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Newborn & Well Baby Checks

Newborn Screening Newborns are usually medically examined within their first day of life. At your first visit, Dr Ong will go through the following checks: Measure your baby’s weight, length, BMI and head circumference Perform a thorough physical exam (She may also feel the neck and collarbone to see if there is a fracture from […]

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Childhood Vaccinations & Immunisation

Childhood immunisation is when your child is given a vaccine to protect them against infectious diseases. The vaccine encourages the body’s immune system to produce antibodies against infectious disease such that your child can fight the disease if they are exposed to it. Childhood immunisation protects your child against serious infectious diseases which can otherwise […]

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Developmental Assessments

A developmental assessment is conducted to ensure your child’s ability to meet expected milestones and perform everyday tasks. During infancy, a child’s gross motor, fine motor, language functions and social-emotional development is assessed. During earlier childhood, the assessment aims to identify a child’s strengths and challenges in a range of developmental domains including cognitive, social, […]

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Infant Nutrition & Growth Assessment

Optimal nutrition during your child’s early years of life is fundamental for good health and in preventing adverse effects that can sustain beyond childhood. Without adequate amounts of macronutrients like protein, fat, and carbohydrates and micronutrients like vitamin A, iodine, iron and zinc, children are at risk of becoming ill and having delayed mental and […]

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Acute Paediatric Infections

Dr Ong is experienced in diagnosing and treating paediatric infections such as the common sore throat, diarrhoea, common cold and more. With her warm and reassuring personality, Dr Ong will help your child feel safe and comfortable throughout his/her visit. Every child gets sick from time to time, as young children are exposed to many […]

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Common Childhood Conditions

We care for a wide range of childhood conditions, from minor ailments to more serious diseases requiring hospitalisation. Common examples are: Asthma, Atopic Dermatitis, Acute Bronchiolitis, Allergies, Eczema, Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease, Gastroenteritis (Stomach Flu) and more. Asthma Asthma is a very common childhood illness and it affects about 20% of the children in Singapore. As parents, […]

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Impedance pH Monitoring

Impedance pH Monitoring: Why It’s Performed Dr Ong may use a pH Impedance diagnostic test to evaluate your child’s reflux. It measures the length of time it takes for your child’s stomach contents (acid or non-acid) come back up into his or her esophagus. What To Expect A thin and flexible catheter with an acid-sensitive […]

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Jaundice in Babies

Jaundice in babies Jaundice refers to yellow discolouration of the skin or white of the eyes. There are 2 types of jaundice in babies: Newborn jaundice (Jaundice that develops within first few days of life) and prolonged jaundice (Jaundice lasting more than 2 weeks) What is Newborn jaundice? Jaundice is caused by a buildup of […]

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Pancreas Conditions

Pancreas Conditions in Children The pancreas is an organ that lies behind the stomach at the upper abdomen. The main function of the pancreas is to produce enzymes for the digestion of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Acute Pancreatitis Acute pancreatitis occurs when the pancreas becomes inflamed. Causes of acute pancreatitis include infection, gallstones, drugs, excessive […]

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Transit Study

Transit Study Constipation is a common bowel problem in children. It refers to passing hard stools with difficulty, less frequently than normal. Several factors can result in constipation including lack of fibre and fluid intake in your child’s diet. The transit study is a study of the motility (movement) of your child’s colon (large intestines).  […]