Kids Clinic Presents: Paediatrician or GP – What's the Difference? - Kids Clinic

Kids Clinic Presents: Paediatrician or GP – What's the Difference?

How is a paediatrician different from a GP (general practitioner)?

In this video series, our paediatricians Dr Mas Suhaila Isa and Dr Heng Siok Kheng explain some important differences in how a paediatrician and GP can care for your child.

Paediatrician or GP: What's the Difference?

Dr Mas: Paediatricians and GPs are different because babies and children are not just little adults. They are quite different because infants and children are smaller, and they have less mature internal organs which function differently from adults. Congenital problems and developmental issues, for example, are also very specific to young patients. Paediatricians are trained to handle these issues in babies, toddlers and older children.

 

Dr Heng: Dealing with the very young also means that paediatricians often need to communicate with parents and family, not just the patient. This part of the paediatrician’s work can be particularly demanding, especially when it comes to painful procedures, or poor prognosis.

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About Kids Clinic

Because we believe that healthy children make happy parents. From newborns to toddlers, our experienced paediatricians are trained to meet a child’s health needs as they grow.

Our Kids Clinic branches are conveniently located in the heartlands for a fast and fuss-free visit.

A Singapore Medical Group Clinic

Incorporated in 2005, Singapore Medical Group (SMG) is a private specialist and primary healthcare provider with a network of more than 20 medical specialties. The Group is committed to its promise of providing patient centred medical care and experience to every individual. SMG has 35 clinics and a growing network of SMG Associates all across the island.

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For same-day consults/appointments, kindly walk in to our clinics directly.


For same-day consults/appointments, kindly walk in to our clinics directly.

For same-day consults/appointments, kindly walk in to our clinics directly.


For same-day consults/appointments, kindly walk in to our clinics directly.

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