Developmental Paediatrician Perth and WA
Paediatrics is the medical study and healthcare relating to infants, children, and adolescents. A paediatrician specialises in dealing with young clients. At One Central Health, we provide complete healthcare for the whole family. Our team of health providers include multiple community paediatricians who are experts in dealing with children experiencing behavioural, developmental, physical or social difficulties.
One Central Health offers unique and valuable access to some of the best developmental paediatricians and paediatric services. As a multidisciplinary health clinic, we believe in a holistic approach to your child’s health, which is why we also offer paediatric occupational therapy, dietitian services, psychologists and more. To find out more about our paediatric services, or to book an appointment, contact us on 08 9344 1318 today.
Our team of paediatricians are experts in dealing with children experiencing behavioural, developmental, physical or social difficulties.
Our developmental paediatricians offer support for a wide range of concerns including:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
ADHD is a developmental condition involving higher levels of hyperactive behaviour and impulsive activity. ADHD most commonly begins in childhood and can cause difficulties with learning, focusing, attention, working, motor activity, socialising and organisation with or without impulsivity.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental condition which causes social, emotional, speech, non-verbal and behavioural challenges.
ASD usually is diagnosed in childhood or pre-school years but can be diagnosed later in adult life. To be diagnosed with ASD, clients need to be assessed by a paediatrician, psychologist, and speech pathologist for a comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and support recommendations.
Children who experience developmental delay consistently do not reach the various developmental milestones in time. Early intervention in developmental delays can improve outcomes.
Paediatricians are able to test, diagnose and refer treatment to parents whose children are experiencing developmental delay.
If your child is struggling to learn, concentrate or progress educationally, our paediatrician team offers consultation regarding learning difficulties such as ADHD.
Children dealing with behavioural difficulties may struggle to regulate their emotions, thoughts, and behaviour, or experience socialising issues.
Children experiencing undernutrition do not intake sufficient nutrients needed for normal growth and development.
Children experiencing overnutrition intake more nutrients than is needed for normal growth and development.
Problems with Growth
If you have any concerns with the growth of your baby, child or adolescent, we recommend booking in for a consultation with our paediatrician.
Clients with asthma find difficulty breathing which may interfere with a number of regular and everyday activities, such as exercise. Clients with asthma can suffer from minor symptoms or experience life-threatening asthmatic attacks. Our paediatricians are trained and experienced in diagnosing and treating asthmatic clients.
Constipation and Enuresis
If your child is experiencing irregular bowel movements, uncontrolled urination or constipation, our paediatricians are here to help.
Our paediatricians offer consultations remotely via our telehealth services. One Central Health’s best practice and high-quality paediatrics are now available to everyone, everywhere.
The One Central Health paediatric team provides autism assessment referrals to our psychologists and speech pathologists.
Once your child has had their consultation with a paediatrician and received their referral, we will then book them in for a joint assessment session and a parent/caregiver interview.
A comprehensive report is then prepared and provided that addresses the DSM-5 criteria for ASD.
We also have government contracts to provide autism assessments through both the Department of Communities (DoC) and the Child Development Services (CDS).
To find out more about Autism Assessments, please click here.
Information Regarding Prescriptions
It is our client’s responsibility to ensure they do not run out of medication.
Prescriptions expire after 6 months whether or not the medication is picked up from the preferred pharmacy.
If you child does not use their medications during holidays, on weekends or due to unforeseen circumstances making the pick-up time longer between scripts, you may find that the last repeat has expired prior to using the medication.
We recommend picking up your medication each month.
Please ensure you check with your pharmacist when your script will expire and then give us a call well in advance to ensure you have an appointment booked to receive a new script.
When you and your paediatrician decide to trial medications, there may be initial reactions and/or side effects.
If your child experiences side effects or if you have any concerns regarding the trial medication, please give us a call. If unavailable, we will then pass on your concerns to your paediatrician.
For all medical emergencies, please contact your nearest emergency department.
Co-prescribing is based on your child’s individual circumstances and the need for monitoring by a specialist. It can be considered in stable children who do not need significant dose changes to their medications.
It is up to your paediatrician whether or not they choose to make your GP a co-prescriber. If you would like this to happen, please speak with your paediatrician during your appointment.
Prescriptions will no longer be written without an appointment unless pre-arranged with the paediatrician.
Please get in touch if you need paediatric support in any way.
Contact Us About Our Paediatric Services Today
One Central Health is home to some of WA’s best developmental paediatricians. Accompanied by a range of allied health services including occupational therapy and dietetics, we’re committed to helping your child thrive. If you’d like to arrange an appointment, get in touch with us on (08) 9344 1318 or find a clinic near you today.