In India, National Doctor’s Day is celebrated on July 1 every year in memory of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, a legendary physician, educationalist, philanthropist, freedom fighter, and statesman who served as the second Chief Minister of West Bengal. Being born on July 1, 1882, and passing away on July 1, 1962, the date marked both his birth and death anniversary. 

National Doctor’s Day
Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy (Source: Latestly)

Doctors are the benefactors of each and every citizen in every country. Their contributions are endless to society, and can’t be repaid in just words. You can see for yourself how they’re struggling with their tired bodies and minds but are still giving efforts to save lives in this overall pandemic. They’re the frontline workers who are sacrificing their normal days for the benefit of netizens. Without doctors and physicians, the health system would have been a mess. From the onset of COVID in 2020, they’re fighting to rescue as many patients as they can. Not only are they making efforts physically, but digitally too through social media. Through the digital medium, they’re giving health-related tips and providing relevant knowledge by creating content in every possible way they can.

Let’s have a look at the tips and advice by 10 Indian doctors and physicians on Instagram:

1. Nutrition

A nutritious and balanced diet is important for us to maintain a healthy body. Dr. Siddhant Bhargava with 274K followers on Instagram, shares valuable points regarding nutrition, COVID, and other health-related facts with #DrSidSays.

2. Fertility

People need to discuss gynecological issues with doctors for correct treatment without any restrictions. In this case, Dr. Yuvraj Jadeja, the fertility expert with 28.3K followers, has been helping a lot through his content related to surrogacy, pregnancy, infertility, and so on. Also, his videos are absolutely inclusive and queer-friendly!  

3. Exercise & Fitness

Often, our body feels pain while we do some exercise or heavy work. But not all the time we should take it lightly. It’s always better to have the guidance of a doctor in such cases to avoid any future health issues. Dr. Manan Vora is an orthopedic and sports doctor with 12.9K followers on Instagram, who specialises in content based on medicine, bone-joint-muscle health, exercise, fitness, and other health awareness context.

4. Plastic Surgery

Don’t be all fascinated with perfect skin, shape, and size. People run after the beauty standard of society and jump into plastic surgery for that. Though gives you flawless beauty, it has its own demerits too. So, always refer to a doctor before doing any plastic surgery or skin-related issues. It’s better to be safe than sorry! Dr. Lara Devgan with 555K followers on Instagram, is a  renowned board-certified plastic surgeon and has her own line of skincare products which goes by her own name. Her content is based on the plastic surgery that she does in her line of work.

5. Sexual Health

Netizens tend to be shy about any kind of sexual problem they’re facing. Since it’s concerning their well-being, it’s better to be proactive in getting yourself checked to avoid any health issues. The millennial Dr. Tanaya Narendra with 438K followers on Instagram, is an embryologist making content related to sexual health. Also, she’s an LGBT ally!

6. Menstrual Health

Women, trans men, and non-binary folks have to deal with cramps, soreness, and a lot of other discomforts during menstruation days. It’s always advisable to consult a doctor because it can lead to serious problems later on. Dr. Prateek Makwana with 10.2K followers on Instagram, is an embryologist focusing on reproductive and sexual health. His content is mainly based on periods.

7. Physiotherapy

Maintaining and restoring health is vital for a patient who is suffering from any physical discomforts. Dr. Dhruv Dev with 11.1K followers is a physiotherapist. With his content, he makes sure to share tips like strength, mobility, and rehab related to physiotherapy and COVID relief.

8. Mental Health

With the ongoing pressure from all around us, our minds are constantly battling resulting in fatigue, frustration, and stress. From adults to kids, mental issues can affect anyone and it’s necessary to immediately get in contact with a doctor. Dr. Saniya Bedi is a psychologist with 19.6K followers on Instagram, and her content is based on mental health therapies.

9. Skincare

Just like we take note of our body we should also take care of our skin. It’s as essential as any other health-related problem. Dr. Geetika Mittal Gupta is a cosmetologist and skin expert with 72.3K followers on Instagram, and she focuses on skincare content.

10. Parenting

Being a parent is not easy and sometimes you might need help. Don’t be ashamed to consult a doctor for that. Taking parenting advice will actually guide the parent-child bond into a healthy relationship. Dr. Ishinna Sadana is a certified parenting expert with 148K followers on Instagram, and her content is related to parenting.

So, these were the ten doctors and their tips for the ten mentioned categories related to the well-being and health of a person. If you think that’s all, then you’re absolutely wrong. Health is a diverse field and has many sectors. Hope you have gained some good knowledge by going through this, and salute to all the brave and courageous doctors out there. Happy Doctors Day!