We provide specialised healthcare for 0-16 year olds

We help babies, infants, toddlers, and school
aged children with a variety of issues

Infant problems

Colic
Sleeping problems, Irritability, Feeding difficulties

Psychology

Counselling & Therapy
Assessment

Gastrointestinal System

Constipation, Reflux, Allergy, Abdominal Pain, Diarrhoea, Nutrition

Complex Medical Conditions

Inherited conditions, Birth defects, Critical care

Renal

Recurrent bed wetting, Urinary tract infections, Congenital renal abnormalities

Developmental & Neurological

ADHD, ASD, FASD, Tics, Developmental delay

Respiratory and Sleep Problems

Asthma, Wheezing, Recurrent infections, Persistent coughs

Learning Disorders

Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Auditory Processing disorder, Language processing disorder, Nonverbal learning disabilities, Visual perceptual/visual motor deficit

We are a team of specialised doctors

Specialising in new born care, prematurity, growth
and development and behavioural paediatrics.

  • Experienced Team

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  • Personalised Care

  • Passionate & Caring

Get to know our specialists

MD, FRACP Consultant Neonatologist and Paediatrician

Dr.S.Siva

SPECIALITY:

Dr. Siva is an experienced paediatric practitioner with a dual speciality in General Paediatrics and Neonatology who works as a staff specialist at The Townsville Hospital. With extensive clinical experience in a range of general paediatric conditions, behavioural-developmental paediatrics and neonatology, his incredible passion for holistic child health motivated him to start Townsville Paediatrics in 2017.

SPECIAL INTERESTS:

Dr. S. Siva specialises in newborn care, prematurity, growth and development and behavioural paediatrics. He believes in maximising physical health, emotional wellbeing, and developmental potential of each child through partnerships with parents, caregivers, allied health professionals, educators, GPs and paediatric sub-specialists.
BIOGRAPHY:

Dr. S. Siva’s primary medical degree is from Tanjore Medical College, India, a premier institute in South India. He also holds a Diploma in Child Health and Post Graduate degree in Paediatrics from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He attained dual fellowship in Neonatology and Paediatrics from Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and was trained at Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital, Royal Children Hospital, Brisbane and The Townsville Hospital. He has more than 15 years of clinical experience in neonatology and paediatrics. He has worked at various teaching hospitals in India, Sri Lanka and Australia.

MD, FRACP Consultant Paediatrician

DR.B.WAMOLA

SPECIALITY:

Her special interest is in paediatric infectious disease and Developmental Paediatrics.

SPECIAL INTERESTS:

She is committed to providing holistic care to patients and families in Townsville.

BIOGRAPHY:

Dr Wamola a fully qualified and accredited Paediatrician has started a private practice at Townsville Paediatrics Pty Ltd. and Mater Private Hospital, Townsville.

Dr Wamola completed undergraduate medical degree at the University of Nairobi in Kenya. She completed her postgraduate training in Paediatrics in the United Kingdom at Alder Hey Children’s hospital in Liverpool. She worked as a consultant Paediatrician in North West England for two years before moving to Australia in 2015.

She has worked at Townsville Hospital in both Acute and Community Paediatrics. She has over 18 years of experience in General Paediatrics in both the United Kingdom and Australia.

MD, FRACP Consultant Paediatrician

DR.A.HEYER

SPECIALITY:

Dr Adele Heyer enjoys treating a range of common childhood illnesses, enjoys looking after children with complex and special needs, children with neurological or neuro developmental and behavioural difficulties.

SPECIAL INTERESTS:

She is also passionate about the importance of good nutrition and physical activity to maintain mental and physical wellbeing. Given her previous experience as a GP in Townsville, she understands the impact illness can have on family life and the importance of holistic care when providing healthcare for children.

BIOGRAPHY:

Dr Adele Heyer is a general paediatrician. She obtained her primary medical degree and initial specialist degree in Family Medicine in South Africa. She moved to Townsville in 2006, initially working in general practice, before completing her paediatric training at the Townsville hospital.

Outside of work, she is the mother of two beautiful daughters. Her husband is also in the medical field, working as a GP. The family enjoys an active, outdoors lifestyle and can often be seen attending many of the Townsville sport and community activities.

MD, FRACP Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine

DR.R.PUVVADI

SPECIAL INTERESTS:

Dr Ramaa Puvvadi is a Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Physician who specialises in management of wide range of Respiratory and Sleep issues in children from birth to the age of 18 years. She has extensive experience and special interest in the management of chest infections, asthma, sleep apnoea and difficulties with sleep initiation and/or fragmented sleep.

BIOGRAPHY:

Dr Ramaa Puvvadi has completed MD and FRACP in Paediatrics. She has sub-speciality qualifications in Respiratory Medicine and sleep Medicine. Dr Puvvadi has submitted her PhD in lung infections at The University of Western Australia. Her main objective is to deliver high standard respiratory and sleep service to children in regional areas.
Dr Ramaa Puvvadi consults patients privately at The Townsville Paediatrics and undertakes sleep studies at Mater Hospital, Pimilico. She also works at the Townsville Hospital.

QUALIFICATIONS:

MBBS; MD Paediatrics; FRACP (Paediatrics, Respiratory Medicine, Sleep Medicine) and (PhD).

DipPed, BScEdSc(Orthoped), MScPsych(ClinNeuro), AssocMAPS, EMDR Trained

YOLANDA VAN DER KRUK

Yolanda is a Registered Psychologist with over 15 years of experience working in mental health, and is particularly passionate about working with young people and their families. Her work has focussed on complex cognitive and neuropsychological assessments, and working with neurodevelopmental and neurocognitive disorders. Committed to ongoing professional development, she is in the final stages of completing a PhD at the University of Queensland, developing better ways to support our students on the Autism spectrum in mainstream education. Yolanda is also a busy mum of three, and enjoys spending time with her family, and anything that involves being outdoors.

Yolanda completed postgraduate training in both Orthopedagogics (developmental psychology) and Clinical Neuropsychology in The Netherlands, with a focus on paediatric assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders. She gained extensive experience in working with families and children, particularly those impacted by developmental disorders such as Autism spectrum disorder, and family trauma. Yolanda has lived in South Africa, where she worked as a Neuroconsultant to a private neurorehabilitation clinic in Johannesburg, an Educational Psychologist in a Johannesburg-based primary & secondary school for disadvantaged girls, and as a senior psychologist at the Aurum Institute, in rural Eastern Cape, working with disadvantaged communities. She went on to study MSc Medicine  Child Health (Paediatric Neurodevelopment) at the Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, before moving to Australia in 2013. Since then, Yolanda has worked as both a lecturer and researcher with the College of Medicine & Dentistry at James Cook University, and a Psychologist with JCU Student Wellbeing.  She has also held a mental health clinician position with Headspace, as well as the role of Regional Coordinator Mental Health with Primary Health Network (PHN) QLD, providing her with invaluable insight into, and connections with, our regional mental health community.

Yolanda has a vast set of skills and experience in the psychological and neurodevelopmental assessment of children, and a broad range of interventions such as CBT, ACT, neurofeedback therapy, EDMR therapy, family and play-based therapy. Yolanda is a registered psychologist (General Registration) with AHPRA, and holds (associate) memberships with EMDR Association Australia (EMDRAA), Australian Psychology Society (APS), Australasian Neuroscience Society (ANS), and Australian Brain Alliance and Community of NeuroScientists at JCU (CNS@JCU), a network of academics and health professionals interested in neuroscience and brain research.


B Occ Thy, M MH (Psychotherapy)

ERIN PORRETT

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Step 1

Get a referral from your GP to gain rebates.

Step 2

Book your appointment.

Step 3

Fill in your patient forms.

Step 4

Get your child’s previous tests, your diary/notes/concerns, and their red book together ready to bring to your 1st appointment.

Step 5

Turn up to your appointment 5 minutes early for check-in.

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