Caribbean : +1 868 365 2800
  • Bahamas
Experience - 20 Years
Languages - English and Spanish(conversational)

Consultation Fees
TT$ 100.00

Profile Description

Dr. Leonardo J. Akan is a highly experienced pediatrician with a specialization in pediatrics endocrinology. He obtained his medical degree from the University of the West Indies and completed his residency training at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. With over 20 years of clinical experience, Dr. Akan has been dedicated to providing comprehensive pediatrics care in both private practice and as a consultant in pediatrics with the North Central Regional Health Authority. He is board-certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics and has expertise in managing various pediatric endocrine conditions. Dr. Akan is actively involved in teaching medical students as an Associate Lecturer in Pediatrics at the University of the West Indies. In addition, he has implemented important programs such as comprehensive newborn screening and insulin pump training, further demonstrating his commitment to delivering high-quality care to his patients.”


  • MBBS

Research & Publications

    Dr. Leonardo J. Akan practices pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology and metabolism at at his clinic. In addition to his clinical work, he has taken the initiative to organize the Transformer Fitness Program, a collaborative effort involving a group of healthcare professionals located nationally. This program aims to promote fitness and wellness among children, providing them with the resources and support needed to lead healthy lifestyles. Dr. Akan's dedication to improving the overall well-being of his young patients extends beyond medical treatment, demonstrating his commitment to holistic care and community engagement.

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To schedule an online consultation with a pediatrician through Medicas, simply log in to your account and browse through the available pediatricians. Select a convenient date and time for your consultation and follow the prompts to confirm your appointment. Detailed instructions on how to connect for your virtual consultation will be provided.
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Absolutely! It is essential to share your child's medical history with the pediatrician during the online consultation. You can discuss any relevant medical conditions, past illnesses, allergies, medications, or previous treatments. This information helps the pediatrician gain a comprehensive understanding of your child's health and make informed recommendations.
Yes, pediatricians can prescribe medications for your child through Medicas if necessary. They can provide prescriptions for common childhood ailments, such as colds, fevers, infections, or allergies. The pediatrician may also recommend over-the-counter remedies or suggest non-pharmacological approaches depending on your child's condition.
Certainly! If your child requires specialized care or further evaluation, a pediatrician can provide referrals to pediatric specialists through Medicas. These may include referrals to pediatric cardiologists, neurologists, allergists, or other relevant specialists, depending on your child's specific needs.
Through medical history, physical examination, and tests like spirometry, peak flow measurement, and sometimes allergy testing.
With inhalers and avoiding triggers. A personalized asthma action plan is often created.
Yes, with close monitoring, asthma may be effectively managed during pregnancy.
Some people use alternative therapies like acupuncture, yoga, or breathing exercises.
Pets may trigger asthma symptoms in people who are allergic.
Cold air, high humidity, and sudden weather changes may worsen asthma symptoms.
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Apply cool compresses, use anti-itch creams and avoid scratching.
See a doctor if the rash is widespread, painful, accompanied by fever, sudden and severe, or if it doesn't improve with home treatment.
Identify and avoid the trigger, keep hands clean and dry and use moisturizers.
Rashes can last from a few days to several weeks, depending on the cause and treatment.
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Keep the area clean and dry, wear loose-fitting clothes and seek medical advice if the rash persists.
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