Management of general medical illnesses

When should I see my physician?

Dr Mothilal is a meticulous and compassionate physician who aims to provide his patients with an accurate diagnosis as a cause of the symptoms they are facing. Beyond regular check-ups with your physician, you should see him if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms so that he may assist in the diagnosis and treatment thereof:

  • Persistent coughing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Wheezing
  • Nasal congestion
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Chest pain
  • Heart palpitations
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Abdominal pain
  • Blood in stool
  • Chest pain
  • Constipation or diarrhoea
  • Nausea or vomiting

What might treatment involve?

Once diagnosed, he may assist in treating and managing the full range of general medical illnesses and diseases. Treatment may include lifestyle changes such as dietary changes and commitment to exercise or medications to supplement the body or correct imbalances. Either way, your physician can assist in treatment and management suited to your specific case. In severe cases, surgery may be a viable treatment option, in which case you will be referred to a general surgeon for treatment. In cases where the cause of symptoms and possible diagnosis is complex, he may refer you to the necessary specialist for treatment and thereafter assist in managing your condition. In cases where critical care is needed, Dr Mothilal is equipped to provide advanced ventilation strategies, insertion of central venous and arterial lines and hemodynamic monitoring.

Dr Shikar Mothilal is a well-known pulmonologist and speciality physician. Dr Mothilal has advanced training in general medicine, pulmonology (respiratory medicine), and critical care medicine. He is a pulmonologist with remarkable diagnostic and interventional skills. Should your general medical illness involve your lungs, you would be in the best hands with Dr Mothilal. However, whatever illness you find yourself with, you will receive the utmost best strategies moving forward and care.

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Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital

Suite 1613, 16th floor, Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, Cnr DF Malan Street and Rua Bartholemeu Dias Plain, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001