She is also an expert advisor with Parachute Advansed Knowledge Center.

If you have a query for Dr. Rashmi, send it to us at sifyhealth@gmail.com now! And don’t forget to include `DermatologyFAQ` in the subject line. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every fortnight.

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Vipul Ijari

Yoga guru

Vipul Ijari, Director of Supreme Yoga, specializes in yoga education, philosophy and psychology.

Having mastered the therapeutic values of yoga at The Yoga Institute, he helps people manage weight loss issues, cardiovascular problems, respiratory, orthopaedic, gastrointestinal and diabetic disorders with yoga. He is also adept at handling stress with yoga.

Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every fortnight.

Send in your questions on yoga to sifyhealth@gmail.com now! And don’t forget to include `Yoga FAQ` in the subject line. Please provide complete details of your age, sex, height, weight, location and medication if any.

 

Dr. Jaishree Sharad

Cosmetic Dermatologist

Dr. Jaishree is the Medical Director of Skinfiniti Aesthetic Skin and Laser Clinic, Mumbai.

Dr. Jaishree has a fellowship in Cosmetic Dermatology from USA and in Dermatologic Laser Surgery from Bangkok. She is trained in Botox, Fillers & Mesotherapy from Melbourne, Paris and Hong Kong.

Dr. Jaishree is a pioneer in Dermalift radiofrequency skin tightening and dermarollers in India.

She is the Vice President of the prestigious Cosmetic Dermatology Society of India (CDSI) and the only Asian to be an Executive Board member of the European Society of Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology (ESCAD).

She is at present the Femina Skin Expert.

If you have a query for Dr. Jaishree, send it to us at sifyhealth@gmail.com now! And don’t forget to include `DermatologyFAQ` in the subject line. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every fortnight.

 

Dr. Hemant Mittal

Neuro-psychiatrist

Dr. Mittal has researched extensively and studied the deeper chambers of the human mind to unlock the techniques for complete cure to sadness, negativity, anger, restlessness, stress, addictions, sleep disturbances, memory problems and sexual health issues.

Armed with a post-graduation in Psychiatric Medicine, he has set out to empower society with wellness, positivism and knowledge.

Also a motivational speaker, Dr Mittal helps people decode the path of happiness. If you have an emotional, behavioural, sleep, memory or sexual health issue, Dr. Mittal will help you gain confidence and a positive mindset with which to solve your problems.

Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every fortnight.

Send in your questions to sifyhealth@gmail.com now! And don’t forget to include `Mental Health FAQ` in the subject line.

Dr. VV Prasad

Orthopaedics expert

Dr. VV Prasad is an MCh in Orthopaedics.

He is a life member of the Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association and the Indian Orthopaedic Association.

He is trained in Trauma Management by AO (Swiss Group).

His fields of interest are joint replacement and treatment of low back pain.

If you have a query on orthopaedics, Dr Prasad will answer them in this exclusive section on bone heatlh featured on our FAQ page every Monday.

Send in your orthopaedics questions to sifyhealth@gmail.com now! And don’t forget to include `Orthopaedics FAQ` in the subject line. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Monday.

 

Dr. Anand Krishna

Skin expert

Dermatological Surgeon and Consultant, Dr. Anand Krishna is the only Dermatologist in India to have a Diploma in Integrated medicine, encompassing Ayurveda, Siddha & Homeopathy.

He has also trained in Vienna, Austria in Surgical Dermatology.

Dr. Krishna’s comprehensive perspective of a patient’s condition results in complete cure instead of temporary remissions.

Get your doubts related to dermatology cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Monday.

Send in your skin-related questions to sifyhealth@gmail.com now! And don’t forget to include `Dermatology FAQ` in the subject line.

 

Parvathy Radha krishnan

Nutrition expert

Aren’t all of us tired of reading about a hundred different ways to eat healthy? Here’s your chance to quiz our ace nutritionist Parvathy Radhakrishnan about those nitty gritties that bog you down.

A trained Nutrition & Dietetics expert, Parvathy has specialised in ‘Preventive & Promotive Health Care’. Parvathy has over 20 years’ of experience in medical nutrition therapy and has worked in prestigious hospitals like Vijaya Hospital, Chennai, the Armed Forces Hospital, Kuwait and New Mowasat Hospital, Kuwait.

A former member of the American Dietetic Association and presently a member of RSSDI (Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India), she has a keen interest in Diabetes Mellitus.

Currently, Parvathy works with the local community providing dietary advice and consultation. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Wednesday.

Send in your questions on nutrition to sifyhealth@gmail.com now! And don’t forget to include `Nutrition FAQ` in the subject line. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Wednesday.

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Namita Jain

Fitness expert

Fitness is an important aspect of healthy living.

While your friends and well wishers go all out to help you with advice and tips, we’d like to give you a chance to interact with our fitness expert, Namita Jain for personalised fitness tips and guidance.

Namita is a Clinical Exercise Specialist and a Lifestyle & Weight Management Consultant. She consults at Bombay Hospital.

Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Thursday.

Send in your questions on fitness to sifyhealth@gmail.com now! And don’t forget to include `Fitness FAQ` in the subject line. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Friday.

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Dr Gowthaman

Ayurveda expert

Ayurveda, an ancient system of Indian medicine, is now being practiced the world over as a complementary system of medicine. Ayurvedic practitioners have, over the years, identified a number of medicinal preparations from natural ingredients like herbs to cure various diseases which are, at times, not completely curable by other systems.

More often than not, the Ayurvedic form of treatment is chosen by patients to avoid the toxins present in modern medicine. And, the side effects are minimal and rare.

Dr Gowthaman, Medical Director of rVita, practices Ayurvedic Medicine (Indian Systems of Medicine). He specialises in sports injuries and joint problems. Other key areas of interest include general health, women and pediatric care, preventive care, diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol, arthritis, and stress and sleep disorders.

Dr Gowthaman also provides daily health tips on Kalaignar TV from Monday to Friday. Get your doubts cleared by Dr Gowthaman in this exclusive section on alternative medicine and see them featured on our FAQ page every Tuesday.

Send in your questions on Ayurveda to sifyhealth@gmail.com now! And don’t forget to include `Ayurveda FAQ` in the subject line. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Tuesday.

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crop2_240x240_24mar14Dr. Rajiv Kovil

Diabetologist

Dr. Rajiv Kovil is a Consultant Diabetologist at Dr. Kovil’s Diabetes Care Centre, the first Preventive Diabetes Centre & Diabetic Foot Clinic in Mumbai, KLS Memorial Hospital and Holy Spirit Hospital among others. He is a founder member of United Diabetes Forum, a forum of practising diabetologists in India. He has also written various articles on diabetes for medical journals such as Asian Journal of Diabetology and Medical Image.

His Preventive Diabetes Centre & Diabetic Foot Clinic is an initiative to provide preventive diabetic measures as well as to function as a specialized Foot Clinic for diabetic patients not only in terms of equipment but more importantly in terms of expertise.

If you have a query for Dr. Rajiv Kovil, send it to us at sifyhealth@gmail.com. And don’t forget to include `Diabetes FAQ` in the subject line. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every fortnight.