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Specialists and Allied Health

The following Specialists and Allied Health Professionals are available at Doctors on Darling

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Dr Aivy Coote – Paediatrician

Dr Aivy Coote is a General Paediatrician. She trained at The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, including extensive training in Neonatology. She was employed as a Consultant Paediatrician at Campbelltown Hospital and NETS (Paediatric and Neonatal Emergency Transport Service) prior to private practice. Her are of interest is caring for the health and wellbeing of infants and toddlers. She particularly enjoys helping families of young infants with reflux, feeding difficulties, and sleep and settling issues. She understands how joyful yet exhausting this time is and likes to help families navigate their way through this often difficult period. She loves cooking, spending time with family and is thankful for God’s grace and guidance.

Dr Coote is available for Appointments on the Last Wednesday of each month 10am to 4pm.

 

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Dr Sylvia Lim Tio – Endocrinologist

Dr Lim-Tio graduated from Melbourne University, winning the Jamieson Prize for Clinical Medicine. She trained as a clinical endocrinologist in Melbourne, before completing a PhD /postdoctoral research in glucocorticoid (steroid) and estrogen receptor action, the latter in the UK. Aside from her clinical roles as an endocrinologist, she has served as supervisor for intern training at Monash Medical Centre and as the specialist representative on the Medical and Allied Health Advisory Committee for the Jean Hailes Centre for Womens Health.

She has now moved to Sydney and is currently a senior staff specialist in the Department of Endocrinology at Westmead Hospital where she is the lead clinician in the Inpatient Diabetes Service, and an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Sydney.

Her clinical interests include the management of endocrine diseases/diabetes in adolescents/young adults and in pregnancy, and endocrine cancers.

Most importantly, Sylvia’s goal is to help to develop good patient care and understanding in conjunction with the rest of the treating team and the patient themselves, considering their current phase in life and future life goals.

Dr Sylvia Lim Tio is available fortnightly on Fridays

Note:       From Friday 2nd June 2017, Dr Lim-Tio will be available weekly on Fridays

 

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Dr Sally Wooding – Clinical Psychologist

Dr Wooding has been a Clinical Psychologist for over 20 years and is a member of the Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society and the Australian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Dr Wooding has worked in both clinical and research environments with a particular interest and specialist expertise in grief, trauma and traumatic bereavement.

Dr Wooding consults with children, adolescents and adults for a range of clinical issues including:
– Anxiety
– Depression
– PTSD
– Grief and traumatic bereavement
– Parenting and behavioural issues

Dr Wooding is experienced in CBT, Mindfulness, Interpersonal Therapy and Problem Focused Solutions approaches.

Dr Wooding is available weekly on Thursdays and Fridays

 

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Deborah Chisholm – Psychotherapist / Child, Adolescent & Family Therapist

Deborah Chisholm is a senior clinician in the Dept. of Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatry at Westmead Hospital. As a member of a highly specialised multi disciplinary team Deborah has worked for 12 years in the Acute units with young people and their families presenting with complex mental health issues and trauma. She has also recently been accepted as a clinician into the respected Westmead Psychotherapy Programme for Complex Traumatic Disorders.

She brings her experience to Doctors on Darling to offer assessment and therapy in areas of anxiety, depression, grief and loss, family challenges, peer relationship issues, school/ preschool adjustment and behavioural concerns.

Deborah holds post graduate degrees in Psychotherapy and Family Therapy and has advanced training in DBT, Mindfulness and Clinical Arts/Play therapies. Her speciality in using the later at the hospital often facilitates a gentler, yet direct and highly effective pathway to understanding complex underlying issues.

Her Psychotherapy Practice offers longer term adult therapy in areas of improved quality of life/relationships, self identity, body image/ weight issues, sadness and loss.

Deborah is available at Doctors on Darling on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

 

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Nicole Dynan

Nicole is an accredited practising dietitian, accredited nutritionist and sports dietitian. Nicole also has special interests in digestive health and food intolerances , she also an has extensive background in chronic disease management including
– Weight management
– High cholesterol
– Diabetes
– High Blood pressure
– Mindful eating
– Health coaching
– Digestive Health
-Food Intolerances

Nicole is also a qualified sports dietitian and enjoys working with weekend warriors and athletes. Nicole is currently serving her fifth year as a member of the NSW Dietitians Association Executive Committee and was recently appointed as Chairperson. Nicole is also an active volunteer in a variety of capacities including the Australian Diabetes Council and the NSW Elite Boys Gymnastics Team.

Nicole is available weekly on Mondays