Welcome to Gosford Paediatrics!
At Gosford Paediatrics, the private practice of paediatrician Dr Anthony Zehetner, we treat medical (physical) illnesses of babies, older children and teenagers.
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) recognises Dr Anthony Zehetner as a subspecialist Physician in Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine (AYAM).
As a Specialist Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Physician, Dr Anthony Zehetner presents the Teenagers and Alcohol section of the Raising Children Network Australian Parenting Website (see video above).
He also has expertise in Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and manages general medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma, thyroid disorders, eczema and neonatal issues. Our newly renovated premises allows us to care for you in modern, comfortable surroundings.
(Please note that Gosford Paediatrics is not affiliated with Gosford Public Hospital nor with any other paediatricians or health services).
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Changes
We will aim to keep our practice open and running smoothly with minimal disruption as much as possible during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The latest news about the virus is available from the NSW Health Website.
Please consider signing yourself and your family up to FluTracking, an online health surveillance system used to detect the potential spread of influenza.
Please continue to follow NSW Health directives and practice good hygiene measures, such as hand washing and ‘social distancing’, by trying to keep 1.5 metres away from others as much as possible.
For our practice, this also means that siblings and relatives not directly involved with the child’s appointment should not attend the consultation or waiting room.
Elective, non-essential and new patient appointments may need to be deferred or rescheduled.
Preparations and contingencies are in place in the event patients and/or practice staff may need to be isolated. You will be notified as soon as possible should this affect you.
Certain patient groups, such as:
We reserve the right to not see patients who may be infectious, at risk to other patients or practice staff.
These patients should have viral testing conducted and remain in self-isolation until results are known and/or a 14-day quarantine period has elapsed.
Thank you for your understanding, patience and consideration during this challenging time.
We look forward to being of service to your child and family, and would be happy to answer any questions you might have. Please feel free to get in touch by telephone or clicking on our Contact Us page.
Check out our Links and Resources page for useful fact sheets, information guides and health tips.
· Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine (AYAM)
· Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
· General Paediatric Medical Care, eg asthma, eczema,
diabetes, epilepsy, thyroid disorders, heart murmurs, etc
· Disorders of growth and puberty
· Helicobacter pylori breath testing
· Lung Function Testing (Spirometry)
· Medication Review
· Neonatal issues, including baby checks and attendance at deliveries at Gosford Private Hospital (at patient's request)
· Children with or suspected Autism Spectrum
Disorder (ASD) and/or 'Sensory Processing' issues
are unable to be assessed, diagnosed or managed
at this practice
· Suicidal ideation, attempts and/or Child Protection Issues
will be immediately referred on to relevant acute care
services or the nearest hospital
We also do not see:
· Any Behavioural Disorders under six years of age
· Violent, aggressive or self-harming behaviour (any age)
· Children of separated parents in disagreement
about medicating their children, any cases involving
legal/custody issues and most Out-of-Home Care
placements. (A copy of any Court Orders in place must be
provided before the initial appointment).
The welfare of your child is paramount. They must always be present at an appointment and we encourage open discourse about their medical care.
Adolescents have the right to confidentiality and autonomy under best practice medical guidelines.
Please read our Practice Policies page to ensure our medical service is appropriate for you and meets your expectations.
To make an Appointment, your GP or Specialist referral needs to be faxed or emailed to us beforehand. This does not guarantee an appointment as your child may require a referral elsewhere for their medical care (eg Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Gynaecologist, Gastroenterologist, etc). You will be informed should this be necessary.
In order to provide fair and timely access for patient appointments, a Cancellation Fee will apply for appointments cancelled with less than 48 hours notice of the scheduled time. Please see our Practice Policies for further information. We reserve the right to transfer medical care elsewhere for repeated cancelling and rescheduling of appointments.
Free parking across the road in the dedicated patients car park and an internal lift are provided for your convenience. Electronic gates (open only during Hills Street Professional Centre business hours) ensure a car parking space is available for our patients' use.