MBBS, Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH, London, Glasgow or Edinburgh)
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Dr.Kalpana Bharani Kumar has as a total of 15 years’ experience in Pediatrics and Neonates. she has 12 years' full time work experience from the UK across various specialities including general pediatrics, tertiary level newborn intensive care, Pediatric gastroenterology, respiratory, oncology, emergency and intensive care and Community Pediatrics.She has been working as a Consultant Pediatrician and Neonatologist at Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Vanagaram, Chennai since Sept 2012.She has presented a number of CME programmes, posters in national level meetings in the UK and attended a number of courses and conferences in UK and India.
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Doctor was friendly and able to solve the issue by analysing with various symptoms. She was open to all the questions patiently
*** ******* ** **** ************* I come long way to consult her for her kindness and feeling very satisfied with her treatment.
Explained in detail and takes time in explaining in detail. Good and very patient doctor. Recommended
She listens us patiently and give proper medication ..happy that she is near my place to consult when is required
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.