Dr. Padmanabhan R

Dr. Padmanabhan R

Rheumatology| 12 Yrs
Doctor Education
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 a leading rheumatologist based out of Chennai. He specialises in treating different types of musculoskeletal issues. These include rheumatoid arthritis, musculoskeletal disorders, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. They also address certain autoimmune disorders such as scleroderma and lupus.

Autoimmune issues occur when there is inflammation in certain parts of the body. They usually affect the eyes, skin, and internal organs along with an individual's joints, bones, and muscles. It is imperative to see a rheumatologist the moment one starts experiencing symptoms.

A rheumatologist often diagnoses an individual and offers them follow-up care for several years. Rheumatologists like Dr. Padmanabhan examine the patient and offer insight that might allow them to live a more normal, pain-free life. This is because while most musculoskeletal disorders are not fatal, they cause discomfort throughout one's lifetime.

To quote Dr. Padmanabhan, “Whenever there is pain all over the body that is affecting multiple joints that are affecting anyone’s capacity to move freely and if there is associated fatigue, i.e., tiredness. And many swollen joints in the back, hands, and feet, the right doctor to see is a rheumatologist.”

Dr. Padmanabhan has published research papers in rheumatology. Some of the treatments he recommends include physical therapy medication and joint and tendon injections. He can also help patients explore other options, such as surgery in extremely severe cases. 


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Detailed Experience

Dr. Padmanabhan R has more than 12 years of experience as a Rheumatologist.
Dr. Padmanabhan Rwork at Apollo Hospital in Greams Road, Chennai.

Awards & Achievements
  • 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
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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 can speak English, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi.

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