Dr Kumar Somasundaram

Dr Kumar Somasundaram

MBBS, DCH, MRCPCH

Paediatrics

Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
5
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5
Explanation
4.9

Top feedback

“Dr Somasundaram has been extremely helpful. He has explained everything really well and has put my mind at rest. Thank you. “
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Subspecialties

  • Paediatric Nephrology
  • Paediatric Neurology
  • Paediatric Respiratory Medicine
  • Paediatric Rheumatology
  • Neonatal Medicine
  • Allergy Medicine
  • Paediatric Gastroenterology
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Languages spoken

  • Tamil
  • English
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 6100811

Consultation fees

New appointment: £175

Follow-up appointment: £100

Practices worked at

Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Tonbridge Road Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom, TN2 4QJ
22 reviews

Nuffield Hospital, Kingswood Road

United Kingdom
1 review

Maidstone Hospital

Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, United Kingdom, ME16 9QQ
14 reviews

About

Dr Kumar Somasundaram is a renowned and respected Consultant Paediatrician in the UK. Practising privately at Nuffield Health and at Maidstone and Tunbridge wells NHS Trust, his extensive experience across all areas of paediatrics enables him to provide the best possible care.

Specialising in general children’s health, Dr Somasundaram is experienced in many paediatric fields including cardiology, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and nutrition, neurology and nephrology. He has a special interest in children’s allergies and provides immunotherapy services and allergy testing. He provides an in-depth consultation and offers a holistic approach to treatment to avoid unnecessary intervention. He works closely with other healthcare professions including dieticians, physiotherapists and occupational therapists to provide a complete insight into a child’s wellbeing. He has a keen interest in medical education and is heavily involved in the training of junior paediatricians, GP’s and paediatric nurses. He regularly lectures at the prestigious Kings College London and St Georges University London, and has completed extensive research and clinical trials in his field.

Dr Somasundaram graduated from Tamil Nadu Medical School India with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in 2000, and a Doctorate in Child Health in 2003, before moving to the UK to continue training in the field of paediatrics in Guys and St Thomas Hospital and Kings College Hospital London.

In his scarce free time, Dr Somasundaram enjoys travelling, playing football and photography.

 
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Medical procedures

  • Allergen desensitisation
  • Allergy blood test
  • Food provocation (challenge) test
  • Allergy shots (immunotherapy)
  • Paediatric dermatology
  • ECG
  • Excercise testing
  • Lung function tests (spirometry)
  • FeNO
  • PEFR
 
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Special interests

  • Food allergies
  • Allergies
  • Childhood obesity
  • Drug allergies
  • Insect or bee sting allergies
  • Constipation
  • Food intolerance
  • Reflux and colic
  • Vomiting
  • Asthma
  • Eczema
  • Sleep issues
  • Weaning issues
  • Developmental delay
  • Chest pain
  • Cardiac disease
  • Chronic cough
  • Snoring
  • Urticaria
  • Headache
  • Bed wetting
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Autoimmune issues
  • Puberty issues
 
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Education

  • MBBS Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Tamil Nadu Medical School India 2000
  • DCH Doctorate of Child Health Tamil Nadu Medical School India 2003
  • MRCPCH Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health UK 2010
 
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Reviews

Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Dr Somasundaram has been extremely helpful. He has explained everything really well and has put my mind at rest. Thank you.

Patient seen for:
Allergies
14-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Feel thoroughly informed, was given enough time to ask questions and very nice.

14-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

good experience, clear explanation and very thorough.

Patient seen for:
Allergies
14-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Dr Kumar was very good and patient

07-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I did not feel rushed and the boys felt comfortable thank you

Patient seen for:
Allergy Medicine
07-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

very helpful and clear with what he was doimg ,why and what i should do.

07-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Extremely happy with my experience. Has explained everything that I need to know in regards to diet.

Patient seen for:
Allergy/Diet & Concerns with Daughters Legs
06-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very kind doctor who has explained everything very well to us and me

Patient seen for:
Asthma
06-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Best doctor I have seen for my son since birth, explained what he did and his thoughts throughout and also put my mind at ease that my son did have an allergy when GP at home was very dismissive. I appreciate his time and doing the allergy test in this appointment. I will be leaving with a very clear idea on how to proceed with my sons allergy, diet and appointments. He also offered to help and let my GP know that i need my sons formula on repeat prescription, as i order weekly at the moment. This made me feel like he thought of me as well as my sons well being.

Patient seen for:
Food Allergies
06-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

i think he was a very nicely mannered doctor and helped me understand everything that was happening.

Patient seen for:
increased cranial pressure
06-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

very well explained and helpful

06-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

very good

04-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Great experience. Very impressed.

17-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

everything explained clearly so we could unndestend very friendly

17-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Fabulous doctor who explained things very well and made our son feel very safe

Patient seen for:
Allergies
17-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very thorough. Kind manner and clear explanation using image.

Patient seen for:
Heart murmurs
16-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

A long wait, but the appointment was good

16-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

A gentle and reassuring approach, covering all the concerns.

Patient seen for:
panic attacks
tiredness
Anxiety
16-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Explained everything very well, including possible side affects of medication he has been prescribed.

Patient seen for:
Cough
07-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

very thorough

Patient seen for:
Heart murmurs
07-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

very glad to be seen by Dr today. provided a thorough explanation of my sons condition and made sure his check up was done in the right manner. very satisfied.

18-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Explained all very well. Mum and son very pleased with service

Patient seen for:
Allergies
18-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

good explanation of what is happening interms of introduction of new food groups.

18-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

very clear explanation, calm and kind manner. Very good with cautious child.

18-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

really good care and follow up.

Patient seen for:
early signs of pupberty
17-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Doctor explained everything very clearly.Went happy with all information he advised.

Patient seen for:
Paediatrics
17-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very helpful and listened well to our concerns

17-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Answered all our enquiries well.

16-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Good experience. I was informed of what I need to do for my son if he has an allergic reaction. I feel more confident after having this appointment.

16-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Helpful, friendly and explanied well what was happening.

16-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
4
Bedside Manner
5

Very quick to be seen. Good explanation of cause of symptoms and treatment options.

29-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

very helpful and gave us a better understanding of what is going on with our daughter

Patient seen for:
cough
29-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Everything explained clearly and reassuring.

29-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

i felt very reassured about my baby's conditions after seeing Dr Somasundaram. he has done everything we could of asked for.

29-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

He was very thorough and explained everything fully in langauge that was easy to understand.

Patient seen for:
Allergies
29-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very pleased with Dr Kumar, very helpful.

Patient seen for:
Stomach / Abdominal Pain
29-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

EXPLANATION CLEAR AND ALL QUESTIONS ANSWERED.

Patient seen for:
Allergies
28-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

very good experience, very thorough, very friendly/polite

28-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very helpful and great explanation of our son's medical issue. Thank you

Patient seen for:
Day time wetting
28-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very clear

Patient seen for:
Allergies
27-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Well explained consultation on dairy allergy

Patient seen for:
Dairy Intolerance
26-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very clear and detailed explanation following examination of all possible symptoms

Patient seen for:
Treatment for Persistent Sore Throat
26-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

No problems, seen on time and very friendly. Explained any issues and follow up instructions.

Patient seen for:
Baby Check
26-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Fantastic and explained everything. Was very patient with my son who has autism and struggled with the whole thing

25-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Extremely positive. Very caring doctor and gave a lot of reassurance about the condition of my daughter. Extremelly professional doctor.

Patient seen for:
Urinary tract infections (UTI)
22-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Calm, patient and clear.

Patient seen for:
Rhinitis
sneezing
22-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

very good. clear explanations

Patient seen for:
skin condition
22-11-2019

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