Robi Chatterji

Robi Chatterji Has Over 10 Years of Experience in Family Care

About Robi Chatterji

Robi Chatterji is a licensed physician in Oklahoma with over 15 years of experience in treating families. Robi Chatterji provides compassionate care for patients requiring inpatient and outpatient procedures.

Chatterji graduated with honors from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1989. He was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and received recognition for outstanding achievement in chemistry. He continued studying at the university for the next several years, earning a doctor in medicine in 1993 and completing a resident program in 1996.

After finishing medical school and his residency, Chatterji joined the United States Air Force as a physician, serving as chief of primary care. While stationed at Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma, his responsibilities included diagnosing and treating chronic and acute health issues, participating in a unit-based Quality Assurance Program, and ensuring treatment efficiency. In 2000, he opened his private practice in Enid, Oklahoma, serving adults and children. He currently holds privileges with a number of hospitals in the Enid area, including St. Mary’s, Northwest Specialty, and Integris Bass.

Outside his career, Robi Chatterji enjoys running marathons, working with cattle, and traveling to New Mexico. He belongs to a number of organizations, including the American Academy of Family Physicians, Garfield County Medical Society, the Oklahoma State Medical Association, and the Oklahoma Academy of Family Physicians.

Understanding Soccer Formations

Dr. Robi Chatterji currently serves patients living in and around Enid, Oklahoma, as a family practice physician. When he is not working, Dr. Robi Chatterji enjoys coaching his children in soccer. He now has a full decade of experience as a coach.

The coach of a soccer team is charged with a variety of tasks, including the identification and implementation of a formation that best suits his or her team’s style of play. A soccer formation consists of three numbers which describe the position of a team’s 10 non-goalie players. The three numbers are read from left to right as defenders, midfielders, and offensive strikers. For example, a 4-4-2 formation, one of the most popular sets in the modern game, would see a coach fielding four defenders to support the goal keeper, four midfielders, and two strikers tasked with scoring. As one might imagine, simply reversing the 4-4-2 formation in favor of a 2-4-4 set up would increase a team’s scoring opportunities at the expense of defense.

While an important part of a team's strategy, a formation fails to fully reveal the nuances of a coach’s game plan. For example, one coach may instruct midfielders in the 4-4-2 set to hug the defensive line and contain an opponent’s fast-break drives, while another might encourage the middle position players to march upfield and apply pressure on the opposing side's defense. There are also a few modified formations, such as the 4-4-1-1, which features a playmaker that transitions between midfield and pure striker positions.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Symptoms and Treatments

A licensed physician, Robi Chatterji, MD, has worked as a family practice physician in private practice for more than a decade. Dr. Robi Chatterji has provided care in both inpatient and outpatient settings and is familiar with a wide range of medical issues, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

COPD progresses slowly over time. Symptoms in the early stages of the disease are often somewhat different from those in the later stages. However, most symptoms don’t begin showing until lung damage has already happened. Some of the first signs of COPD are a cough that appears in the morning and repeated breathlessness. Individuals may find that simple tasks result in wheezing while more strenuous tasks result in breathing difficulties. As the disease progresses, other signs, such as blue lips, lack of energy, and weight loss, may being showing.

Although COPD is a progressive disease, there are treatment options for all stages of it. For individuals who smoke, the first treatment is to stop smoking and avoid secondhand smoke. This is the best way of keeping the disease from getting worse. From there, doctors may prescribe different medications to manage the symptoms and complications of minor COPD or schedule lung therapies for more severe COPD. Individuals who are at an advanced level of the disease may be candidates for either lung transplant or lung volume reduction surgery.