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Shared Medical Appointments
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Growing joy in early life!

The Possums Clinic offers bulk-billed group sessions for mothers and babies F2F, commencing Thursday 21 January 2021 in our new location at Kindred Midwifery Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 124 Wellington Road, East Brisbane. Book in now by phoning 3188 7915!

You may book into as many of our group sessions, or Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs), as you need, with no out-of-pocket expenses if you and baby are registered with Medicare. Dr Pamela Douglas and Renee Keogh will run Thursdays 8.30-10.30 am, and Dr Pamela Douglas and Bekki Cavallaro will run Mondays 12-2pm, both available every week. Any mother and her baby 0-12 months of age is welcome at either session and you don't need to have seen us before. 

If your baby is not yet Medicare registered, it's $50 up front - but you will be able to claim much of that back. 

Mother and babies 0-4 months

Topics may include sleep; how to optimise feeding (whether breastfeeding or formula-feeding or both); baby's sensory needs; managing difficult thoughts and feelings; and preventing or sorting out cry-fuss problems. Booking is essential! Our 48 hour cancellation policy applies. 

Parents and babies 5-12 months

Topics may include sleep; how to optimise feeds, including transition to solids; baby's sensory needs; managing feelings of anxiety; developmental milestones; and unsettled infant behaviour. Booking is essential! Our 48 hour cancellation policy applies. 

More about SMAs

Dr Pam and Renee have been training health professionals in, and running Shared Medical Appointments, since 2015. The Possums Clinic collaborates with researchers Professor Garry Egger and Associate Professor John Stevens, Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, in delivering, evaluating, and training health professionals to deliver SMAs in the perinatal period. This training is part of the NDC Accreditation Pathway - only NDC Accredited Practitioners are up-to-date and qualified to deliver Possums SMAs. For more information, click here.


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