MBBS, MD - Pediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
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Dr. Amita Phadnis has been a pioneer in Neonatal Medicine in Maharashtra, and rich 30 Years Experience in pediatrics and neonatology in Mumbai & in the U.S. She has been practicing in Pune since 1992 and brings to Oyster & Pearl HospitalsDr. Amita Phadnis has many firsts to her credit – The first tertiary level NICU in Pune, where ventilation for newborns was initiated, Transport ambulance for newborns and children, Newborn metabolic testing, Wellness tests for newborns, A private set up PICU, large child-friendly Pediatric Outpatient Clinics & also “The first health evaluation & lifestyle Therapeutics Clinic” in Pune.She also conducts workshops on Parenting, Breastfeeding and Stress Management.Parenting and Behavioral issues in Children along with her team of Child Physiologist and PhysioShe has also initiated womb-session worth attending for all the expecting couples.
Oyster and Pearl Hospital, 1671 - 75, Ganeshkhind Road, Landmark: Near Hotel Pride, Pune
Mon - Sat
11:00 - 01:00
Nashik-Phata Road, Vishawshanti Colony, Shri Ram Colony, Pimple Saudagar, Landmark: Shri Ram Colony, Pune
Mon - Sat
04:00 - 05:00
My experience with Dr. Amita Phadnis has been great.
I took my niece to Dr. Amita Phadnis when she had developed a sudden rash last friday. Her mother was not in town and was not sure about who to go to. A friend suggested Dr. Amita. I called her up and she was kind enough to accomodate us and prescribed minimal tablets and an ointment. My niece felt much better the next day.
My husband and I have visited Dr Amita Phadnis to get some useful tips on how we could make our son calm and not be too fussy with his eating habits. The Doctor was patient with him and was very cooperative. She gave us some useful parenting tips which really worked out for us.
My experience with Dr. Amita Phadnis was great. She came across ** * ************ ****** *** an empathetic doctor. I felt comfortable asking questions and she provided me with the right guidance.
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.