Dr. Roopa Tekkatte
Dr. Roopa Tekkatte is a Consultant Rheumatologist, currently practising at Aster RV Hospital, JP Nagar, Bangalore. She has good five years’ experience in the management of various rheumatology conditions including Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Vasculitis, Osteoporosis, Gout, Sarcoidosis and Connective Tissue Diseases such as Lupus, Sjogren’s and Scleroderma.
She has undergone Rheumatology training in various hospitals in the UK such as University Hospital Wales and University Hospital Bristol. She has previously worked as a Consultant Rheumatologist in Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath, UK. She practices evidence-based medicine and follows BSR/ EULAR guidelines for the management of the Rheumatology conditions.
She has a special interest in treating patients with Early Inflammatory Arthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoporosis. She has completed various clinical projects in early inflammatory arthritis such as Foot and ankle ultrasound project to assess the validity of foot and ankle questionnaire in early inflammatory arthritis, patient-reported long term effects of progressive resistance training in Rheumatoid arthritis and effect of brief educational intervention on motivation for smoking cessation in Rheumatology patients.
She has undergone training in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound in inflammatory arthritis. She performs joint and soft tissue injections, minor salivary gland biopsy and caudal epidural injections.