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Dr. Adarsh Someshekar

Dr. Adarsh Someshekar

Dr. Adarsh Someshekar

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MBBS, MD - Pediatrics, Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH, London, Glasgow or Edinburgh)

Pediatrician

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Neonatologist

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23 Years Experience Overall  (19 years as specialist)

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Dr. Adarsh Somashekar is an alumnus of Royal College of paediatricians (2004) and holds a master degree in paediatrics from Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal University (2001). His career spans over 15 years spent in clinical paediatrics in India and United Kingdom. He has worked in internationally renowned hospitals such as Freeman Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne. He has also worked as a consultant paediatrician at Cradle Hospital (Apollo group) in Bangalore. He is also a founding member and CEO of “Neonatal Care & Research Institute Pvt Ltd”, an organisation involved in the care of newborn and premature new-born babies under the brand ovum group of hospitals. He is currently practising at Ovum Hospitals.

Kalyan Nagar, Bangalore

Ovum Birthing Center

5.0

916, 5th A Cross Road, HRBR Layout 1st Block, Landmark: Near HRBR Layout Water Tank and Near Horamavu Junction Ring Road, Bangalore

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Mon - Tue, Thu - Sat

01:45 - 02:30

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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.

Q: Can a Paediatrician perform surgery?

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.

Education

MBBS - Kasturba Medical College, 1997
MD - Pediatrics - Kasturba Medical College, 2001
Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH, London, Glasgow or Edinburgh) - Royal College Of Paediatrics, Uk, 2004

Memberships

Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
National Neonatology Forum (NNF)

Registrations

46283 Karnataka Medical Council, 1997
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