Dr Anne Tait, MBChB, FRACP

General Paediatrician

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Dr Anne Tait

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Career

Anne graduated from Auckland Medical School in 1999.  She began her career in paediatrics at Southland Hospital, with initial registrar training in Auckland then 2.5 years advanced training in the United Kingdom followed by a final year of registrar training in Auckland.  She obtained her FRACP qualification in 2008.  Her first paediatric consultant job was at Waitakere and North Shore Hospital, then moving to Starship Children’s Hospital in March 2009 where she is currently employed as a full time general paediatrician for both inpatient and outpatient general paediatrics services.

Anne’s Specialists Interests  

Anne has interests in a wide range of general paediatrics, and has extensive experience in both acute and complex care of children.  She has a particular interest in feeding disorders of young children, being the lead paediatrician for the Starship pilot tube wean programme.  Anne greatly enjoys working in the multi-disciplinary team environment and has a lot of experience in working with various allied health professionals.  She also has considerable of experience in paediatric dermatology, having previously been the organiser of the paediatric dermatology clinics at Waitakere and Greenlane Hospital.  In addition Anne has experience with chronic pain conditions, having completed the Paediatric Pain Masterclass in Minneapolis in June 2014.  She attends a wide variety of conferences and education sessions in both in NZ and overseas as well as working closely with subspecialists at Starship in order to keep her medical knowledge up to date with current paediatric best practice.

Anne, the person

I have a wide range of interests outside of work and these include walking my dog Eddie, windsurfing, cycling and adventure travelling.  I recently completed the 100km Oxfam Charity Walk for a second time with colleagues from Starship Hospital and have also completed other sporting events such as the Etape de Tour.

Anne only accepts patients who have been referred by their GP or another medical professionals. Self-referrals are not accepted, unless by prior approval by the consultant and only provided attendance at the clinic can be guaranteed.
However Anne needs to agree to this in advance of the appointment.

Anne is also happy to do 30 minute appointments at reduced fees for those parents who wish for a well baby check, or who only need a quick review of a simple issue (ie head shape check).  This needs to be arranged at least a week in advance of the appointment and is on the proviso that the primary care provider sends in a referral letter a week in advance of the appointment and Anne agrees that a 30 minute appointment is appropriate.

Otherwise all other appointments are 60 minutes unless there is particular complexity such as second opinions, complex medical conditions (ie chronic pain, significant feeding difficulties, multiple medical issues etc), which may require a 90-120 minute appointment at an added charge.  If there is significant additional work required in excess of that which is reasonable (ie going through extensive past medical documentation, contacting other providers), then Dr Tait reserves the right to bill for her time outside of the clinic appointment to gather this information.  Dr Tait will inform families prior to the appointment if this is a possibility, provided the relevant documentation is available.  If documentation is not provided, then the patient will need to have a further 60min appointment booked in order to provide a comprehensive assessment.

Dr Tait’s Blog Posts

To Pee or Not to Pee

To Pee or Not to Pee

Incontinence in children To pee or not to pee? If only the question were that simple. There is a wide range of normal when it comes to child development and urinary continence. Anne Tait, Starship Children’s Hospital general paediatrician, provides an...

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Spit Happens

Spit Happens

Spit Happens Baby spill on the shoulder is a badge of honour for new parents. But while some babies simply require piles of spitcloths, others — with extreme symptoms —may require medical intervention
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Auckland Paediatric Specialists

183 Gillies Ave. PO Box 99354, Newmarket Epsom, AUCKLAND, 1023

 Phone 09 638 9945 Fax: 09 638 9947

Email : referrals@aucklandmed.co.nz

We are conveniently located in Gillies Avenue, close to the motorway on/off ramp.  The clinic is a heritage Epsom house which also houses Auckland Medical Specialists.  Our helpful staff are there to take your calls and email enquiries regarding bookings.

 

 

 

We are Open....

Monday - Friday ......   8 am-5 pm Saturday ................8 am-12 noon


Our consultants only accept patients who have been referred by their GP or another medical professionals. Self-referrals are not accepted, unless by prior approval by the consultant and only provided attendance at the clinic can be guaranteed.