The rheumatoid arthritis clinic is a specialty clinic, under the expertise of Dr Padmanabha Shenoy, consisting of physicians and paramedics, which address the needs of patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
This clinic is held twice weekly (Thursday, Saturday), to provide customized evidence based treatment along with awareness classes. Clinic also supports patient testimonials on their disease improvement.
WHAT IS RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS (RA)?
Rheumatoid Arthritis (“RA”) is a very painful, crippling disease caused by a problem with the body’s immune system; an irritation of some form hastens an overreaction which causes a spiral of inflammation and swelling in the bones and joints. Women are affected 2-3times more than men. Can occur at any age with peak onset age between 50-75 years .
Identification and early treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis.
Provision of quality and cost effective treatment.
Achievement of eventual drug- pain free life.
Mark the following questions - (without any difficulty/with some difficulty/with much difficulty/unable to do it)
Interpretation of HAQ score
from 0 to 1: mild difficulties to moderate disability,
from 1 to 2: disability moderate to severe,
from 2 to 3: severe to very severe disability.
Evaluation of patients with a possible diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis or a related symptom
Management and follow ups of RA patients
Focus on patient education regarding disease, medications, lifestyle modifications .
Provision of state-of-the-art therapies for the management of RA
Multidisciplinary team available onsite to provide comprehensive and coordinated care
Utilization of the latest tools for assessing disease activity.
Our approach is quite different. Rather than give up for the pessimistic view that nothing can be done for a suffering patient,
we take a long term view of the healing process. Thereby, 100% of patients who come to see us are stabilized, and 60-80% are able to get off
their medicines altogether. Using the various disease assessment tools ( such as Das 28, Haq calculators) the progression of their disease activity
is assessed and accordingly tailored treatment is provided.