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Dr. Shashikant

Dr. Shashikant

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MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Fellowship in Neonatology

Allopath

Pediatrician

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11 Years Experience Overall  (8 years as specialist)

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Dr. Shashikanth is a pediatrician in Kaggadasapura, Bangalore and has an experience of 11 years in this field. He practices at Comfort Multispeciality Hospital in Kaggadasapura, Bangalore as Pediatrician and Head of Neonatal Care Unit. He has completed MBBS and MUHS Nashik, DCH from Mumbai followed by DNB from Apollo Hospital Chennai and Fellowship in Neonatology from RGUHS, Bangalore. He is presently working in Columbia Asia in NISU. He worked with pediatric cardiology and his paper published in JCDR. Fetal Echocardiography and Fetal & Neonatal outcome

Kaggadasapura, Bangalore

Comfort Multispeciality Hospital

4.0

Kaggadasapura Main Road, C.V. Raman Nagar, Landmark: SRR Arcade, Bangalore

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Mon - Sat

06:30 - 08:30

500

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.

Specializations

Education

MBBS - Maharashtra Universtity of Health Sciences, Nashik, 2007
Diploma in Child Health (DCH) - College of Physicians & Surgeons of Mumbai, 2011
Fellowship in Neonatology - Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, 2018

Registrations

2007124225 Medical Council of India (MCI), 2011

Trainings and Certifications

DNB - Pediatrics - National Board of Examination, India, 2015
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