• Brief Profile


    I was born in Africa (Mombassa). Our family came to India in 1970, and settled down in Amritsar. I got most of my education in India. After doing my Master's degree in genetics, I got married and emigrated to US with my wife. I worked in a research lab for about 9 years. We had our two children during that time, and when they were both in School, I decided to go to Medical School. I graduated with a MD degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I subsequently did my residency at the same university, and have been a faculty member there since 1995. My primary practice is in a smaller nearby town. The medical students and residents from the University come to our practice for their clinical training. I practice the full range of family medicine, but am mainly interested in women's and children's health.

Questions Answered by me

It takes the uterus about 6 weeks post delivery to return to pre-pregnancy size. It is also normal to have regular periods while still breast...

Answered on : 24 May 2003

There can be many causes of heart palpitations. I would suggest getting her thyroid hormone level and basic metabolic panel and blood count...

Answered on : 21 May 2003

You need to take your vitamins and eat a healthy nutritious diet. You need to gain between 20-30 pounds during pregnancy. If your weight gain is...

Answered on : 17 Mar 2003

It is somewhat difficult to get your breasts in the pre-pregnancy shape. Some pectoral muscle firming exercises may help with the sagging.
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Answered on : 11 Mar 2003

First of all try to find out if you have any infection especially in your urinary tract. Urinary tract infections are very common in pregnancy,...

Answered on : 10 Feb 2003

You have asked questions about weight gain and pregnancy. Weight gain in general is the result of imbalance between calories in versus calories...

Answered on : 30 Dec 2002

Cigarette smoking in general is not good in pregnancy. If you have completely quit now, the baby should be fine. As few as you have smoked so...

Answered on : 20 Dec 2002

About 250 to 500 mg of Calcium in addition to your 4 glasses of milk should be enough to meet the nursing needs. I would certainly encourage...

Answered on : 07 Oct 2002

Congratulations on the pregnancy. Migraine headaches can get better or worse during the pregnancy. In general, physicians only use medicines that...

Answered on : 30 Sep 2002

In my practice, the saddest thing that I see is people wanting children and cant have them or that they waited too long and thus missed the...

Answered on : 11 Jul 2002
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