What is it?
Paediatrics centres on the health and development of babies, toddlers, children and adolescents. Through these years, growth is fast and bodies and medical needs change rapidly within a short space of time. Paediatricians deliver the medical care that is needed, with a focus on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of a broad range of health problems.
Who do we help?
The independent general paediatricians practising from our rooms support newborns through to young adults aged 18 years. They are specialist physicians who help provide a holistic approach to the management of children’s development and behaviour. They also manage complex health problems.
They see patients experiencing development delay, autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, learning difficulties, behaviour problems, asthma, eczema and allergies, constipation, epilepsy and seizure disorders, sleep difficulties, disabilities including Down syndrome and cerebral palsy, newborn feeding and growth issues and more.
The group of independent paediatricians also includes specialist neonatologists, endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, allergists, dietitians and others, allowing us to offer you access to a range of specialty paediatric services.
You might be referred to see a paediatrician by another medical practitioner, including your GP, or you might request to see a paediatrician if you have concerns about your child’s health, including for recurring illness or persistent problems.
What do we do?
At Paeds in a Pod, caring, independent paediatricians are involved in a wide range of medical care. This extends from taking care of the general needs of patients to help maintain good health, through to dealing with speciality problems and monitoring chronic diseases.
- examine newborns to detect any health problems
- monitor growth and development of babies, toddlers, children and adolescents
- diagnose and treat illnesses, infections, injuries and other health problems
- provide preventative care through routine check-ups
- share information with parents and carers about children’s health, safety, nutrition and fitness needs
- work with other specialists to deliver a holistic care program.