About Us

CRICR, established on 12th December 2002 by Dr.Chandrashekara.S, Rheumatologist, started as a small out-patient clinic. Now, the institution has grown into a complete facility at Rajajinagar with comprehensive laboratory services. In the 8th year of commencement, in-patient facility for 24hrs with 20 beds has been started at the hospital. Facilities ranging from shared general wards to special suits cater to the various needs of patients with advanced disease or with emergencies. The Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation team has been upgraded by including occupational therapist, orthotic and prosthetic consultants.

 In order to perform major correction procedures, a Joint Restoration Clinic with OT facilities has been started. The clinic facilitated rheumatologists, orthopedics as well other allied professionals to retain, restore and rehabilitate the joints affected by arthritis. The medical team  has been expanded by the inclusion of consultants in field of pain counseling and family counselors to improve the overall patient care and to establish a state-of-the-art standard in rheumatology and clinical practice.

Presently, the medical team is lead by Dr Chandrashekara S with the support of other Directors, Dr. Renuka P. and Dr. Dharmanand B.G. The hospital is now managed by the company ChanRe Health Care & Research Pvt.Ltd.

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Dr. Chandrashekara S (MBBS, DM) Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology

Dr. Chandrashekara S. completed D.M (Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology) from SGPGI, Lucknow in 1996 and started his career as Assistant Professor and Consultant Immunologist by initiating and establishing a Department for Immunology at M.S Ramaiah medical college, Bangalore. He got promoted to the designation of Professor in June 2006 for his pioneering and active research work in the field of Immunology and Rheumatology. In order to fulfill his vision, he established CRICR, a specialized one-stop center providing care and treatment for diverse autoimmune diseases, in the year 2002. He has headed CMEs and training programs conducted for general practitioners, physicians, and orthopedics conducted in various medical colleges and institutes. He has also founded Immunology Arthritis Research Education Trust (IARET) and organized several camps for early arthritis screening and educating people about the disease through the trust.   

Dr.Renuka.P obtained her MBBS degree from B.J Medical College, Pune and started her career in pathology by completing DCP in 1999 and DNB Pathology in 2001 from St. John's Medical College Bangalore. After working in St. John's medical college as a lecturer for two years, she founded the NABL accredited ChanRe Diagnostic Laboratory in 2003. Over the years, she was instrumental in bring up CDL to the current status of a recognized referral medical laboratory providing all diagnostic services and with a unique specialty unit for immunodiagnosis. She has a few publications to her credit and she was instrumental in disseminating knowledge by organizing several workshops on immunofluorescence and on various pathology topics.

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Dr. Renuka P

(MBBS, DCP, DNB) 

Pathologist

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Dr.Dharmanand B.G (MBBS, DM)

Rheumatology

Dr. B G Dharmanand had his schooling in Paramakudi, Tamilnadu. He did his MBBS from Madurai medical college in 1986 and finished his MD in Medicine from Mysore medical college in 1992. After a brief stint as assistant professor in Madurai medical college, he joined for DM in Rheumatology and completed the course by 1996. He also serves as consultant in Manipal Hospital, Bangalore from 1997 till date. He started one of the first departments of rheumatology at Manipal hospital. The department has grown to have 3 consultants and has a teaching program in rheumatology. He joined CRICR in 2007 as a Director and a Consultant Rheumatologist. Dr.Dharmanand has organized more than 50 CMEs in rheumatology all over Karnataka and has been an invited speaker in many state and national level conferences. He has authored chapters in text books and has authored several papers in national journals. He is currently the president of Karnataka chapter of Indian Rheumatology Association.

Specialists & Consultants

CRICR has a good panel of specialists & consultants in departments of General Medicine / Cardiology, General Surgery & laparoscopy , oncology ,ophthalmology, Pediatrics, Spine surgery & orthopedics ,Hand surgeon, urology , Pulomology, OBG, Dermatology, Vascular surgery, Radiology, yoga therapy etc. In addition, the services of qualified resident doctor, receptionist, nursing staff, paramedics, and housekeeping personnel are available for 24 hours at CRICR for patient care and emergency.