Dr. Saad Saad was raised in Kuawait, a brother to seven other siblings. After going through school, he went to Cairo University where he got a medical degree with honors- ranking second in his class. He took an internship in England that eventually led him to take residency and learn Pediatric surgery in the United States.
Becoming board certified in the US is very difficult but Dr. Saad Saad’s persistence allowed him to not only become certified but also begin working for the King of Saudi Arabia. Learn more about Dr. Saad Saad: https://www.md.com/doctor/saad-saad-md and https://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Saad_Saad.html
The King chose him because he was board certified in the US and could speak fluent English and Arabic. He and his family served the king for four and a half years; afterward, he returned to the United States so his children could attend school. He is currently retired and lives in New Jersey.
Dr. Saad still offers advice to people seeking answers to their children’s issues, including issues in regards to schooling. Here are some of his most asked questions and his responses:
The first question is what happens if a child gets a concussion and what can the parents and coaches do to prevent an occurrence? The first step in prevention is to make sure that the helmet is age appropriate and secured under the chin. Next, make sure the helmet is worn consistently. It only takes one time to have an accident. Read more: Dr. Saad Saad Medical Missions | Chronicle Week
Some signs of a concussion include increased drowsiness, unusual behavior, and headaches that won’t go away. Parents should watch for signs up to several days after the injury occurs and take their child to the hospital if the symptoms are present.
Recovery, according to Dr. Saad Saad, includes encouraging the child to rest the first couple of weeks. As they bring increase their activity, if it doesn’t cause any issues than it is okay, if it causes issues then wait a bit longer. Each concussion is different and must be treated as such.
The second issue brought up is if vaccines are okay, and Dr. Saad Saad along with the American Academy of Pediatrics say that they are. As of right now, this is the most effective way that we have to prevent diseases. He also notes that parents should educate themselves on vaccines.
Given this information, it is no wonder that Dr. Saad Saad is so sought after in his advice. He is truly concerned for every one of his patients- from the Kings to everyday citizens.