Paediatrics is the medical specialty focused on the health, growth, and development of infants and children. 

Paediatricians like me have advanced training in caring for the unique healthcare needs of children from birth through young adulthood.

General paediatrics provides comprehensive preventive care and treatment for a wide range of childhood illnesses and conditions.

If your child has any health concerns, you can book an appointment to see me in clinic.

Overview of general paediatrics

Paediatricians are trained to care for children’s unique physical, emotional, and developmental needs at every stage of growth. I have expertise in:

  • Newborn, infant, and child healthcare
  • Advice on immunisations 
  • Monitoring growth and development milestones
  • Treating common childhood illnesses and injuries
  • Managing chronic health conditions
  • Providing age-appropriate patient education
  • Supporting healthy nutrition and activity
  • Promoting child safety and injury prevention

I collaborate with parents and caregivers to optimise their children’s health, prevent disease, address concerns, and effectively manage any medical issues that arise.

Testimonials

Patient’s parent via Doctify, for paediatric consultation

“Overall, a very good experience, Dr. Mathur was very friendly and helpful. He explained everything clearly and offered lots of good advice.”

Symptoms requiring paediatric care

I often see patients when they’ve had any of the following symptoms on an ongoing basis:

  • Fever, cough, sore throat, ear pain
  • Vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain
  • Rashes, bumps, or skin changes
  • Headache, dizziness, lethargy
  • Swelling, limping, or new onset of pain
  • Loss of appetite, dehydration
  • Sleeping issues, behaviour changes
  • Signs of illness in infants like decreased activity, poor feeding, or irritability

Causes and risk factors

There are numerous factors that can impact a child’s health and lead to concerning symptoms requiring paediatric care. I regularly see patients that have:

  • Infections: bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic
  • Environmental allergies or asthma triggers
  • Genetic conditions or congenital anomalies
  • Injuries, accidents, trauma
  • Autoimmune disorder
  • Nutritional deficiencies

Diagnosing paediatric concerns

I use various diagnostic tests and exams to determine the cause of symptoms and make a diagnosis. These may include:

  • Medical history review
  • Physical exam assessing growth, vital signs and appearance
  • Tests like bloodwork, urinalysis, stool studies
  • Imaging like x-rays, CT, MRI
  • Scope exams checking ears, throat, lung

Treatment options

Depending on the diagnosis, I may recommend:

  • Medications like antibiotics, antihistamines, inhalers
  • Immunisations or vaccines
  • Refer for surgery or other procedures
  • Physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy
  • Dietary changes or vitamin/mineral supplements
  • Refer for mental health counselling or therapy
  • Referrals to subspecialists like paediatric neurologists

Support and resources

There are many excellent resources available to help families manage their child’s health conditions including:

  • Your paediatrician – don’t hesitate to call me with any questions or concerns
  • Other families managing the same condition
  • Support groups and non-profit organisations
  • Online resources
  • School nurses, counsellors, and support staff
  • Books, videos, and apps on relevant topics
  • Mental health counselling or therapy if needed

Summary

As I paediatrician, I help play a role in safeguarding children’s health through comprehensive preventive care, diagnosis and treatment of illness, and promoting healthy development.