Top 5 Parent Approved Paediatricians in Brisbane

Looking for paediatricians in Brisbane can feel very overwhelming. Your baby is the most important thing in the world to you. As a parent, you will do whatever it takes to protect them and keep them safe and healthy. When it comes to your paediatrician, you want to feel confident that they have the skills, the abilities, and the knowledge to make sure your kid is always healthy. If you’re in Brisbane and you’re looking for a paediatrician for your little one, I have just the thing for you! Keep reading to find out the 5 top-rated parent approved paediatricians in the city! 

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Five Amazing Brisbane Paediatricians (that take new patients):

Paeds in a Pod, paediatricians in Brisbane

If you’re looking for good paediatricians in Brisbane, this is it! This is a new, forward-thinking paediatric office that is focused on providing the highest quality of care to your little ones. Conveniently located near the city, the Woolloongabba clinic offers family-centred care and wellness services, and is of of Brisbane’s top-rated paediatric clinic. A large staff offers a wide variety of services such as paediatric medical conditions such as dermatology, seizures, recurrent infections, sleep problems, endocinology, cardiology, child psychiatry, and so much more. Additionally, their allied health team consists of speechies, OT, dietitians and psychologists. This paediatric office offers it all! 

Wait time: There is a 8-12 months waiting period for new patients. There are mums who told me their GP was able to get them on the emergency list and was seen within 2 weeks! Never lose hope!

Dr Karen Lim, paediatrician

Dr Karen Lim is a Specialist Paediatrician. She provides specialist newborn and paediatrics care at Mater Mother’s Private Hospital and The Wesley Hospital. She also provides newborn follow up and consults in general paediatrics, developmental and behavioural concerns at her Mater Private Clinic.

​Dr Karen has special interest in newborn medicine and behavioural & developmental paediatrics such Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She is a member of the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatrics Society of Australasia. She believes in family centred care and recognise that management plans need to be tailored for different families with varying circumstances.

Dr Karen is bilingual in English and Mandarin. She enjoys working with families from various cultural and linguistic background. She is also proficient in Hokkien and understands Cantonese.

Feedback from a past client mum “Dr Lim was an absolute pleasure to deal with and she explained everything in great detail and didn’t rush us out the door. She doesn’t have a long wait list. Such a lovely lady.”

Wait time: 3-6 months – could vary – best to check in person

Dr Muthu on Roderick St, Ipswich paediatrician

Dr Muthu’s office is conveniently located on Roderick St in Ipswich; she also privately consults in St Andrews Private Hospital in Ipswich. While the waiting room is always full, she is well worth the wait! She is the area’s #1 choice for paediatric medical care and is well-known for her high education both in Australia and India, and over 20 years experience! She takes her time with you and your family and it’s her mission to get to the bottom of your little one’s medical needs. Whether you need psychological/ psychiatric, developmental, medical support – Dr. Muthu is one of the best in the area!

Some problems that she commonly helps with include, 

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism assessment and management support.
  • Neurodevelopmental issues including developmental delay.
  • Learning difficulties in children 
  • Sleep disorders and related problems 
  • Seizures
  • Feeding dysfunction, Reflux, Obesity and  management of poor weight gain- Dietary advice, Nutritional support 
  • Constipation, Bedwetting.
  • Reduced immunity leading to frequent infections
  • Chronic cough, asthma.
  • Respiratory and Food Allergy
  • Skin conditions pertaining to children 
  • Preterm and newborn care and follow up 
  • Endocrinology conditions including diabetes

Milestone Medical: Dr Paul Koch, paediatrician

Located in Ipswich, Milestone Medical is your go-to for paediatric and O&G care! When looking for a pediatrician for your little one, especially newborns, you want a doctor’s office that offers everything you need. This husband and wife team provides primary care, counselling, urgent care services for mother and baby. Dr Paul Koch is your go-to for paediatric medical and developmental disorders. He will make you feel safe and comfortable knowing that your little one’s health is in the best hands.

Wait time: 6 months – get in touch anyway because when a cancellation pops up you’ll be offered an appointment earlier than that!

Dr Aaron Easterbrook, Mater Brisbane paediatrician

you want someone who is highly educated and skilled, that is both professional and nurturing. Going to the doctor can be scary for kids, so having someone who knows how to comfort your child is important. Dr Easterbrook is highly recommended by mums I’ve worked with, not only is he great with kids but his professionalism and approachability make parents feel at ease. You can always feel safe in his care knowing that he has your little one’s health at the core of his priorities. 

Honourable mention:

Dr Grant Dale in North Lakes is a GP who only sees children. If you are seeking help from a medical professional who is experienced in children’s health and don’t require specialist advice then GP is still your primary point of contact. Family doctors can assess the situation and make a referral for you to the hospital or private specialists – this is often quicker than you reaching out to the paediatrician yourself.

Private paediatricians initial consult fee is usually around $350-500 but it is covered by Medicare Rebate at time of writing. Please contact individual paediatrician office for advice.



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