What are we without the doctors who fight tooth and nail to heal and save us from ailments? Now with the pandemic the stress and workload on them have just multiplied yet there are some who not only healing patients offline but there are so many doctors who have taken online to vlog or blog and use the platform to create awareness about the work that they do and give us a peep into what their lives are made up of apart from patients, scrubs and stethoscopes.
July 1 being National Doctors’ day, we bring to you five doctors you should be following on Instagram who not only create awareness with their contents but also entertain us with their skills, talents and humor at times.
Dr. Tanaya Narendra
Dr. Tanaya, better known as dr_cuterus, calls herself a Millennial Doctor and talks SEX(ual health) on the interweb. An award winning @oxford_uni trained doc, she has completed her MBBS, MSc (Oxon), FRSPH.
Dr. Tanaya is an internationally trained medical doctor, embryologist, and scientist who is passionate about medical education. After studying medicine, she read for masters at the University of Oxford, and she subsequently registered as a doctor in England. On the foundation of her medical experience in India & England, she committed to making public medical education her life goal.
Currently she is involved as a doctor at Abhilasha Hospital, Allahabad; is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health; is a medical collaborator in a fertility technology start-up. Dr. Tanaya is popular on Instagram for her interesting talks and awareness around sex and related topics, busting myths and taboos around the same.
Dr Suyomi Shah
Dr Suyomi Shah, an M.D. Dermatologist & a Certified Trichologist (IAT Australia), humbly accepts the tag of ‘World’s first Acneologist ‘ given to her by her proud patients. One of the most sought-after dermatologists today, Dr Su is on a mission to help as many people to combat skin and hair-related problems.
Dr Su is as friendly as one can be. Her intention is to be accessible to all her patients on a personal level with a singular mission – to aid individuals in regaining their confidence and be comfortable with their skin. Her Instagram helps people choose the right products for their skin and gives them tips on skin problems and how to maintain good skin health.
Dr Varuna Srinivasan
Reproductive Health & Sexuality
Dr. Varuna Srinivasan Is an award-winning bisexual South Asian woman who talks sexuality, gender & feminism.
Varuna is a queer immigrant South Asian woman who believes in social justice, gender equity, access to mental health services, and reproductive health care for all. Her work has been recognized by Serena Williams for efforts in the advancement of sexual health in the South Asian community. Her work has been featured by Vogue, Global Health 50/50, and Business Insider. Varuna writes on the intersection between gender, sexual health, mental health, and racial justice. Her by-lines have appeared in Parents, The Good Trade, Well+Good, and Health Policy. Gender justice activist and sexual health educator recognized by Serena Williams for efforts in sexual health in the South Asian community.
She helps people understand sexuality, gender equality and feminism and educates people on the LGBTQIA community through her Instagram along with educative content on sex and reproduction.
Dr. Varalakshmi is an ayurveda Doctor who shares wisdom of ayurveda for modern women which she calls, ‘The Dr Varalakshmi Approach’. An ayurvedic health coach she helps women who suffer from a digestive illness, gut issues & food cravings using her transformational health coaching. She has worked offline with clients who suffer from different health issues including Back pain & general health issues. She also helps women who suffer from chronic pain & general health problems and works to identify the root cause of imbalance in the body, creating new dietary habits & eating the right type of food that can bring balance back in the mind and body.
Her Instagram is the perfect guide for people looking to heal their bodies through food and Ayurveda where she talks about their benefits, healing properties or harm plus busting some age old lifestyle related beliefs.
Dr. Trinetra Haldar Gummaraju
Dr. Trinetra is a Doctor/Intern, at KMC Manipal. She is a 23-year-old trans-woman, a medical student who after completing her MBBS, has also earned the position of Karnataka’s first trans-woman doctor. Studying in a private medical college in coastal Karnataka, Trinetra was born as Angad Gummaraju to Bengaluru-based parents and underwent a gender confirmation surgery (GCS) abroad in February this year.
Trinetra is also a famous Vlogger who had been documenting her transition journey on her YouTube channel ‘The Trinetra Method’. She has a tremendous following on social media, but has faced numerous online harassment and name callings regularly. Recently she shared a very empowering and powerful Instagram post which read, “Ch*kka, tr*nny, f*ggot, m*ttha, k*jja, and countless other titles were awarded. This day forward it’s ‘Doctor’.”
After this, her inspirational journey post became viral on social media. Trinetra is a budding actor who gives her followers a peek into her life as a transwoman doctor and is reiterating that gender and sexuality has nothing to do with her skills and profession and addresses transphobia through her content.