How does Malpani Clinic compare with corporate IVF clinic chains ?

Lots of companies have set up chains of IVF clinics in India , such as Nova IVI , Morpheus, Bourne Hall and Cloud 9. Patients often ask us how we compare with them , since we are a standalone clinic. Now, every model has certain advantages and disadvantages, and patien...

How Indian medical colleges can improve medical care through Wikipedia

Perhaps the most widely accessed source of information about health topics around the world is Wikipedia.However, the quality of Wikipedia articles on health and illness often leave a lot to be desired.Even worse, since the vast majority are in English, they are still...

Why life insurers need to invest in patient education

I was very excited when I saw the full page advertisement Aviva Life Insurance ran on 18 Dec 2016 in the Times of India , on providing heart care to couples. The IRDA now allows life insurers to also cover medical illnesses , and I think this is a very healthy trend. In...

Why the diagnosis of unexplained infertility can be so frustrating.

Many infertile patients can't understand what their doctors mean when they tell them that their diagnosis is unexplained infertility.  How can unexplained possibly be a diagnosis ? Does this mean that the doctor is clueless and they need to find a better doctor ? Unexpl...

The three customers every startup founder needs to delight

Every startup has three customers,  but this is something which lots of startup founders don't seem to realize. The most important customer is of course the person who's going to pay you for using your product or service. This should be your primary focus . If you can d...

Why do patients settle for second best IVF doctors ?

I often see patients who've been to poor quality IVF clinics. Now I can understand that they may go to a bad clinic for their first cycle because they don't know any better, but by the time they've done a second and third cycle they should be able to start realizing tha...

Fertility tests that you need and those you don't

  This list is from the ABIM Foundation, USA. http://www.choosingwisely.org/patient-resources/fertility-tests/   If you and your partner have not been able to have a baby, talk to your gynecologist or a fertility specialist. Usually both you and your partner will...

How IVF clinics take patients for a ride

It breaks my heart when I see how IVF clinics cheat their patients.  Patients do IVF treatment with a lot of expectations .  However, because patients are not well informed , it's very easy for unscrupulous IVF doctors to fool them.Many clinics paint a rosy picture to a...

You need to become the CEO of your own medical care !

Because of the recent technological advances in modern medicine, every doctor seems to have become a superspecialist. They have a lot of expertise in their particular domain, but they often don't have a holistic picture of the entire patient. While they know a lot...

The dreaded D word for the older infertile woman.

Most women know that their fertility declines as they get older because they run out of eggs. It's true that life is unfair - while men continue producing sperm all their life,  women are born with whatever eggs they're ever going to have, which means they never produc...