Years ago, many mothers used to consult their family doctors when their babies fell sick. However, taking our children to the family doctor now almost seems extinct. Most of the sick children in Singapore are cared for by a pediatrician.
Babies and young children are what pediatricians specialized in. Pediatricians have had three or more years of specialty training in addition to the four years of medical school. They are dealing to children everyday. This makes them familiar with the ailments that affect young children. They are also more likely to have answers to the many questions that new parents are sure to have.
I choose pediatrician as Edison’s primary healthcare provider. His first pediatrician was Dr. Lillian Lim from the Kids Clinic Sengkang. This clinic is run by two pediatricians – Dr. Lillian Lim and Dr. Allyson Tan. Both of them are fantastic and popular among the North-East parents. Their schedules are always full though. However, I’m not very pleased with their nurses who are quite arrogant, as well as their long waiting time.
Occasionally, we visit Dr. Chan Kit Yee of Singapore Baby & Child Clinic, Mount Alvernia Hospital, recommended by my colleague. She is quite good with children. She is rather gentle, so Little Edison seldom fusses when she diagnoses him. Her clinic is quite spacious, waiting-time and charges are acceptable. The only downside is difficulty in finding a car park in Mt Alvernia Hospital.
This year, we started visiting Dr. Oh Meng Choo of Kid’s Clinic Bishan. I must admit that she is the best pediatrician we’ve ever seen! First of all, she is very detailed and friendly. She can address all our concerns without making us worried. Her clinic is fantastic – it has a large playroom on the 2nd floor complete with TV, toys and also a breastfeeding room. Parents and children can use the facility while waiting for their turn.
Dr. Oh understands that the waiting-time during peak hours and weekends maybe longer than expected. Thus, she set up this playroom for the convenience of parents and children. Her nurses are friendly and helpful too. Dr. Oh can be contacted at:
Kids Clinic @ Bishan
Blk 116 Bishan St 12
Contact #: 6356 8909
This clinic is highly recommended by me!