SREE MOOKAMBIKA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES

Affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University

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General Medicine

Introduction

Department of general medicine was started in the year 2004 and provides care for more than 20,000 patients annually in both inpatients and outpatients. The Department of General Medicine is one of the largest departments of SMIMS. Our physicians are committed to applying the latest medical knowledge and technology to meet the needs of the patients.

Services

OP

All days, including holidays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

IP

120 General Ward beds
20 Special Ward Beds

Critical Care Units

MICU/RICU
10 Beds

ICCU
10 Beds

The department also conducts community camps where screening for various medical problems like Diabetes, Hypertension, Bronchial Asthma etc., are conducted. The team consists of Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Senior Residents and Junior Residents.

Physicians from the General Medicine department also play an important role in the teaching III year Dental Students of Sree Mookambika Institute of Dental Sciences.

Focus of the Department
  1. Preventive Health/ Infectious disease
    • Acute and chronic infection
    • HIV and tuberculosis
  1. Metabolic disorders
    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Hypertension
    • Dyslipidemia
  1. Obesity
    • Endocrine disorders
    • Osteoporosis
  1. Respiratory Disorders
    • Acute and chronic infections
    • Occupational lung disease
    • Chronic obstructive airway disease
  1. Cardiovascular disorders
    • Rheumatic heart disease
    • Coronary heart disease
  1. Gastrointestinal Disorder
    • Acid peptic disease
    • Acute and chronic infection of the git
    • Acute and chronic liver disease
  1. Nutritional Disorders
    • Anemia
    • Vitamin and trace element deficiency diseases
  1. Women’s Health

  2. Adult Vaccination
Our Target Population
  • Master Health Check-Up
  • More than 18 years of age including geriatric population
  • Patients with various medical disorders
  • Pregnant women with medical diseases
  • Adults needing immunization
  • Terminally ill patients

Head of Department

Dr. J. Kaniraj Peter

Research

S. NoTitleAuthorsJournal Name
1A Study on Diabetic Care Among Diabetic Patients in a Teritary Care Health CareDr. Mookambika R.V.,
Dr. Sudhir Ben Nelson B.T,
Dr. Vishnu G Ashok
................................................................
International Journal of Contemporary Medical Research
2Insulin receptor gene polymorphism modify the progression of Kidney Failue in Diabetic Nephropathy PatientsDr. Mookambika R.V.,
Dr. Ramprasad Elumalai,
Dr. Soundararjan
Journal of Preventive Epidemiology
3Insulin Resistance and significance of postprandial lipid profile in normoglycemic coronary artery diseaseDr. Mookambika R. V.,
Dr. V. Rajendran,
Dr. K. Jayachandran,
Dr. Aruna
International Journal of Medical Research and Review
4Prevalence of Depression among Patients attending outpatient department in a tertiary care centreDr. Mookambika R. V.,
Dr. Benna Unnikrishnan,
Dr. Vishnu G. Ashok
International Journal of Current Research in Medical Science
5A Study on Serum Uric Acid and Proteinuria in Association with Diabetic Nephropathy among Type 2 Diabetic Patients in a Teritary Care CentreDr. Beena Unnikrishnan,
Dr. Mookambika R.V.,
Dr. Vishnu G. Ashok
Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research
6A Study on Dermatological Manifestations among Chronic Kidney disease patients undergoing hemodialysis in a tertiary care centreDr. Mookambika R. V.,
Dr. S. Murugan
International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences
7Ventilator –associated Pneumonia in a tertiary care hospital- International Journal of Current Research in Medical SciencesDr. Beena UnniKrishnan,
Dr. V. Rajendran,
Dr. Mookambika R.V.,
Dr. Vishnu G. Ashok
International Journal of Current Research in Medical Sciences
8Prevalence of Hypertension among adults attending a Tertiary Care CentreDr. Beena Unnikrishnan,
Dr. KrishnanKutty,
Dr. Mookambika R. V.,
Dr. Vishnu G. Ashok
Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research
9A Study on Diabetic Retinopathy among Diabetic Patients attending a tertiary care CentreDr. Mookambika R. V.,
Dr. N. Rajendran
Accepted, awaiting Publication in International Journal of Current Research in Medical Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 5,2017
ISSN:2454-5716,
P-ISJN:A4372-3064,
E-ISJN:A4372-3061
10A study on Hypertensive Retinopathy among hypertensive patients in a tertiary care CentreDr. Kaniraj Peter
Dr. Indrapal P. S.
Accepted, awaiting Publication in International Journal of Current Research in Medical Sciences
Volume3,Issue 6,(June)2017
ISSN:2454-5716,
P-ISJN:A4372-3064,
E-ISJN:A4372-3061

Dissertation Topics

  • A Study on Microalbuminuria in acute ischemic stroke patients ---- Dr. J. K. Jayaram
  • Study of serum uric acid levels in normal population and in patients with diabetes mellitus and to correlate the serum uric acid levels with GFR ---- Dr. Jaison Varghese
  • Study of Association of dietary sodium and potassium with blood pressure in a tertiary care centre. ---- Dr. Shahbaz Zailu
  • Prevalence and betiology of anasmia in tertiary care centre ---- Dr. Jineesh Raj
  • Post prandial Hyper triglycemiderma in patients with CAD & without CAD - A comparative Study ---- Dr. Jacob C. Pilla
  • Association between platlet indices & Acute coronamysyndhroms in a tertiary care centre – A comparative Study ---- Dr. Aswathi Harikumar
  • Study of mineral bone disease & Cardiovasular morbidity in CKD patient in relatia with FGF 23 presently to SMIMS ---- Dr. Rishabh Gupta
  • Dementia Screening Using Modified AddenBroke’s Cognitive Examination Intrument for Tamil Speaking Patient at Sree Mookambika Institute of Medical Sciences
    ---- Dr. Basavaraj ShivappaKumbar
  • Relevance of Serum BNP Level in the Study of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Iraction at Tertiary Hospital ---- Dr. Ankush Gupta

Facilities Available

(I) OP Specialty Clinics
Sl. NoName of the ClinicDays on which heldTimings

1

Cardiovascular

Daily

8 AM to 1.30 PM

2

Nephrology

Daily

8 AM to 1.30 PM

3

Endocrine

Tuesday

2 PM to 4 PM

4

Haematology

Wednesday

2 PM to 4 PM

5

Gastroenterology

Thursday

2 PM to  4 PM

6

Neurology

Daily

8 AM to 1.30 PM

7

Hypertension

Saturday

8 AM to 1.00 PM

8

Diabetic

Monday

8 AM to 1.30 PM

(II) Critical Care Unit
  • MICU
  • ICCU
  • HDU
(III) SMIMS Health Plan
  • Master Health Check UP
  • Executive Health Check Up
  • Pre-Employment Check UP
  • Geriatric Health Plan
  • Sweet Check
(IV) Investigations

ECG, ECHO, TMT, Holter, Ambulatory BP Monitoring

EEG, NCS, VER, EMG

PFT, Bronchoscopy

UGI Scopy, Colonoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy

(V) Procedures
  • Pleurocentesis
  • Ascitic Fluid Tapping
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy
  • Liver and Renal Biopsies

Academics

Under Graduate

Bedside  clinics, theory classes, small group teaching, symposia, integrated teaching CME programmes, ICMR Research projects etc.

Post Graduate

Bedside  clinics, theory classes, symposia, journal clubs, CME programmes and E-Journal Publication, Dissertation and participation and publication in journals and conferences, clinical meetings, mortality review meetings and several other guest lectures.

UG Theory Schedule
Day3rd semester4th/5th Semester6th Semester7th SemesterIV Year
Monday9.30-10.30 AM8.30-9.30 AM  8.30-9.30 AM
Tuesday 8.30-9.30 AM8.30-9.30 AM 8.30-9.30 AM
Wednesday    Tutorials 2 - 4 PM
Thursday     
Friday 8.30-9.30 AM8.30-9.30 AM8.30-9.30 AM 
UG Clinical Posting

Mondays to Saturdays: 10.45 AM – 1.00 PM

Post Graduate
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday

Seminar

Case Presentation

Seminar

Symposium

Case Presentation

Grand Rounds

Second Friday: Radio-Medicine Meet

Last Thursday: Journal Club

Last Friday: CPC

Conferences & CMEs
DateCME

March 2013

Nephromania- Nephrology Update for Physicians

March 2014

Nephromania- Nephrology Update for Physicians

November 2015

Update on Diabetes Mellitus

January 2016

Dr.GR’s Cardio Club- Hypertension Workshop

February 2016

CME on Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

March 2016

Nephromania- Nephrology Update for Physicians

April 2016

Rhythm- Cardiology Update for Physicians

May 2016

'Captain of all these men of death'- Everything about Tuberculosis Series-I (Pulmonary TB)

July 2016

'Captain of all these men of death'- Everything about Tuberculosis Series-II (Extra Pulmonary TB)

November 2016

SMART- Sree Mookambika Academic Review and Training PG Med-Conference,
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SMART-POAM- Problem based Approach in Medicine

April 2017

Rhythm-Cardiology Update for Physicians

July 2017

Dr.GR’s Cardio Club- Hypertension Workshop

October 2017

SMART-Medicine UG

March 2018

Nephromania - Nephrology Update for Physicians

October 2018

SMART-Medicine UG

November 2018

Art and Science of Medicine