Paediatrics and Children’s Health
Paediatrics & children’s health is a branch of medicine that focuses on the medical care and well-being of children between the ages of 4 weeks and 17 years. It promotes the health and wellbeing of toddlers, children and young people for health issues including, but not limited to:
- Feeding/sleeping problems
- Allergies or intolerances
- Developmental delay
- Gastrointestinal issues such as constipation, chronic abdominal pain
- Concerns about a child’s behaviour, attention and school participation
At Nuvo Health Medical Centres, we have a number of highly qualified GPs with an interest in the area of Paediatrics working out of our medical centres around Sydney.
What does a Paediatrician do?
A paediatrician is a medical doctor who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and medical conditions in infants, children, and adolescents. They are trained to provide comprehensive medical care for children from birth through the teenage years.
Paediatricians also provide preventive care, such as immunisations and check-ups, and they work in partnership with parents to promote healthy growth and development. They can also provide guidance on nutrition, physical activity and sleep habits, as well as emotional and social development.
Newborn Babies and New Parent Concerns
Our compassionate GP’s are here to assist with any issues that new parents may encounter and to support you during the early months of your child’s life. We are available to help with anything you may need. Newborn baby issues that our GP’s can assist you with include:
- Antenatal care
- Postnatal care
- Newborn care and feeding
- Infant and childhood immunisations
- Sleep issues
- Early childhood learning and behaviour
- Parental mental health
- General medical care
Toddlers and Young Children
Regular check-ins throughout your toddler’s growth years are crucial to ensure that their development is progressing as it should and to identify any issues that may arise as they develop.
- Children’s Hearing tests
- Children’s Speech tests
- Children’s Eyesight tests
- Height and Weight checks
- Kids Oral Health Checks
- Children’s allergy tests
- Motor skills, behaviour and mood checks
Pre-teens and Teenagers
Adolescence is a significant time of transition for young people and their families. There’s a lot going on health-wise during the teen years and it helps to have a medical team who understands.
- General medical concerns
- Pubertal development and concerns
- Contraception and sexual health
- Mental health including Eating Disorders
We are LGBTQIA+ friendly and uphold confidentiality for all our patients.
Scheduling your child’s vaccinations at the appropriate times is crucial to protect them from potentially serious or life-threatening infections. At Nuvo Health Medical Centres, we offer all recommended childhood vaccinations.
What Are Common Childhood Illnesses?
As parents, we are bound to worry when our child gets sick.
Most illnesses in children are viral infections that are of a short-term nature and do not result in long-term health consequences. Luckily, for all cases no matter how large or small, Nuvo Health has a team of highly skilled paediatric doctors who can assess and manage your child’s needs.