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My Mom’s Transformation From A Wheelchair-bound Lady To An Independent Woman

My Mom's Transformation From A Wheelchair-bound Lady To An Independent Woman

We were first referred to CARE Hospital by Dr Narasimhan, well-known doctor to our family. We met Dr Jugal Kishore who then directed us to Dr Mereddy for possible replacement joint surgery.

Being a physician (practicing in US) myself and my parents living in Visakhapatnam, we had no local resources or place to stay. Ms Bhargavi (Dr Mereddy’s secretary/assistant) arranged for all pre-op labs and visits in just one day!! We met Dr Mereddy the next day and he patiently and personally explained procedures, side effects, risks and benefits in detail. He also outlined a plan of care over the next 4 years for my mother to replace all 4 of the lower extremity joints.

Dr Mereddy personally operated on all 4 joints and replaced them with expert precision. She did not have any major post operative complications. He visited her twice a day, even on Sundays, and I know from other patient interactions that he follows the same dedicated course with every patient. When the nursing or junior staff made errors or failed to perform, he displayed good teaching skills and never criticized or scolded but taught new and juniors correct care requirements. In many cases, he stepped in and performed minor tasks, setting an example. His level of dedication and professionalism is rare in my experience, both in India and abroad.

Not to forget Ms Bhargavi, who helped my mom with all check-ups and visits. We (me and my mother) flew from US and she helped coordinate all her specialist visits—cardiology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, orthopedics, pulmonology and pre anesthesia evaluations.

She has such a smiling disposition and a cheerful will to work. Many a days, she doesn’t even take her lunch and is waiting with her patients. She is so involved she remembers all the specialists we see and anticipates all follow-ups we would need.

We would recommend CARE Hospital Team to everyone!

Dr Vani V
Daughter of patient Lalitha Paramasivan
Consultant doctor: Dr Praveen Mereddy
Dated: 1 July 2017

My Mom's Transformation From A Wheelchair-bound Lady To An Independent Woman

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