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Dr Harsha Bilolikar

Consultant Paediatrician

, East Midlands

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Harsha Bilolikar: Consultant Paediatrician in East Midlands

Dr Harsha Bilolikar is a Consultant Paediatrician with a special interest in allergy (food allergy, asthma, hay fever and eczema). With over 20 years' experience in general paediatrics, neonatology and childhood allergy, he provides private investigation and treatment for a broad range of conditions affecting children at Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital and The County Clinic in Northampton.

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Training and experience

Dr Harsha Bilolikar undertook his undergraduate medical training (MBBS) in Pune, India. He completed specialist training in Pune (MD Paediatrics) in 1987 and subsequently worked as a Lecturer in Paediatrics at B J Medical College, Pune.

On moving to the UK, Dr Bilolikar underwent further specialist training in paediatrics and neonatology at leading London teaching hospitals where he conducted research into asthma. In the UK, he has gained further qualifications in Paediatrics & trained in Allergy: MRCPCH, MSc and PG Cert.

Following completion of Specialist Training, Dr Bilolikar was appointed as a Consultant Paediatrician at Kettering General Hospital in 2001, where he established a paediatric allergy and asthma service.

Dr Bilolikar is Consultant Paediatrician and previously, Clinical Director, at Kettering General Hospital with special interest in allergy and respiratory conditions. He is one of the consultants providing neonatal care along with general paediatrics looking after a wide range of medical conditions. He is the local lead for asthma, allergy and tuberculosis. Over the years, he has also provided an endocrine and nephrology service working with specialists in this area.

Dr Bilolikar has been an educational supervisor for doctors in training for 20 years and an examiner for The Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health for more than 10 years. He has been an instructor in neonatal life support for over 8 years.

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Expertise

Dr Bilolikar has over 25 years’ experience in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting newborns, children and young people up to the age of 18. During the course of his career, he has gained expertise in all aspects of general paediatrics and subspecialist skill in the management of paediatric allergies, including milk, nut, food allergy and anaphylaxis.

He is an expert in childhood eczema, urticaria, asthma and hay fever (allergic rhinitis), providing a full range of treatments including immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis. He also experienced in the management of congenital hypothyroidism.

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Treatments

Dr Bilolikar provides assessment, investigations, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up for infants and children of all ages (0-19) for an extensive range of conditions.

Skin prick and other allergy tests and treatments are provided. Where indicated, other specialist investigations such as EEG, MRI, CT scans, echocardiography, ECG, endoscopies and biopsies will be arranged, and subspecialist referral made where necessary.

General paediatrics & neonatology

  • Infant feeding, growth and development, including cow milk protein allergy.
  • Gastroenterology, including problems such as constipation, chronic diarrhoea, coeliac disease and inflammatory bowel disorders
  • Infection
  • Neurology, including epilepsy
  • Endocrinology, including hypothyroidism, delayed puberty and short stature
  • Nephrology, including urinary tract infections and bed wetting
  • Cardiology, including heart murmur

Allergy

  • Food allergy
  • Atopic dermatitis & eczema
  • Urticaria
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Skin prick tests and blood tests as appropriate
  • Allergic Rhinitis, treatment including Immunotherapy (desensitisation).

Respiratory

  • Frequent chest infections
  • Investigations and treatment of asthma in children and young persons
  • Tuberculosis in children

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Consultation and fees

Dr Bilolikar is available for private consultation at Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital on Friday afternoons and at The County Clinic in Northampton on Wednesday afternoons. Self-pay and insured patients are seen by appointment. He is registered with most health insurance companies such as AXA, BUPA, Vitality, Healix and others.

Dr Bilolikar also provides video or telephone consultation but prefers face to face consultation for the first appointment usually lasting up to an hour. This allows detailed examination, tests and treatment in discussion with parents/ patients.

Initial consultation: £200

Follow-up consultation: £150

Skin Prick tests: £100 - £250

Other tests and scans: From £100

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Research interests

Dr Bilolikar is a passionate researcher and has published on asthma and other paediatric conditions. He has participated in multicentric research trials, including:

  • Local Principal Investigator for the ADEPT trial (newborn feeding)
  • Assisted in recruiting for the WAIT asthma trial
  • Local Principal Investigator for PREDNOS 1&2 (nephrotic syndrome) and EUROPAIN

 

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Accreditation and admitting rights

Dr Harsha Bilolikar is an accredited consultant for the following hospitals, clinics and groups...

Professional details

Qualifications

MBBS, MD, FRCPCH, MSc, PG Cert

Qualified in 1984 in India

Registrations and licensing

  • General Medical Council (GMC)

    Registration no.: 4340283
    Date of registration: 31-Jul-1996

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Memberships and associations

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