It is with great excitement and much fan fare that I can now (finally!) introduce you to my good friend and holisitc paediatrican Dr Deborah Levy. Those of you who attended my Growing Healthy Babies Naturally workshop in 2012 might recall Deborah.
Dr Levy is a consultant paediatrician with a unique holistic approach to children’s health and wellness. She began her medical training in South Africa and continued in England before immigrating to Australia where she completed her paediatric specialty training. She has been a children’s doctor for over 10 years working at the Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and regional hospitals across Australia. Her experience includes general paediatrics, paediatric emergency medicine, paediatric intensive care, newborn and delivery room medicine.
During her work as a paediatric doctor within the conventional medical system, she realised that the disease focused model she trained in did not fit in with her beliefs of how to best care for children, and that she needed to develop a new approach. Believing that there was more to helping children than what hospital medicine could provide, she decided to step away from her staff specialist position at The Children’s Hospital and pursue more natural and traditional ways to optimise child wellness. Dr Levy now works as a holistic paediatrician and has a particular interest in the power of food and lifestyle. She has studied integrative nutrition in the US and is currently undertaking a postraguate course in herbal medicine. She sees children with a wide range of health problems and also offers routine check-ups, nutritional and immunisation counselling.
With her breadth of experience she is adept at managing acutely unwell children and complex medical conditions and will thoroughly asssess your child's current state. She will also look beyond their symptoms to explore the cause of your child’s illness and create a holistic healthcare plan consisting of both western medicine and other natural therapies. As a strong advocate of nutrient-dense foods, her management often includes personalised healthy eating programs based on nourishing foods of our ancestors. Don't be surprised if you get sent home with a recipe! Beyond the powers of nutrition, she is open to incorporating other safe healthcare modalities and works in conjunction with qualified naturopaths, herbalists and practitioners. She is truely committed to providing the highest level of care for your family.
She is clearly my paediatrician of choice in Sydney as I do not know of any other paediatrician in this city who is on the same nutritional and lifestyle page. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Dr Levy sees families in Bondi Junction as follows:
Suite 801/ 3 Waverley Street Bondi Junction, NSW 2022 Tel: (02) 9389 5211 (GP referral required for Medicare rebate)
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