Please take note that as from the 1st of July 2021 Riaz Khan Inc is charging an admin fee for the following and needs to be paid upon collection of any of the following:
9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
We offer same day appointments, please call ahead of time and we will provide you with instructions on our safety procedures before your appointment in our rooms. Patient is to be accompanied by ONE caregiver only. Netcare will be conducting screening for COVID-19 symptoms at the Hospital entrance and wearing a mask is mandatory. If you feel more comfortable waiting in your car before your appointment please let us know and we will gladly accommodate your request. If you have fever or respiratory symptoms, please call us before your appointment so that we may best facilitate your care in the ward and protect the safety of all our patients and staff.
A pediatrician is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of children. Pediatricians have undergone special training in the health and illnesses of infants, teens and young adults, and the majority of pediatricians are certified by the HPCSA.
Pediatricians provide preventive health care for children in good health and medical care for children who are acutely or chronically ill. They also provide parents with support and advice with issues such as growth and development, safety and prevention, nutrition, and emotional wellness to foster a lifetime of good health.
A paediatric pulmonologist is a paediatrician who specializes in all types of lung diseases that affect children. This also includes allergies and sleep disorders that affect children.
Your child should not only see the pediatrician for an illness. It is also important to schedule well-child-care exams regularly, beginning in infancy. Also called well-care visits or checkups, these routine examinations provide the best opportunity for the doctor to observe the progress of your child's physical and mental growth and development; to counsel and teach parents; to detect problems through screening tests; to provide immunizations, and to get to know one another. Well-care visits are strongly recommended as part of preventive paediatric care. Well-child visits are also a good time for parents to raise questions and concerns about a child's development, behavior, nutrition, safety and overall well-being. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends this schedule for routine well-care visits:
Immunizations are a series of shots given to children at different ages to help ward off serious, and potentially fatal, childhood diseases. Making sure your child receives immunizations when scheduled is the best way to help protect your child from potentially fatal diseases. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, vaccinations have reduced the number of infections from vaccine-preventable diseases by more than 90%. If you're apprehensive about vaccinations, please do not hesitate to contact our office.