MBBS, MD - Pediatrics
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Dr. Sumidha Mittal is a Pediatrician in Pusa Road, Delhi and has an experience of 14 years in this field. Dr. Sumidha Mittal practices at BLK Super Speciality Hospital in Pusa Road, Delhi. She completed MBBS from Manipal Academy Of Higher Education, Manipal, India in 2006 and MD - Pediatrics from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot in 2010. She is a member of Delhi Medical Association (DMA). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Infant & Child nutrition,Tonsillitis Treatment,Development Assessment,Growth & Development Evaluation / Management and Viral Fever Treatment etc.
I have been visited many time to Dr. Sumidha with my daughter regarding paediatric problems (such as viral and bacterial borne infection). She is one of the most professional paediatrician I have ever met. She is a great listener, and is genuinely concerned about her patient’s well-being. Her prescriptions really helped to improve my daughter's health. She explained all possible solutions related health issue very nicely. I am very pleased with my choice to have Dr. Sumidha Mittal as my daughters paediatrician doctor.
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.