In this course Dr. R D Potdar explains in easy steps how to approach a child before he or she is examined. Due to Dr. Potdar’s vast experience in handling all kinds of patient his sharing of various steps to communicate with the child patient is the most important part in creating a lifelong bond with the child and making a job of a Pediatrician easier. By following the steps explained in this course will surely empower the doctor to be in control with the child patient and effectively examine too.
Having been qualified as a Pediatrician from KEM Hospital, Dr Ramesh Potdar joined Topiwala National Medical College and B Y L Nair Hospital, Mumbai as Honorary Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor of Pediatrics .In addition to being a UG,PG Teacher and Examiner, he pursued a career in Social Pediatrics through his work in an NGO in Bandra east called Centre for the Study of social Change (CSSC) since last 25 years of which he is the President and Research Director.
He was Honorary Secretary General, Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) between 1984-1988 where he developed nine new sub-speciality chapters in IAP, creating new opportunities for paediatric super-specialisation in India. He became President of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics in 1992, Member of the Standing committee,IPA ( International Paediatric Association) (IPA) 1992-1998, President of APPSEAR ( Association of Paediatric Societies of South-East Asia Region) 1994-1997, President of 8th Asian Congress of Paediatrics held in New Delhi, India 1994.
He has two Research Awards to his credit, “Outstanding Paediatrician of Asia” Award at the 12th Asian Congress of Paediatrics held in Colombo on March 12, 2007, which was presented to him by the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Lifetime Achievement Award by Mumbai Branch of Indian Academy of Pediatrics in 2013. His contribution to Science consists of 3 Manuals,4 Books/Chapters and about 15 scientific publications in peer reviewed international journals. He is a popular speaker at many meetings because of his special humour.