Tag: paediatrician shortage

May 13
Children’s nurse practitioners can help if you have concerns about your child’s development or behaviour

I’m a little embarrassed to admit, but when Stephanie from Just Kids Health asked me if I knew what a nurse practitioner was … I went straight to Mel from […]

Apr 30
Getting an autism diagnosis in Western Australia: what you need to know for support at school & by the NDIS

Getting an autism diagnosis in Western Australia: what you need to know for support at school & by the NDIS There is a HUGE amount of confusion around for families […]

Apr 30
Perth Paediatricians & Psychiatrist Availability Updates

I share the latest updates on paediatrician availability here.  Things change very quickly so check back often for updates.  If you have an update you would like to include please […]

Mar 14
Is it ADHD? Rule these conditions out first

There are several conditions that can mimic or exacerbate the symptoms of ADHD so it's worth ruling these conditions out before being referred to a paediatrician for an ADHD assessment.

Mar 14
You don’t need to fly interstate to see a paediatrician

WA families finally have some good news when it comes to the two plus year long waitlists for paediatricians for the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. A change to the […]

Jul 28
Why you need to know about conditions that often show up with ADHD

ADHD often shows up with an entourage of co-occuring conditions that can complicate diagnosis and treatment. Common co-occurring conditons include autism, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Specific Learning Disorders, epilepsy, eating disorders and migraines.

Jul 26
Paediatricians: No wait, interstate?

Another parent has just told you they got an interstate paediatrician appointment within three weeks, diagnosis and medications. Is it legit or too good to be true?