Providing thorough, gentle, safe and practical Paediatric care to children from birth to adolescence.
Our Specialist Medical Therapy Solutions specialist Paediatricians are highly experienced having worked extensively in hospitals and health centres. They are fully trained and accredited in accordance with the guidelines of their colleges and associations and work together with our Allied Health professionals to provide comprehensive assessment and treatment for your child.
Our doctors will ask questions and listen to any concerns you may have. Our aim is to provide a caring and compassionate service that is focused on your child’s wellness and health.
Our Paediatricians know a lot about the many different conditions and illnesses that can affect children’s health, welfare, behaviour and education. Here are just a few –
Asthma is one of most common chronic diseases of childhood and children face unique challenges with asthma being the leading cause of emergency department visits, hospitalisations and missed school days. Common triggers include allergies, colds and exercise. Left untreated, asthmatic children often have less stamina than other children, or avoid playing and other physical activities to prevent coughing or wheezing. Unfortunately Asthma can’t be cured but with the right treatment it can be managed to prevent damage to the lungs.
Most kids get itchy rashes at one time or another, but eczema can be a nuisance that may prompt scratching that makes the problem worse. Eczema can’t be cured but it can be controlled with treatment plans.
A child who sneezes or coughs a lot, regularly develops rashes or hives, gets stomach aches, stomach cramps or nausea after eating certain foods may have allergies. Allergies have been known to trigger Asthma. Early identification of childhood allergies will improve your child’s quality of life and reduce the number of missed school days. Dr Khan identifies the allergy and provides action plans to manage your child’s allergic reactions.
Epilepsy is common in children and can be confused with other conditions, therefore an accurate diagnosis is essential. The impact of epilepsy will vary for each child. Once diagnosed, seizures usually respond well to treatment and most children will enjoy a normal and active childhood.
Chronic Developmental issues, Complex behavioural problems (ADHD, Autism, ODD)
We see children with developmental delay, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, oppositional behaviours, anger issues, sleep disorders, learning difficulties, language disorders, tics and Tourettes Disorder, anxiety and depression, and a range of other conditions.
Just home with a new baby and completely overwhelmed? Have a fussy baby? Twins or triplets? Trouble feeding? Or just need some help, but don’t know where to start. Our Paediatricians can help with all these concerns and any others you may have.
Our Paediatric Specialists
Dr Fouzia Khan
MBBS DCH FRACP
Dr Fouzia Khan is a general paediatrician specialising in managing children from birth to 16 years.
Dr Khan received training at both Sydney Children’s Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead with extensive training in neonatal care, managing growth and development concerns, behavioral issues, weight management and other complex medical conditions. She is passionate about providing the best quality care for children with chronic illness along with support for their families.
Dr Khan is an avid teacher with regular involvement in medical student and junior medical staff training. Her research into enteric fever in children will be published in the near future.
Dr Rita Nyanga
BScHB MBChB MRCPCH FRACP
Dr Rita Nyanga is a General Paediatrician. She completed her specialist training in the UK and Australia where she has worked for Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, mainly in Westmead. She has also worked in regional hospitals and in the private sector.
Dr Rita is a passionate clinician with expertise in a variety of paediatric conditions affecting newborns through to adolescents. She believes that children need an individually tailored management plan within their psycho-social environment. She enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary partnership with families, general practitioners, allied health professionals and educators to enable children to reach their full potential.
In addition to general paediatric conditions her special interest are in children’s acute and chronic medical conditions with particular interests in developmental delay, growth and behavioural concerns and disorders such as ADHD, ODD, Autistism Spectrum Disorders, anxiety issues including developmental delay in speech or Global delay.
Dr Abhilasha Sharma
MBBS FRACP FFPMANZCA
Dr Abhilasha Sharma is an Australian trained dual qualified Paediatrician and Specialist Pain Physician. She is a Staff Specialist in Pain Medicine at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick.
Dr Sharma is a passionate clinician with expertise in a variety of paediatric conditions affecting newborns through to adolescents. She believes that children need an individually tailored management plan within their psycho-social environment. She enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary partnership with families, general practitioners, allied health professionals and educators to enable children reach their full potential.
In addition to general paediatric conditions, her special interest is in children’s acute and chronic medical conditions with particular interests in developmental delay, growth and behavioural concerns, ADHD, sleep disturbance, unsettled babies, constipation, incontinence and toileting problems and respiratory issues.