Dr C H Asrani - Founder

Dr C H Asrani


Armed with a Diplomate National Board in Family Medicine and a relentless presence of over 28 years to serve with better family health and corporate health. Driven by passion for computers, command of six languages coupled with admirable communication and presentation skills, Dr C H Asrani also specializes in health related portals, health & medicine related training (principally Communications Skills and Stress Management) and provides content for mass media - both print and electronic.


  • 1994 - Diplomate National Board (equivalent MD/ MS vide Government of India's notification) of Examinations (Family Medicine)
  • 1982 - Diploma in Acupuncture - Colombo South General Hospital - Sri Lanka 1971-1976
  • 1976 - MBBS - Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital, University of Bombay
  • 1997 - Diploma in Computer Graphics, Animation & Multimedia


  • Established as a Teacher of Family Physicians, both for clinical as well as non-clinical subjects. Over 150 Scientific Presentations at various fora.

Awards & Affiliations

Papers, Presentation & Research

  • India's first Family Medicine clinic to be ISO 9001:2000 certified in field(s) of Family Health and Corporate Health
  • Established as a Teacher of Family Physicians, both for clinical as well as non-clinical subjects. Over 150 Scientific Presentations at various fora.
  • Research in Family Practice - helped pioneer concept of research in Family practice, essentially of already accepted molecule(s) for newer indications.
    • Research - 'Low dose Haloperidol in Anxiety'
    • Metronidazole v/s Metro-di-iodo combination in Amoebic dysentery - research Paper, indexed by an International British Journal
    • Research paper - 35 cases of Polycystic Ovarian Disease - prize winning work at GPA annual conference 1997
  • Invitation papers/ Panelists
    • Invited to deliver key note address "Stress and coping strategies for Doctors" National Homoeopathy conference 2002.
    • Invited to speak at 'Investors Meet' for ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co at Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore to an audience gathering of 500+
    • 'Adverse Drug Reactions & The Family Physician' - International meet on Adverse Drug Reactions - KEM Hospital, Mumbai - 1997
    • 'Art of Communication for Doctors; Bedside manners and etiquettes' - invited by IMA Pune and at National meet of Family Physicians - Rajkot
    • Panelist in a Panel discussion on Alternative Medicine - GPA's 30th annual conference
    • 'Limitations of Acupuncture in knee joint arthritis' - a symposium on "KNEE PAIN" 1998 - Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai
    • Moderated a Panel discussion on 'Do GPs / Consultants snatch each others cases?' Annual conference GPA 1989
    • Conceptualized and Moderated a Panel discussion on 'How safe are WE?' Annual conference GPA 1998
    • 'Healthcare for the Elderly' - World Elder's day symposium by HELPAGE INDIA - 1996
    • 'HIV-AIDS & the Family Physician' - IMA BWSB at the launch of AIDS cell and Anonymous AIDS testing lab May 1998
    • Computers in Family Practice - invitation paper at IMA annual conference 1998
    • Out with Computer Phobia - GPA annual conference 1998
    • Moderator - GP Update held under auspices of Digestive Disease Center Bhatia Hospital
    • PD Hinduja National Hospital - panelist in seminar on Infection control
    • International Quality Standards for Doctors - seminar for awareness of ISO certification for medical fraternity.
    • Marketing for Health Professional - University of Mumbai's GICED - annual seminar for Hospital and Healthcare management
    • Invited by Indian Medical Association - Mumbai West for a 4 lecture series on Managerial Skills for Doctors - covering Doctor as a manager, Communication skills, Customer satisfaction, Listening skills, Telephone tips and training in Courtesy for clinic employees.
  • Trained over 200 Doctors in skills of Computers, e-mail & Internet
  • Editorial achievements
    • Co-ordinating Editor - National Journal of Homoeopathy - integrating Modern Medicine & Homoeopathy since 1992 till date
    • Guest Editor - Journal of General medicine - 4 issues
    • Guest Editor - Millennium issue of Bombay Hospital Journal on Family Medicine
    • Expert on the panel of Health & Nutrition - India's most popular Health magazine
    • Advisor - My Doctor
    • Moderator at DD Metro's "Darde Sir" - a discussion on Headache
    • Moderator at DDs programme on WHO day 1998
    • Guest at ZEE TV's Choti Choti Batein on importance of Family Physician
    • Guest at CNBC's episode on self medication
    • Co-author - 'Speaking of Acupuncture' 1984 (now in 4th edition)
    • Over 100 articles in lay press & 25 talks on All India Radio
  • Co-founder InCHES group - Country's first enterprise for Health Education and Health services. Activities focused on
    • Ethics, audit, accountability in Insurance
    • Customized services for corporates
    • Update of physicians
    • Health Education through Mass Media
  • InCHES Healthcare Pvt Ltd - business associate of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co - India's leading Life Insurance co in private sector
  • InCHES Health Foundation - regular Continuing Medical Education for practicing physicians.