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. In case there are no changes in prescription then the concerned doctors comments on the lab reports are collected and emailed to the patient along with the reports.
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.
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 medications, home delivery of medications is also available.The medications are provided at a discounted price as we stock only medications of a single brand and substitute generic medications from reliable companies for other more expensive brands. These medications are obtained after competitive bidding from several reliable companies.
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 sacroiliac joint) thus avoiding surgeries for the same. We also have Nail fold capillaroscopy, Schirmer’s test , Pathergy test for Bechet’s disease, BASMI evaluation for ankylosing spondylitis, Rodnnan skin score for scleroderma , as well as many others.