In a routine rheumatology OPD people with different arthritis are seen together. If we identify patients with same disease and club them together there are lot of advantages
With this in mind in 2016 we introduced speciality clinics for first time in the state of kerala for different diseases
At the beginning of each clinic patients assemble in a room and one of our team member gives patients a brief introduction of the disease .This provides a stage for the patients and caretakers to clarify their doubts regarding the illness and thus ensuring a better understanding of the disease and compliance with the treatment. Following this patients get services of other allied specialists like clinical pharmacists, physiotherapists, psychologists etc apart from the routine rheumatology consultation
Currently we have speciality clinics on all days and our patients feed back suggests that they like this concept very much. Also it has been observed that patents being treated in speciality clinics have much better outcome than general clinic
In a routine rheumatology OPD people with different arthritis are seen together.
If we identify patients with same disease and club them together there are lot of advantages
They are managed by same team of doctors every time . This leads on to better personal rapport between the doctor and the patients
As the team of doctors who are in the speciality clinic see cluster of similar kind of cases not become very experienced in the particular disease but also develop new sets of protocol which help in the management of the disease.
Another benefit of this system is that patients get a unique opportunity to interact with other people having the same disease. This gives them lot of confidence to fight the disease
All the special tests required for the disease can be clubbed on the same reducing the cost and turnaround time
With this in mind in 2016 we introduced specialty clinics for first time in the state of Kerala for different diseases.
In these clinics, leading experts in immunology and rheumatology work closely with a multidisciplinary team of physicians who understand the complexities of this multi-symptom diseases and thus ensuring a holistic approach.