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Dr. Melani Desilva, MD

Pediatrics ·  Female · Age 50

Dr. Desilva

RVA Pediatrics PC

14400 Sommerville Ct Midlothian, VA 23113

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Dr. Melani Desilva, MD is a pediatrics specialist in Midlothian, VA and has been practicing for 27 years. She graduated from University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences in 1992 and specializes in pediatrics.


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(804) 379-5437

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Dr. Desilva's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Burn Injuries
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Fever
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Impetigo
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lice
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phenylketonuria Screening
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Post-Vaccination Fever
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Swine Flu
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

Biography

Dr. Melani Desilva, MD is a pediatrics specialist in Midlothian, VA and has been practicing for 27 years. She graduated from University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences in 1992 and specializes in pediatrics.

Specialties

  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

Education

Rectors and Visitors Uva Health Sciences Center
Residency Hospital
1992
University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences
Medical School
1992

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Desilva's Reviews

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Dr. De Silva is the most caring person I have ever met. She goes above and beyond. You know that she genuinely wants the kids and their families to be well. She is wonderful with kids-they all know her by name, and she has the best bedside manner. At the same time, she is incredibly intelligent and clearly knows pediatrics. I couldn’t recommend her more!
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She has excellent way of communicating and explaining that will put you at ease.
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She is the best! We love her so much. My kids even look forward to going to the doctors and have a Barbie named Dr DeSilva.
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Dr D is AhMazing!!! I love the way she makes me and my child feel like we are her only patients. She is very caring and explains everything step by step. She lets you know what to expect even before it happens! She is very knowledgeable and listens to you and cater treatment to tailor your child's needs.
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Dr. Desilva is the Physician to both of my girls and we absolutely love her! She always make my girls feel so comfortable like she is apart of our family. I'm such a fan of her ability to make them feel like she is a relative that wants them well. They always walk away with such a positive experience. It's nice to say we Love our Doctor!
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My teenage daughters have been patients of Dr. Desilva's for 8 years. I cannot imagine a better doctor for them -- she is thorough in her examinations and is a great listener. She offers strong counsel to families on how to support children who are strong in body and mind.
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Dr Desilva takes very good care of her patients. We all luv her. She has very good judgment. I would highly recommend her.
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My daughter loves her so much when she plays pretend Dr. Desilva is a recurring character. She gets excited to go the doctor. I mean, what more is there to say?
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