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Dr. Ashwini Shankar

Dr. Ashwini Shankar

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MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Maternity and Child Health (PGDMCH)

16 Years Experience Overall

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Dr. Ashwini Shankar is a Pediatrician in Vijayanagar, Bangalore and has an experience of 16 years in this field. Dr. Ashwini Shankar practices at Chandra Health Care Centre in Vijayanagar, Bangalore. She completed MBBS from Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences Bellur in 2002 and Post Graduate Diploma in Maternity and Child Health (PGDMCH) from Indira Gandhi Open University, Bangalore in 2007. She is a member of Karnataka Medical Council. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Childhood Infections,Growth & Development Evaluation / Management,Viral Fever Treatment,Lower/Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Treatment and Chickenpox Treatment etc.

Vijayanagar, Bangalore

Chandra Health Care Centre

# 99/28,4th Main, Income Tax Layout, Bangalore., Bangalore

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Mon - Sat

11:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 07:30

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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 - Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences Bellur, 2002
Post Graduate Diploma in Maternity and Child Health (PGDMCH) - Indira Gandhi Open University, Bangalore, 2007

Memberships

Karnataka Medical Council

Experience

1998 - Present Owner at Chandra Healthcare Centre

Registrations

63157 Karnataka Medical Council,
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