Paediatric Medicine

Services and Procedures

What is paediatric medicine?

Paediatric medicine is the practice of providing medical care and preventative services for the physical, mental, and behavioral healthcare of infants, children, and adolescents from 0 to 18 years old. Paediatricians screen, prevent, diagnose, treat, and manage any health problem affecting young patients, especially focused on the growth rate and physical milestones of children, developmental issues, and their changing medical needs. They advise parents and guardians on the diagnosis, treatment, care, and medication needs for their children.

Nothing is more concerning to a parent than when their child becomes ill; even minor fevers and stomach aches can be very stressful for parents. We offer consultations and provide emergency room coverage for all of our young patients who need them. We have access to up-to-date specialists and diagnostic tools from MRI, ultrasounds, rapid laboratory testing, and coordinate care programs for serious and life-threatening conditions. We treat your child like one of our own.

When does your child need to see a paediatrician?

You may wish to consult a paediatrician for your child if he or she is experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • abdominal pain, especially if on the right side
  • difficulty swallowing and eating
  • falls that cause swelling
  • headache with fever or vomiting
  • high fever or a fever that doesn’t come down
  • skin rash or inflammation

Most babies and children do not have any serious health conditions, but paediatricians are educated to provide preventative health care from birth to age 18. Preventative care and well child care are highlighted skills that stress the importance of nutrition, exercise, and social interactions.

Besides prevention and wellness, we offer health screenings, immunizations, and minor ambulatory procedures. Any time one of our patients needs hospitalization, we coordinate the care with other specialists, keeping parents informed at all times. Our focus is to address all facets of the child’s well-being including behavioral, psychological, and emotional issues. While medication may be needed, there are a vast array of alternatives for many conditions and this may require routine and complex neuro-behavioral testing.

Why you should consider our paediatricians in Singapore

Our paediatricians have the education, experience, and skills to treat minor health problems to serious diseases. They provide inpatient and outpatient care tailored to your child’s condition, and are experienced in their understanding of your needs and questions about the health and quality of life of your children. Testing, treatment, rehabilitation, immunisation, education, and counselling services at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre aim to support parents in raising healthy and happy children.

Our paediatricians are experienced in caring for the unique healthcare needs of infants, children, and adolescents in Singapore from birth to age 18. Ask about the best treatment and preventative care options for your child. Careful diagnosis and early treatment interventions are the norm with our specialists.

Major Areas of Specialisation

Below are some of the conditions our specialists treat. Through rigorous diagnosis, clinical care, and rehabilitation, our specialists can slow down or reverse the progress of your condition, cure disease and infections, alleviate pain, and help you or your loved ones embark on the road to recovery. They are skilled with chronic diseases such as diabetes, cystic fibrosis, ADHD, vision and hearing difficulties.

  • Allergy testing and management
  • Anaesthesia
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessment
  • Autism assessment
  • Behavioural issues
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Child Development
  • Childhood cancer
  • Children’s emergency services and intensive care
  • Children’s ear, nose, and throat services
  • Children’s surgery
  • Central auditory processing disorder
  • Cleft and craniofacial services
  • Cognitive and learning assessment
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
  • Eating disorders
  • Emotional issues such as anxiety and depression
  • Endocrinology
  • Eye
    • Childhood myopia
    • Lazy eye (amblyopia)
    • Squints (strabismus)
  • Gastroenterology
  • General paediatrics and adolescent medicine
  • Genetics
  • Hearing and speech disorders
  • Snoring and sleep apnea
  • Immunisations for children
  • Infectious diseases
  • Laboratory
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology service
  • Neurosurgical service
  • Newborn screening for IEMs
  • Orthopaedics
    • Bowing of the knee
    • Clubfoot
    • Developmental hip dysplasia
    • Dwarfism
    • Greenstick fracture
    • Growing pains
    • In-toeing gait
    • Limb length discrepancy
    • Torticollis (wry neck)
  • Paediatric cardiology
  • Paediatric ophthalmology
  • Psychological medicine
  • Psychosocial trauma support
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Rheumatology and immunology
  • Sports medicine
  • Vascular anomalies
Enquire with our paediatricians.

Did you know?

Babies are born with 300 bones, some of which fuse together as they grow up. For example, a newborn baby’s head grows by almost 50% from birth to age 5. That’s why it is important that the bones of the skull do not fuse together prematurely.

A baby’s skull has several bones that overlap during birth to help the baby come out of the birth canal. This can make the baby’s head look oblong at first. Head circumference is one of the most important measurements that a pediatrician measures, besides body weight and height.

Request an appointment with a paediatrician today.