Paediatrics

We can help your children grow into happy, healthy adults.

 

Our Paediatricians:

Dr Tammy Goldwasser and Dr Debbie Lenko

Tammy and Debbie are General Paediatricians who manage both common and complex paediatric problems from birth to adolescence including

  • eczema
  • asthma
  • hayfever
  • bed wetting
  • constipation
  • growth and feeding issues
  • unsettled babies
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • autism spectrum disorder
  • difficult behaviours
  • anxiety
  • learning difficulties

Our services are:

  • low cost or free
  • culturally-sensitive
  • tailored to children
  • available in languages other than English

Arranging Paediatric appointments

All appointments will be bulk billed through Medicare. A GP referral will be required for all appointments. Please fax referrals to: 9428 2269 or email to reception@nrch.com.au

Interpreters

Telephone and on-site interpreters can be arranged in any language at no cost to you. 

Contact information

 

If you’re a client

If you have a query about our Paediatric services:

Phone
(03) 9418 9800

Email
reception@nrch.com.au

Mail

If you’re a health practitioner

Send a referral to our reception team.

Phone
(03) 9418 9800

E-mail
reception@nrch.com.au

Mail

Send referral letter to Paediatrics at:
North Richmond Community Health 23 Lennox St Richmond, VIC 312

Working Staff

Tammy Goldwasser

Tammy Goldwasser

Paediatrician

Tammy Goldwasser is a paediatrician who trained at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. She manages a broad range of common and complex conditions from birth to adolescence including neurodevelopmental and behavioural conditions such as developmental delays, autism, attention difficulties, anxiety, sleep issues, and learning difficulties. She also manages medical conditions including hay fever, asthma, eczema, constipation and toileting problems.

Tammy enjoys working collaboratively with children and their families and a wider network of allied health professionals, maternal and child health nurses, teachers and general practitioners.

Tammy has a special interest in Infant Mental Health. She provides care to infants and young children with a focus on promoting healthy social and emotional development. She is experienced in the understanding and care of babies and children with poor growth, feeding difficulties, settling and sleep issues, with an emphasis on supporting the relationship between the child and their caregivers.

Tammy is an honorary consultant with the Centre for Community Child Health at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Debbie Lenko

Debbie Lenko

Paediatrician

Debbie Lenko is a General Paediatrician who is experienced in managing both complex medical conditions as well as common paediatric problems. Debbie has a strong interest in helping families navigate and work through developmental problems such as learning difficulties, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, difficult behaviour and anxiety.

Debbie graduated with honours at Monash University, Melbourne. She undertook most of her training in Paediatrics through The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Melbourne as well as Monash Children’s Hospital Clayton. In 2018, Debbie travelled to the Northern Territory and spent a year working at The Royal Darwin Hospital. During this time, she further developed her skills in medical areas such as infectious diseases, respiratory problems and growth issues as well as developmental issues such as learning and attention problems.

Debbie understands that every child has unique strengths to nurture and she is passionate about caring for children in order to help them reach their potential and grow into confident and happy adults. Debbie understands that Paediatric care requires a holistic, team-oriented approach where doctors, allied health, families and schools work together in order to achieve best outcomes.

In addition, Debbie believes that human health is dependent on the health of the environment and advocates for a safe, stable and healthy environment as a necessity for present and future generations.

Debbie is an honorary consultant with the Centre for Community Child Health at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

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