MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MD - Pediatrics
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Dr. B Benjamin is a Pediatrician in Alwarpet, Chennai and has an experience of 47 years in this field. Dr. B Benjamin practices at Sishu Clinic in Alwarpet, Chennai and Fortis Malar Hospital in Adyar, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Madras University, Chenai, India in 1973,Diploma in Child Health (DCH) from Madras University, Chenai, India in 1977 and MD - Pediatrics from Christian Medical College, Vellore in 1978. He is a member of Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP),National Neonatology Forum, India and Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: New Born Care,Growth & Development Evaluation / Management,Diet For Kids,Nutritional Assessment and Measles Treatment etc.
It’s my second meeting with the Dr.
I have been visiting him since past few months. Always on time consultation has happened. And about the doctor, he has never failed to satisfy with his treatment. He explains the issues sufficiently and the treatment was always accurate. I would like to continue with the same doctor and also recommend him to others as well.
Have seen him from Day 1 since our daughter was born. The best thing about him is he doesn't let parents panic. His calm and comforting demeanor puts our concerns as rest and his advice is always genuine and in the best interest of the patient. We are thankful we discovered him.
I am visiting this doctor for my son since a couple of years. Would like to continue with the same doctor in future as well. I always recommend him.
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.