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Internal Medicine

Being the first point of contact for any patient seeking tertiary care, the Department of Internal Medicine builds the foundation of the hospital. The department follows a comprehensive approach towards patient care and analyzes their conditions and further refers to the specialist as and when required. The department combines patient-centered adult care of the highest quality along with physician expertise and the latest advances in medical technology. Through the out-patient clinic, a therapeutic and preventive health care approach is given to the people with various diseases. The Department of Internal Medicine is managed by an excellent and competent group of doctors including consultants, senior residents and nursing professionals.

The specialty of internal medicine, by definition, is an all-embracing discipline concerning itself with all aspects of pathology and all the organ-based specialties. It covers a wide range of conditions affecting the internal organs of the body - the heart, the lungs, the liver and gastro-intestinal tract, the kidneys and urinary tract, the brain, spinal column, nerves, muscles and joints. Although some diseases specifically affect individual organs, the majority of common diseases - arteriosclerosis, diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer may affect many internal organs of the body. The internists at the Apollo Bramwell Hospital are trained to recognise and manage a broad range of diseases and, with the aging population, many patients with chronic and multiple disorders.

The department has expertise in prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of common disorders and communicable diseases. This department provides broad range of services for diagnosis and treatment by doctors skilled in the management of patients who have multi-system disease processes. It has round the clock back up from all allied and specialty departments.

The sub-specialties of the Internal medicine department comprise of:

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Haematology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Medical Oncology
  • Non-invasive Cardiology
  • Pulmonary diseases
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep Medicine

Adolescent medicine

Adolescent medicine is the area of medicine focused on caring for pre-teens and teens during their adolescent years of development. While this age can vary for girls and boys, it can fall anywhere between the ages of 9 and 18. Adolescent clinic or a practice usually includes the treatment of a wide variety of adolescent healthcare conditions associated with the teenage years and typically encompasses physical, mental and emotional health.

Our health care providers, under the guidance and direction of parents, can address any of these issues for adolescent patients. With a family-centered approach to adolescent care, utilizing adolescent medicine can help make the transition from childhood to adulthood a healthy, safe and enjoyable time for your family. Specialized adolescent health care helps to prevent health conditions and behaviors with long-lasting implications for adolescent patients and their families.

Critical care medicine

Critical care medicine is a sub-specialty dealing with people suffering from life-threatening injuries and illnesses. It might treat problems such as complications from surgery, accidents, infections, and severe breathing problems. It involves close, constant attention by a team of specially-trained health care providers. Critical care usually takes place in an intensive care unit (ICU) or trauma center.

Monitors, intravenous (IV) tubes, feeding tubes, catheters, breathing machines, and other equipment are common in critical care units so that the person can be kept alive.

Geriatric Medicine

Geriatrics is the subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the health and well-being of older adults.

Geriatricians diagnose, treat and manage diseases and conditions that require a special approach when dealing with older adults. They give attention to situations of special concern, including falls, incontinence, preoperative assessment and post-operative management, cerebrovascular disease, dementia, sensory impairment and other cognitive and affective changes that occur with aging.

Whether you or a loved one is elderly and dealing with complex health care needs, dementia, frailty, or simply having trouble with a new transition of life, you can turn to our Geriatrics team to provide you with the help you need. Our purpose is to help improve an elderly patient's function, independence, well-being, comfort and quality of life. In Geriatrics, we assist our patients with achieving their objectives as they age. If that's not possible, we can help patients and their families develop new goals that can be achieved in a dignified and respectful manner.


Haematology involves the diagnosis and treatment of patients who have disorders of the blood. While a major part of a haematologist’s work involves providing direct clinical care to patients, a significant part of it is also spent on diagnostic work in the laboratory.

Haematologists provide care to a wide range of patient groups. Patients may have a serious life-threatening illness such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma that requires chemotherapy. Some haematologists specialise in diseases affecting the blood coagulation system such as haemophilia, while others will provide expertise in the areas of blood transfusion or disorders of haemoglobin such as sickle cell disease.

Haematology has a strong multiprofessional approach. In the laboratory haematologists work in close collaboration with clinical and biomedical scientists. On the clinical side, haematologists deliver care to patients in conjunction with nurse specialists and other medical specialists such as clinical oncologists. Haematologists also have an important role in the hospital for advising on the interpretation of laboratory results and on appropriate further investigation.

Infectious diseases

Infectious disease is the subspecialty of internal medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of communicable diseases of all types, in all organs, and in all ages of patients. The specialty requires an understanding of the microbiology, prevention, and management of disorders caused by viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections, including the appropriate use of antimicrobial agents, vaccines, and other immunobiological agents; the environmental, occupational, and host factors that predispose to infection; and the basic principles of epidemiology and transmission of infection.

Medical oncology

A medical oncologist is a doctor who coordinates and oversees your medical care. They specialize in use of medications, such as chemotherapy, hormones and analgesics (medications to reduce pain) in the management of cancer. The role of the medical oncologist is more than just prescribing medications to treat cancer. They care for the patient from the moment of diagnosis throughout the course of the disease and survivorship by:

  • Educating the patient about their form of cancer and the stages of its development
  • Discussing treatment options and making recommendations to the patient
  • Monitoring the care and treatment of the patient throughout the course of the disease
  • Working with the patient to improve the quality of life through healing therapy and in the management of pain and symptoms

Non-invasive cardiology

The Non-Invasive Cardiology department performs diagnostic testing for patients with suspected cardiac problems.

There are a variety of different tests that the cardiac physiologists can carry out to evaluate the condition of your heart and diagnose any problems. None of them involve incisions to your body.

Tests include ECGs, exercise tolerance testing, tilt table testing, Holter monitoring and echocardiography.

We also follow up patients who have been fitted with devices such as pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). 


Pulmonology is the subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with diseases of the lungs and bronchial tubes, which often involves evaluation of the upper respiratory tract (nose, pharynx and throat) as well as the heart.

Pulmonologists are specially trained in diseases and conditions of the chest, such as pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, or complicated chest infections.

Not everyone who suffers from an acute respiratory condition or chronic respiratory diseases needs a pulmonologist. Many of these conditions can be managed by a general internist. Their skills are usually needed for patients with complex pulmonary problems, such as emphysema, tuberculosis, asthma, complicated infections of the chest, the pulmonary complications of AIDS, injury, and complications of respiratory diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.


Rheumatic diseases are painful conditions usually caused by inflammation, swelling, and pain in the joints or muscles.

Some rheumatic diseases like osteoarthritis are the result of "wear and tear" to the joints. Other rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, happen when the immune system becomes hyperactive; the immune system attacks the linings of joints, causing joint pain, swelling, and destruction.

Sleep medicine

A restful night’s sleep is an essential part of good health.  Millions of people have sleep disorders – conditions that disrupt or prevent sleep.  These disorders often go unrecognized, leaving sufferers to endure fatigue or other symptoms needlessly.

The internal medicine department at Apollo Bramwell Hospital is dedicated to diagnosing and treating all types of sleep disorders, helping patients face life’s demands with energy and clarity.  In most cases, effective treatment is readily available for sleep apnea, insomnia, periodic leg movement during sleep syndrome, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, and sleep disorders associated with medical or psychiatric conditions.


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