Patients Journey on Optifast Weight Loss Program


Patients Weight Loss Journey

Frank and Bob, two of Dr. Hosmane’s patients recently came together to discuss their weight loss journey with the Optifast Weight Loss program.  They discuss how working with Dr. Hosmane and the Optifast team allowed them to be educated about the benefits and how to successfully work around their schedules to achieve their weight loss goals.

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Medical Mission: Service Above Self

Lewes Rehoboth Rotary Team Returns from 2nd Medical-Surgical Mission to India

Dr. Vinay R. Hosmane (Cardiologist) returned from India this past February 2016 after leading an American team of 22 physicians, nurses, and non-medical personnel on a one week, Rotary sponsored, medical mission.

This second mission was the vision of his Father and Mother (Dr. & Mrs. R.U. Hosmane). His Father is a Urologist & Rotarian in Delaware. In December, his parents traveled to India to lay the groundwork for the mission and met with local stakeholders. Members of the local Indian Team included Hosmane Family members. Both times the teams were supported by the Lewes-Rehoboth Rotary Club. The last medical-surgical mission was in 2014.

The Hosmane Family led the group of American volunteers 10,000 miles to India. They traveled to Sirsi, Karnataka in South hosmaneIndia and partnered with T.S.S. Hospital and local Rotary Clubs. Indigent patients were seen at both multiple, outreach camps as well as the local hospital. Local, Indian physicians also participated and were tasked with taking on these patient as there own for follow-up care. Donated medical supplies were used on the trip.

Dr. Rey Agard, a local Physician & Member of Hands International, lent his vast expertise on the mission, as well as provided many of the much-needed supplies.

Over 850 patients were seen and 65 surgeries were performed. Many patients were seen during the week for follow-up care. This was more patients than seen in 2014.

Dr. Vinay Hosmane and his Cardiovascular team performed many exercise stress echocardiograms. This was the first time the test was performed in Sirsi.

In addition to caring for patients, the team participated in teaching students and nurses.

Dr. Vinay Hosmane stated:

“This second mission was a great success. We had a meaningful cultural and clinical exchange with our Indian counterparts. We worked very hard despite the conditions and were able to hand off our patients to local Indian physicians for continuity of care. I thank our team for making a great sacrifice from their businesses, families and personal lives. Despite the sacrifice, I know we all gained personally from the endeavour. Also, we had great camaraderie amongst our team. I am looking forward to the next mission. “


Middletown Surgeon Returns From Humanitarian Mission in India

The team consisted of the following:

American Team Members:

Vinay R. Hosmane, MD
Susan Chudzik, CRNP
Quincy Law, RDCS

R. U. Hosmane, MD
Mahmood Sadeghee, MD

Internal Medicine:
Rey Agard, MD
Heather Ragozine, MD
Pamela Bailey, MD
Jyothi Rao, MD
Chansimone, Syravanh, PA
Roopa Bhat, MD

Robert Wiltshire, MD

Arun Mahlhotra, MD

Kevin Geffe, DO

Beth Sargent, RN
Caroline Zonino, RN
Lynne Renne Mayes, RN
Deirdre Ritchie, RN
Kathryn MacDonald, RN
Nicole McCarry, RN
Matt McCarry, LPN

Non-Medical Volunteers:
Kusum Hosmane
Robert Wurzburg
Ingrid Agard
Richard Mayes
Jordan McCarry

India Team:

Dr. Vikram Hegde

Dr. P. S. Hegde

General Medicine:
Dr. R. M. Hegde

Dr. Ganesh Bhagwat

Non-Medical Volunteer:
Deepak Hegde

2014: Medical Mission to India

2014 Medical Mission Trip to India

The ancient proverb “like father, like son” means that a son is very likely to continue a career path that was his father’s. For a local doctor, that proverb has once again proved to be true.


Dr. Hosmane taking blood pressure

Dr. R.U. Hosmane, a distinguished urologist in Lewes, Del., followed in his father’s footsteps and became a doctor, just like his father, Dr. U.G. Hosmane had been in their home country of India.

Years later, Hosmane planned and led a medical mission trip, returning back to his homeland in February 2014. The Lewes-Rehoboth Rotary Club, who helped raise $15,000 worth of medical supplies for a local Indian hospital, was a key factor in making this medical mission trip a reality.

Hosmane remembered watching his father give back to the community as a child, never turning away anyone who needed help and wanted to help continue that family tradition.

The Rotary Club’s main philosophy is “Service Over Self” and Hosmane vigorously worked to plan this medical mission trip, trying to fulfill that philosophy. The hard work from planning the trip paid off when he and his team arrived and were able to provide the patients with free medical care.

The weeklong mission trip comprised of four physicians, six nurses, a nurse practitioner and a nonmedical volunteer from the United States. Each of the volunteers paid for their own travel and personal expenses, allowing the trip to fully give back to those in need.

Not only was the trip also supported by local Indian doctors and nurses, it was also a family reunion of sorts. Hosmane’s wife and his son, as well as four of his cousins, all of who practice medicine in India, helped tend to the many patients that were treated throughout the week.

Overall, Hosmane’s team worked with more than 450 of some of India’s poorest people while performing more than 50 surgeries for these patients. Even at the age of 75, Hosmane performed 10 of the surgeries himself.

More info from 2 Delaware Newspapers:

Delaware Online

Delaware Today

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