|Speciality||Consultant Family Physician and Diabetologist|
|Degrees||MBBS, MRCGP, Dip Diabetes(UK)|
Dr. Durga Damodaran
Consultant Family Physician and Diabetologist
Dr K Durga Damodaran is a family physician based in Thoraipakkam and has recently returned from United Kingdom after specialising in family medicine. Dr Durga did her bachelor degree in medicine from Bangalore university. She moved to UK to specialise in Family medicine in 2005. After doing her basic medical rotations, she completed her higher specialty training in family medicine and has been practicing in UK since.
She worked as a full time family physician catering to the wide variety of patient population. Her training included Paediatrics, Gynaecology, General medicine including Dermatology, Psychiatry and General Surgery. She developed an interest in diabetes due to rising incidence of diabetes among Asian population and completed her Diploma course in Diabetes from Wales university. She also completed training in cosmetology and is qualified to use Botox injections for facelifts and dermal fillers for face.
The concept of family doctor is re-emerging and gaining momentum in recent times. The general pub-lic expect a personalised family physician to focus on everyday ailments and chronic disease condi-tions that can be monitored and treated by adequately qualified and trustworthy physicians. As a com-petent family physician, Dr Durga will be able to provide the public with access to better care which is comprehensive, holistic, co-ordinated, and as close as possible to where people live and work. Dr Durga is keen to provide preventive care as well as quality management of diseases to everyone which is very important for promoting health of the population.
Having practised in UK for 10 years, Dr Durga returned to India in May 2017 and has started her prac-tice in Chennai. She has been trained to practice evidence based medicine, to follow appropriate guidelines, to keep up to date with medical conditions and treatment. She constantly reads journals and attends courses to keep herself abreast of latest developments
As a good family doctor, Dr Durga can provide
- Comprehensive and patient-centred approach capable of managing multiple complaints and symp-toms, both acute and chronic health problems with consideration of physical, social and psychologi-cal factors as appropriate.
- Continuing care
- Preventive care: Apart from managing illness, she will also give professional advice in promoting health, modifying health risk factors and preventing diseases.
- Co-ordinated care
Her experience includes treating chronic conditions like hypertension, Diabetes, asthma, copd, paedi-atric conditions, advice on appropriate contraceptions, initial psychiatric assessments, diagnosing common surgical conditions.
She is also trained in administering Botox and dermal filler in the face to improve the aesthetic ap-pearance.