Our Doctors

KITES services are delivered by passionate experts in their areas under the supervision of the geriatrician & the family physician following the exclusive protocols developed by these experts.

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Dr Prabhakar Swarnavelu, MBBS, FCIP [Chennai], FCCP [New Delhi], CCEBDM, Consultant Physician

Dr. Prabhakar is an experienced family physician who served in the Indian Army before commencing his private practice in Bengaluru. With over 36 years of rich experience, he brings passion and skill to the profession. He has wide knowledge of health issues of the elderly and takes special interest in managing primary health issues confronting the geriatric population.

Dr. Prabhakar completed his MBBS from the prestigious Bangalore Medical College and has many other diplomas/fellowships to his credit. He is an active member of the Family Physicians Association of India and our affiliate Family physician providing quality geriatric care for our members.

Dr. Seemanthini Desai, MBBS, MD, Consultant Physician

Dr. Seemanthini is a reputed family physician from Bengaluru with over 25 years of rich experience. She has specialized in Critical Care Antibiotics Therapy, Chronic infections related to wound, Hospital acquired infections, Urinary tract, Intra-abdominal and Neuro related infections. She is a qualified counselor and is interested in Psychiatry, Neurology and Family Counseling as well. She is a consultant microbiologist and infection control officer for few select corporate hospitals.

Dr. Seemanthini completed her MBBS from Mysore University and MD from Gulbarga University. At KITES she is our affiliate Family physician providing quality geriatric care for our members and advising the company on best practices.

physiotherapy doctors for elders
physiotherapy doctors for elders

Dr. Shruti Sampath Shetty, BPT, MIAP, Consultant Physiotherapist

Dr. Shruti Shetty is a graduate in physiotherapy from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru with about five years of hands-on experience in treating clients. She is part of the team of physiotherapy experts at KITES. Dr. Shruti is a specialist in assessment & management of musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiopulmonary and post-surgical physiotherapy conditions. She is adept in the administration of various physical therapy modalities. With her interest in Geriatrics, she has developed specialized knowledge in treating various conditions in the elderly.

Dr. Shruti frequently participates in conferences to keep herself updated on her subject and authored few papers in her field as well.

Dr. Rajesh Kumar J, MBBS, MD [Internal Medicine], Diabetologist

Dr. Rajesh Kumar is a renowned practicing physician & Diabetologist since 1997. With a post-graduate degree in Internal Medicine from the Manipal University, Dr Rajesh is known for his patient-centric care, dedication and commitment to the profession. He specializes in the treatment of the elderly and has been a moving force behind KITES, the geriatrics & Senior-care specialist brand in India. He graduated from AIMS, Mysore University in the year 1996.

He is a NABH lead Assessor & an active member of a quality council of India (QCI). He is a director/advisor to a few healthcare institutions. At KITES Dr Rajesh is part of the Advisory Board & manages the Elder Diabetes Specialty Program.

physiotherapy doctors for elders
physiotherapy doctors for elders

Dr. Chetan Parasar, BPTh [RGUHS}, Consultant Physiotherapist

Dr. Chetan Parasar is an experienced physiotherapist with over 9 years of experience in the field of physiotherapy. He holds a bachelor degree from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. He specializes in Joint Mobilization, Myotherapy, Postural training, traction and bandaging.

Dr. Chetan Parasar is a member of Indian Association of Physiotherapist and is an affiliate physiotherapist at KITES providing physiotherapy treatment to our patients.

Dr. Bhavani Ramachandra, MPT, Consultant Physiotherapist

Dr. Bhavani Ramachandra is an experienced & passionate physiotherapist with over 12 years of experience in assessing & treating patients through physiotherapy. She holds a bachelor degree from SVIMS, Tirupati & the masters from CCSU. She specializes in postoperative treatment including hip and knee replacement surgery, surgical fixation of fractured bones and other orthopedic conditions. She also has rich experience in treating geriatric neurological conditions such as Stroke, Parkinson’s disease and Facial Palsy.

Dr. Bhavani Ramachandra is a member of Indian Association of Physiotherapist and is an affiliate physiotherapist at KITES providing physiotherapy treatment to our patients.

physiotherapy doctors for elders
physiotherapy doctors for elders

Dr. Sudeep Kumar Sahu, MPTh/MPT, Fellowship in Orthopedic Rehabilitaition, Consultant Physiotherapist

Dr. Sahu is an experienced and passionate physiotherapist with over 11 years of experience in the field of physiotherapy & rehabilitation. He holds a masters’ degree in Neurological Physiotherapy and a Fellowship in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation. His keen interests are in treating aggressive neuro conditions, neuro, ortho & cardio rehabilitation and pain rehab.

Dr. Sahu is a member of Indian Association of Physiotherapist and is an affiliate physiotherapist at KITES providing physiotherapy treatment to our patients.

Dr. Madhu U, MPTh/MPT, Consultant Physiotherapist

Dr. Madhu is an experienced physiotherapist with over 11 years of experience in treating patients. He holds a Master’s degree in physiotherapy and specialises in rehabilitation and sports physiotherapy.

Dr. Madhu is a member of Indian Association of Physiotherapist and is an affiliate physiotherapist at KITES providing physiotherapy treatment to our patients.

physiotherapy doctors for elders
physiotherapy doctors for elders

Dr. Sunil G Kini, MBBS, MS (Orth), DNB (Orth), M.Ch (Orth), MRCS (Glasg), MRCS(Edin), MNAMS, Dip. SICOT (Belgium), Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Sunil Gurpur Kini specializes in Hip and Knee surgery that includes Primary and Revision (previously failed) Joint replacements, Arthroscopies(keyhole surgeries), Sports and Adult Reconstruction. He has extensive experience in navigation surgery and also Robot-assisted Joint replacement surgery.

Dr. Kini has a thorough interest in research that has led him to publish a good volume and also present his work on numerous occasions on a global platform. Dr. Kini completed his MS Orthopaedics from the famous Bangalore Medical College and pursued his other degrees/fellowships from various institutions across the globe. He is a member of the Medical Council of India and Karnataka Medical Council. He presently practices at Manipal Hospital, Old Airport Road, Bengaluru. At KITES Dr. Kini mentors the Elder Ortho Program.

Mrs. Ruchi Bhuwulka, BSc (Developmental Counselling), PGD [Guidance & Counselling], Geriatric Counsellor

Mrs. Ruchi Bhuwalka is an experienced & compassionate counsellor with the ability to relate to clients from all walks of life. Knowledgeable in several counselling methods & techniques, her approach is primarily the cognitive behavior approach. Her core competencies include Geriatric, caregiver and relationship counselling.

Mrs. Bhuwulka has completed her post graduate diploma in Guidance and Counselling from SIES College, Mumbai and at Banjara Academy, Bengaluru.

physiotherapy doctors for elders
physiotherapy doctors for elders

Dr. Karthik BR, MBBS

Dr. Karthik comes with lots of passion in treating patients at home especially the geriatric population. He firmly believes that quality home care will immensely improve the quality of life of the patient. He has been practicing for the past 7 years and is adept at detailed assessments/accurate diagnosis & appropriate recommendation and also in performing interventions such as wound dressing, wound suturing, administration of intravenous, intramuscular, subcutaneous and intradermal injections and administration of first aid.

Dr. Karthik holds an MBBS degree from the prestigious MS Ramaiah Medical College and is our affiliate Family physician providing quality ‘at home’ geriatric care for our members.

Ms Meera Narayanan, Yoga Specialist

Ms Meera is an accomplished Yoga guide, certified Yoga Instructor and an expert Yoga Therapist. She has earned her spurs from the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (SVYASA) University, which is the only "Yoga-only" university internationally dedicated to Yoga. She is also an alumnus of Annamalai University where she acquired a degree in engineering.

She has been an ardent practitioner of Yoga for over 15 years and has helped many people in getting over their disabilities and ill-health, with her experience. With her extensive study and research, she has created a tailored program for the elderly and techniques to work on few select ailments of the elderly. At KITES Ms Meera leads the yoga program for the elderly.

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