I do not recommend the doctor
Though a good doctor, she listens to the patient keenly and does give her feedback and recommendation.
However, having said that, I would not recommend her to my friends and family.
She deliberately gave my child second best vaccine all because she had opened it by mistake. We did resist a bit at first however she made us believe that what she is doing is best, and that why didnt we tell her in advance that we wanted best vaccination!!
I did consult it with 3 other doctors (one of which was my own close relative who is located 200 Kms from me, 2nd doctor is the Head of Department for a Government medical College and a practitioner in that hospital as well) and all the doctors advised me that her vaccine was not the best vaccine and it was not even approved by Indian Academy of Pediatricians.
More over this second best vaccine costs around Rs 200- Rs 400 however I was charged Rs 2400.
The prescription notepad did not have the Dr license number which is govt mandate if one is to practice medicine in India. Also the notepad has an underline in the footnote that the prescription is not legally valid.
Above are the few reasons coz of which I will not recommend the doctor for vaccinations.
Dr. Mangala Pawar replied
Dear Mr Ankit:
It was nice to meet you for the first time and I hope the baby is doing good. In addition, like all my patients, I was hoping to have a long term doctor/patient relationship.
As you know, your child is 11 months old. At that age, i.e. less than 2 yrs, only typhoid CONGUGATE vaccine should be given. You were charged Rs. 1800 for the vaccine, plus a consultation of Rs. 600, amounting to Rs. 2400 - this included a good 45 minutes of consultation on a Sunday with you and taking time to discuss about your wife's sickness, and its impact on baby's health. To keep it transparent I also gave you the make and brand of vaccine.
As explained to you on that day, there are 2 types of typhoid vaccines, 1.CONJUGATE which cost Rs. 1800,
2.POLYSACCHARIDE vaccines which cost Rs. 200 to 400 rs
But only conjugate vaccines are given to less than 2 years old as they cannot produce immunity against polysaccharide vaccines, Hence I gave you the appropriate vaccine as per any academy - Indian as well as international.
I (and Practo as well) did try to reach you to explain but you are not accepting the calls. It's very surprising that you are not giving the names (and numbers) of the doctors you have referred in your feedback. As per your feedback, they seem to be qualified. Either they are not aware of all the facts (like your kids age etc.) or should come forward to discuss the the basic facts relating to vaccinations. Indian academy and vaccination panel doctors will be more than willing to contact them and talk to them and you. BUT YOU ARE REFUSING TO BE CONTACTED AND SHARING THEIR PHONE NUMBERS AND IDENTITY. One should be open for discussion especially if you are making wrong allegations. At a minimum you should not MISGUIDE other parents. I take my profession very seriously. Going forward I would prefer that we discuss this offline; if you prefer even in presence of Academy professionals rather then in public until resolved. I think this is serious in the sense of defaming some one on the basis of wrong information is inappropriate. May wisdom prevail and your kid stay healthy.
Please go on Indian Academy of pediatrics site click on vaccine schedule and all readers can check it about typhoid vaccination.
Thanks for reading and take care of the little one!