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Department of paediatrics

Dr. Inmaculada Puig de la Capilla, PhD
paediatrics

About the department

The department of paediatrics at Teknon Medical Center Barcelona offers a full range of diagnostics and treatments for various diseases in children and adolescents. The department's multidisciplinary team consists of a paediatrician, a nurse manager, a neonatologist, and, if necessary, a social worker and a priest. The main task of paediatricians is focused on monitoring a healthy child and caring for a sick child. The regularity of visits to the doctor depends on the child's age and the presence of any acute or chronic disease. After examining the child, the paediatrician reveals deviations from the standardized norm through questioning, physical examination, and additional diagnostics procedures. In some cases, after establishing the diagnosis, the paediatrician indicates the most appropriate therapy and rules that contribute to the rapid restoration of functions.

The department specializes in managing patients with diseases associated with growth and development abnormalities, psychosocial disorders and chronic diseases. The most common conditions in children are bronchial asthma, otitis media with or without deafness, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and eating disorders. The department's medical team have many years of experience working with children and can find an approach for a child of any age.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis: 

  • Bronchial asthma 
  • Ear infections 
  • Influenza or cold 
  • Bronchitis 
  • Hand, foot and mouth disease
  • Conjunctivitis 
  • Stomach aches 
  • Neurological disorders 
  • Musculoskeletal problems 
  • Spasticity and movement disorders 
  • Congenital abnormalities and genetic disorders 
  • Congenital heart defects 
  • Mental illnesses 
  • Anxiety/Panic disorders 
  • Enuresis 
  • Overactive bladder 

Diagnostic: 

  • Anamnesis 
  • Physical examination 
  • Laboratory and biochemical analysis 
  • Hormone panel 
  • Lipid profile 
  • Measures of blood pressure 
  • Ultrasound examination 
  • Digital X-ray 
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) 
  • Electrocardiography (ECG) 
  • Echocardiography 

Treatment: 

  • Drug therapy 
  • Pain relief 
  • Preventive medicine (vaccinations) 
  • Hormonal therapy 
  • Immunotherapy 
  • Minimally invasive interventions 
  • Endoscopic procedures 
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Psychologic therapy 
  • Providing general health advice
  • Social services 
  • Other treatment options
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1977 Licensed in Medicine and Surgery, Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • 1977 - 1978 Medical Internship, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Barcelona (Pediatric Gastroenterology Department and Neonatal Care Unit)
  • 1979 Residency in Pediatrics Department, Hospital Santa Creu I Sant Pau 
  • 1982 - 1983 Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital for Sick Children, London 
  • 1987 PhD Magna Cum Laude, The Autonomous University of Barcelona. Doctoral thesis: "Prospective study of the aetiology of infantile community-acquired pneumonia in the Barcelona area"

Experience

  • since 1990 Private practice at Centro Médico Teknon, Barcelona

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Member of the Catalonian and Balearic Academy of Medical Science
  • Member of the Spanish Pediatrics Society
  • Member of the Spanish Society of General Practitioners 
  • Member of the Catalana Pediatrics Society 
  • Member of the European Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Member of the Catalana Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology 
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