MD - Pediatrics, MBBS
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98% (40 votes)
Dr. Devika Chavan has done MBBS from BJ Medical College, Pune & MD. Pediatrics from KEM Hospital, Mumbai. She has expertise in managing various newborn & childhood illnesses. She is a member of Indian Academy of Pediatrics. She currently works as a NICU in-charge Pediatrician at Civil Hospital, Pune. She is a consultant pediatrician at Maxcare Hospital & Ozone Hospital. She practices at Pro-life - Mother & Child care Clinic at Pimplesaudagar. She assures best, honest & reliable care for babies.
Kunjir-Shyama Prestige,1st Floor, opposite Vijay Sales Above Just Casuals, Rahatani Road, Pimplesaudagar, Landmark: Opposite Vijay Sales, Pune
Mon - Sat
11:30 - 01:00
06:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 01:00
I have been visiting paediatricians since a few years from now for my nephew and niece. But this time it was special because we blessed with a baby boy a week ago and Dr Devika happens to be our paediatrician. This doctor is a Gem. Very Calm, compose and the best part is she listened to our concerns very patiently.
Very nice doctor, she gave time for my baby to settle down so she could check him properly, and even after that she gave us enough time to understand the concern, explained the medicines well and not only she was concerned about the treatment for which i had visited her she also asked me about the regular schedule of my kid and gave me recommendation of what we need to do additional for keeping my baby healthy, will definately recommend the doctor as she gave minimal medicines.
First I went to doctor for my nephew health issues . He was having cough and cold. Within 2 days dose he felt better and recovered well. After that went to doctor for my 2 kids. Doctor very carefully listened the health issues and given medicine which suits to my kids and got speedy recovery. I strongly recommend doctor.
Doctor is very calm and cute...anyways imp. Point is
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.