Paediatricians are doctors who have undertaken specialist training in child health beyond their initial medical training. That training equips them to treat and manage all aspects of a child’s wellbeing. We take pride in addressing the physical, psychological, emotional, and developmental needs of children.
Using recognised benchmarks and developmental milestones, your paediatrician will diagnose, recommend and deliver treatment, or refer your child to sub-specialists if required.
Darwin Paediatrics can also access a range of specialist, multidisciplinary and allied health services for the benefit of your child and family.
Holistic paediatric care can begin before the child is born. Paediatricians work closely with obstetricians—doctors specialising in pregnancy and childbirth. The paediatrician may be called to attend a delivery at the request of the obstetrician. They may also provide antenatal consultations in the event of a concern about the unborn child. This care then continues from the newborn period right through to adolescence, ending only at the completion of high school, when the adolescent transitions to adult care and independence.
Family as the pivot
For paediatricians, holistic care starts and continues with the family as the pivotal point of contact. Children are always considered in the context of their family. The medical assessment and the management plan are always formulated in consultation with the parents, who are viewed as an essential part of the treating team.
Where a child is diagnosed with a chronic or life condition, your paediatrician plays a central role in coordinating the delivery of treatments and services across the medical spectrum. This role is especially important as the child transitions through adolescence into adulthood.