Better public healthcare is probably one reason why a lot of Filipinos migrate to Australia. Medicare is, after all, seriously awesome.
That, along with the peace of mind that dual citizenship can bring, also drives many Filipino migrants to give birth Down Under. Plus, with its relatively secure environment and stable peace and order, Australia has got to be one of the best Western countries to raise children in.
Now, let’s say you decide to bring your kids here and are setting up their care. One of your foremost concerns would be to find a good pediatrician for them, yes? Fortunately, Sydney has no shortage of such, and here are the top three most highly recommended ones:
- Dr. Sam Nassar.
- Dr. Neil Ginsberg.
- Dr. Juned Shaikh.
Apart from specializing in newborn conditions and chronic diseases like asthma, allergies, and eczema, Dr. Nassar also treats developmental disorders. These include dyslexia, autism, expressive language disorder, mixed receptive-expressive language disorder, and other learning disabilities. Some of his other patients include those who struggle with chronic constipation, bedwetting, and daytime wetting.
Dr. Nassar’s extensive experience in challenging behavioral problems and attentive approach have thus made his clinic stand out in the area.
Practicing since: 2013 (6 years)
Clinic address: Kids Clinic, 192 Northam Avenue, Corner Eldridge Road, Sydney, NSW 2200
Clinic hours: 9 AM- 6 PM, Mondays to Fridays
Website: Kids Clinic
Contact number: (02) 9708 6096
If you’re looking for someone experienced, Dr. Ginsberg has it in spades. This pediatrician has spent more than three decades treating various pediatric conditions like congenital heart defects, breast milk jaundice, and newborn pulmonary hypertension.
He also specializes in all types of food poisoning, influenza, snoring, dysphagia, and anaphylactic tree nut allergies. In addition, newborn management and pediatric respiratory disease number among Dr. Ginsberg’s special interests.
Practicing since: 1985 (34 years)
Clinic address: Westmead Private Hospital, Suite 9, Cnr Mons & Darcy Road,
Clinic hours: Mon 7:30 am – 12:30 pm|1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Tue & Wed 7:30 am – 1:00 pm|1:30 pm – 6:30 pm Thu 7:30 am – 12:45pm |1:15 pm – 7:30 pm Fri 7:30 am – 1:00pm |1:30 pm – 7:30 pm Sat 7:30 am – 12:30pm |1:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Website: Sydney Adventist Hospital
Contact number:(02) 9489-8455
Dr. Shaikh manages patients from birth up until 18 years of age. Thus, he handles several acute newborn and pediatric conditions, along with developmental and behavioral concerns.
Aside from his extensive experience in neonatal and pediatric intensive care, Dr. Shaikh also speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and Urdu.
Practicing since: 2001 (18 years)
Clinic address: 53, Kimberley Street, Rooty Hill, NSW 2766
Clinic hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm;
Sat 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Website: Dr. Juned Shaikh
Contact number:(02) 9675 1666
It certainly takes a village to raise a child, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get the best and the brightest in the said village, eh?