A pediatrician plays a crucial role in the life of your child. Trust me, s/he’s the only one you will think of almost every hour once you have the baby in your arms. To add to the dilemma, you will have your own reasons as to why you like or don’t like your child’s doctor. To help you choose, we did a quick poll with mums and compiled a list of the best pediatricians in Bangalore.
Qualifications/Work Experience: Dr. Arvind Shenoi has had extensive work experience being a noted Neonatologist and Paediatrician. Dr. Shenoi has also been involved in teaching pediatrics to postgraduate students.
Momstar review: 'From the time my son was born at Cloudnine - Old Airport Road he has been under the care of Dr. Arvind Shenoi. He is very experienced and listens to you very calmly. His small tips with baby food and baby sleeping habits have helped me a lot. He has a long waiting time for his appointments so it’s best to take one in advance. Definitely a highly recommended pediatrician' says Momstar Sugandh Bhatnagar.
Qualifications: MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, DNB (Paediatrics), Fellowship in Paediatric Rheumatology.
Work experience: Dr. Anand is Consultant Paediatrician with a special interest in Pediatric Rheumatology and 14 years of extensive experience. He is an astute clinician with a keen eye capable enough to solve the most intricate paediatric and Paediatric rheumatological issues.
MomStar review: 'I have been consulting Dr. Anand for the past 3 years for my daughter. I would highly recommend him. Appointments are easy, through a phone call. He's available from Monday to Saturday, Sunday is off. He can be consulted in the morning as well as evening. Fees have been increased, currently it's 500, might be a concern for some parents. But he doesn't prescribe unnecessary medicine. He answers all questions and queries patiently. He gives ample time to each patient. We never felt any need to go to any other doctor till now' quips Momstar Tabassum Ansari.
Qualifications: MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB.
Work Experience: Dr. Venugopal Deshpande has around 11 years of extensive experience in this field. He is also a member of Bangalore Pediatric Society and Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP).
MomStar review: 'I have been visiting this doctor for my child's vaccinations since her birth. He is very friendly and reachable whenever necessary. He doesn’t prescribe antibiotics if it’s treatable with mild medicine' says MomStar Shwetha P.
Qualifications: MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB.
Work Experience: Dr. A Nagesh has an experience of 26 years in this field. He is a member of Indian Academic Paediatrics, Bangalore Paediatric Society and National Neonatology Forum (NNF).
MomStar Review: I personally had consulted Dr Nagesh twice as a substitute doctor when my regular doctor wasn’t available. I found him to be quite friendly and warm, his diagnosis was good. Though the waiting time is too long and at times it may even extend to 11.00 pm in the night on days where there are too many patients.
Qualifications: MBBS, MD, DCH.
Work Experience: Dr Kasi, besides being a dedicated physician, is also known for being a diligent medical scholar and has published many articles in many reputed medical journals.
Momstar review: After I changed 3 Paediatricians when my daughter was born; because I wasn't satisfied with any of their advice or remedies. I was happy to meet Dr. Kasi, he is a no-nonsense Doctor, very flexible in his outlook and tries to understand the issues from our side as well. He is always warm and friendly with my daughter. Though there are few times he may not be available since he attends conferences in the weekend, but there's always a substitute doctor available. He's definitely a good choice for us.
Qualifications: MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Paediatrics)
Work Experience: Dr. Sanjay Gururaj has over 15 years of experience as a Pediatrician and Neonatologist. According to him, the main goal of medicine is to alleviate sickness in human beings through proper diagnosis and treatment.
MomStar Review: 'A very efficient doctor. Not only kids but young and the old also see him. One of the best people I have met. Been seeing him for my daughter for the last 3 years. AMAZING MUST SAY. He never puts kids on Antibiotics unless the situation worsens. Prescribes only mild medication and quick recovery. He makes the kids very comfortable' says Momstar Shweta Ganesh.
Qualifications: MBBS, MRCPCH (UK).
Work experience: Backed by an experience of 23 years, Dr Girish SV has also specialized in neonatology with more than 8 years of extensive training and experience in Neonatal Intensive care at Bristol UK.
MomStar review: 'Many parents choose doctors nearby to their place, but I travel from Ramamurthy nagar to Jayanagar to consult Dr Girish because I trust him completely' says Momstar Ronita Sachdev.
Qualifications: MBBS, M.Sc - Physiology.
Work Experience: Some of her areas of specialization include: Child Growth Management, Genetic Disorders, Newborn Jaundice etc.
MomStar Review: 'My little one was born in Cloudnine hospital and from the day he was born, we are consulting Dr.Deepthi. She listens to our queries patiently. Whatever stupid questions we might have, she guides us on everything about our little one right from his milk to development. A very good pediatrician among the doctors I have consulted, she is amazing' says our Momstar Sravya Kalangi.
Qualifications: MBBS, DNB (Paediatrics), Fellowship in Neonatology
Work experience: Dr Aruna Divakar has gained immense experience over the course of her long and fruitful career. She also holds a Fellowship in Neonatology and is equally capable of treating newborns with conditions such as breathing disorders, infections, and birth defects as well as stabilizing newborns with life-threatening critical conditions.
MomStar Review: 'Dr Aruna was the paediatrician present during my delivery and we have been consulting her for last 4 years. Undoubtedly, the best pediatrician one can recommend for new parents. She explains everything in detail, checks the baby thoroughly and answers all our queries. Very gentle and good with kids. I strongly recommend her' says Momstar Sandhya Pradhan.
Qualifications: MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, FRCPCH(UK), Neonatal Intensive Care Fellowship (UK).
Work experience: Dr.Karthik Nagesh is an acclaimed neonatologist with over 30 years of experience. He was instrumental in the first successful airlift of sick neonates in India and also the first pediatrician to use Surfactant therapy in India. He also has been an advisor to the World Health Organization.
MomStar Review: 'He is one of the best Paediatricians I have taken my twins to. He was their doctor at birth. Though I couldn't get my kids’ regular check-ups done by him earlier, as he is available in mornings only during weekdays in Manipal, but now I consult him in his clinic. In case of urgency, he responds back. He is such a nice top-notch pediatrician' says Momstar Kavneet Kohli.
Qualifications: MBBS , MD - Paediatrics.
Work Experience: Dr. Jagdish Chinnappa is a paediatric consultant of high calibre, with several years of experience. He is known for his quick and accurate diagnosis in children.
'This doc is known to my family for 30 years. My brother-in-law was under his care for many years and has heard very good positive feedback. Though personally, I haven't consulted him due to the distance but have heard very good feedback from friends. I would give him 5 stars' says Momstar Lakshmi Iyengar.
Qualifications: MBBS , Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MRCPCH, MBA
Work Experience: Dr Phani Bhushan has 18 years’ experience in this field and is a very reliable doctor.
Momstar review: 'He is one of the best Paediatricians I have come across. A very friendly doctor and helps the parents understand the kid’s psychology. He never forces kids on high dosage of medicines in case of fever or cold or cough rather suggests on the food and precautions to be taken care of so the kids build their immunity' says Momstar Richa.
With so many options to choose from, always check reviews on BabyChakra as a pediatrician will be a guiding beacon for your child’s well being and future growth. Trust your gut in the end!
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