Shared Medical Appointments
The Possums Clinic group sessions for mothers and babies
Coming very soon – please join the Possums for Mothers and Babies Facebook page to watch for starting dates!
Growing joy in early life!
Once you have had an initial one-on-one consultation with either Dr Pamela Douglas or Renee Keogh, you are eligible to book into as many of our group sessions, or Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs), as you need, with no out-of-pocket expenses if you and baby are registered with Medicare ($50.00 up front if baby is not yet Medicare registered). These are held at the South Brisbane Sailing Club, 68 Hill End Terrace, West End on Thursday mornings. Women (and the babies too ….) love these sessions – and we love delivering them! Please phone 3177 2000 to book in. Before the session begins, you will be asked to sign your consent for confidentiality and for having a registered health professional who is training in NDC accreditation join us.
If you would like to participate, but haven’t had any need to see us one-on-one, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss!
Mother and babies 0-4 months
Topics include how to optimise feeding (whether breastfeeding or formula-feeding or both); sleep; baby’s sensory needs; managing feelings of anxiety; and preventing or sorting out cry-fuss problems. This group session is every Thursday, 9:00 am – 11:00 am. Booking is essential! Our 24 hour cancellation policy applies to these sessions. A minimum of three mothers and babies are required for the session to proceed. We will give you 24 hours notice if the session is cancelled.
Mothers and babies 5-12 months
Topics may include how to optimise feeds, including transition to solids; sleep; baby’s sensory needs; managing feelings of anxiety; developmental milestones; and unsettled infant behaviour. This group session is Thursdays 11 am -1 pm. Booking is essential! Our 24 hour cancellation policy applies. A minimum of three mothers and babies are required for the session to proceed. We will give you 24 hours notice if the session is cancelled.
More about SMAs
Dr Pam and Renee have been running Shared Medical Appointments since 2015.The Possums Clinic collaborates with researchers Professor Garry Egger and Associate Professor John Stevens, Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, in delivering, evaluating, and training health professionals to deliver SMAs in the perinatal period. This training is part of the NDC Accreditation Pathway – only NDC Accredited Practitioners are up-to-date and qualified to deliver Possums SMAs. The Possums Clinic operates out of the Possums Education and Research Centre, Greenslopes.
If you are interested in signing up for a session, you can register your interest with the Paeds in a Pod specialist team today by calling 07 3177 2000.
Shared Appointments are held at:
South Brisbane Sailing Club, 68 Hill End Terrace, West End