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What Does A Paediatrician Do?

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As parents, we want nothing more than for our little ones to develop heathily and happily. How can your child’s paediatrician best provide for their healthcare needs? In the first video of our series, our paediatricians Dr Mas Suhaila Isa and Dr Heng Siok Kheng answer some common concerns most parents may have before visiting their child’s doctor.
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What Does A Paediatrician Do?

Dr Mas: As paediatricians, we are medical doctors with special training and skills in dealing with illnesses that affect the health and development of babies, children and teenagers. We are also trained to diagnose and treat childhood illnesses ranging from minor health problems to more serious illnesses.

Dr Heng: Paediatricians look after a baby or child’s health, welfare, behaviour and even problems pertaining to learning. Another important role that paediatricians play is to guide children and their parents or guardians and counsel them regarding diet, hygiene and disease prevention.

When your baby has been delivered, the doctor in the hospital will check the baby for congenital problems, and monitor the baby for things like breathing disorders, feeding problems, heart problems as well as jaundice.

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Dr Heng Siok Kheng graduated from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1987 with MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery), went on to obtain her postgraduate degree in 1993, and obtained Specialist Accreditation as a Neonatologist in 2011. She has over 24 years of experience as a paediatrician. She has experience in dealing with newborn problems, treating common childhood illnesses as well as dealing with more serious problems needing hospitalisation care.

Dr Heng’s Place of Practice

Kids Clinic @ Toa Payoh

Blk 177 Toa Payoh Central #01-160 Singapore 310177

Tel: (65) 6354 0662

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