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Dr. Sowmya Prashanth

Dr. Sowmya Prashanth

Dr. Sowmya Prashanth

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MBBS, DNB - Paediatrics

Allopath

Pediatrician

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20 Years Experience Overall  (15 years as specialist)

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Dr. Sowmya has vast experience in the field of Paediatrics and has been trained under the most eminent paediatrician of this state Dr D.G. Benakappa.

Jayanagar, Bangalore

The Kid's Clinic

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#649, 1st Floor, 38th Cross, 14th Main, 4th 'T' Block, Jayanagar., Landmark: Near Raghavendra Swami Temple., Bangalore

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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.

Specializations

Awards and Recognitions

Star performer award - 2013
fellowship in breast feeding and nutrition. - 2013
Thesis: Management of empyemathoracis in children - 2013
best paper award. - 2013
Management of Empyemathoracis in children at state Pedicon - 2002

Education

MBBS - J.S.S Medical College, Mysore, 1999
DNB - Paediatrics - DNB board, New Delhi, 2004

Memberships

Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)
Bangalore Pediatric Society
Karnataka Medical Council
Bangalore Pediatric Society (BPS)

Experience

2006 - 2016 Consultant, Pediatrician at Apollo Hospital
2006 - 2016 Consultant Paediatrician at The Kids Clinic
2012 - 2016 Consultant Paediatrician at Apollo Cradle

Registrations

51886 Karnataka Medical Council, 1999
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