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Department of pediatric, neonatology, and adolescent medicine

Dr. med. Raquel Mata Fernandez
pediatric and adolescent medicine, neonatology

About the department

The department of paediatrics, neonatology and adolescent medicine at M1 Private Clinic Munich is headed by the clinic's chief physician. Children of any age can get a world-class diagnosis, treatment, and further advice on medical conditions. The department contains a full range of tools for diagnosis, including laboratories, visualization devices, and functional diagnostic methods of the latest designs. The department cooperates with German Association for Neonatology and Pediatric Intensive Care (GNPI), the German Medical Association, and others. Second-opinion consulting is provided by renowned specialists in the department.

The particular focus of the department is neonatology and diseases of newborn infants. They include, in general: congenital (inborn) conditions, infections, and transient (temporary) states that need medical supervision in some cases. Additionally, the department offers full annual checkups for children and adolescents in 5-6 hours. A child can be monitored from birth to adolescence to ensure early diagnosis and disease prevention with the best-quality medical attention.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis:

  • Physical examination
  • Anamnesis (History of Present Illness)
  • Routine testing (Blood testing, urinalysis etc.)
  • Ultrasound examination (visualization)
  • X-ray (bone visualisation)
  • MRI (soft tissue visualization)
  • Genetic testing
  • Electrocardiography, ECG (recording of heart functioning)
  • Pulse oximetry (measuring oxygen saturation of blood)

Treatment of diseases, such as: 

  • Congenital heart diseases (heart valve deformities, atrial and ventricular septal defects, tetrad of Fallot)
  • Hip dysplasia and other genetic (inborn) conditions
  • Jaundice (elevated bilirubin)
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Infections (sepsis of the newborn, omphalitis, viral and bacterial infections in children and adolescents)
  • Respiratory distress (breathing problems in newborns)
  • Care for the formerly premature infants

Treatment options:

  • Conservative (medications) 
  • Annual pediatric check-up
  • Genetic counselling
  • Acupuncture
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1999-2006 Study of Human Medicine, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • 2007 State examination (Spain)
  • 2007-2008 Postgraduate studies in pediatrics, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • 2012 License to practice medicine (Government of Upper Bavaria)
  • 2013-2016 Acquisition of the specialization in neonatology at the Dr. v. Hauner Children's Hospital of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • 2014 Good Clinical Practice investigator course
  • 2015 Train-the-trainer course, team training for children's emergencies, Tubingen
  • 2016 Bavarian State Medical Association qualification for specialist genetic counseling
  • 2018-2019 Basic acupuncture courses at German Medical Association for Acupuncture

Experience

  • 2007-2011 Assistant doctor for pediatric and adolescent medicine (ward for general pediatrics, neonatology, pediatric emergency room, special pediatric consultations), Alcorcon Foundation University Hospital, Madrid
  • 2010-2010 Guest doctor as assistant doctor for pediatric and adolescent medicine, pediatric intensive care unit, Gregorio Maranon University Hospital, Madrid
  • 2010-2010 Guest doctor as assistant doctor for pediatric and adolescent medicine, neonatal intensive care unit with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, Gregorio Maranon University Hospital, Madrid
  • 2010-2010 Guest doctor as an assistant doctor for pediatric and adolescent medicine, Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, HIV Outpatient Clinic, Child Hospital, Panama City
  • 2011-2012 Clinical Fellow in Neonatology, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, St. Georges Hospital, London
  • 2013-2016 Specialist in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the Neonatology Department, City Center Campus, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Clinic
  • 2016-2020 Senior Physician at the Department of Neonatology, Inner City Campus, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Clinic
  • 2021 Senior Physician at the M1 private clinic, specializing in general pediatrics 
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