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Dr. Padmanabhan R

Dr. Padmanabhan R

Rheumatology | 12 Yrs
MBBS, MD, American Board (A.B) Internal Medicine , American Board (A.B) Rheumatology
Apollo Hospitals Greams Road,Chennai
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English, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi
About Dr. Padmanabhan R

Dr. Padmanabhan R is one of the best rheumatologists in Chennai specializing in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic arthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) and Vasculitis. He has earned a Fellowship from the American College of Rheumatology. The doctor was also honoured with the Resident Teaching Award at St Luke’s University Hospital and Health Network.

Dr. Padmanabhan believes in prescribing the best available medicines towards healing his patients. He is known to be a good listener, professional, and caring. In his free time, the doctor loves to read non-fiction/spiritual books.  He also enjoys spending time with his guru and performing pranayamas.


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  • Resident Teaching Award at St Luke’s University Hospital and Health Network
Professional Memberships
  • - Tamil Nadu Medical Council
  • - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • - American Board of Medical Specialties (Rheumatology)
Research and Publications
  • - Miller RE, Tran PB, Obediat AM, Raghu P, Ishihara S, Miller RJ, Malfait AM. The role of peripheral nociceptive neurons in the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis pain. Curr Osteoporos Rep 2015;13(5):318-26
  • - Raghu P, Manadan A.M., Schmukler J, Mathur T, Block J.A. Pulse Dose Methylprednisolone Therapy for Adult Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy. American Journal of Therapeutics. Am J Ther. 2015;22(4):244-7
  • - Sharma S, Das M, Kumar A, Marwaha V, Shankar S, Singh P, Raghu P, Aneja R, Grover R, Arya V, Dhir V,Gupta R, Kumar U, Juyal RC, K TB. Purine biosynthetic pathway genes and methotrexate response inrheumatoid arthritis patients among north Indians. Pharmacogenet Genomics. 2009 Oct; 19(10):823-8.
  • - Raghu P, Grover PS, Kumar A. Limitations of the study of subcutaneous versus oral administration of Methotrexate in patients with active Rheumatoid arthritis: comment on the article by Braun et al. Arthritis Rheum. 2008 Jul; 58(7): 2209.
  • - Singh P, Raghu P, Sugunaraj J, Kumar A. P10 Experience with biological agents in refractory rheumatoid arthritis in a tertiary care centre in India. Indian Journal of Rheumatology. 2009 Nov;4(3): S9.
  • - Das P, Raghu P, Dinda AK, Garg P. Strongyloides hyperinfection in Rheumatoid arthritis. Int J Surg Pathol. 2007 Oct; 15(4): 391- 2.
  • - Raghu P, Handa R, Sharma VKS, Sathpathy S, Kumar U, Gupta R. Hospitalization for systemic rheumatic diseases in a tertiary care center in Northern India – a prospective study - interim report. Indian Journal of Rheumatology 2006 Dec; 3(1): 45.
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  • - Treatment and Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • - Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment
  • - Treatment of Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus)
  • - Treatment of Vasculitis
  • - Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment
  • MONDAY09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • TUESDAY09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • WEDNESDAY09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • THURSDAY09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • FRIDAY09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • SATURDAY09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • SUNDAYNo slots available
  • MONDAY09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • TUESDAY09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • WEDNESDAY09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • WEDNESDAY04:00 PM - 04:20 PM
  • THURSDAY09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • FRIDAY09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • SATURDAY09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • SATURDAY02:05 PM - 02:35 PM
  • SATURDAY03:20 PM - 03:45 PM
  • SUNDAYNo slots available

Frequently Asked Questions

To book an online appointment with Dr Padmanabhan R, you can visit the app/website of Apollo 24/7, search for Dr Padmanabhan R name, and click on the ‘Consult’ button. Once you make the payment and confirm the consultation, your online appointment will be booked for the chosen appointment time.

Dr Padmanabhan R offers online consultations on our web platform Apollo 24/7 and Apollo 24/7 App. Also, available for physical consultations at the following locations: Apollo Hospitals Greams Road,Chennai

Dr Padmanabhan R is a Rheumatologist with over 12 Yrs. years of experience and has the following qualifications -MBBS, MD, American Board (A.B) Internal Medicine , American Board (A.B) Rheumatology

Dr Padmanabhan R is specialised to treat Rheumatology, etc.

Dr Padmanabhan R can speak English, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi.

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