outpatient offices

Pediatrician

Our youngest outpatients can receive examinations at the pediatric offices of Nadezhda Hospital and Medical Center Nadezhda in Paradise Center.

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Examinations

The pediatric office performs examinations and consultations for all conditions that necessitate an outpatient examination of children of up to 18 years.

  • prophylactics (children’s consultations with an assessment of the physical and psychomotor development)
  • vaccine treatments (only as part of Children’s Packages at Paradise Center)
  • treatment activities (for children aged 0 to 18; acute and chronic conditions).

The Nadezhda Hospital has the ability to perform all needed planned or urgent additional hematological and imaging tests.

Pediatric examinations are performed both in Multi-Profile Hospital for Active Treatment Nadezhda and in Medical Center Nadezhda in Paradise Center, floor 3.

 

First, you need to book an appointment online through the hospital website or the call center at telephone 02441 79 70, 0882 193970.

 

To ensure a comprehensive pediatric consultation, please provide prior medical documents – examinations, tests, medical history records.

At Medical Center Nadezhda in Paradise Center, floor 3, patients of the pediatric office will be seen by:

  • Petrana Petrova-Marinova, M.D.
  • Vanya Despotova, M.D.
  • Elena Semerdzhieva, M.D.
  • Irina Bozhinova, M.D.
  • Leda Karagyozova, M.D.
  • Edwin Chachi, M.D.

At Nadezhda Hospital, patients of the pediatric office will be seen by the following specialists from the Neonatology Ward:

  • D. Stoichkova, M.D.
  • E. Semerdzhieva, M.D.
  • A. Valkova, M.D.
  • M. Rangelova, M.D.
  • I. Bozhinova, M.D.
  • V. Tomova, M.D.
  • I. Pavlov, M.D.

At the office, you can also receive consultations by Tatyana Ralcheva, M.D. – an expert pediatrician and secretary of the National Association of Primary Care Pediatrics Specialists.

 She has interests in nutrition and vaccine prophylactics, as well as pulmonary diseases. She participates in national conferences and seminars related to new developments in pediatrics.

Children’s consultations at Medical Center Nadezhda in Paradise Center

We will take care of your children just like care for ours!
High-quality, on-time, and well-organized medical care is a priority for any family. Nadezhda’s team of doctors is also a team of parents who know what is needed for children’s health.

 

At Medical center “Nadezhda” in Paradise Center, floor 3, we created offices for diagnostics and treatment of children. They employ leading children’s doctors – pediatricians, a neurologist, an endocrinologist, a cardiologist, an orthopaedic doctor, a gastroenterologist, an allergist, a urologist, and a dermatologist. We also have a laboratory for fast diagnostics. 

 

We have organized everything necessary for the prophylaxis and treatment of your child, all in one place! In a modern and cozy environment, with cutting-edge equipment, with prior appointment and without patient clustering, at an accessible location.

 

We offer packages for children’s consultations, with a combination of medical examinations and tests that are important for the prophylaxis and health of each child, with a special discount.

Package 0 - 12 months

A detailed monthly pediatric routine examination (a total of 12):
  • General condition and condition of the skin and mucosa
  • Condition of the nasopharynx/throat, belly, excretory system, liver
  • Measurement of weight, height, chest, head, large fontanelle size
  • Temperature measurement and pulse oxymetry
  • Auscultation of the heart and lung to determine the condition of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the physical and neuropsychological development and abilities based on age
  • Nutrition control and discussion (recommendations for) of the type and regime of nutrition and raising
Additionally, the package contains the following elements by months:
  • Examination by a pediatric neurologist and transfontanelle ultrasound (1st out of 2), advice for observation for early behavioral signs of the early autistic spectrum;
  • Examination by a pediatric specialist for abdominal ultrasound (1st out of 2) – general screening for birth defects of the excretory system;
  • By the doctor’s assessment, a throat swab may be taken;
  • Demonstration and advice for massage and exercise in accordance with the age; Recommended acclimatization procedures;
  • Discussion and advice on rickets prophylaxis and clarification of the preparation type;
  • In the event of newborn hemorrhagic disease – clarification of the type of prophylactic preparations;
  • Parent training for daily hygienic habits and needs;
  • Issuing of a health and prophylaxis passport, nutrition regime for up to 1 year, anthropometric parameter charts by sex, charts for neurological and psychological development.
  • Consultation with an orthopedic doctor (1st out of 2);
  • Immunization with a combined vaccine: Hepatitis B (if no monovalent vaccine was administered upon birth and in the first month); diphtheria; tetanus; pertussis; poliomyelitis; HIB-infection (caused by Haemophilus influenzae type B) – first application.
  • Immunization against pneumococcal infection – first application.
  • Demonstration and advice for massage and exercise in accordance with the age
  • Transfontanelle ultrasound (2nd out of 2);
  • Immunization with a combined vaccine: Hepatitis B (if no monovalent vaccine was administered upon birth and in the first month); diphtheria; tetanus; pertussis; poliomyelitis; HIB infection (caused by Haemophilus influenzae type B) – second application;
  • Demonstration and advice for massage and exercise in accordance with the age.
  • Demonstration and advice for massage and exercise in accordance with the age;
  • Immunization with a combined vaccine: Hepatitis B (if no monovalent vaccine was administered upon birth and in the first month); diphtheria; tetanus; pertussis; poliomyelitis; HIB infection (caused by Haemophilus influenzae type B) – third application;
  • Immunization against pneumococcal infection – second application.
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  • Demonstration and advice for massage and exercise in accordance with the age.
  • Abdominal ultrasound (2nd out of 2) – screening;
  • Consultation with an orthopedic doctor (2nd out of 2);
  • Series of tests: blood group determination; CBC, 24 indicators (1st out of 2); ESR (1st out of 2); CRP (1st out of 2); blood sugar (1st out of 2); iron (1st out of 2); total potassium (1st out of 2); non-organic phosphate (1st out of 2); alkaline phosphatase (1st out of 2); urine – comprehensive analysis with sediment (1st out of 2); urine culture (sterile urine);
  • Demonstration and advice for massage and exercise in accordance with the age.
  • Demonstration and advice for massage and exercise in accordance with the age;
  • Check for scarring from BCG vaccine. If there is no scar, Mantoux test. Children with a negative result will receive a BCG vaccination.
  • Demonstration and advice for massage and exercise in accordance with the age.
  • Series of tests: CBC, 24 indicators (2nd out of 2); ESR (2nd out of 2); CRP (2nd out of 2); blood sugar (2nd out of 2); iron (2nd out of 2); total potassium (2nd out of 2); non-organic phosphate (2nd out of 2); alkaline phosphatase (2nd out of 2); urine – comprehensive analysis with sediment (2nd out of 2);
  • Pneumococcal infection vaccination – 3rd application, not earlier than 6 months after the second application.

Package Price – BGN 66.25 per month, or BGN 795 in total. The full amount is payable upfront.

  1. The child monitoring package does not eliminate the need to choose a GP, to maintain a personal health record with an identificatory, and to log in the vaccines administered.
  2.  In the case of the 0-12 Months Package, the third (balancing) maternity/child rearing leave is issued by the child’s GP registered with the National Health Insurance Fund.
  3. Sick notes for a parent to look after a child due to illness are issued on weekdays by the pediatrician at Nadezhda Medical Center.
  4. It is advisable that you inform the child’s GP, if you prefer the vaccines to be administered at Nadezhda Medical Center.
  5. The vaccines from the compulsory vaccination schedule of the Republic of Bulgaria, included in the package, are not paid additionally, as they are free of charge according to the legislative framework. Vaccines outside the immunization schedule are paid for.
  6. The package is not personally tied to a specific pediatrician. You can book an appointment with different physicians who work on children’s packages, according to your and the child’s needs or the presence/absence of a doctor. The other specialists who perform the additional consultations/screening under the package (orthopedist, nephrologist, gastroenterologist, neurologist, etc. depending on the package), outside the general monitoring, examinations, and administration of treatment by the pediatrician, are determined by Nadezhda Medical Center according to the possibilities during the respective period. It is possible for a specialist to make consultations under a package at the time of purchase, but later to be replaced by another.
  7. The distribution of individual examinations and tests in the package is indicative. Abdominal ultrasound for example – general screening of the excretory system – is mentioned in the second and sixth months, but can be performed in the third, fourth, or ninth, because this is prevention and screening for congenital anomalies of the excretory system. This is also true for orthopedic consultations. Discuss with the pediatrician which is the most appropriate period for preventive examinations to be performed, depending on the individual needs of your child. Due to the busy schedule of the specialists who perform additional preventive/screening consultations for this package, we recommend that you book an appointment at least one month in advance to be able to have the consultation take place in your preferred period or the interval recommended by the pediatrician.
  1. Please do not book several appointments for an examination by a pediatrician or specialist for additional consultations/screenings, which you will not use later. Call our contact center at +359 2 441 79 70, +359 882 193 970 to cancel the time slot booked in advance, in case you are not be able to use it. This way you will open an opportunity for other children in need to be examined.
  2. In case the package is used up prior to the expiry of its term, subsequent examinations and tests may be done against payment of the regular prices of Nadezhda Clinical Medical Center and Nadezhda Hospital.
  3. In case of unused examinations and tests as at the day a certain age is reached or the package expires, these shall remain valid until the end of the respective calendar month. The amounts for them cannot be reallocated or deducted from another package. Amounts under packages already purchased, and using which has already started, cannot be refunded, since this is a package price and with a large discount, while the separate medical services are used with different intensity and duration according to the needs of the child.
    11. Any organizational and administrative issues are best discussed with the physician you visit the most often.

Package for age group 1 – 3 years

Comprehensive check-up by a pediatrician (4 examinations in total):
  • Examination of the general condition and the condition of skin and mucous membranes;
  • Examination of the nasopharyngeal/throat condition, the condition of the abdomen, excretory system, liver;
  • Weighing, measurement of height, chest circumference, head, size of the anterior fontanelle;
  • Thermometry and pulse oximetry;
  • Auscultation of the heart and lungs to determine the condition of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems;
  • Monitoring and assessment of the physical and neuropsychological development and skills according to the age;
  • Nutrition control and discussion/recommendations about the nutrition and breeding type and regime.
The package includes the following additional examinations and tests:
  • Check-up by a pediatric neurologist, advice on how to watch out for initial signs of early autism spectrum behavior;
  • Immunization with a combined vaccine: Diphtheria; Tetanus; Pertussis; Polio; HIB infection* (caused by Haemophilus influenza type B). Administered on the 16th month since birth but not earlier than 12 months after the 3rd intake.
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  • Check-up by a pediatric neurologist, advice on how to watch out for initial signs of early autism spectrum behavior;
  • Immunization with a combined vaccine: Diphtheria; Tetanus; Pertussis; Polio; HIB infection* (caused by Haemophilus influenza type B). Administered on the 16th month since birth but not earlier than 12 months after the 3rd appointment.
  • Examination by a pediatrician for echocardiography;
  • Series of tests: Full blood count – 24 indicators (1st out of 2); erythrocyte sedimentation rate (1st out of 2); iron; blood sugar;
  • Urine – general test with sedimentation (2nd out of 2).
  • Examination by a pediatrician for abdominal ultrasound – general screening of the excretory system;
  • Series of tests: Full blood count – 24 indicators (2nd out of 2); erythrocyte sedimentation rate (2nd out of 2), CRP; iron (2nd out of 2).

Package price – BGN 440 per year. Paid upfront.

  1. The child monitoring package does not eliminate the need to choose a GP, to keep a personal health record with an identifier and to log in the vaccines administered.
  2. In the case of the 0-12 Months Package, the third (balancing) maternity/child reading leave is issued by the child’s GP registered with the National Health Insurance Fund.
  3. Sick notes for a parent to look after a child due to illness are issued on weekdays by the pediatrician at Nadezhda Medical Center.
  4. It is advisable that you inform the child’s GP, if you prefer the vaccines to be administered at Nadezhda Medical Center.
  5. The vaccines from the compulsory immunization schedule of the Republic of Bulgaria, included in the package, are not paid additionally, as they are free of charge according to the legislative framework. Vaccines outside the immunization schedule are paid for.
  6. The package is not personally tied to a specific pediatrician. You can book an appointment with different physicians who work on children’s packages, according to your and the child’s needs or the presence/absence of a doctor. The other specialists who perform the additional consultations/screening under the package (orthopedist, nephrologist, gastroenterologist, neurologist, etc. depending on the package), outside the general monitoring, examinations, and administration of treatment by the pediatrician, are determined by Nadezhda Medical Center according to the possibilities during the respective period. It is possible for a specialist to make consultations under a package at the time of purchase, but then to be replaced by another.
  7. The distribution of individual examinations and tests in the package is indicative. Abdominal ultrasound for example – general screening of the excretory system – is mentioned in the second and sixth months, but can be performed in the third, fourth, or ninth, because this is prevention and screening for congenital anomalies of the excretory system. This is also true for orthopedic consultations. Discuss with the pediatrician which is the most appropriate period for preventive examinations to be performed, depending on the individual needs of your child. Due to the busy schedule of the specialists who perform additional preventive/screening consultations under the package, we recommend that you book an appointment at least one month in advance to be able to have the consultation take place in your preferred period or the interval recommended by the pediatrician.
  8. Please do not book several appointments for an examination by a pediatrician or specialist for additional consultations/screenings, which you will not use later. Call our contact center at +359 2 441 79 70, +359 882 193 970 to cancel the time slot booked in advance, in case you will not be able to use it. This way you will open an opportunity for other children in need to be examined.
  9. In case the package is used up prior to the expiry of its term, subsequent examinations and tests may be done against payment of the regular prices of Nadezhda Clinical Medical Center and Nadezhda Hospital.
  10. In case of unused examinations and tests as at the day a certain age is reached or the package expires, these shall remain valid until the end of the respective calendar month. The amounts for them cannot be reallocated or deducted from another package. Amounts under packages already purchased, and using which has already started, cannot be refunded, since this is a package price and with a large discount, while the separate medical services are used with different intensity and duration according to the needs of the child.
  11. Any organizational and administrative issues are best discussed with the physician you visit the most often.

Package for age group 3 – 15 years

The package includes immunizations included in the Bulgarian compulsory immunization schedule, after examination by a pediatrician. The check-up and vaccination appointments are determined depending on the age at which the use of the package starts. A Vaccine Passport is issued.

  • Comprehensive check-up by a pediatrician – 1 appointment:
    • Examination of the general condition and the condition of skin and mucous membranes;
    • Examination of the nasopharyngeal/throat condition, the condition of the abdomen, excretory system, liver;
    • Weighing, measurement of height, chest circumference, head, BMI;
    • Thermometry and pulse oximetry;
    • Auscultation of the heart and lungs to determine the condition of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems;
    • Monitoring and assessment of the physical and neuropsychological development and skills according to the age;
    • Nutrition control and discussion/recommendations about the nutrition and breeding type and regime.
  • Series of tests: Urine – general test with sedimentation; Urine for uroculture; Throat swab culture;
  • A Personal Health Record is issued.
  • Check-up by a pediatric neurologist, advice on how to watch out for initial signs of early autism spectrum behavior;
  • Examination by a pediatric cardiologist for echocardiography.
  • Series of tests: Full blood count with differential blood count, ESR – Westergren, CRP; blood sugar, glycated hemoglobin, ASAT, ALAT, LDH, urea, creatinine, uric acid; lipid profile test (cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL).
  • Examination by a pediatrician for abdominal ultrasound – general screening of the excretory system.

Package price – BGN 350 per year. Paid upfront.

  1. The child monitoring package does not eliminate the need to choose a GP, to keep a personal health record with an identifier and to log in the vaccines administered.
  2. In the case of the 0-12 Months Package, the third (balancing) maternity/child rearing leave is issued by the child’s GP registered with the National Health Insurance Fund.
  3. Sick notes for a parent to look after a child due to illness are issued on weekdays by the pediatrician at Nadezhda Medical Center.
  4. It is advisable that you inform the child’s GP, if you prefer the vaccines to be administered at Nadezhda Medical Center.
  5. The vaccines from the compulsory vaccination schedule of the Republic of Bulgaria, included in the package, are not paid additionally, as they are free of charge according to the legislative framework. Vaccines outside the immunization schedule are paid for.
  6. The package is not personally tied to a specific pediatrician. You can book an appointment with different physicians who work on children’s packages, according to your and the child’s needs or the presence/absence of a doctor. The other specialists who perform the additional consultations/screening under the package (orthopedist, nephrologist, gastroenterologist, neurologist, etc. depending on the package), outside the general monitoring, examinations, and administration of treatment by the pediatrician, are determined by Nadezhda Medical Center according to the possibilities during the respective period. It is possible for a specialist to make consultations under a package at the time of purchase, but later to be replaced by another.
  7. The distribution of individual examinations and tests in the package is indicative. Abdominal ultrasound for example – general screening of the excretory system – is mentioned in the second and sixth months, but can be performed in the third, fourth, or ninth, because this is prevention and screening for congenital anomalies of the excretory system. This is also true for orthopedic consultations. Discuss with the pediatrician which is the most appropriate period for preventive examinations to be performed, depending on the individual needs of your child. Due to the busy schedule of the specialists who perform additional preventive/screening consultations under the package, we recommend that you book an appointment at least one month in advance to be able to have the consultation take place in your preferred period or the interval recommended by the pediatrician.
  8. Please do not book several appointments for an examination by a pediatrician or specialist for additional consultations/screenings, which you will not use later. Call our contact center at +359 2 441 79 70, +359 882 193 970 to cancel the time slot booked in advance, in case you will not be able to use it. This way you will open an opportunity for other children in need to be examined.
  9. In case the package is used up prior to the expiry of its term, subsequent examinations and tests may be done against payment of the regular prices of Nadezhda Clinical Medical Center and Nadezhda Hospital.
  10. In case of unused examinations and tests as at the day a certain age is reached or the package expires, these shall remain valid until the end of the respective calendar month. The amounts for them cannot be reallocated or deducted from another package. Amounts under packages already purchased, and using which has already started, cannot be refunded, since this is a package price and with a large discount, while the separate medical services are used with different intensity and duration according to the needs of the child.
  11. Any organizational and administrative issues are best discussed with the physician you visit the most often.

Prevention packages for children in nursery, kindergarten, school-age

We have created packages with a combination of medical examinations and tests that are important for every child’s prevention and health promotion, with a special discount. Please see the other printed information materials for more information. To the standard packages of examinations and tests, we have also added a certificate, required for enrollment in a nursery, a kindergarten, or a school.

 

IMPORTANT!
To order one of these packages you need to call our contact center at +359 2 441 79 70, +359 882 193 970, working every day, including at weekends, from 8:00 to 20:00, to make an appointment for a pediatrician and plan two visits to Nadezhda Medical Center in Paradise Center, 3rd floor. The first visit is for tests, in a morning convenient for you and your child, from 8:30 to 9:30 am, without a preliminary appointment.

 

Fasting blood test is made. You must also bring the child’s first morning urine.

For the Nursery and Kindergarten Packages, you need to bring a faeces sample in a sterile container and a perianal tape impression (cellophane tape), also taken in the morning. In case you are not able to provide morning faeces, you can take the sample in another part of the day, store it in a refrigerator and bring it the next day by 9:30 am. No faeces and cellophane tape samples are taken after 9:30 am.

Cellophane tape and sterile containers are sold in pharmacies.

A Wasserman test (WR) must be taken on part of one of the parents for the Nursery Package.

 

The second visit must be by appointment, no earlier than 3 working days after the tests, and it is for a thorough examination by a pediatrician and issuance of a certificate with medical conclusion to be provided at the education establishment. You need to have on you the child’s personal health record with information on the vaccines administered, without which a valid medical conclusion that the child can attend a nursery or kindergarten may not be issued.

 

Children whose schools require a PCR test, can take this test in September with a 30% discount – from BGN 100 to BGN 70.

This test is only performed at Nadezhda Hospital at 3 Blaga Vest Str. in Sofia.

Consultations:

  • Thorough pediatric examination (see the description of the respective package above)
  • A Personal Health Record is issued.
  • A medical note for (lack of) contact with a disease is issued

Tests:

  • Full blood count
  • ESR – Westergren
  • CRP
  • Urine test strip and sediment
  • Fecal microbiology
  • Perianal tape impression (cellophane tape) for parasites
  • Parent Wassermann (syphilis) test

Consultations:

  • Thorough pediatric examination
  • A Personal Health Record is issued
  • A medical note for (lack of) contact with a disease is issued

Tests:

  • Full blood count
  • ESR – Westergren
  • CRP
  • Urine test strip and sediment
  • Fecal microbiology
  • Perianal tape impression (cellophane tape) for parasites

Consultations:

  • Thorough pediatric examination and anthropometric tests
  • A Personal Health Record is issued
  • A medical note for (lack of) contact with a disease is issued

Tests:

  • Full blood count
  • ESR – Westergren
  • CRP
  • Urine test strip and sediment

 

Vaccination Package

This package is valid for administration of vaccines outside the vaccination schedule. The vaccine is purchased by the patient. Vaccines from the compulsory vaccination schedule are provided by our pediatricians as part of the Child Health Packages.

 

The package includes:

Consultations:
– Thorough pediatric examination + Thermometry and pulse oximetry

– Vaccination

– Issuance of a Personal Health Record

 

Tests:
– Full blood count

– ESR – Westergren

– CRP

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