By Sasha P. RinconDr. Sandeep Reddy is a board-certified pediatrician who specializes in diagnosing and treating childhood illnesses, diseases and injuries. As a member of HealthCare Partners Medical Group, a leading physician-run group providing primary, specialty and urgent care services in Southern Nevada, Dr. Reddy said she could not ask for a more rewarding career.
“It is extremely gratifying to care for the most vulnerable members of our society and help parents raise healthy children,” Dr. Reddy said. “Children are the building blocks for how society will function in the future.”
Dr. Reddy credits her success and devotion to pediatrics to her resilient work ethic and straightforward demeanor, as well as her appreciation for the energy and innocence she witnesses in her patients.
Pediatricians must earn a doctoral degree in medicine and receive special training in working with children. In many ways, the path to a medical career in India, Dr. Reddy’s native country, differs from that of the United States. Dr. Reddy’s journey began when she attended Government Medical College in Patiala, India. She then moved to the U.S. for a three-year residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York.
In addition to years of education, other primary skills are necessary to successfully treat young patients. A desire to work with children is essential, but that’s just the foundation for being a good pediatrician. Inspiration is needed, too. Reddy realized her calling to medicine as a young girl growing up in India, where she was influenced by her best friend’s parents, who were both doctors. Reddy and her friend would often travel to medical camps with the couple to watch them tend to those without access to medical care. The level of compassion and respect demonstrated by these doctors inspired her to pursue a career in medicine.
Dr. Reddy said she is always aware of the latest advancements in the pediatrics field, many of which have changed how she cares for and protects her patients. Some examples include proposed car-seat laws requiring children to remain in rear-facing car seats until age 2 and new approaches to treating ear infections to prevent overuse of antibiotics.
When it comes to caring for children, the most important advice Dr. Reddy offers parents is to spend quality time with their kids. She insists that when parents are fully engaged with their children, they can help build their kids’ self-esteem and also monitor any potential health issues. Limiting television time and opting for more physical activity also serves to fight childhood obesity.
It’s no surprise Dr. Reddy is drawn to organizations that assist the youngest members of our community. Two of her favorite groups include Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth and Kids to Kids, an organization that provides reading materials to underprivileged children.
When she’s not working at HealthCare Partners Medical Group, Dr. Reddy enjoys spending time with her family, reading and cooking. As often as possible, she savors the chance to hit the great outdoors with her family for a good hike.Dr Sandeep L. Reddy – HealthCare Partners Medical Group Pediatrics Credentials: MD
Medical Specialty: Pediatrics
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