Personalised treatments have started to change the landscape of traditional medicine. Also called known as precision medicine this model is an adjunct to the traditional approach of health care. It considers the genetic makeup of an individual for creating treatment regimens.
Medications which work well in one individual might not work in another or worse even cause side effects. To add to this confusion, a physician has no real way of telling this ahead of time.
K&H, a first-of-its kind bespoke conceptual clinic, combines genomic medicine with the latest advances in the field of modern medicine to develop a personalised plan for each patient. Here, treatments are designed taking into consideration every aspect of your life — what you eat, what kind of workout you love to do, your work environment and what are your genes saying.
We now know that variability in drug response is genetically determined, with age, nutrition, health status, environmental exposure and concurrent therapy playing important contributory role.
It is now possible to treat diseases like diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, heart diseases and thyroid disorders based on genetics. Genes are segments of DNA, which influence a person’s response to different medications. Knowledge of these genes helps prescribe medications which work best for the individual with minimal to no side effects. This helps in not only cutting down costs of using unnecessary medications but also prevents trial and error in human body.
Personalised medicine has changed the way we think about, identify and manage health problems. It is already having an exciting impact on both clinical research and patient care, and this impact will grow as our understanding and technologies improve.
Dr Hima Challa is the co-founder and owner of K&H Personalized Medicine Clinic and Research Institute. She graduated from Gandhi Medical College and was among the top few in her batch. She specialised in Internal Medicine at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Michigan in the United States. She graduated in Medical Genomics from Harvard Medical School. She also holds a master’s in nutrition science from Texas Women University and in integrative medicine from the Arizona University. She is the youngest Program Director to create and lead a mammoth Internal Medicine residency program at the Campbell University in North Carolina, USA.
Dr Kalyan Uppaluri is the co-founder and the owner of the institute. After passing out of Gandhi Medical College, he moved to USA and specialised in Internal Medicine at McLaren Hospital, Michigan. He also got a degree in Medical Genomics from Stanford University and pursued cancer research at Wayne State University, Michigan. He worked as an academic physician at the Campbell University in North Carolina, USA. He was awarded the Outstanding Physician award at Campbell University.
K&H, A FIRST-OF-ITS KIND BESPOKE CONCEPTUAL CLINIC, COMBINES GENOMIC MEDICINE WITH THE LATEST ADVANCES IN THE FIELD OF MODERN MEDICINE TO DEVELOP A PERSONALISED PLAN FOR EACH PATIENT