Medical Services available at SCTC
- Medical diagnosis and treatment:
Medical diagnosis or the actual process of making a diagnosis is a cognitive process. A clinician uses several sources of data and puts the pieces of the puzzle together to make a diagnostic impression. Though often the child cannot verbalize he or she can through different means give us a lot of information. We also get a lot of data from the parents. We all form an integral part of a team. We will explain the diagnosis and answer all your concerns
- Newborn Infant Check up:
The doctor will do a head-to-toe physical exam, looking for physical, medical as well as genetic problems. The doctor will also explain how newborns function and address common problems like skin rash, colic, lactation difficulties and weaning. She might observe your baby's response to various sounds, including your voice.There is a great webinar on our blog that tells you how to help develop your baby’s potential.
Vaccination is a simple, safe, and effective way of protecting your baby against harmful diseases, before you come into contact with them. It uses your body’s natural defenses to build resistance to specific infections and makes your immune system stronger. We will help you check what vaccines are needed and when. We provide a vaccination booklet. We also explain the need of each vaccine and occurrence of common side effects and their management.
- Routine check ups:
Routine checkups are meant for those who do not otherwise have a reason to be concerned about their health; if you have cause for concern, it is important not to wait to book an appointment. However, routine checks are important in children to check if they are growing and developing according to milestones. They also look at the child’s diet, bowel movement, sleep, vaccination and development.
- Screening for vision and hearing:
Children depend on their eyes and ears to understand and remember information of all kinds. Vision and hearing problems can be a roadblock to a child’s learning and impact their development, socialization, and behavior.
An undiagnosed hearing and vision problem may interfere with development. Early detection and treatment of hearing and vision problems can help children succeed in school.
- Milestone assessment:
All babies develop at a different pace, and variations are normal. But keeping an eye on your baby's milestones month by month helps to ensure their development is on track. Baby milestones are the accomplishments or skills you can expect your child to achieve or learn in the first year of life.
- Weaning consultation:
Introducing your baby to solid foods, also referred to as weaning or complementary feeding, starts when your baby is around 6 months old. Your baby should be introduced to a varied diet, alongside their usual breast milk or first infant formula.