What to Expect

Care Philosophy
As a patient of Dr. Sukhbir Uppal’s, you can expect a high level of care from an extremely competent and caring Rheumatologist who spends significant time getting to know you. You’ll find a friendly receptionist and nurse who are pleasant and helpful. You’ll notice many conveniences, too, from prompt arrangement of appointments to convenient parking. From your first phone call, you’ll see that Dr. Sukhbir Uppal and his staff always make you their priority. A major advantage will  the availability of lab services, X-ray and MRI services, pharmacy and physiotherapy services, all in the same complex of the hospital.


Schedule an appointment by calling the hospital receptionist . Dr. Sukhbir Uppal will generally see new patients within a week of your request for an appointment.

Dr. Sukhbir Uppal enjoys spending as much time as required with patients and their care. The most important aspect of the patient encounter is considered to be communicating with the patient not only about his medical problem but also about his cares and concerns, fears and apprehensions. A patient’s time is respected, and it is a priority of the Rheumatology Service to see you within 15 minutes of your scheduled appointment. However, some sick patients being seen before you may take a longer time, hence the waiting time may exceptionally be longer.

We will assist you in every manner in this regard, with our Insurance Manager and his team at your disposal.

Your First Appointment
Your appointment begins in Dr. Sukhbir Uppal’s office, where you will talk about your medical history, and your treatment goals. You’ll then be examined by Dr. Sukhbir Uppal, where you’ll also meet our nursing staff who will record some measurements like blood pressure, body weight, etc. Dr. Sukhbir Uppal will also complete a physical assessment of your joints, as required.

He may request X-rays and lab tests, which can be done in the fully automated state-of-the-art hospital laboratory. Finally, you and Dr. Sukhbir Uppal will discuss all concerns and the treatment plan. He welcomes your questions about your symptoms and treatment concerns and goals.

Normally within one week, there will be a FREE follow up visit to discuss the results of your lab tests and response to treatment started.

Follow-Up Visits
The frequency of follow up visits will be decided by you and Dr. Sukhbir Uppal depending upon your condition and how chronic it is.