At BodyMatters we are thrilled to be able to provide paediatric medical management by our paediatricians who both have a special interest in eating disorders, Dr Carina Burgess and Dr Sam Hattle.

Our paediatricians have a special interest in eating disorders and have undertaken specific training and have explicit experience in eating disorder medical management. Through this, they work to support patients with their recovery across the full spectrum of eating disorders including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, and Avoidant Restrictive Intake Disorder (ARFID). In addition, they work with the many complexities and comorbidities that often present with eating disorders, including depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, autism spectrum disorder and inattention concerns for both individuals and their families struggling with an eating disorder.

Our doctors can address short term health goals including assistance with eating disorder care plan reviews, and can support the longer recovery period and longer term health and development.

Consulting a paediatrician at BodyMatters has a specific advantage in the opportunity for us to provide comprehensive, individualised and holistic care care across our multidisciplinary team.

Things to know before consulting one of our paediatricians:

  • Our paediatricians accept patients who are up to the age of 18 years
  • A valid referral from a GP is required to book an appointment
  • Appointments for treatment are face to face in our Parraween St office, We do not currently offer telehealth for paediatric appointments
  • This is for specialist consultation and outpatient management. More immediate medical and mental health safety concerns should be managed with the appropriate use of acute services.

To schedule an appointment or find out more about what we offer, please contact us on (02) 9908 3833 or here.