Paediatrics & Child Health GP

Paediatrics & Child Health GP in the Shire

Shire Doctors and Dentists offer quality, affordable health care services for the entire family in one accessible location, situated next to Sutherland Hospital.

At Shire Doctors and Dentists, we understand that as a parent your child’s health is a priority for you, and there can be a range of different issues that can impact a child’s overall health and wellbeing. Our experienced family physicians are highly skilled to see the newborns through to teenagers, regarding health topics such as health, growth, and development.

Our team are not only experts in paediatrics medicine, but we proudly offer a compassionate and caring service that addresses the individual health-related needs of your child.

We frequently come across children of all ages and have experience in dealing with a variety of children’s health issues, varying from immunisations to mental health issues.

Health Topics We Cover at Our Paediatrics & Child Health GP Clinic

Development Check-Ups

There is no doubt that every child is different, meaning that every child will develop in different areas at a different pace. Still, there are some general benchmarks that the majority of children will reach by a certain age. 

At Shire Doctors and Dentists, our highly trained GPs can offer individualised care for your child’s health from when they are a baby right through to their teenage years and can assist you with regular developmental checks as they grow up. We are ready to address your everyday concerns at these check-ups, while at the same time, manage treatment for more complex or chronic diseases.

Our Child Health GP help evaluate these areas of development:

  • Communication Skills
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Social and Emotional Skills

If you are unsure whether your child is developing appropriately, or if you have any related concerns, bring them in for assessment at our Paediatrics & Child Health GP clinic to learn more about how you can assist with your child’s development.

Childhood Immunisations

Immunisations are important in preventing your child from potentially serious and life-threatening infections. We provide all the recommended immunisations following the National Immunisation Schedule.

The National Immunisation Schedule normally involves the following vaccinations:

BirthHepatitis B
2-MonthsHep B, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio, Rotavirus, Pneumococcal Diseases
4-MonthsHep B, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Pneumococcal Disease, Rotavirus
6-MonthsAll of the above, but with influenza, as well as conditions that persons from the Aboriginal and Torres-Strait Community are at high risk of developing.
12-MonthsMMR, Meningitis ACWY, Pneumococcal Disease, And Hepatitis A (for some children).
18-MonthsMMR, Haemophilus Influenza B, Chicken Pox, Diphtheria, and Hepatitis A (for some children).
4 Years OldDiphtheria, Whooping Cough, Tetanus, Polio, and Pneumococcal diseases in some cases.
10 To 15-Years-OldHPV and Diphtheria.

If you have any questions or concerns about immunisation, particularly when it comes to the safety or effectiveness of vaccines, please discuss with your trusted GP or paediatrician.

Respiratory Health

Did you know that AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) reported that in 2017 approximately 10% of Australian children aged 0 to 14 were found to have asthma? With most general causes of breathing difficulty in children being chest infections like croup or bronchitis, in addition to more serious conditions such as asthma.

The Paediatrics & Child Health GP at Shire Doctors and Dentists can assist you in understanding and diagnosing your child’s condition and provide quality treatment options. We have experience in dealing with children of all ages who are affected by respiratory conditions including:

Adolescent Mental Health

Early intervention and support are important when dealing with mental health issues. At Shire Doctors and Dentists, we recognise that children, similar to adults, can suffer from mental health conditions. It is a good idea to seek professional help if there are any concerns.

Sudden changes in behaviour, being withdrawn and not taking part in activities previously enjoyed are some of the many indications your child may be struggling.

Your Trusted Paediatrics & Child Health GP in The Shire

When you contact your Paediatrics & Child Health GP at Shire Doctors and Dentists, we help to diagnose your child’s health issues, and most importantly, find treatments and ways to manage these conditions to ease your concerns.

Sometimes all it takes is 10 minutes time with a Paediatrics & Child Health GP and it can save countless hours of worry, so please don’t hesitate to reach out – make an appointment online or by calling 02 9063 8650 to see a children’s health GP at Shire Doctors and Dentists today.