Jump to content

Pediatrician inquiries
how to get a pediatrician


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 papapiolo

Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

Hi,

We just moved here in Adelaide last year. Is there any pediatrician here that conduct regular check ups with my daughter, like monthly check ups? because currently, I only bring my child to GP if there is something not right with her. Like she has cough or running nose. I want her to get a regular check up and most of the time, we are kinda disappointed with the way GP checks up my daughter. so we are thinking of having her checked by pediatrician on regular basis. I read that a referral from GP is needed but what if we just need a regular check up even if without any sickness... any idea on cost entail? any advise would be appreciated. I do believe that prevention is better than cure so i want a regular check up with my daughter.

#2 lilwonder

Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:01 PM

I am not certain but I think you might really struggle to find a pediatrician who would take you on just for general check ups? GP may not also give you a referral for one. Most pediatricians are very busy and have large waiting lists for dealing with children who need specialist help. I would maybe look at changing GP if you are not happy or try Child and Youth Health

#3 VeritasVinum

Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:19 AM

Monthly check ups would be with your child health nurse or change GP like PP suggested.

Even when we needed to see a paed 3-6m wait lists (and that was private). They don't do regular standard cheks for normal healthy bubs.

Early on first 6m you may want to have bubs checked, but as they grow/get bigger you do it less.

6m, 9m, 12m, 15m, 18m, 2yrs are standard child health nurse checks.

What do you want checked? Height weight development?


#4 Rosiebird

Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:29 AM

There's no point in having "well child" checkups with a paediatrician. Go to a good child health nurse.

#5 TeaTimeTreat

Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:40 AM

OP you would need to find a GP willing to give you a refferal, and then find a paediatrician who is taking on new patients and then pay up to $300.00 for the initial consultation, we pay $100.00 for subsequent appointments but I know other who pay more.

And I have found ours to be wonderfull when DS is having significant problems with his lungs but not so much for help with day to day feeding issues or whatever.

As the PP have said the child health clinics are wonderfull for that, better than GP's IMO (no offence Rosiebird).

Edited by sparkler, 16 January 2013 - 10:41 AM.


#6 papapiolo

Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:55 PM

Thanks for all the replies. I just want to have a regular check up for my toddler. Just to make sure she is healthy enough. Where can I find this child health nurses?

#7 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:01 PM

Paeds in Australia are not generalist health doctors but are specialist doctors for kids with known problems.  Here we tend to see GPs or CHNs.  If you don't like your GP find another one who meets your needs.

#8 VeritasVinum

Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:02 PM

http://www.cyh.com/SubContent.aspx?p=132



Home › Services › Health Checks


Recommended health checks and consultations
Child and Family Health Services provides free health checks for children at key developmental ages between birth and 6 years. These checks are recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) and are offered at:
1-4 weeks (at the first home visit)
6 weeks
6-9 months
18 to 24 months
3 years.
Children can also be seen at any age when parents have concerns, questions or issues. (See the topic Health checks)
Pre-school health checks
Child and Family Health nurses visit all kindergartens and pre-school centres across the state to provide vision, hearing, growth and developmental checks, providing opportunities for parents to discuss parenting or health concerns. Teachers, nurses and parents work in partnership to assess children's needs before school entry.
Immunisation
Women's and Children's Health Network staff can provide information about immunisation through Child and Family Health centres, and via the Parent Helpline.
Immunisation is offered as part of other child health services from many clinic sites. Free vaccines are available at specific health checks, in accordance with the National Immunisation Schedule.
Other assessments
Child and Family Health Services offer a limited service for children referred for physiotherapy assessment.
Contact details
Business hours:    Monday - Friday,  9am - 5pm
Telephone:          1300 733 606 for appointment bookings
                          (line open 9am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday)
To locate your nearest Child and Family Health centre, click here

All Child and Family Health Services are free and statewide. They are provided by qualified nurses, medical staff, social workers, physiotherapists and Indigenous Cultural Consultants.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

'I will defend my son's right to wear a tutu'

Three-year-old boy Roo likes to wear tutus and, until now, it hasn't been a problem.

Chinese sign up toddlers for chief executive classes

CHILDREN as young as three are being enrolled in "chief executive courses" in China as pushy parents become obsessed with giving their offspring an advantage over their young peers.

Free ticket offer

Pinky Mckay joins us again at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show presented by Blackmores with her expert baby settling advice. Register now for your free ticket.

The 'best little baby' and the police officer who rescued him

"And just in my head, I'm a father myself, and I couldn't sit there and let him ... I couldn't let him sit in that."

Olympian sells medal to pay for child's cancer treatment

An Olympian has sold his medal to help fund cancer treatment for a 3-year-old boy.

Family of mum who took her own life speak out about PND

From the outside it looked like Allison Goldstein was blissfully happy. She had a new baby, a loving husband, and was part of a close knit-family.

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

BuggyCart solves the dilemma of shopping with a pram

Ducking to the shops for some groceries is a whole other ballgame once you have a baby.

Viral photo shows powerful moment before second baby's arrival

While our second baby was very much wanted, I wondered if I could love another baby as much as I loved my first.

What does a baby with whooping cough sound like? Sometimes like this

It's a heartbreaking video that's difficult to watch, but that's just what Sydney mum of two Sandra wants people to do.

Cheers! Why we're all happy to be bad mothers now

A new generation of mums is resisting the pressure to be "perfect" - and revelling in their naughty side?

Dealing with mealtime fussiness: mums share their tips

It can be frustrating, worrying, and turn into a battle of wills - but it doesn't have to be like that

Why having a puppy is like parenting a child

Despite being a dog owner and a parent, I've never been able to relate to the idea that the two have many similarities – until now.

Baby Joey is sleeping star in adorable photos

When photographer mum Laura Izumikawa puts her baby daughter down to sleep, the last thing on her mind is rest.

The necessity of 'Do not disturb' signs for napping babies

Needless to say, the last thing any mum wants is for someone to loudly knock on the door and wake their sleeping cherub.

Mum's brutal truth about c-section: 'This is not the easy way out'

A new mum has shared photos of her caesarean section scar to prove she did not "take the easy way out" when giving birth to her son.

Twins give birth in same hospital just hours apart

Leanne went into labour on July 28, and remarkably, her twin sister Natalie soon followed.

Goki Ride-On cars for toddlers

Toddlers just love to ride on anything with wheels but will often reject the pram once they can walk.

Letting your health slide as you look after the kids? Here's how to get out of the trap

It's time to start prioritising our own health, as well as the health of our children, to avoid longer lasting health challenges.

How to child-proof every room in your house

A guide to making your home a safer place for little ones.

Portable pool safety reminder after toddler's death

The drowning of a Hobart toddler has prompted a coroner to remind the community that even inflatable and portable pools must be fenced.

I have a clingy toddler - help!

"Nothing stops the clinginess - he cries when I put him down, no matter how long I hold him."

Woman sues after botched termination leads to motherhood

A 23-year-old mother is suing her GP and the public health system for thousands of dollars to support her son after her termination went wrong.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

Ex-Perth model stuck with 12kg leg after limb doubles in size during pregnancy

"I often have strangers coming over to me when I'm out asking bluntly what's wrong with my leg. I often just laugh now and tell them I've been attacked by a shark and walk off, it definitely stumps people."

Same sex couple 'blessed' with triplets via surrogacy

They feared they would never get to be parents, but a same sex couple is now adjusting to life with newborn triplets.

Should children be given antibiotics in their first year?

Here are the the pros and cons of giving antibiotics to young babies.

Baby born on mum AND dad's birthday

The birth of a baby is always a special occasion, but one couple who welcomed their first child earlier this week had more reason to celebrate than most.

The joys (and benefits) of show and tell

Show and tell has been around for donkey's years. Well, at least since I was a kid, and according to my own children, I'm pretty old.

Loyal dog dies saving baby's life during fire

A baby was rescued from a house fire after her family's loyal dog used his body to shield the little girl from the flames.

How having a young baby or toddler changes your home decor

What to expect when living with an older baby or toddler - and how to manage the chaos.

I'm trying to keep my child-free friends in my life, but it's tough

I tried to prove to my single friends that I was the same I'd always been. But marriage did change me - and motherhood has, too

'There's a giant picture of BOOBS but I can not feed my child'

A mum was ushered out of an US department store's underwear section after discreetly breastfeeding her baby.

How baby Evelie was saved after being born without a heartbeat

Bethanie Millar didn't believe in miracles - until baby Evelie was born, that is.

How an Aldi staff member made one exhausted mum's day

It was a simple act of kindness, but one that made an exhausted mother's day.

OvuSense: the new internal monitor helping predict ovulation

When a couple is trying to conceive it is easy for a woman to become obsessed about when she ovulates.

Mum-to-be surprises husband with big news in joy-filled photoshoot

When Bri Dow learnt that she was expecting, she immediately knew she wanted to break the news to her husband Brandon in a special way.

How a homemade wheelchair is giving baby Evelyn freedom

Like all one-year-olds, Evelyn Moore is keen to get moving and explore the world around her. But a battle with aggressive cancer left the little girl paralysed from the waist down.

Adorable: App captures special moments of pregnancy and motherhood

There's something about motherhood that turns even the most reluctant photographer into a keen shutterbug as they strive to capture all the best moments of life with a baby.

Dad shares horror tale after Roomba's run-in with dog poop

It's the poop story that's been shared hundreds of thousands of times around the world.

 

SYDNEY SHOW - 23-25 Sept

Essential Baby & Toddler Show - Sydney

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores, will be held in Sydney on 23-25 September. Register for your free ticket now to save $20!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.