Frequently asked questions:
What age are the patients you see?
I am happy to see patients up to school age so they are usually aged from 6 weeks to 6 years old.
Do I need a referral to see you?
I am a GP therefore you don't need a referral to see me. Just ring up our friendly reception staff and make an appointment on 07 3161 0377.
I don't want to leave my baby to "cry it out". Are there any other options available that can help me and my child get more sleep?
I frequently see parents who don't want to leave their child to "cry it out" or have tried these types of strategies and have found that they did not work. The good news is that there are other methods available where you can slowly change your child's sleep routine to encourage them to be able to fall asleep more independently without leaving them alone.
Do you offer an overnight service?
No, I don't offer an overnight service. There are two residential sleep centres in Brisbane. The Brisbane Early Parenting Centre (formerly The Nurture Centre) at North West Private Hospital (private service) and the Ellen Barron Family Centre at The Prince Charles Hospital in Chermside (public service). Referrals to The Brisbane Early Parenting Centre are best made through your regular GP. Access the Ellen Barron Family Centre is generally via referral from your local Child Health Nurse. You can find more details on your nearest child health clinic service at:
Do you prescribe medications to help children sleep?
I do not prescribe medications to help with sleep in children. If you think your child may need medication to help with their sleep then seeing your child's paediatrician first to discuss this is advisable. I can refer to a sleep paediatrician for further advice on medications if needed.