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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Pharmacy and Medicine Delivery

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 Arthritis and Rheumatology Clinic is a Multi Specialty clinic located in Mahalakshmi Layout Bangalore. We offer NABL accredited lab services.

The rheumatology department consists of 3 trained rheumatologist. It is the ONLY Private healthcare facility in Karnataka to have 3 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 Yathish G C and Dr Nagaraj S have completed their training from Dr V R Joshi (who is Dr Malaviya’s contemporary) in  Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai.

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

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

Psychiatrist | D.N.B.(Psychiatry), D.P.M, M.B.B.S 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) , graduated in 2007 . M.B.B.S.

Dr. Yathish GC

Consultant Rheumatologist | DNB- Rheumatology, MD-Internal Medicine, MBBS Experience Residency – worked as Junior resident in Dept. of General Medicine in UCMS & GTB Hospital, Delhi (2009- 2012) Senior Resident – Dept of Neurology in UCMS &

Dr. Arun Kumar Rawal

Physiotherapist | Masters of Physiotherapy (MPT) in Musculoskeletal and sports injury Rehabilitation, Topper and Gold Medalist from M.S. Ramaiah college of Physiotherapy in Masters of Physiotherapy (MPT), Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) Professional Ex

Dr. Nagaraj S

Consultant Rheumatologist | MBBS, DNB – Rheumatology Dr. Nagaraj S is a Rheumatologist in Jayanagar 7 Block, Bangalore and has an experience of 17 years in this field. Dr. Nagaraj S practices at LUCID DIAGNOSTICS in Jayanagar 7 Block, Bangalore,Opt

Dr. Kumar K

Cardiologist – MBBS, MD, DM | Experience: 1 year post DM experience in Intervention Cardiology – 2 years post MD senior residency in cardiology. Book appointments Online through the website. He has good experience in the wide spectrum of

Dr. Anuradha H.K

NEUROLOGIST – Trained in neurology for 3 years in KGMC Lucknow, and working with  Columbia Asia Hospitals ,Bangalore for the 6years – since 2010 till 2016 march ,and in Aster CMI hospital from march 2016 till date Publications 1. MK Sinha Anu

Dr. Natarajan Angamuthu

General Surgeon: MBBS (1994), DNB (surgery), MNAMS (1998),FRCS (Glasgow-2000), Diploma in Laparoscopic surgery ( Univ Loius Pasteur, France-2005), MBA in Health Care Services (2014), FICS (2015) Dr. Natarajan is a highly trained and experienced surgeon a

Dr. Anupama D. Rohidekar

Dr. ANUPAMA D. ROHIDEKAR (D.N.B. (OBG), D.G.O, M.B.B.S) is a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynecologist in Bangalore WORK EXPERIENCE: i. As a Senior Medical Officer in OBG at Salem Polyclinic, Tamil Nadu, From 1998 to 2000 ii. As a Senior Resident & R


Psychologist : BA in Psychology, M.Sc in Clinical Psychology , M.Phil in Clinical Psychology. Work Experience Summary: Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Tamahar (December 2011 to Present): Conduct Parent support group and Individual Psychotherapy. Vi

Dr. Vasunethra Kasargod

Pulmonologist: MBBS and MD completion in First Attempt with First Class marks. Work experience: Currently working as Consultant chest physician in Vikram hospital, Bangalore since March 2017. Assistant Professor in Dept of Respiratory Medicine in MS Ramai

Dr. Deena Patil

Dermatologist | MBBS,MD(Dermatology,venereology and leprosy) Details of Education High school – Basel Mission English Medium High school .Dharwad, Karnataka College- Karnataka Science College. Dharwad .Karnataka (Distinction in Pre-senior GK Test c

Ms. Nishat khanam

Dietitian/Nutritionist | Worked with Sparsh Hospital, Yeshwanthpur as a trainee dietician under Ms. Sheela Joseph (RD, HOD of Clinical Nutrition department, Sparsh Hospitals) for a period of 6 months. Was a part of Aster hospital team for the 2 day healt

Dr. Ambuja Govindaraj

Dr. Ambuja Govindaraj is specialized in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and has an experience of 12 years in this field. Dr. Ambuja Govindaraj practices at Optima Arthritis & Rheumatology Clinic in Mahalakshmi Layout, Bangalore. She completed MBBS from U

Dr Savitha Shetty

Dr Savitha Shetty , DGO. MD. MRCOG , specialized in High Risk obstetrics, Advanced Gynaec surgeries, Infertility, Colposcopy ,Laparoscopic and Hysteroscopic surgeries EDUCATION 2007-2008 –  MRCOG (Royal college of Obstetricians and Gynaec) RCOG no:

Dr. Gururaj S Puranik

Orthopaedic Surgeon | Specialized in limb deformity, problem fractures, complex high energy limb injuries including open fractures with bone loss and the treatment of Osteomyelitis. Qualifications include FRCS, T &O, DNB, T & O, MRCS (Edin), Diplo

Dr. Mahesh C Gonchikar

Consultant Orthopaedics Surgeon ( Hip and Knee Arthroplasty/ Soft Tissue Reconstruction) D”Ortho, DNB (Orthopaedic Surgery), MRCS (UK) , F.EBOT (Fellowship of European Board of Traumatology and Orthopaedics) Dr Mahesh C Gonchikar works at Optima Arthrit

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