About Us

About

I am an Internist and Rheumatologist by training. I have gone through rigorous training at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY. I am double (ABIM) board certified in both fields. I am working at our clinic Urgent and Primary Care and work as a hospitalist at St. Peter’s Hospital. The work at St. Peter’s allows for me to be in touch with inpatient care. I have been able to incorporate basic science research into my training, and still partake in research, which has kept me abreast of new and upcoming information about medicine. I have been able to be front and center to discovering new findings for Rheumatoid arthritis and oxidative stress on the body.

 

Ever since I can remember I have wanted to become a medical doctor. I have always wanted to help people. I grew up watching my father, Dr. Laxmikant Bhoiwala, develop into the wonderful physician he is today. I am very happy to join his practice, Urgent and Primary Care in East Greenbush, NY and work alongside my mentor. He and I share the same ideology, put patient care first. Here at our practice, we believe in spending time with our patients and making sure all their needs are tended. I have wonderful parents that I am blessed to be able to work along side. This allows for a very personal and family touch to our patients that we take care of. I offer Rheumatology and Primary care with a combination of diet/lifestyle modification counseling. I am open to and also incorporate functional medicine and alternative medicine approaches. I tailor the care for the patient by working very closely with the patient. I am directly available to my patients which allows for very close monitoring and care.

 

Outside of work, I love spending time with my family.. I have a wonderful and caring husband and a little rambunctious toddler at home. They make my life complete.

 

I love the art of Medicine, and believe in its power to heal.

Education

  • Medical School – Albany Medical College, Doctor of Medicine
  • Albany Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Albany Medical Center, Fellowship in Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology  and Internal Medicine
  • Professional Memberships
  • American College of Rheumatolog

Hospital Affiliations

  • Saint Peter’s Hospital, Albany NY

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Gujarati

Awards and Publications

Bhoiwala DL, Koleilat I, Qian J, Beyer B, Hushmendy SF, Mathew A, Bhoiwala DL, Ferland RJ, Crawford DR. Overexpression of RCAN1 isoform 4 in mouse neurons leads to a moderate behavioral impairment. Neurol Res. 2013 Jan;35(1):79-89. PMID:23317802

 

Bhoiwala D, Kannabiran V, Hahn A, Bhoiwala DL, Heuring JM and Crawford DR. 2010. The Calcineurin Inhibitor RCAN1 is involved in Cultured Macrophage and in vivo Immune Responses. FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology. 2011 Feb:61(1):103-13. PMID: 21073546

 

Hushmendy S, Jayakumar L, Hahn AB, Bhoiwala D, Bhoiwala DL, Crawford DR. Select phytochemicals suppress human T-lymphocytes and mouse splenocytes suggesting their use in autoimmunity and transplantation. Nutr Res. 2009 Aug;29(8):568-78.PMID: 19761891

 

Mitchell AN, Jayakumar L, Koleilat I, Qian J, Sheehan C, Bhoiwala DL, Hushmendy SF, Heuring JM, Crawford DR. Brain expression of the calcineurin inhibitor RCAN1 (Adapt78). Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics. 2007 Nov; 467(2): 185-192. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 17910944.

 

Narayan AV, Stadel R, Hahn AB, Bhoiwala DL, Cornielle G, Sarazin E, Koleilat I, Crawford DR. Redox response of the endogenous calcineurin inhibitor Adapt 78.. Free Radical Biology and Medicine. 2005 Sep; 39(6): 719-727. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 16109302.

 

Riper DV, Jayakumar L, Latchana N, Bhoiwala DL, Mitchell AN, Valenti JW, Crawford DR.. Regulation of vascular function by RCAN1 (ADAPT78). Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics. 2008 Apr; 472(1): 43-50. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 18294449.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Early diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic conditions such as arthritis can prevent years of pain down the line.

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