In a previous blog post, we introduced you to Dr. Abhishek Omchery. In this post, we introduce you to another member of our panel, Dr Gaurangi Shrawat. An experienced dermatologist, Dr Shrawat completed her MD with first division. Apart from practising as a clinician, she also enjoys teaching junior doctors, and is a prominent researcher.
Q: What got you interested in pursuing dermatology?
A: Dermatology is a vast field. It deals with the largest organ of the body and the complex interplay between skin and internal medicine. There are many skin diseases, and just by looking at a patient’s skin and hair, a dermatologist can tell quite a lot about a patient’s overall health.
The field allows you to be a clinician, a surgeon, and a pathologist all in one day, and thus proves to be constantly challenging and rewarding.
Q: What is your favourite area of dermatology?
A: Clinical dermatology is what interests me the most. Most of the patients in this field suffer from chronic conditions, and this has a deep impact on their psyche. When these patients come back happy, it gives me a real sense of job satisfaction.
Q: What has been the most interesting or unexpected aspect of practising dermatology?
A: Finding out how important a role our skin plays in regards to our overall health. I frankly never knew the number of conditions related to skin and hair before I started learning about them.
Q: What is the most important piece of advice you’d give to anyone out there to keep their skin and hair healthy?
A: Stay happy, eat healthy is what works the best. I always tell my patients that it really helps to take care of your skin and hair from an early age.
Patience is the key. Always consult a dermatologist, and avoid using over the counter products – expert personal advice about the right products and routine for you is the most worthwhile investment you can make in the health of your skin and hair.
Q: How is Indian skin and hair unique?
A: The Indian skin colours, and black, luscious hair are beautiful. The warmer skin colour acts as a natural protector from the sun, thus the conditions seen are different as compared to skin from other parts of the world.
The care regimen is also slightly different for Indian skin and hair, as we age differently.
Q: What do you enjoy about being on Remedico?
A: I have really enjoyed being on Remedico. It is very convenient for patients. It also helps us as doctors to reach out to patients from various cities, and provide them with the right medical care.
The most important part is that only well qualified doctors are included in the panel. A lot of expertise and effort have also been applied in in preparing detailed questionnaires about various conditions. It is an ideal platform making use of technological advancement in medical care.
At Remedico, all the doctors on our panel are selected based on their medical knowledge, experience with treating a range of skin and hair conditions, and above all their strong desire to make an impact on their patients’ lives.
Consult with one of our dermatologists today, right from your phone.