Dr. Kumar, a highly accomplished and experienced Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist based in Tunbridge Wells Hospital, UK. With a robust medical background, Kumar's expertise spans over 20 years, encompassing diverse paediatric experience gained in prestigious hospitals across London. He holds a postgraduate training at London and Kent deaneries, and his professional journey includes working at renowned institutions such as Royal London Hospital, King College Hospital, Guy’s & St Thomas, and Southampton Hospital. Additionally, Kumar has completed a Masters (MSc) in Allergy, reflecting his dedication to staying at the forefront of medical advancements.
Kumar is particularly interested in allergic disorders, with a keen focus on eczema and food allergies. He also excels in allergen desensitization (immunotherapy) for both food and environmental allergens such as peanuts, milk, eggs, tree nuts, pollens, dust mites, and pets. His dedication to research in these areas showcases his commitment to advancing medical knowledge and improving patient outcomes.
Specialising in Paediatrics, Kumar's focus areas include general paediatrics, allergy, and neonatology. Passionate about medical education and training, he has been actively involved in teaching medical students, junior doctors, and GP's across London and Kent.
Consultations with Kumar are child-centred, ensuring a holistic approach to addressing acute and chronic problems in children. Kumar's approach to patient care combines clinical expertise with a calm and reassuring demeanour, ensuring the well-being of each child he treats.
His areas of expertise include food allergies, hay fever, eczema, abdominal pain, constipation, chronic diarrhea, bedwetting, headache, seizures, dizziness, syncope, palpitation, chest pain, chronic cough, wheeze, asthma, joint pains, nutritional disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, and weight gain issues. Kumar also offers childhood vaccines and oral immunotherapy for hay fever and house dust mite.
With close networking ties to London and Surrey Allergy networks, Kumar collaborates with dietitians, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists to provide comprehensive care. He values the experiences gained from raising his own children, which have enriched his perspective as a paediatrician. He offers continuity of care from birth to teenage years, as well as health checks and assessments for one-off illnesses and concerns.
Kumar offers in-depth consultations and assessments for a variety of paediatric issues, ranging from common childhood complaints to the investigation and management of rare conditions, often in collaboration with sub-specialists.
Areas of Interest:
1. Babies - Vomiting, Regurgitation, Choking, Colic, Sleep Issues, Weaning Issues, Lumps, Irregular Head Shapes, Developmental Concerns.
2. Cardiac Problems - Chest Pain, Palpitations, and Inherited Cardiac Diseases.
3. Respiratory Problems - Asthma, Chronic Cough, Snoring, Chest Wall Deformities.
4. Gastrointestinal Issues - Vomiting, Reflux, Constipation, Recurrent Abdominal Pain.
5. Allergy - Food Allergy and Intolerances, Hay Fever, Allergic Asthma, and Drug Allergies.
6. Dermatology - Eczema, Skin Rashes, Urticaria.
7. Neurological Problems - Headache, Tics, Fits, Faints, Funny Turns, Epilepsy, Back Pain, and Developmental Disorders.
8. Bladder Problems - Bedwetting, Urgency and Daytime Wetting, and Accidents.
9. Kidney Problems - Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections, Congenital Kidney Problems, and Blood in the Urine.
10. Muscle and Joint Problems - Chronic Muscle and Joint Pains, Autoimmune Problems like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypermobility, Limping, and Growing Pains.
11. Endocrine Problems - Thyroid, Growth, and Puberty Issues.
With Kumar's expertise, parents can trust their child's health and well-being in the hands of a skilled and compassionate paediatrician dedicated to providing the highest standard of care.
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Treatments and tests offered by Dr Kumar Somasundaram at Nuffield Health
- Blood test
- Fatigue screen
- Rheumatology profiles
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Endocrine investigations
- Allergy testing
- Core biochemistry screens
- CT scan (or CAT scan)
- Respiratory virus screen
- Chronic kidney disease monitoring
- Paediatric medicine
- Gluten sensitivity screening
- Itching (Pruritus) Assessment
- Sentinel node biopsy
- MRI scan
- Haematology profiles
I have been involved in research as a part of multi-centre trials.
Insurers Dr Kumar Somasundaram works with
Dr Kumar Somasundaram works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- Aviva Health
- AXA Health
- Alliance Healthcare
- Bupa Global
- Exeter Family Friendly
- Vitality Health (Pru Health)
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