There is nothing more stressful in life than having a sick child. We’re talking the kind of medical issue that can’t be solved with your first aid kit at home. GP clinics for families are perfect to solve that quick cold or fever, but if you need specialist attention, or want some continuity of care with a doctor who will know your child, there’s only one thing for it – a good paediatrician.
But how do you find a great paediatrician to stick with? We’ve introduced the ones we know, and come highly recommended by other parents. Relax, you’re in safe hands with this lot…
International Medical Clinic – Paediatric department
The IMC specialist Paediatric department at Camden Medical centre has a stellar reputation for dealing with even the trickiest of child health cases. Boasting a panel of highly qualified and experienced specialists from all over the globe, there isn’t much they haven’t seen. Services include childhood development, dermatology, psychiatric, oncology, neurology, asthma and allergies. Dr Leo Hamilton is well liked.
1 Orchard Boulevard #11-06 Camden Medical Centre, Singapore 248649; www.imc-healthcare.com
Dr. Anita Menon – Dr. Anita’s Kids Clinic
Dr. Anita has the knack with kids of all ages – instantly making them feel at ease. She offers the full spectrum of paediatric services from newborn examinations, to paediatric infectious diseases and school entry / sports medical examinations. She trained and worked in Ireland in the UK, so if you’re from this part of the world she’ll be on top of your vaccination schedules. All who see her rave about how lovely (and capable) she is. Conveniently located for Siglap parents.
691 East Coast Road, Singapore 459057; www.dranitakids.com
Dr. Natalie Epton – SBCC Baby & Child Clinic (Novena)
British born Dr. Natalie Epton is the name of everyone’s lips when it comes to paediatrics in Singapore. As a mother of three she adds personal knowledge to her outstanding medical qualifications. She’s the lady to call if you have a little one in neonatal intensive care or you need for advice or treatment on childhood development or nutrition.
SBCC Baby & Child Clinic (Novena), 38 Irrawaddy Road, #05-46/47, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore 329563; www.sbcc.sg
Dr. Belinda Murugasu-Koh – Belinda’s Clinic for Children
Dr. Belinda offers such a personal approach to her loyal followers that her clinic is named ‘Belinda’s Clinic for Children’. Locally qualified in paediatric medicine, her clinic also caters to patients requiring Mandarin, Bahasa, Hokkein or Cantonese language capability.
Belinda’s Clinic for Children #15-17 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, 3 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore, 228510; www.memc.com.sg
Dr. Sivasankaran – Kinder Clinic Paragon
Consultant paediatrician and neonatologist, Dr. Sivasankaran is known affectionately as Dr. Siva by his patients. What we like about him is that he’ll cure your little one’s ailments without over-prescribing medication (which can be a problem in Singapore).
290 Orchard Road, Paragon, Unit #07-02/03, Singapore 238859; www.kinderclinic.com.sg
Dr. Vasanthi Rajalingam – Kinder Clinic Parkway Parade
Lauded as having a wonderful manner with children and parents alike, Dr. Vasanthi is a great choice for parents living in the East. She is across a broad spectrum of child health issues but has special interest in paediatric hematology and oncology.
Parkway Parade Shopping Centre, 80 Marine Parade Road, # 05-10/11, Singapore, 449269; www.kinderclinic.com.sg
Dr. Chiang Wen Chin – Chiang Children’s Allergy and Asthma Clinic
Dr Chiang is a saviour to many parents Singapore-wide with kids with allergies. Her sub-specialities include management of children with food allergies, asthma, allergic rhinitis, eczema, drug allergies, immunotherapy and immunodeficiency.
#17-12 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, 3 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore, 228510; www.memc.com.sg
Dr. Lee Bee Wah – Child and Allergy Clinic
If it’s experience you’re after, Dr. Lee Bee Wah has been in practicing for over 37 years in the field of paediatrics with a specialism in immunology and allergy. She has a gentle, softly spoken bedside manner and won’t prescribe your child unnecessary (and costly) medication.
The Child and Allergy Clinic #11-11 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, 3 Mount Elizabeth Singapore, 228510; www.memc.com.sg
Dr. Phuah Huan Kee – SBCC Baby & Child Clinic
Dr. Phuah is an approachable specialist with a special interest in paediatric neurology – including seizure disorders, headaches, developmental delay, and urgent illnesses like meningitis and encephalitis. He’s also fluent in English, Mandarin and Malay.
SBCC Baby & Child Clinic, Neurology Centre, 290 Orchard Road #17-12, Paragon, Singapore, 238859; www.sbcc.sg
Dr Yip Yeng Yoong – International Child & Adolescent Clinic (ICAC)
Dr. Y. Y. Yip runs a thriving paediatric practice at a medical clinic annexed to the Gleneagles hospital. We know from first-hand experience that this comes in handy if delivering your baby at Gleneagles if you have any neonatal problems. Ongoing, it’s a good place to have your little one immunised.
6A Napier Road #02-43/44, Gleneagles Annexe Block, Singapore, 258500; www.gleneagles.com.sg
Dr Ian Ong – Thomson Paediatric Centre Katong
When Thomson Paediatric relocated from i12 Katong Mall to East Coast Rd, Dr Ian Ong took over the helm and we think she’s lovely. She’s a mum of two, and you can tell in the way she talks to your kids when they come for a consultation – parents, we know this makes all the difference. She trained and practiced in London (bonus if you’ve moved here from the UK and want someone who understands your kid’s red book!), and has a special interest in infant feeding and nutrition.
148 East Coast Rd, Singapore 428836; www.thomsonmedical.com
Dr. Jeeve Kanagalingam – Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
If it’s an ENT specialist your after who is fab with kids, then look no further than Dr. Jeeve. While not a paediatrician, we had to include him in this round up as we’ve only heard good things about him.
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, 38 Irrawaddy Road, #06-63, Singapore 329563; www.drjeeve.com
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