• 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

Hypothyroidism and diabetes are different illnesses and require individual treatments. I am glad that your thyroid is now under control. I do not...

Answered on : 12 Feb 2010

If you are going to have sex frequently, it is better to be on the birth control pill. That way you will get rid of the anxiety about being...

Answered on : 30 Jan 2010

You can start taking the pill now. It would have been better to start at least a few months before marriage. You are not protected completely...

Answered on : 25 Jan 2010

From your symptoms, it appears that you may have a yeast infection. It can happen in the absence of sexual activity. You may try over the counter...

Answered on : 05 Dec 2009

If she has had the tubal ligation (sterilisation procedure) you do not need to use any form of contraception. The sexual activity can be resumed...

Answered on : 19 Mar 2009

First of all, I want to applaud you for your desire to quit smoking. No good ever comes out of smoking. I suggest the following in my practice:...

Answered on : 31 Mar 2008

The last trimester of pregnancy is usually uncomfortable. As your uterus grows, it encroaches on the abdominal cavity and decreases the stomach...

Answered on : 25 Feb 2008

I am not sure why you had hysterectomy. Were your ovaries taken out? Are you taking any replacement hormones? How much water do you drink every...

Answered on : 25 Feb 2008

It is not unusual to lose some weight with hyperemesis, and UTI (which are unfortunately common in pregnancy). I would suggest prenatal vitamins...

Answered on : 12 Feb 2008

It depends upon what kind of IUD you have in your body. I would suggest using a condom and a spermicidal foam until your IUD is removed or a new...

Answered on : 11 Feb 2008
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