Consulted Dr. Rishikant Ojha (Pediatrician)
I do not recommend the doctor
Everyone has their own point of view towards a doctor. I had a bad experience with Dr. Ojha. He is very talkative and explain things which can be a good thing. First of all it took like half hour to get through the waiting. And then we were stuck for 1 hour in his cabin. We went their to get medication for our 10 months old having abscess and we also asked him if the baby is having ear infection. He didn't check the baby thoroughly. He just played with him and said yes he has pain in both the ears and dragged us to his favorite topic nutrition. He said your baby is malnoutritioned as he doesn't have teeth yet. Rather than prescribing the supplements he started shaming us. I think this is a very wrong approach towards your patients. We know you are a doctor but that doesn't mean you will keep shaming and judging first time parents. He told me that my baby doesn't need any milk through out the day and i should breastfeed only to soothe him at night. Milk is nothing but water so you should not give him milk even once in a day!! He said i give him my breastmilk to satisfy myself as he doesn't require any milk at this time. I tried to tell him that i am expressing milk since he was born. He was not letting me explain only. I wanted to tell him how much hard work is included in expressing the milk as you have to pump throughout the day and wash n no of parts. It couldn't be satisfying in anyway.
He said my baby should have 10-15 teeths by now and he has none. I agree with him that he might be calcium deficient. But this is a very wrong way to put in front of the parents. My baby has 3 meals a day and still the dr thinks we are starving him. He didn't care to ask us what we give our son to eat. With his own assumptions he was trying to insult us that we are bad parents and dont care about our kids health. His favourite line was kaisi ma hai aap?
Then he started to insult myself upon my health. I agree that i am a fat lady but that doesn't mean you have rights to judge me, i am visiting you to seek medical advice for my baby and expect the same. He said 'itni moti aurat ka itna patla bacha acha lagta hai kya' and then he asked me to stop eating.
My son was hungry and started crying but this guy was going on and on with his lecture without even caring for the babys discomfort.
Later in the evening we visited another doctor and he thoroughly checked the baby. He said there is no ear infection. And gave us medicine for abscess. He did ask us do we give supplements to our baby and prescribed some supplements for us and said you should have started with the supplements at 6 months only. Thats it, it took him 10 mins to check the baby and enlighten us. At the end he said just remember milk is the prime source of babys nutrition till 1 year and then you can switch to cow or whole milk.
I know i am going to get a very elobrated reply from the dr ojha on this. Sir you can put no of toys (which were very dirty) in your clinic, breastfeeding posters and a aquarium to make babies and parents happy but i seriously believe there can be a holistic approach towards new parents rather than shaming and judging them. Try to listen to your patients as well.
Dr. Rishikant Ojha replied
I am so glad you are finally happy with your new doctor.Thanks for your review, but sadly science is not a public opinion based TV show, there are hard cruel facts, and its the patient that suffers ultimately, so i am profession bound to tell you the facts. I would not change my scientific approach of nutritional correction to an antibiotic every month for the little one. Your baby's not sitting at 10 months was unnerving to me because of which i was doing a detailed neurological examination by 'playing with him'. Ignorance is certainly bliss. well so be it. Lets hope he walks in time!