Need a recommendation for a good paediatrician in Singapore? Check out our list of top kids doctors you can rely on...
There’s 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 knows your child, there’s only one thing for it: a good paediatrician, AKA a doctor for kids that specialises in child illnesses, diseases and development issues.
But how do you find a great paediatrician in Singapore? With this list of tried-and-tested child doctors! Here we introduce the ones we know, and the ones that come highly recommended by other parents. Relax mums and dads, your children are in safe hands with these Singapore paediatricians…
The best paediatricians in Singapore
1. Paediatric department – International Medical Clinic
The International Medical Clinic (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 Bernadeta Wibisono is well-liked by our kids…
Where: 1 Orchard Boulevard, #11-06 Camden Medical Centre, Singapore 248649
2. Dr. Mark Loh – Mount Elizabeth (Novena) Specialist Centre
Our HoneyKids’ mums love Dr. Mark Loh because everything he recommends seems to work. He gets straight to the point and doesn’t waste any time on chit-chat, so when you visit, you’ll want to have all your questions and a pen and paper ready for notes. His office and staff are lovely – all the nurses are super-duper friendly and remember everyone’s name, which is impressive considering he’s so popular! Of course, this means you’ll need to book your appointments way in advance to guarantee your spot…
Where: 38 Irrawaddy Road, #05-33 Mt. Elizabeth (Novena) Specialist Centre, Singapore 329563
3. 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, 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.
Where: 691 East Coast Road, Singapore 459057
4. Dr. Natalie Epton – SBCC Baby & Child Clinic (Novena)
British born Dr. Natalie Epton is the name on everyone’s lips when it comes to paediatricians 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 advice or treatment for childhood development or nutrition.
Where: SBCC Baby & Child Clinic (Novena), 38 Irrawaddy Road, #05-46/47, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore 329563
5. 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.
Where: Belinda’s Clinic for Children #15-17 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, 3 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore, 228510
6. 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. And the best bit? He’s supported by three other paediatricians for when you’d like a second opinion.
Where: 290 Orchard Road, Paragon, Unit #07-02/03, Singapore 238859
7. 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 works across a broad spectrum of child health issues, but has special interest in paediatric hematology and oncology.
Where: Parkway Parade Shopping Centre, 80 Marine Parade Road, # 05-10/11, Singapore, 449269
8. Dr. Chiang Wen Chin – Chiang Children’s Allergy and Asthma Clinic
Dr. Chiang is a saviour paediatrician for many parents in Singapore, especially those who have kids with allergies. Her sub-specialities include management of children with food allergies, asthma, allergic rhinitis, eczema, drug allergies, immunotherapy and immunodeficiency.
Where: #17-12 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, 3 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore, 228510
9. 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 40 years in the field of paediatrics with a specialism in immunology and allergies. She has a gentle, softly spoken bedside manner and won’t prescribe your child unnecessary (and costly) medication.
Where: The Child and Allergy Clinic #11-11 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, 3 Mount Elizabeth Singapore, 228510
10. Dr. Ooi Pei Ling– International Child & Adolescent Clinic
Dr. Ooi Pei Ling is an approachable specialist with an interest in paediatric rheumatology – including chronic joint pains, prolonged or recurrent fevers, auto-inflammatory syndromes, Kawasaki’s disease, arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and so much more. She’s also fluent in English, Mandarin and Malay.
Where: International Child & Adolescent Clinic, 6A Napier Road #02-43, Gleneagles Annexe Block, Singapore, 258500
11. Dr. Ong Ian – Thomson Paediatric Centre Parkway Parade
Quite simply, we think Dr. Ong Ian is 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.
Where: 80 Marine Parade Road, #05-13 Parkway Parade Medical Centre, Singapore 449269
12. Dr. Jeeve Kanagalingam – Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
If it’s an ENT specialist you’re after who is fab with kids, then look no further than Dr. Jeeve. Although not specifically a paediatrician, we had to include him in this round-up as we’ve only heard good things about him when it comes to working with children.
Where: Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, 38 Irrawaddy Road, #06-63, Singapore 329563
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