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Dr. C Sridevi

Dr. C Sridevi

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

Pediatrician

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39 Years Experience Overall  (39 years as specialist)

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36 years of experience as a general pediatrician and nutrition specialist she has experience in handling all types of emergencies and diseases from neonatology to adolescents. Advice on preventive vaccinations and maintain records of vaccination in the clinic. Advice on nutrition and maintain growth charts for children below five.

Teynampet, Chennai

Apex Medical & Dental

#15,1st Street Cenotaph Road, Teynampet, Landmark: Near ICICI Bank., Chennai

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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

Education

MBBS - Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, 1976
MD - Pediatrics - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 1982
Diploma in Child Health (DCH) - Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, 1979

Memberships

Member Indian Academy Of Paediatrics

Experience

1988 - 2008 Pediatrician at IIT Hospital
2008 - 2017 Pediatrician at Apex Medical Centre
2008 - 2017 Pediatrician at Apex Medical Center

Registrations

27297 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1976
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