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Consultant - Pediatrics
MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Consultant - Paediatrics
MBBS, MS - Pediatrics, Diploma - Child Health
Consultant - Neonatal, Pediatric and Cardiac Intensivist
Pediatrician, Critical Care Specialist, Neonatologist
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Who are Pediatricians?
Pediatricians are the doctors who specialize in medical and preventive care of infants, children, teenagers, and young adults. They care for the children’s entire well-being including emotional, physical and mental health. Pediatricians provide general health advice and prevent illness by giving vaccinations.
What do pediatricians do?
Pediatricians specialize in caring for babies and children. Some pediatricians are primary care physicians while some specialize in certain areas.
Main roles of a pediatrician while attending to a child includes:
Providing primary health care
Performing routine health check-ups
Giving children vaccinations
Diagnosing and managing acute illnesses
Promoting health and advice children on health issues
Working with other professionals if there is any special care is needed
When to see a pediatrician?
It is advised to take your child to a pediatrician for routine check-ups. It will ensure that a record of their medical history is maintained and the child is provided with preventive care.
However, you can seek a pediatrician if the following situation arises:
No, pediatricians are the medical professionals who specialize in caring, specifically, for a child’s health. A family doctor provides care for the whole family, in general.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 19/12/2020
Pediatricians provide treatment to children from infancy till the age of 18.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 04/07/2020
No, pediatricians recommend patients to pediatric surgeons if surgery is needed.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 03/07/2020
No, for care during pregnancy and delivery of a baby, obstetrics and gynecologist should be consulted.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 29/03/2020
Lumbar Puncture, immunizations, laceration repair, umbilical catheterization, circumsicion, and more are some common pediatric procedures.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 08/06/2020
Neonatology, pediatric cardiology, pediatric surgery, pediatric pulmonology, pediatric infectious diseases and more are some subspecialties of pediatrics.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 28/06/2020
From the time of the birth of a child, regular monthly visits to a pediatrician should be conducted.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 13/08/2020
Coughs, Fever, Vomiting, Food allergies, Chickenpox, Ear infections, amongst others are common diseases in children.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 11/12/2020
The time and reason for the visit would determine what to expect from the pediatrician. In a general consult, the doctor would overview your child’s health and provide recommendations for improvement.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 04/12/2020
Yes. As soon as the baby is born, your pediatrician can work with your healthcare provider to ensure the best health of your baby.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 15/02/2020