We believe that every child is like a snowflake – there is no other child like yours and nobody knows your child as well as your family.

However, all children share the same qualities of innocence, dependence and immense curiosity about the world around them and being allowed to witness this on daily basis is a true privilege.

Children bring their families the most amazing joy but also worry and concern from the time they are conceived. Much as there are many different ways to cook a potato, there is no “right” way to raise a child. We believe every child and family is unique and we respect and admire individual differences, together we will find the right solution.

about fairfield paediatrics
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Dr. Cathy Coates is the director of Fairfield Paediatrics and an experienced paediatrician who lives and works in the local Fairfield community.

She has over 8 years of experience as a paediatrician based at Latrobe Regional Hospital in Gippsland and was head of the department for almost 2 years before deciding to return to Melbourne.

She is mother to a fabulous 5 year old son who provides her with the most amazing belly-laughs but who also frequently challenges and out-wits her. The 4-legged furry member of the family never fails to deliver a very efficient vacuuming service after every meal!

Dr. Cathy Coates has an ongoing appointment in the paediatric Emergency Department of Monash Medical Centre where she has worked as the consultant-in-charge on a regular basis for the last 9 years, whilst also working as a general paediatrician at Latrobe Regional Hospital (LRH) as her “day job”. Her experience in both acute and outpatient general paediatrics is a unique skill set, with families being able to receive streamlined care for all forms of acute and outpatient paediatric conditions.

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