Why did this IVF patient receive such poor quality care ?

I received this email from a patient. Greetings!! I am a regular follower of your blogs and appreciate the importance you give to availability of free information to your patients. I want advice from you regarding my failed IVF cycle here in Delhi, I am 34 years old...

Healing healthcare by speaking up

Lots of doctors find what I say uncomfortable. I've found that calling a spade a spade makes you unpopular, because even while people may agree with you in their heart of hearts, they're not sure they want some of these dirty secrets being laundered in public. That's wh...

Scrapping Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes will reduce medical corruption

We all know that the Indian healthcare system is riddled with corruption. This exists at many levels. Doctors demand cash payments from patients under the table ( sometimes even while the patient is in the Operation Theater, when the family is desperate and vulnerabl...

The doctor's dilemma: damned if you do, and damned if you don't

I was talking to a leading cardiologist about the recent controversy over treating patients with statins in order to lower their elevated cholesterol level.  He finds himself in a bind, because he doesn't believe in prescribing them routinely. However, if he decides not...

Violence against doctors - Why doctors don't trust patients anymore

Why implantation failure is a useless diagnosis

When an IVF cycle fails, the first question the  patient asks the doctor is, "What went wrong?". The standard reply is, " Your diagnosis is failed implantation." The patient is happy that the doctor has finally made a diagnosis , and he is comforted that now that the do...

Panel Discussion: Medical Errors: Media Reports and Doctors' Viewpoint

How I overcame my fear of the speculum

This is a guest post from a patient. I am from Bangalore and in IF land from past 11 years. We had tried multiple stimulation cycles, IUIs, and an IVF without success. We had even tried alternative medicines like ayurveda, homeopathy and Unani but without success. We f...

IVF success story at DrMalpani Infertility Clinic

As busy and happy professionals my husband and myself felt the desire to grow our family much later in our married life, about 2 years ago, after I quit working. After trying to conceive naturally we decided to explore IVF as an option.  There were two main hurdles, fi...

The surrogacy boom

One of the unintended consequences of the government's decision to pass a bill to ban commercial surrogacy is that lots of patients are now clamouring for us to do surrogacy for them before the ban comes into effect. Lots of IVF clinics are also taking advantage of thi...