Dr Tara Marsh

MBBS  Medical Degree, University of Queensland
MPHTM Masters in Public Health and Tropical Medicine
DCH Diploma of Child Health
FRACP Specialist Paediatric Qualification, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
DRANZCOG Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

I am a Paediatrician with Specialist Qualifications in both Developmental Paediatrics and General Paediatrics. After growing up in Brisbane and completing my medical degree at the University of Queensland, I then pursued my passion for travel, gaining paediatric experience and extra qualifications in the Northern Territory, Western Australia and Ireland. I returned to Brisbane to complete my Paediatric training at the Royal Children’s Hospital, obtaining my Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2012.

Since then, I have had extensive experience as a Specialist Developmental Paediatrician in Brisbane at the Mater Children’s Hospital, the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital (Qld Children's Hospital) l and more recently overseas (U.K.) in school-based Community Paediatric clinics. Throughout my career, I have seen many children from babies through to young adults with a wide range of conditions, some of which have included Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Tic disorders, Learning impairments, Dyslexia, Intellectual Impairment, Speech/Language delays, Motor skills delays, Sleep disorders, Attachment issues and Foetal Alcohol syndrome.

I currently work in public Child Development services for Qld health and at CDN. Having links across both the public and private systems helps me coordinate my patients’ care and stay in touch with latest research findings and best practice in Developmental Paediatrics. I also attend conferences and courses to achieve this.

My practice approach is to take the time to listen to the concerns of parents and their children/adolescents with genuine care and compassion (becoming a parent in recent years has added an extra understanding of the challenges and joys of parenting!).

After gathering information from the family, the child/adolescent, and outside sources (where appropriate) and by performing or referring for assessments (where appropriate), I help parents and patients achieve a thorough understanding of their children’s/own developmental and behavioural strengths and difficulties. I strive to empower families and patients to develop self-reliance, resilience and confidence as I help them navigate through the very complex systems within which they function such as education, health, NDIS etc. I can provide strong advocacy to families where appropriate.

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