As parents of young children, we have a few good paediatrician (doctors specializing in children) that we normally go to when the children are sick, or for the periodic check-ups when they were babies. One of the paediatrician that we go to is Dr. Sim Joo Seng, who operates the SIM Children & Child Heart Clinic (Klinik Pakar Kanak-kanak Dan Jantung) in Jalan Masjid Negeri (or Greenlane), Penang. The clinic’s address is: 36, Jalan Masjid Negeri, 11600 Jelutong, Penang (Tel: 04-6584058).
Dr. Sim Joo Seng was an experienced paediatrician. He formerly worked at Gleneagles Hospital, before opening his present clinic. Although Dr. Sim specializes in treating children and child with heart problems, he can attend to all the typical sickness that children encounter while growing up. His clinic also provides various types of vaccination that are important for children.
For first-time parents, Dr. Sim typically spends some time explaining important practices in taking care of a baby. This was many years ago when my first daughter was born, I remember him being patient in explaining the basics. Nowadays, we still go to Dr. Sim’s clinic when the children are sick, but mostly to ensure that the children’s sickness is not due to any harmful infection.
The SIM Children & Child Heart Clinic is typically quite crowded. But luckily, it has a good reservation system, so you can go there only when it is near your turn. It is also convenient as the clinic is open 7 days a week (except for public holidays). The consultation hours are:
1) Monday to Saturday: 9.30am – 1.30pm, 2.30pm – 7pm
2) Sunday: 9.30am – 2pm
If you are looking for a good paediatrician for your children, you may want to consider checking out SIM Children & Child Heart Clinic.