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Dr. Anand Prahalad Rao

Dr. Anand Prahalad Rao

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MBBS, MD - Pediatrics, DNB - Paediatrics




17 Years Experience Overall  (15 years as specialist)

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Dr. Anand Rao is a Consultant Pediatrician at Manipal Hospital in Bangalore. He has a special interest in Pediatric Rheumatology with an experience of more than 6 years in this field of Pediatric Rheumatology and 15 years in the field of Pediatrics. Dr. Anand has done MBBS and MD in Pediatrics from University of Mumbai (2001-2004). He is a Diplomate of National Board in the field of Pediatrics from Mumbai University. Dr. Anand Rao was previously working as an Assistant Professor (September 2004- December 2009) at St. Johns Medical College Hospital, Bangalore. He has done a six months fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology from one of the centres of excellence in Europe (Gaslini hospital, Genoa, Italy).He is currently attached to Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, Indira Gandhi Institute of Child health.

Old Airport Road, Bangalore

Manipal Hospital


98, Kodihalli, Landmark: HAL Bus Stop, Bangalore

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01:00 - 05:00


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Common questions & answers

Q: Who is a Paediatrician?

A: A paediatrician or a child specialist is a doctor who manages the health of your child. A paediatrician is trained to manage the physical, behavioural, and mental health of a child. A child specialist is trained to treat childhood illnesses, from minor health issues to serious health disorders. A child can be treated by a paediatrician right from birth.

Q: What is the age range of children which a Paediatrician can treat?

A: Paediatricians can treat a child right from birth. From birth till 2 years, there may be many visits to the paediatrician. From age 2 to 5 years, there will be once a year “well-child” visits. After the age of 5 years, paediatric visits will be done annually. Up to the age of 18 years, you can visit a paediatrician.

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A: Paediatricians are concerned with the physical and mental well being of children. Paediatric surgeons specialize in surgeries. A paediatrician can also perform surgeries with the necessary training. Paediatricians may only evaluate and treat children through non-invasive procedures. Paediatric surgeons perform minor surgeries like removal of foreign bodies to major surgeries like cardiac surgery.

Q: What does a paediatrician do?

A: A paediatrician is trained to perform procedures like: vaccine administration, treat dislocated shoulders or elbows, treat minor injuries, remove foreign bodies, split brown bones, perform circumcision. Apart from these specific procedures paediatricians also ensure well-being of the child through routine examinations. They also handle conditions that affect new born children.

Q: How is a Paediatrician different from a general physician?

A: Paediatricians and physicians are both doctors, but treat patients belonging to different age groups. Paediatricians specialize in treating patients aged 18 years and younger, while general physician treats patients above the age of 18 years. Paediatricians focus on providing medical care to infants, children and teenagers. Physicians may specialize in certain field of medicine.


Pediatric Rheumatology
Thyroid Disease in Children
Limping child
Childhood Infections
Second Opinion about Complicated Paediatric Patients


Awards and Recognitions

Awarded For Doing A Wonderful Job As Hon Secretary Of IAP Bangalore - 2010
Awarded For The Best Scientific Paper In Karnataka State Pediatric Conference - 2006
Felicitated Innumerable Number Of Times For Being Distinguished Speaker


MBBS - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, 1999
MD - Pediatrics - Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, 2004
DNB - Paediatrics - National Board Of Examination, 2005


Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)
Member of Pediatric Rhumatology
Honorary Secretary of Pediatric Rhumatology Society of India
Past Secretary of Indian Academy of Pediatrics ( Bangalore )


2004 - 2010 Asst. Professor (Department of Paediatrics) at St. John's Medical College Hospital
2010 - Present Consultant Paediatrician with special Interest in Paediatric Rheumatology at Manipal Hospital
2013 - Present Honorary Paediatric Rheumatologist at Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health
2005 - 2015 Owner at Vijaya Children's Clinic


53511 Karnataka Medical Council, 1999
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