It is our pleasure to welcome you to Hassabo International Hospital Department of pediatrics and thank you for choosing and trusting us for your child’s care. Our fully trained and board-certified pediatricians and pediatric nurses are experienced in providing exceptional medical and compassionate care. We believe that exceptional care is provided when there is an on-going relationship among the doctor, the patient, and his family. It is our pride that parents choose Hassabo International Hospital to care for their children. This is due to the efforts we make to make treatment options clear and understandable. We encourage you to not to hesitate to contact us with your questions or concerns. Our staff is excited to meet you and your family.
What is Pediatrics?
Pediatrics is a branch of medicine that involves the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents.
What is a pediatrician?
A pediatrician is a doctor who is specially trained to deal with children’s health issues and their diseases.
About our Department
Thanks to the expertise of our highly qualified medical staff, HIH Department of Pediatrics provides your child with quality care in a patient centered environment. When you choose us, it’s comforting to know that we spend time answering questions, listening and making treatment options clear and understandable. So you can feel confident that we provide the best care your child needs. HIH Department of Pediatrics ensures providing the highest standard of health care services to its patients. At HIH, pediatric inpatients of all ages and are cared for in a friendly and companionate environment. In addition, we provide special care unit that is designed to care for critically ill children who need specialized care. Our knowledgeable, compassionate doctors are committed to providing the highest quality care to children in an efficient and family-centred environment.
When to see a pediatrician
If you’re a parent, pay attention to these key symptoms when your kid gets sick as these symptoms requires calling the pediatrician.
Fever is not an enemy in general. Because it helps your child’s body to fight infections which are viral in the majority of cases and don’t have specific treatment. But you should call your pediatrician if:
- Your infant is under the age of 2 or 3 months. Call the doctor if he has any fever at all, because the immune system of this age group is still immature and this fever may be a sign of severe illness such as bacterial meningitis or pneumonia.
- Your baby is older than 3 months and also has associated symptoms such as vomiting or sickness.
- Your child repeatedly experiences fever above 40 . That’s especially vital if it is accompanied by other symptoms such as rash, trouble breathing, trouble waking, persistent vomiting, or diarrhea.
Vomiting or Diarrhea
Don’t worry, if it’s a single episode. But if either persists, then dehydration becomes a complication. Ensure plenty of fluids intake to prevent dehydration. Call your pediatrician if:
- The symptoms become more severe or persist for many hours.
- Your child shows signs of dehydration.
Coughs and Colds
Call the pediatrician if:
- Your baby is at or under the age of 3 months.
- Your child is older than 3 months when he is experiencing also trouble breathing, stuffy nose for more than 10 days, persistent cough for more than a week, ear pain or rash.
Pain While Peeing
This complaint especially with a girl may be a sign of urinary tract infection.
Services we offer
At HIH Department of Pediatrics, we deal with infants, adolescents, and everyone in between. Our staff of highly qualified pediatricians and fully trained nurses is committed to providing the health services in a caring and professional way. Our specialized services include:
- Asthma care
- Bed Wetting and Bowel Problems
- Behavior evaluations
- Dental services
- Developmental Assessments
- Dietary/Nutritional Counseling
- Emergency care, HIH is one of the few in the area which offer 24/7 pediatricians at the Emergency Department.
- An inpatient pediatrics unit staffed by certified pediatric nurses and board-accredited pediatricians
- Pediatric surgery and many outpatient procedures including circumcision for newborns, performed by surgical specialists.
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Neurologic Care services
- Screening services: dental, hearing, nutrition, vision, etc.
- Teen health care
- Well child checkup
What we treat
- Abdominal diseases
- Allergies & Asthma
- Chest & Lungs
- Chronic Conditions
- Cleft & Craniofacial
- Developmental Disabilities
- Ear, Nose & Throat
- Emotional Problems
- Eye problems
- From Insects or Animals
- Genitals & Urinary Tract
- Glands & Growth
- Head, Neck & Nervous System
- Heart Care
- Learning Disabilities
- Orthopedic Care
- Preventive Medicine
- Skin diseases
Information about the clinic
Why should I come to the clinic?
To maintain the mental and physical health of your child; regular pediatric doctor visits can put your child on top of his health and help diagnose any medical conditions at an early treatable or even preventable stage. In addition, the pediatrician can monitor your child’s growth and development, pinpoint any behavioral changes and assess the nutritional status.
What happens at the clinic?
Our courteous and knowledgeable staff does its best from first contact to make every visit to our clinic positive. We are committed to making you and your child always comfortable and informed. We take the time to listen to the parents, as this information can help us understand your child’s needs, and in turn, we will provide you with the knowledge necessary for obtaining an absolutely healthy life.
Tips for Preparing Your Child
- Pay attention and Listen to your child concerns
- Be honest about what will occur and what may be painful.
- Use simple terms your child knows.
- Reassure your child you won’t leave them alone as much as you can.
- Bring toys or activities from home to your child to play with during waiting times.
- Use distraction techniques:
- Neonates and infants up to age 1 year: pacifiers, mirrors, mobiles, holding, and skin to skin contact with mother.
- Toddlers ages 1 to 3 years: pinwheels, cloth books, and peek a boo game.
- Preschools ages 3 to 6 years: puzzles, books, and coloring books.
- School age children from 6 to 12: electronic devices, videos, books, and soft stuffed toys.
- Adolescents ages from 12 to 18: video and electronic games, movies, books, and pets.
How should I prepare for the clinic?
When you schedule your appointment, we will ask you to provide important information that will help us evaluate your current condition:
- Be prepared with the questions you want to ask
- bring a notebook and pen, we encourage you to take notes
- if this is a follow up visit, you have to remember to write down the changes you have experienced since your last visit.
- All records that refer in any way to your child’s condition.
- A complete list of the medications.
- All prior medical records, including x-ray films, biopsy, reports, labs and/or pathology records.
- Any necessary referrals or prior authorization required by your insurance company.
Scheduling Your Appointment
Patients are generally seen by appointments, however if your situation is urgent, please inform our staff when you call or visit our 24/7 emergency department, our best effort will be made to see you as soon as possible and the specialized pediatrician will be immediately notified to assess your needs.
Questions and/or comments
Our first mission is to give you a satisfactory service. Your satisfaction is our responsibility.
If, after reading this leaflet, you still have any comments or questions, please feel free to ask any of our staff members, the Specialists, nurses or even receptionist in our department. They will do their best to give you more information or arrange an appointment for you with the Consultant.
We would be happy if you could let us know whether you are satisfied about our care. For this purpose, a visitor’s book & evaluation form are available in each unit of our departments. We would like you to write down your comments, experiences and/or suggestions for improvement, so that we can share this with our staff members. This data may help us to improve our service at the department.
The Medical Director /patient & care provider service centre can be reached on 01014144350
or via the e-mail address:
Physicians and staff members at the pediatrics Department in HIH their first and last job is to provide the most updated and comprehensive care available. In addition, our goal is to continue educating patients and their family members to help them gain a solid understanding of all care provided and procedures performed. Visit our Department of pediatrics with any questions you may have