MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB - Paediatrics
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Dr. Latha Dhathathri is a Pediatrician in Alwarpet, Chennai and has an experience of 16 years in this field. Dr. Latha Dhathathri practices at Apollo Spectra Hospital in Alwarpet, Chennai,Apollo Medical Centre in Kotturpuram, Chennai and Apollo Hospital in Tondiarpet, Chennai. She completed MBBS from Madras University, Chenai, India in 1993,Diploma in Child Health (DCH) from The tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical university in 1996 and DNB - Paediatrics from Stanley Medical College & Hospital , Chennai in 1997. She is a member of Tamilnadu Medical Council. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Growth & Development Evaluation / Management,Vaccination/ Immunization,Diabetes in Children,Congenital Disorders Evaluation / Treatment and Tonsillitis Treatment etc.
12, C P Ramaswamy Road., Landmark: Near to Fly Over, Chennai
Mon - Sat
03:30 - 04:30
15/42, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Landmark: Near Anna Centinary Library & Opposite AMM School, Chennai
Mon - Sat
05:00 - 06:00
645, Thiruvottiyur High Road, Landmark: Opposite Ezhil Hospital & ICICI Bank ATM, Chennai
Mon - Sat
10:00 - 11:00
Number-15, Shafee Mohammed Road, Landmark: Near Apollo Heart Centre, Chennai
Mon - Sat
06:00 - 07:00
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.