Why are systems in hospitals so broken ?

My father in law just got admitted for surgery at a leading hospital because he broke his humerus and he needs to get this fixed.  Being at the receiving end of medical care can be quite an eye-opener for doctors, and I was very disappointed by how broken so many of the...

NDTV program on surrogacy in India with Sonia Singh

Dr.Sunil Pandya: Impact of the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics

Doctors and nurses are human too

What happens to the embryos when they don't implant ?

Lots of IVF patients wonder what happens to their embryos when their IVF cycle fails. Some treat the failure as a miscarriage because they confuse an embryo with a fetus. Please remember that an embryo is a microscopic ball of cells. It forms a fetus only after 6 w...

Communicating with the patient - why doctors need to go beyond the bedside

We all know the importance of the doctor patient relationship , and this is why so much stress is laid on the doctor's bedside manner .  Good doctors can communicate care and compassion to the patient , and patients are comforted , because they know that not only is the...

Angst amongst doctors in India

This post has gone viral amongst  doctors in India We live in a country where you can easily have services of a qualified doctor at midnight in 200 Rs but you can't get the services of a plumber or electrician at night for same amount.We live in a country where a hospi...

LUF Syndrome & Infertility

In a normal, healthy fertile woman, when ovulation occurs, the mature ovarian follicle will rupture and release eggs within 38 hours of the increase in luteinizing hormone (LH). However, in a very small percentage of women, the follicle goes through the luteinization...

Don’t Have a Copy of Your Medical Records for IVF- Why Not?

A number of patients who have done IVF at another clinic do come to me for a consultation or treatment. The manner in which they have responded to the treatment they have gone through earlier gives me very valuable information about what the treatment protocol for the...

Why are Men Reluctant to Get Themselves Tested for Infertility?

Most men will not be too willing to get their sperm test done for different reasons. They find it to be scary and humiliating and they feel that it reflects poorly on their masculinity. Apart from that, most men just believe that having a baby isn’t really their respo...