Hi! I am back and healthy.
A friend of mine asked on Facebook: Who is the best paed in town. She needs the information to get the best care for her young girl. Her question has triggered an avalanche of answers from the new age parents on Facebook.
I am writing today to share my experience about the best paed in my book. Of course, I have met a fair share of arrogant-compassionless-I-am-always-busy kind of paediatrician but let’s just leave it at that.
Here’s what I wrote on my friend’s Facebook and hope the experience would help us all in picking the right doctors for our children.
Excuse me dear,
Hi Tun Hisan. I know! The que at Musa’s so long right? But Musa, to me at least, embodies all criteria to be an excellent paed.
He listens, he answers questions, he removes your doubt, he tells you off (nicely) when needed, he does not worry you unnecessarily.
He is always certain of what is best for your child, and he is always right too.
He fix the IV needle onto your child’s hand himself, he never lets the nurses do that. I saw him did a Subuh prayer at the hosp and only left around 11 p.m. when my son was under his care. He lives and breathes the paed department in DSH.
He takes the trouble to remember your child’s ailments and allergy. He won’t remember your name though.
Most importantly, in moments of panic (you will when your child are prone to fits), he answers your call and sms.
I know all these because I went through hell when my child was sick and Dr. Musa, besides bringing my child to this world, had saved his life too. God bless Dr. Musa.