NABL accredited Laboratory Services

We have tied in with NABL accredited labs to offer routine blood investigations at affordable rates. A concerted effort is made to make certain that the reports are of the best quality and The test reports are shown to concerned specialist and any changes in the prescription of the patient are elicited and the updated report is emailed to the patient along with the update prescription. This saves the patient one visit to the doctor.

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Radiology services for Immediate Diagnosis

We have available in-house X-ray services for immediate assessment of musculoskeletal injuries. In addition, in many situations it helps in determining the possible diagnosis/cause of inflammatory arthritis. Also we are one of the only places in Karnataka which offer rheumatologist performed / directed musculoskeletal ultrasound which helps in the diagnosis or inflammatory arthritis in the early stages of the disease.

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Inhouse Pharmacy

We have pharmacy which is stocked with commonly used medications by arthritis patients. The hallmark of our pharmacy is that it offers medications at discounted prices to patients who buy the medications using a prescription by one of the doctors in OARC. (Outside prescriptions are also honoured though the applicability of the discount is determined on a case by case basis). In addition to dispensing of medicatio...

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Special Investigations and Procedures

We pride ourselves in offering several specialized investigations and procedures which are not available in most other hospitals or diagnostic centres. This is probably only centre in Karanataka which offers patients rheumatologist directed/ performed diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound. In addition to the same we are able to offer patients ultrasound directed injections and biopsies of difficult to reach joints (such as hip joint or...

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Optima Super Specility hospital is a Multi Specialty hopspital located in Mahalakshmi Layout Bangalore. We offer NABL accredited lab services.

The rheumatology department consists of 6 trained rheumatologist. It is the ONLY Private healthcare facility in Karnataka to have 6 fully trained Rheumatologists. The chief rheumatologist is Dr Sharath Kumar. Dr.Sharath Kumar was trained under The Father of Indian Rheumatology, Dr.A.N.Malaviya. The other 2 rheumatologists in the team Dr Vikram Jain trained in Clinical Immunology from JIPMER, Pondicherry which is an institute of national importance. The other consultant Dr Deepika Ponnuru trained from Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences,  Hyderabad. 

As rheumatological diseases involve several organs and team care is important hence prominent specialists from other departments such as Psychiatry, Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Neurology, Cardiology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and General surgery have been included in the team to provide comprehensive care under one roof

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Day care facility available. All are doctors are from premium institution of the country. They have practiced in some of the best Hospitals in the country


Dr. Sharath Kumar

Chief Rheumatologist | DNB in Rheumatology, NP&PA PG in Rheumatology, M.D from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), M.B.B.S, Bangalore Medical College, Professional Qualifications DNB in Rheumatology under Dr A.N.Mala

Dr. Divya Shree K.R

CHIEF PSYCHIATRIST & DE ADDICTION SPECIALIST , MRC Psych Royal College London | Education D.N.B.(Psychiatry) Amrita College of Medicine (AIMS, Kochi), completed in 2010 . D.P.M., National Institute of Mental Health And Neurological Sciences, (NIMHANS)

Dr. Gururaj S Puranik

Dr Gururaj S Puranik FRCS – Trauma & Orthopedic Surgery, DNB – Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, MBBS Dr Gururaj S Puranik is a Consultant  Orthopedic Surgeon at Optima Arthritis And Rheumatology Clinics in Mahalakshmi layout, Bangalore. He

Dr. Mahesh C Gonchikar

Dr Mahesh C Gonchikar works at Optima Arthritis and Rheumatology Clinic in Mahalakshmi layout, Bangalore as a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedics Surgeon    Dr Mahesh Gonchikar is highly experienced Orthopaedic Surgeon with 25 years of experience in


Dr. MAHESH.D.M. – MBBS, MD (Medicine), DM (Endocrinology,CMC,Vellore), DNB (Endo), KMC Reg. No.66299, is focused on service, education and research in the various Endocrine disorders.  He has a special interest in type 1 diabetes, diabetic foot,


EDUCATION MBBS : Bangalore medical college , Bengaluru , India (2001-2007) MD Internal Medicine : Sawai Man Singh medical college , Jaipur , India (2008- 2011) DM Clinical Immunology: JIPMER , Puducherry (2012-2015) CLINICAL WORK EXPERIENCE : 1. Internshi



Dr. V.A.Deepika Ponnuru

Dr V.A.Deepika Ponnuru – MD,DM (Rheumatology). QUALIFICATIONS: 2004- 2010: MBBS, NRI Medical College, Chinakakani, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh; Dr NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada. 2012- 2015: MD [ Internal Medicine] NRI Medical College, Chi

Dr Vidyasagar Ramappa

Dr. Vidyasagar Ramappa is a full time consultant responsible for provision of Gastrointestinal & Liver care including transplant care and Endoscopic services at Manipal Hospital, Yeshwanthapur . He graduated in 1998 and completed his training in Inter


KHUSHBOO GORAJIYA (BPT, MPT (MUSCULOSKELETAL AND SPORTS), GSCPT) – To excel as a skilled physiotherapist through evidence-based practice and by exploring underserved areas of physiotherapy through research and clinical experience. I want to work wit

Dr. Shashikala Shivabasappa Mudagal

Dr. Shashikala Shivabasappa Mudagal MBBS- Father Muller Medical College, Mangaluru(2006) 2), DDVL- Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College,Belagavi (2019)


DR. GURUPRASAD HOSURKAR Senior Consultant Neurologist Professional Experience, expertise and academic achievements:   Worked as Research Fellow for 6 months in 2001 for the ICASS Stroke Study at Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai. Consultant Neurologist at Car


During the years of my clinical experience in high volume centres and teaching various levels of students I have consolidated my skills in communication, interdepartmental coordination and, invasive procedures required for patients with acute need, these

Dr. Karan. B. Karkera

Dr. Karan B. Karkera, an accomplished cardiologist, holds an MBBS, an MD in General Medicine, and a DM in Cardiology, as well as a DrNB in Cardiology. With extensive hands-on experience, he has performed over 200 coronary angioplasty procedures, assisted

Dr. Vybhav Raghu

Dr. Vybhav Raghu, MBBS, MS (General Surgery), M.Ch. Neurosurgery, is a highly qualified neurosurgeon with extensive training, including a fellowship in Functional Neurosurgery, Epilepsy, and Pain from Aster-CMI, Bangalore, and a M.Ch in Neurosurgery from

Sudhindra Dharmavaram

Dr. Sudhindra Dharmavaram is a highly skilled anesthesiologist with advanced training in pain management. He completed his Fellowship in Pain Medicine (FFPMRCA) at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, UK, under the Royal College of Anaesthetists from May 2017. He ea

Dr. Lavina Mittal

Dr. Lavina Mittal, a dedicated dermatologist, completed her MD at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Health Sciences, Bangalore, in 2020. With a commitment to practicing dermatology to the best of her skills and knowledge, Dr. Mittal aims to enhance patient care,

Dr. Girish P. Veeranna

Dr. Girish P. Veeranna is a distinguished medical professional specializing in gastroenterology. He completed his DM in Gastroenterology at St. John’s Medical College and Hospital and earned his MD in General Medicine from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical Colle

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