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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan

Rheumatology
Downey,, CA, Philippines
53 years experience male

Locations

R Srinivasan MD Inc DBA American Medical Health Care Center

Downey,, CA

Address

8355 3rd Street , Downey,, CA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Fax

5628693111

Insurances accepted

Aetna

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R Srinivasan MD Inc DBA Monterey Park Medical Center

Monterey Park , CA

About

Bio

Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan, MD, FACR, completed Medical Diploma/M.B.B.S. in Andhra Medical School, India. He did his internship in Lakewood Hospital, Ohio. He then finished Internal Medicine Residency in Sepulveda, California, followed by a Rheumatology Fellowship at University of California, Los Angeles. He was awarded board certification as a Diplomate in The American Board of Internal Medicine in 1977. He was elected as Fellow in American College of Rheumatology in 1986 and he held a teaching position as Assistant clinical Professor of Medicine for 25 years at UCLA, Rheumatology division in Medicine Department. He had always been proudly observed by his peers as a credit to the organization for his valuable contributions to rheumatology with his research and publications. He is on board as the Medical Director at Monterey Park Medical Center, California since 1976. He is a consultant Rheumatologist with expertise in treating Rheumatoid arthritis and Autoimmune diseases.

Specialties
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Rheumatology

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

Pain Management

Languages spoken

Hindi, Tamil

Doctor Q&A

179 Answers
71 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Addison's disease: Aca ( adrenal auto antibodies ) and 21 hydroxylase anti bodies can cause auto immune adrenalitis and auto immune addison disease . 21-hydroxylase anti... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Joint swelling: Need to be evaluated with a good clinical exam and appropriate investigations . I presume there was no injury as none is mentioned.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Autoimmune nose sore: Reasons for nasal sores are many . From an autoimmune basis it could be seen in lupus, sjogren's, bechet's disease, wegener's granulamatosis, celiac d... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Hip bursitis: It can spontaneously resolve on its own or with anti inflammatory medications, or local injections of steroids into the bursa.
A female asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
MVP: Pcn used to be used as a prophylactic anti biotic for mvp to prevent SBE . How ever present recommendations are that there is no need for anti biotic... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Prednisone and lupus: Prednisone is used in lupus to control inflammation and to lower double stranded dna levels. To answer your question testing lab while taking Predniso... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Hip pains: Considering your age of 16 and the intensity of pain you need further evaluation by an orthopedist or rheumatologist with xrays and other investigatio... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Acute joint pain: Severe joint pains that hurt to move or get out of bed is of concern . Causes are many . Could be inflammatory joint disease, polymyalgia rheumati... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Lyme disease: Lyme disease needs to be treated . A small percentage of patients may go into remission with out treatment though rare. I am not aware of any study th... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Repetitive trauma : Early onset post traumatic sprain, strain, tendinosis, degenerative arthritis , cervical radiculopathy with associated symptoms due to repetitive tr... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Tnf alpha : Tnf Alpha is a pro inflammatory cytokine and is elevated in many auto immune diseases . It has a immuno regulatory role . It alters the t regulator... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Uric acid : Crab meat has moderately high levels of purine both in fresh form and canned form. But the amount of purine is much higher in red meat as compared to ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Humira (adalimumab) infections : Viral infections, bacterial infections, fungal infections and tuberculosis are some of infections with Humira (adalimumab) usage.Extent, site, organ ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Synovial fluids : There are no medications that increase synovial fluid in knee joints. Proper hydration and plenty of fluids will be of help.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Lyme diseasec: Yes it does cause diarrhea. Lyme disease affects gastro intestinal tract in many ways and diarrhea is one of the features of GI tract involvement.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Joint pain : Back pain with gradual onset of rest of joint pains is suggestive of insidious onset of inflammatory joint disease . Though it can be due to various... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Aleve (naproxen): Depends on reason for swelling . It is ok for minor swelling from inflammation . Always good to check with your doctor if in doubt.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
One: One can have rheumatoid arthritis with a negative rheumatoid factor in blood test.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Remicade (infliximab): It is decision you should make in consultation with your doctor. Remicade (infliximab) is indicated for several kinds of arthritis and for certain GI ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Anemia : Yes it can . It depends on the base line ferritin level when you started the iron replacement . The lower it was the longer it takes to raise the ferr... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
RA: Splint, stretching, exercises in early stages. Surgical correction if advanced or in later stages.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Steven Jhonson syndr: If one gets exposed to the same agent, medicine, vaccine , dye or what ever was the offending agent which caused the prior stevens johnson's syndrom... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Lung transplant: Lung transplantation s are done for chronic end stage lung disease that has failed to respond to medical treatments for which no further medical treat... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Leg pains : Reasons many . Good clinical exam will dictate further evaluation.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Lyme disease: Lyme diagnosis is made on one's history, exposure to tick that carry lyme disease in the setting of typical signs and symptoms . If a doctor confirms ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
HLA B27 : Your description fits in with hla b27 positive spondyloarthropathy which primarily affects spine, si joints and larger peripheral joints such as hip ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Kidney stones: Not typically . Usual radiation is to waist, back, groin and hip areas.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Lie back pain : Lower back pains and stiffness of a chronic nature warrants a good check up . Consult your doctor.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Arthritis : Resting a local joint to prevent mobility could be due to suspicion of a fracture of underlying bone , partial or full thickness tear of a tendon or... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Arthritis: It is variable and depends on type of trauma, extent, body part involved, one's underlying health and associated diseases, age of the patient, any pri... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Hamstrings: Trial of pt and non steroidal anti inflammatory agents would be of help for hamstring pull along with rest and gradual increase in exercise and stretc... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Uric acid gout : Gout is recurrent attacks of acute inflammatory arthritis .Mp joint at big toe is the most affected .50% of cases. It can present as tophi, kidney sto... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
RA : Ra is an autoimmune disease . It is a systemic autoimmune disease as it affects joints and other systems . The target cells are cells in synovium (li... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Pubic joint: As the name implies degenerative changes in symphysis pubis is a degenerative disorder and occurs naturally . Spurring is a natural response to irrita... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Autoimmune diseases : In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for u... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Autoimmune disease: It is not fully understood and reasarch is still on . It happens in idividuals who are genetically susceptible triggered by an offending agent which c... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Cytokine panel: Not effective as far as as determining if one has autoimmune disease.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Allergies: Allergy is a form of an immune disorder. It is not an autoimmune disorder. . It is a form of hypersensitivity to common harmless allergens. It is me... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Sjogren's : Sjogren's is diagnosed based on symptoms, good clinical exam , laboratory data and anti body levels. At times imaging studies are done to evaluate s... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Polyarteritis nodosa: Pan ( poly arteritis nodosa) is a disease of unknown cause.It affects small to medium sized arteries reducing or cutting off blood supply to organs . ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Joint pain: Yes , it can be.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
EBV: Autoimmune diseases are due to combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental triggers . Ebv virus is one such environmental trigger. No defi... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Need further check: Need further evaluation for reasons of high bp, renal status , cardiac check up and blood tests for further evaluation and appropriate treatment.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Blood clot in leg : You can confirm blood clot with a simple ultrasound test . Have your doctor examine you and if needed he will recommend an ultrasound test for confirm... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Arthritis : Acute arthritis after j pouch surgery for ulcerative colitis is seen in a small number of patients. Though not very common it is reported and can affe... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Need evaluation: Need evaluation as creatinine and uric acid are slightly high for your age. There are various reasons for mild elevation . It is impotrtant that it be... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Chest trauma: Persistent post traumatic pectoral chest pain for 6 months unresponsive to anti inflammatory medications raises concern and should be further evaluate... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Not necessarily : Not necessarily. Though such effects are common with immuran by itself it is worth a try if it is strongly indicated in your situation.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Leg pain: It is time for a good exam by a rheumatologist as your symptoms could due to several reasons it is nothing like a good evaluation followed by focu... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Lupus and pregnancy: Pregnancy in lupus patients has risks and should be planned carefully. Lupus flares in pregnancy is common . Lupus should be controlled for 6 months ... Read More

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Oct 6, 2013
Dr. Srinivasan is a doctor I really appreciate having. He isn't my PCP but rather a specialist I see. He knows his stuff very well & he really takes the time to explain things. Unlike some other do...Read More
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Aug 19, 2013
Excellent bed side manners, he answered all my questions about Rheumatoid arthritis, I will definitely recommend him to anyone that needs a rheumatologist.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Srinivasan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you so much doc. I have been in tears all day because of the news that my aorta was unfolding--apparently this was due to a lack of knowledge on my part. I feel h...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! THANKS DR, IT JUST SEEMS SOME PEOPLE GET ALL THE LUCK! THANKS!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have many of those symptoms but they are "general" symptoms.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Andhra University, Andhra Medical College, India
Graduated 1969MD

Residency

V.A. Hospital

Awards

America’s Top Physicians in the field of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology 2004-2005 by Consumer Research Council of America
Top Rheumatologist , First Place, California - Summer
2013

Affiliations

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RHEUMATOLOGY
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

Publications

Efficacy of Long Term Chrysotherepy Published in Arthritis and Rheumatism
High vs. Conventional Dose Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis Published in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Perspective Trial of Methotrexeate, Corticosteroids either Alone or in Combination vs. Placebo in Polymyositis (Prepared basic criteria of the protoco...
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