“Ask the Doctor” Segment Added to the Health Expo

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WALTHAM, MA—The organizers of Health & Wellness Expo 2014 have added a segment called—”Ask the Doctor”—at the upcoming health expo on Sunday, April 20, at the Burlington Marriott Hotel in Burlington, MA.

“This is a great segment where expo attendees can come to the Ask the Doctor Booth and ask designated doctors any health related questions,” said Dr. Manju Sheth, Chair of Health & Wellness Expo 2014. “As always we recommend that attendees should consult their own physicians. Our goal will be to provide some basic information and guidance reagrding medical issues.”

Doctors participating in this segment include: Dr. Niranjan Dudani, Dr. Tapasya Srivastava, Dr. Madhavi Challagulla, and Dr. Lipi Roy.

Dr. Roy is a primary care physician at the Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and at the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. She is also an Instructor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. She completed her medical degree and Master’s in Public Health degree at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, followed by residency training in Internal Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Roy is passionate about preventive health, obesity, nutrition and fitness. She also loves cooking and baking, and has combined these passions into a healthy spices blog.

Dr. Tapasya Srivastava, MD, MPH, is a full-time physician and a full-time mom. She is working currently at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.

Dr. Madhavi Challagulla, MD, is a physician at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and works in the department of general internal medicine. Her special interests include obesity and weight loss. She is a graduate of Andhra Medical College.

Dr. Niranjan Dudani, MD, practices at Allergy Medical Associates Inc., and specializes in allergy and immunology.

Words from the Chair of Health & Wellness Expo:
The Health & Wellness Expo is chaired by Dr, Manju Sheth and organized by INDIA New England News. It is a free event for the community and will be held on April 20, 2014 at Burlington Marriott in Burlington, MA. Dr. Sheth is a Board certified internist at Lahey Health and President of Indian Medical Association of New England 2013. She is very dedicated to women’s causes and education of community in health related issues, especially those specific to South Asian population.

Says Dr. Sheth: “I have always felt that while treatment can be specific to a specialty of medicine, healing is a collaborative effort with all health care providers, including alternative medicine. It also involves tapping into power within ourselves which will be the focus of our talk on mind and body medicine led by Dr. Sanjiv Chopra. We are honored to bring some of the best experts in traditional medicine who will talk about common medical problems with updates in diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. The talks will be conducted by a team of excellent moderators. Our goal in this Expo is also to educate people about optimum health which again is a collaborative effort. We are pleased to bring experts in Indian diet, skin care, yoga, stress management, fitness and meditation. We have also included an important segment on dental health. We are very thankful to the community for their wholehearted support in making our first Mega Health Expo last year such a huge success and are planning to make this an yearly tradition in New England.”

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