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The Best Paediatricians in Canberra

Paediatrics is a unique branch of medicine that encompasses the medical care of children, including the care of babies, infants, and adolescents.

Of course, the happiness and wellbeing of your child are of paramount importance. If they require medical care for whatever reason, finding a trustworthy, experienced, and compassionate medical professional to administer that care is a top priority.

To help you with your search for a paediatrician in the Canberra region, we consulted local feedback and put together a list of the top four practitioners in the area. These paediatricians are fully-qualified and reputable.

Let’s get started right away.

What makes an excellent paediatrician?

Deciding on a medical practitioner can be extremely challenging, especially when it comes to your child’s health. We suggest keeping an eye out for the following traits when researching potential paediatricians:

  • Fully qualified. As with any other medical professional, paediatricians are required to undergo years of study before they are permitted to practice. You should always feel confident that the paediatrician you have chosen is fully qualified.
  • Years of experience. Paediatricians with years of experience have seen it all before, and know exactly how to handle all medical situations, from the straightforward to the more complex.
  • Compassionate attitude. At the end of the day, your child is exactly that – a child. The best paediatricians are compassionate and understanding.
  • Specialist expertise. If you are grappling with a specific issue or condition, look for a paediatrician with specialise expertise rather than a general practitioner.

Is there anything else you look for when deciding on a medical professional? Share your thoughts below.

The top paediatricians in Canberra according to you

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Now, it’s time to introduce the top paediatricians operating in the Canberra region.

Canberra Paediatrics

Headed by Dr. Claire Rebentrost, Canberra Paediatrics offers general paediatric consultancies and treatments for children, teenagers, and mothers. Situated at the Yarralumla Surgery in Canberra, Dr. Claire provides routine and travel vaccinations, support and advice for new mothers, and routine wellness assessments, including assessing development and growth – all delivered with a friendly, understanding attitude.

ACT Paediatrics

Dr. Meredith Sissons, the paediatrician at ACT Paediatrics, is an experienced, qualified, approachable medical professional who specialises in developmental issues in infants, children, and adolescents. Dr. Meredith has clinical expertise in assisting kids facing setbacks in their learning capacity, development, and behaviour.

Dr. Joanne Edwards at The Calvary Clinic Mary Potter

Based at The Calvary Clinic Mary Potter, Dr. Joanne Edwards is a trained medical professional with extensive experienced in paediatrics. She offers a comprehensive assessment, treatment, and management of a whole range of paediatric general medical issues, as well as both inpatient and outpatient care.

The Canberra Psychology Centre for Children and Families

If it is emotional and behavioural support you are looking for, The Canberra Psychology Centre for Children and Families (CPCCF) may be the best option for you and your family. This well-regarded private psychology practice offers a whole host of psychological services for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. They can also help support other family members.

Their specialist practitioners can assist with a range of developmental, behavioural, and emotional issues using the latest industry best practices.

Who did you pick?

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you worked with a paediatrician in the Canberra region? Was the experience a positive or negative one? Share your feedback and thoughts in the comments section below.


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