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Dr. B Benjamin

Dr. B Benjamin

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MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MD - Pediatrics

Pediatrician

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47 Years Experience Overall  (43 years as specialist)

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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.

Adyar, Chennai

Fortis Malar Hospital

4.5

52, 1st Main Road, Gandhinagar, Landmark: Near Adyar Signal, Chennai

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Mon - Tue, Thu - Sat

09:00 - 11:00
07:00 - 08:00

Wed

09:00 - 11:00

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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.

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Awards and Recognitions

Capt. Jaising Jadhav Memorial Prize, Best M.D (Paediatricics) - 1978
Mrs. Mariaviakulam David Memorial Medal, Best Outgoing Medical Student - 1972
T.C.F. Silver Jubilee Gold Medal, Paediatric Prize Examination - 1970
Mary Israel Prize in Medicine - 1971
Thomas Dina Prize in Physiology - 1968

Education

MBBS - Madras University, Chenai, India, 1973
Diploma in Child Health (DCH) - Madras University, Chenai, India, 1977
MD - Pediatrics - Christian Medical College, Vellore, 1978

Memberships

Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)
National Neonatology Forum, India
Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM)

Experience

1973 - 2016 Consultant Pediatrician at Fortis Malar

Registrations

23542 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1973
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