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Dr.Smita Koppikar spent 12 years in Europe, and was trained in Paediatric Endocrinology in the United Kingdom. Subsequently she had been a Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist in the National Health Service in the United Kingdom. She had also set up a supra-regional Insulin Pump service for Children with Diabetes in Ireland, i.e worked for children covering two hospitals in the region. In addition, an overhaul of the Paediatric Endocrine care in that region was successfully undertaken. These steps have enabled families across two large regions and/or large hospitals to avail of better and up-to-date treatment for such conditions for their children..
She has permanently relocated to Mumbai, India. She has set up a joint-specialty clinic for optimal care of children with Intersex /DSD conditions. She has also set up a Juvenile Diabetes support group.
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"You must meet Dr. Koppikar. She is one of the best in the field and she will never ever Misguide you. A leading Paediatrician to a family"
"Doctor where were you all these years when we were running pillar to post? Makes me feel for the first time ever that my child's diabetes will now be in control after meeting you"
"I feel much better now after you have explained everything so clearly in very simple language. You have taken all the time to answer all of our questions . A parent of a child diagnosed with a long term disorder."
"Doctor, this whole journey has been tough on one hand knowing my newborn baby has a lifelong condition, but on the other hand the care that we received was like that in the west. Unbelievable "
"Doctor saahiba I am telling you I will always have you in my prayers , asking Allah to keep you happy always and fulfill every wish of yours "
"Doctor , she (my wife ) just cannot stop singing your praises at home. Nadeem (name changed) was born intersex and had been brought up as Nadia much to his own and his parents anguish. When brought to Dr Koppikar the care delivered brought about a sea change in his case and allowed changing nadia to nadeem, his real gender"