The most important thing to every parent is the health and well-being of their child. When your little one falls ill, you want a doctor who not only hastens their recovery, but also offers you peace of mind. The younger the child, the more crucial this is. A paediatrician (PD) is a specialist in treating babies and children. Moreover, their clinic and staff are usually equipped with toys and bedside manner to comfort and entertain kids, minimising anxiety and trauma while providing treatment. We find out which are the most popular PDs and paediatric clinics in Singapore, and why parents swear by them.
1. Aglow Baby & Child Specialist Clinic
Parents appreciate how gentle Dr Ong Woon Hong of Aglow Baby & Child Specialist Clinic is with their little ones. He goes above and beyond to make them feel special, ushering them in and out of the consultation room personally. His sub-specialty is neonatology.
Where #02-09 United Square, 101 Thomson Road
Contact 6259 9554
2. Dr Anita’s Kids Clinic
Many parents who live in the east call Dr Anita Menon a godsend. She runs one of the most sought after paediatric clinics in Singapore as she is excellent with babies as well as older kids. After training and working in the UK and Ireland, Dr Menon returned to Singapore in 2007. She has a special interest in paediatric infectious diseases.
Where 691 East Coast Road
Contact 6636 3460
3. Dr Anthony’s Baby & Child Clinic
Parents say Dr Anthony Chee is a true heartland PD with a kind heart and patient manner. His young patients simply love the playhouse in his waiting room and the cookies he rewards them with. He also has a sub-specialty in paediatric cardiology.
Where 327 Hougang Avenue 5, #01-160
Contact 6280 2122
4. Belinda’s Clinic for Children
It’s not easy to get in the door at Belinda’s Clinic for Children, we hear. Dr Belinda Murugasu-Koh has a loyal following of parents who admire her ability to diagnose the most obscure symptoms. She inspires confidence by providing clear explanations and instructions.
Where #15-17 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, 3 Mount Elizabeth
Contact 6734 5833
(See also: Childhood Fever: When to See a Paediatrician)
5. The Cheery Child Clinic
Dr Zainal Muttakin bin Abdul Rahman of The Cheery Child Clinic gets the vote of confidence from parents. They say he gives them peace of mind as he is super patient and takes time to answers their questions. His special interest is in paediatric infectious diseases.
Where #02-20 The Midtown, 1187 Upper Serangoon Road
Contact 6702 7108
6. I-Kidz Children’s Clinic
Kids actually don’t mind going to I-Kidz Children’s Clinic, thanks to its outer space theme. The rocket, planet, and astronaut décor and toys help to distract them from any discomfort. Dr Irene Chan has over 25 years of experience, including in paediatric and neonatal intensive care.
Where #20-03 Paragon Medical, 290 Orchard Road
Contact 6235 4788
7. IMC Children’s
The paediatric wing of International Medical Clinic boasts a team of four PDs who dedicate themselves to caring for children. They trained in the UK, USA, and Singapore, and speak five languages between them! Expect a high level of care founded on evidence-based medical advice. They also offer tele-consults when suitable.
Where #14-01/02/03 Camden Medical Centre, 1 Orchard Boulevard
Contact 6887 4440
8. International Baby Child and Adolescent (IBCA) Clinic
Dr K Vellayappan, Dr Agnes Tay, and Dr Ngiam Xin Ying care for children from early infancy to adolescence. They treat acute illnesses, manage chronic conditions, and also offer developmental and behavioural assessments and care. IBCA Clinic is open daily, except on public holidays.
Where 726 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, #01-4154/4156
Contact 6554 9554
9. International Child & Adolescent Clinic (ICAC)
Seven PDs bring together their fields of expertise to offer a multi-disciplinary paediatrics service at ICAC clinics. These include general paediatrics, as well as paediatric cardiology, neurology, neonatology, rheumatology, and nutritional and respiratory medicine.
10. Kids Clinic
Seven PDs helming seven Kids Clinic outlets share a belief that healthy kids make for happy parents. To that end, they provide the full spectrum of services for children of all ages. These range from growth and development to specialties such as paediatric plastic surgery.
Where You’ll find them in Bedok, Bishan, Mount Alvernia, Royal Square Novena, Punggol, Tampines, and Toa Payoh. Selected PDs are also open on Sundays and available via tele-consult.
11. Kidslink Children’s Clinic
PDs at Kidslink Children’s Clinic provide baby and children immunisations, developmental assessment, general paediatric consultation, and many sub-specialties. These include cardiology, respiratory medicine, infectious diseases, and gastroenterology.
Where They have four clinics in Bedok, Choa Chu Kang, Jurong, and Sengkang.
12. KidsNexus Paediatric Centre
Besides general paediatric services, Dr Yeo Wee Song of KidsNexus Paediatric Centre specialises in paediatric nephrology. He is a dedicated clinician, and also the recipient of multiple scientific awards for his research in his sub-specialty.
Where #03-03/04 Thomson Plaza, 301 Upper Thomson Road
Contact 6251 5033
13. Kinder Clinic
Offering a comprehensive range of paediatric services, Kinder Clinic is one of the more well-liked paediatric clinics in Singapore. A stable of 18 PDs offer various sub-specialties, including immunology, gastroenterology, oncology, and infectious disease. If you are planning to take your baby overseas and have questions you need answered, consult the paediatric travel clinic. You won’t even have to travel too far — until you plan to!
Where Specialist clinics are located within medical centres at Gleneagles, Mount Alvernia, Mount Elizabeth Novena, Paragon Medical, and Parkway East. You’ll find another two clinics at Pandan Valley and Parkway Parade.
14. Mark Loh Paediatrics
Dr Mark Loh is popular with busy parents who appreciate his efficiency and straightforward manner. And of course, for his expertise as an excellent PD and neonatologist. He also chairs the Paediatric and Neonatal Services Committee at Mount Elizabeth (Novena) Hospital.
Where #05-33 Mount Elizabeth (Novena) Specialist Centre, 38 Irrawaddy Road
Contact 6339 7283
15. Parkway East Paediatric Clinic
Dr Mohana Rajakulendran says nothing inspires her more than the resilience of little children. Specialising in paediatric allergic conditions, she helms the Parkway East Paediatric Clinic, and also offers general paediatric services, childhood vaccinations, and developmental screenings.
Where Level 1 Parkway East Hospital, 321 Joo Chiat Place
Contact 6229 5849
16. SBCC Baby & Child Clinic
From your own ob-gyn needs to paediatric care for your little one, you can rely on the multi-disciplinary team at SBCC Baby & Child Clinic, one of the more popular paediatric clinics in Singapore. Its PDs further specialise in the management of childhood allergies, sleep, dietary, developmental, and behavioural issues.
Where Aside from specialist centres at Mount Alvernia, Gleneagles, and Mount Elizabeth Novena, you’ll also find them at Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Bukit Panjang, Sengkang, and Tiong Bahru. Tele-consultations and home visits are available too.
17. SOG Clinic for Children
The paediatric wing of Singapore O&G is known for its team of exceptional PDs helming various practice locations. Complementing general paediatric services are Dr Christina Ong’s gastroenterology specialty and Dr Petrina Wong’s respiratory and sleep clinic.
Where Locations include clinics at Gleneagles, Mount Alvernia, Mount Elizabeth Novena, and Parkway East specialist centres, as well as Tiong Bahru.
18. Thomson Paediatric Centre
An extension of Thomson Medical Centre, Thomson Paediatric Centre is often a go-to for mums who gave birth at TMC. Its team of experienced PDs offer a full range of paediatric services, with further specialisations in paediatric cardiology and dermatology.
Where Besides its flagship clinic at TMC, there are also outlets conveniently located in Bukit Panjang, Jurong, Katong, Punggol, and Serangoon. Selected PDs also offer tele-consultations.
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