Choosing a doctor for your child?
Because your baby will need to see a paediatrician frequently in the first weeks of life, it is necessary to choose the right pediatrician in advance.
At Dr Anita’s Kids Clinic, babies are seen right after discharge from the maternity hospital with subsequent follow-up at our clinic for growth and developmental checks and immunisations.
Which pediatrician is the right one for your child? Here are some points to consider:
Does the doctor have a friendly rapport with kids?
Does the doctor know about the latest medical developments?
Does the doctor welcome questions and listen to your concerns?
Does the doctor have a holistic approach to the management of your child’s health?
Does the doctor prescribe only medications that are necessary and not over-prescribe (especially antibiotics)?
Are the nurses patient and helpful?
Is the clinic conveniently located close to your home?
Government Hospitals (that provide Paediatric Services)
KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital
100 Bukit Timah Road
Main Tel: +65 6225 5554
Children’s A&E: +65 6394 1177
National University Hospital
5 Lower Kent Ridge Road
Main Building 1, Level 1
Main Line: +65 6779 5555
Children’s A&E: +65 6772 2555
Private Hospitals (in East & Central Singapore)
Parkway East Hospital
321 Joo Chiat Place
Tel: +65 6377 3737 (Main)
+65 6340 8666 (A&E)
585 North Bridge Road
Tel: +65 6311 1111 (Main)
+65 6311 1555 (A&E)
Ministry of Health, Singapore - www.moh.gov.sg
National Environment Agency - www.nea.gov.sg
Health Promotion Board - www.hpb.gov.sg
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – www.cdc.gov
World Health Organisation – www.who.int
Dr Anita Menon in the News
"Protecting Your Child from HFMD" - Motherhood Magazine 2017
"Find out more about Down syndrome and the interventions that are available"- Little Magazine Feb - Apr 2017
"Vaccines myths debunked" Motherhood Magazine - Sep 2014
"Bone builders" Motherhood Magazine - Mar 2013
"Mycoplasma" The Straits Times - 9 April 2009
"Paediatric HIV" Part 1 The Straits Times - 12 Dec 2008
"Paediatric HIV" Part 2 The Straits Times - 12 Dec 2008
"Can my pets hurt me?" The Straits Times - 19 Oct 2008
Immunisation "Smart-jabs" Young Parents Magazine Sep 2008