Your interactive family guide to Italy as recommended by local mums | Last updated 12 months ago



This is a new section, currently being developed. We woukd like to include traditional medicine, alternative therapies, health insurance, multi-lingual doctors, dentists and paediatricians. If you have recommendations please do let us know by sending us your comments.

  • English-speaking Paediatrician

    Recommended by Kathy Moulton

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    Dott.ssa Colette Shamas studio is located in the SantAgostino area of Milan. Dott.ssa Shama is a paediatrician with over 30 years experience. She speaks Italian, English and French and is well-loved by her patients. She is known for her calm approach to parenting and for her never-ending energy for her patients. Her secretary is not fluent in English so clients should ask to speak directly with her. 
    Viale Papiniano, 44, 20123 Milano
    02 8942 3047
    "Doctor Shama has been a great choice for me as a parent. I had heard that many Italian doctors push antibiotics for everything and I wanted a paediatrician that would be open to other options besides giving a prescription immediately. Doctor Shama has been wonderful in terms of giving quick diagnosis and providing me with options regarding my childs health care". (KM, June 2014)