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Paediatrician review : Dr Joseph Pang [thumbs down]

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    sweet_tomato is offline Registered User
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    Paediatrician review : Dr Joseph Pang [thumbs down]

    I just want to share my experience with our visit with Dr Joseph Pang. We recently took our 1 week old for her first check up with Dr Pang whom we were introduced to at the Adventist hospital as our default paediatrician. He seemed ok enough so we thought we would give him a try. Upon arrival of the clinic everything seemed great. Even though the consultation was brief we were satisfied as it was a general check up. The problem is what happened afterwards when the nurse took us into another room to 'show' us how to clean the umbilical cord. The nurse's rough handling of bub's cord surprised me though I didn't say anything as I am a first time mother and thought maybe that's how it's supposed to be done to get it cleaned properly. She then wrapped the nappy back on and off we went. To my dismay, when we went home to bath our bub her whole bottom was red from how tight the nappy was wrapped (like when someone tied a rubber band on their wrist for too long). And the cord bled a lot more than usual that afternoon. These are minor things but I felt the need to call the clinic and bring it to their attention. The next day, Dr Pang returned my call but instead of an apology, I was told (in short) that his nurses are all registered and highly paid and educated hence know what they are doing. Newborns' nappies are supposed to wrapped up very tight and their bottoms go red especially when you go out. The umbilical cord was handled the way it was in order to clean it properly. In his over 20 years of working in Central he has never received a complaint like this and that if I think his nurses are so bad that I shouldn't go back to see him.

    As I have mentioned, I am a first time mum and don't know everything about my child and her health but I do expect my paediatrician to be caring and professional enough to guide me towards a better understanding on how to look after my bub. I don't want to jump the gun and over-react but this is my story and you can judge for yourself if you want to spend HK$1200 for this kind of service for you and your bub.
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    Joseph Pang was also the paeditrician who "paired" with my OB (Philip Ho) and as I needed a paeditrician to stand by for my c-section, I was given his contact info by my OB's office. I had heard from other sources that je is arrogant so I chose to go with a different pediatrician, Maurice Leung. So far we have been quite happy with him altho his practice is also extremely busy (and equally pricey).
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    just google him with geobaby engine then you'll know how 'famous' he is. we used to take our baby there, luckily enough we realised he's definitely not a baby friendly doctor after a few visits.

    Sorry about your experience but it's not too late to say bye to him n his friendly crew
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    FYI if you're looking for someone in Central-Leo Chan, an old kiddy friendly pediatrician, he's expensive but at least worth the money and does a good job with my kid as well as our friends' little ones

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    I did not see Dr Joseph Pang before but had been to this clinic seeing another Dr. I must say the nurses are quite rough with my baby that is only about 2 weeks old. They just press her head on one side and demonstrate to me how to clean her nostrils. My baby scream and cry terribly. :(
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    Is there any other way to clean baby's nose without pinning him down?
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    I also go to the Dr Pang & Dr Wong's clinic with my two children and have been going there since my first was born two years ago. Dr Wong was at the delivery of both my babies. I have had a great experience with him and found him to be an exceptionally caring and kind doctor. I have also found the nurses to be professional at all times and never had an issue with them in all my visits. They are busy, but that seems to be the case with a lot of doctors here. When I have needed to ask a question out of hours Dr Wong has always responded to my pager message in less than 5 minutes.

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    I second the above post. We have been seeing dr Wong for 2 yrs.
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