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Video/tele consultations

These are available for new and follow up patients. There will be SOME degree of compromise in all online sessions compared to face-to-face appointments. Kindly note, all cases may not be suitable for online...

High blood sugar in a child? Probably Childhood Diabetes? : Act urgently ! 0

High blood sugar in a child? Probably Childhood Diabetes? : Act urgently !

“Dr. Koppikar, just want to discuss 8 yr old Nirav, whose blood sugar is 256. Kindly tell me how much Insulin should I start ? ” was the question posed  to me by Nirav’s...

“Is my child short ?” FAQs 0

“Is my child short ?” FAQs

Dear readers, I get a lot of questions from readers on various topics, and I think you might all find them very informative. I list them here. Looking forward to your feedback. Parent  :...

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia : a few case studies in boys 0

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia : a few case studies in boys

 9 year old Vinod had Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH), which was diagnosed soon after birth.  When he came to consult me for the first time, his family was quite puzzled with why his CAH...

Making the most of the doctor’s consultation-4 Preparing for your appointment 0

Making the most of the doctor’s consultation-4 Preparing for your appointment

It may sound like yet another job to do in an already busy world, but, my dear readers, believe me, it really helps both you and me if you come in with a little...

FAQs 0

FAQs

What is a Paediatric Endocrinologist ? This is a highly specialised doctor who initially trains as a Paediatrician and then goes on to specialise in children’s hormonal and growth disorders. This is in contrast...

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For families : conditions treated : Services Short StatureObesityThyroid Disorders (Hypothyroidism & Hyperthyroidism)DiabetesPubertal Problems (Early/Late Sexual Development)Bone Metabolism (Rickets, Hypocalcemia, Parathyroid Gland Problems)Adrenal Problems (CAH, Intersex Problems)Neuro Endocrine ProblemsGeneral Endocrine ProblemsHirsutismMicro PenisGynecomastiaPCOSMenstrual ProblemsHypocalcemiaVitamin D...

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Paediatric Endocrinology resources for Health professionals : Referral criteria :  Endocrine Emergencies:  Please ring Dr.Koppikar to discuss immediate management of these to ensure good care. Please keep the child and family  waiting in your...

From medication to meditation ! 0

From medication to meditation !

It may sound very strange coming from a doctor, and that too a highly specialised one, but everytime I see someone unwell, especially a child, an innermost voice in me tells me “ this...

Why is my Child’s Type 1 Diabetes mellitus (shakkar ki beemari) not getting under control ? 0

Why is my Child’s Type 1 Diabetes mellitus (shakkar ki beemari) not getting under control ?

Muzammal’s story 7 day old Muzammal got diagnosed with Diabetes, a children’s type of diabetes ( Infantile/ monogenic diabetes) . By the time he came to me at 3 months age, he was on...

A high blood sugar in a child ? It may be Childhood Diabetes:  Act urgently ! 0

A high blood sugar in a child ? It may be Childhood Diabetes: Act urgently !

“Dr. Koppikar, just want to discuss 8 yr old Nirav, whose blood sugar is 256. Kindly tell me how much Insulin should I start ? ” was the question posed  to me by Nirav’s...

Making the most of a consultation-3 Looking for free & informal medical advice ? Read on…. 0

Making the most of a consultation-3 Looking for free & informal medical advice ? Read on….

This post is specially tailored for Doctors, other health-care professionals, my friends, relatives and acquaintances. Dr. A asks my opinion about her niece’s treatment. Dr. A herself is a doctor and thinks her niece...

Making the most of the doctor’s consultation -2 The consultation process explained 0

Making the most of the doctor’s consultation -2 The consultation process explained

What to expect at a consultation Dear all, this blog is a very important read for all those who consider consulting with me. For many of you, visiting a super-specialist doctor for your child...

Will my child with Type 1 Diabetes benefit from an Insulin pump, given I live in India ? 0

Will my child with Type 1 Diabetes benefit from an Insulin pump, given I live in India ?

W Dear parents,    As a children’s diabetes specialist (Paediatric Endocrinologist), I frequently get asked this question, not only by families of diabetic children, but also by doctors in training.  There is no doubt a...

How an allopathic doctor deals with the covid 19 crisis. 0

How an allopathic doctor deals with the covid 19 crisis.

In the past few weeks, I have had many queries from friends, relatives and neighbours about various aspects of the pandemic. I thought it was best to put them down as a blog in...

Making the most of your Doctor’s consultation-1  Introduction 0

Making the most of your Doctor’s consultation-1 Introduction

Dear readers, As a client of any service, it is very essential to get good value for money. This is true of whichever industry you look at, whether it be getting a mobile phone...

The importance of time keeping at the Doctor’s appointment – Part 1 0

The importance of time keeping at the Doctor’s appointment – Part 1

Ever been at a doctor’s clinic waiting for the previous patient to finish to get to your turn, and then the loooong agonising wait for just that one consultation to get over ? for...

Dealing with Covid-19 (Coronavirus)  in my consulting room 0

Dealing with Covid-19 (Coronavirus) in my consulting room

Dear parents, With the ongoing pandemic, you are all understandably quite worried about having face-to-face consultations. However, in many cases, it does become necessary to have a face-to-face consultation rather than a video consult....

An explanation of the Doctor’s consultation charges 0

An explanation of the Doctor’s consultation charges

Dear All, I very often hear patients and families, sometimes within my own relatives and friends, exclaiming ” I had been to Dr. so and so , and he/ she charged SO MUCH !”....

Face-to-face consultation 0

Face-to-face consultation

Routine consultations: Rs. 2000/- for 30 minutes Mondays and Thursdays 4 pm to 8 pm, Colours Children’s Hospital, Sector 12, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai . I encourage everyone to seek routine consultations. 2. Special consultations:...

The baby with brittle bones-Childhood Osteogenesis Imperfecta 0

The baby with brittle bones-Childhood Osteogenesis Imperfecta

3 day old  Vansh was howling in pain. In the maternity hospital, it got everybody worried. Try as they might, they could not placate him.  And then on day 4, there appeared the tell-tale...

Childhood Osteogenesis imperfecta and brittle bones 0

Childhood Osteogenesis imperfecta and brittle bones

7 day old Shaurya’s  (name changed) parents were worried. The little one cried constantly, and nothing could placate him. And then they noticed red, angry looking, swollen lumps on his chest. 2 days later,...