DEPARTMENT OF Rheumatology

Rheumatic diseases affect patients in more than one ways. In addition to pain and discomfort, they also cause significant social & economic burden in the form of poor quality of life, work disability and loss of income. Some of these diseases as SLE & Vasculitis can even cause threat to life if managed sub optimally. Rapid advances have occurred in the diagnosis and management of rheumatic diseases in the past decade. Today with the newer modalities of treatment, patients with rheumatic diseases have vastly improved out come. However early diagnosis and early initiation of treatment are the keys to good prognosis in these diseases.

AHRI is one of the few hospitals in the country with a dedicated Rheumatology Department. It serves patients with cutting edge advanced medical service in Rheumatology. In addition to outpatient services, we provide inpatient care and an entire range of diagnostic lab services. We are well versed with handling patients with even the most complex Rheumatic problems


Diagnosis & management of autoimmune & degenerative rheumatic disease.
Intra articular joint injections
Administration of biological disease modifying therapy
Musculoskeletal imaging
Diagnostic testing for auto immune diseases
Indirect Immuno fluorescence Microscopy
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation


Rheumatoid Arthritis | SLE | Ankylosing Spondylitis | Psoriatic Arthritis | Gout |JIA |Sjogren's Syndrome|Scleroderma| Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome| Osteoarthritis | Osteoporosis | Fibromyalgia | Softtissue disorder|Vasculitis.

Ananthapuri Hospitals And Research Institute

Dr.Vishad Viswanath

MD(Gen Med), DM(Clinical Immunology)

OP days :
Monday - Saturday(7.00 am - 12.00 pm)
Ananthapuri Hospitals And Research Institute

Dr.Deepti Joy

MD(Gen Med), DNB(Gen Med) ,MPH(SCTIMST), MNAMS, EULAR-Rheumatology

OP days :
1.00 pm - 5.00 pm(Monday - Friday ( Wednesday - Off))