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Dr. Falguni Parikh

Consultant - Internal Medicine
MBBS, M.D. (Medicine), DNB (Medicine), FICP (Fellow of Indian College of Physicians), MNAMS (Member of National Academy of Medical Sciences)

Fellowships

  • Visited the departments of Critical care medicine and Infectious diseases at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center PA USA on Hargobind Medical Foundation fellowship in 2004 (for 3 months)

Expertise

  • Infectious Diseases including Tuberculosis,HIV and tropical infections
  • Adult Immunization
  • Metabolic diseases and nutritional deficiencies
  • Complex multisystem involvement
  • Primary & secondary Hypertension
  • Medical management for geriatric issues

Services Offered

Tuberculosis (extrapulmonary and pulmonary), HIV, tropical infections and emerging new infections like H1N1 influenza, Adult Immunization

Languages spoken

Hindi, English, Marathi, Gujarati

Dr. Parikh worked for Fifteen years as a faculty (Assistant professor followed by Associate professor) in Internal Medicine at the prestigious B.Y.L. Nair hospital and Topiwala National Medical College which is a 1500 bedded multispecialty tertiary care hospital with a medical college situated in South Mumbai. She has wide experience in handling patients with multiple medical issues.

During her tenure at Nair Hospital she was attached to Tropical Medicine Clinic and Hypertension Clinic right from their inception in 1993. In addition she was also In charge of 23 bedded closed Medical Intensive Care Unit.

She along with her team was instrumental in upgrading the ICU services to meet quality standards of ISO 9001:2000 certification in 2005 which is a landmark achievement for a public hospital in India.

In addition to clinical services She has been actively involved in medical education and taught undergraduate and postgraduate students and has guided postgraduate students in their dissertation for MD and DNB programmes.

Editorial Experience

  • Member Editorial board API textbook of Medicine 11th Edition.
  • Associate Editor of Journal of Association of Physicians of India since 2009 till date
  • Assistant Editor of API textbook of Medicine 8th edition
  • Editorial Assistant of API textbook of Medicine 7th edition

Research Experience

Conducted clinical trials in malaria, catheter related blood stream infections, nosocomial pneumonias, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) infections, Menigococcal vaccine at Nair Hospital.

Teaching Experience

  • Sixteen years of teaching experience as faculty at Nair Hospital.
  • Has taught Undergraduate and postgraduate medical students, dental and nursing students
  • Teacher for DNB (Medicine)at Kokilaben Hospital.
  • Has been University examiner for 3rd year MBBS students (Mumbai University and Maharashtra University of Health Sciences)

Dr. Parikh has wide experience in the field of internal medicine and has handled patients with multiple medical issues and geriatric patients.

She has special interest in diagnosis and treatment of diseases common to the tropics like Malaria, Leptospirosis, Dengue, Typhoid, Cholera and Tuberculosis.She has handled patients with tuberculosis of spine,chest,abdomen,lymph nodes,genitourinary tract and bones. She has managed infections like rickettsial infections, hydatid disease, cysticercosis, amoebiasis, tropical eosinophilia and filariasis besides rare bacterial and viral infections like Brucellosis, Ebstein Barr virus infections, etc. She has experience in the treatment of HIV/AIDS and opportunistic infections in these patients. She is particularly interested in diagnosis and management of patients with prolonged fevers of undetermined origin. She has experience in management of nosocomial infections. She specializes in management of infections in specific subgroups like diabetes, pregnancy and other immunocompromised states.

Hypertension is a silent killer and a very important risk factor for heart, brain and kidney disease. Dr. Parikh specialises in management of essential hypertension and is particularly interested in the management of hypertension in pregnancy, and hypertension in young patients including secondary hypertension.

Publications

More than 50 publications in peer reviewed national journals and one international publication.

Chapters in Books

  • H1N1 influenza (Swine flu) in India:Issues in diagnosis,management and prophylaxis in Medicine update 2016 (editors Pareek KK, Wander GS) p 718-721.
  • API textbook of Medicine - Food Borne Toxic Diseases (7th Edition 2003, editor Dr. Siddharth Shah)
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (7th Revised Edition 2006, editor Dr. Siddharth Shah)
  • Mumps (9th Edition 2012, Editor Dr Y P Munjal)
  • Hypertension - An International Monograph 2007 (Editor Dr Paul Anand) - Hypertension in Pregnancy, Commentary on Atenelol Trials
  • Textbook of Pulmonary Medicine 2009 (Editor Dr. JM Joshi) - Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Anemia in Tropics ICP Monograph 2009 (editor Dr Nandini Mukherjee) - Anemia in Tropical Parasitic Diseases

Recent Publications

  • Parikh Falguni, Kapoor Dheeraj; Homocysteine, Insulin Sensitivity and Cardiovascular Disease - Is There A Link?; Journal of Association of Physicians of India (JAPI); June 2009; Vol. 57, p 437-38
  • Parikh Falguni; Changing Trends In Poisoning; Journal of Association of Physicians of India; November 2009; Vol 57, p 739
  • Parikh Falguni; Rational Use of Antibiotics; Medical Image (Indian Medical Association Bulletin); Dec.2009;Â Vol 34, Issue 9
  • Parikh Falguni 'Status of Antibiotic Use In India; Supplement to JAPI Special Issue on Antibiotic Resistance; Vol 58; Dec 2010, p 7
  • Parikh Falguni; Experience from Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic 2009 - Is Prevention Better Than Cure?; Journal of Association of Physicians of India; Vol.59 2011; p 11-12
  • Parikh Falguni; Steroids and Vasopressors In ICU; Medicine Update 2011
  • Parikh Falguni; Typhoid Fever Management in 2012; Medicine Update; Vol 22, 2012 (editor SAKamath)
  • Parikh Falguni. Infections and thrombocytopenia . JAPI February 2016. vol 64 (editorial)
  • Parikh Falguni,Shah Sweta . Ebola virus disease are we prepared? JAPI September 2014 vol 62 12-14.(editorial)
  • Parikh Falguni,Kulkarni Bijal,Goyle Sandip. Kaposi's Sarcoma JAPI July 2014 vol. 62 (pictorial CME )
  • GUEST EDITOR for Special Issue on Medical philately- Journal of Association of Physicians of India 2015
  • Monthly Feature in Journal of Association of Physicians of India on Medical Philately - (Medicine through stamps)

Posters presented

Utility of X pert MTB Rif for diagnosis of Tuberculosis in tertiary care center in Mumbai India. Presented at ID week International conference held in Philadelphia USA October 2014 POSTER no. 1437.

Diagnostic challenges in Spinal Tuberculosis and the role of genexpert /MTB RIF assay ID week conference San Diego USA October 2015 POSTER .

Awards

  • Hargobind Medical Foundation Fellowship in 2014.
  • M.J. Shah Memorial award in Tropical medicine at APICON, Varanasi for paper on Leptospirosis.
  • Fellowship of Indian College of Physicians-Academic Wing of Association of Physicians of India.

Professional memberships

  • Association of Physicians of India.
  • Hypertension society of India.
  • Infectious disease society of India.
  • Infectious disease Society of America (Associate Member).
  • Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine.
  • Indian Medical Association.
  • Association of Medical Consultants of India.
  • Geriatric Society of India.

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