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PAEDIATRIC ALLERGY

Guidance to improve health and outcomes

Our professional team is here to guide our patients and their families every step of the way throughout their health journeys.
Compass Kids Clinic is a branch of Compass Immunology, with the main site at Greenslopes Private Hospital.
Food challenges that carry a higher risk are performed at this hospital site. 
Skin prick testing and low risk food challenges as well as immunotherapy occur at Compass Kids.
Our nursing staff also provide valuable sessions for infant health follow-up and eczema clinics.

 

DR KATHRYN HEYWORTH

MBBS FRACGP DCH DIC MSC ALLERGY (LONDON)

Paediatric GP Allergist

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Dr Kathryn Heyworth is a Paediatric GP Allergist. She has over 14 years of experience in managing childhood allergies.  In her earlier career she worked as a Paediatric General Practitioner and in Children's Emergency medicine at the Mater Children's Hospital, South Brisbane for over a decade.  She holds a Diploma of Child Health and a Masters degree in Allergy Medicine from Imperial College, London. She is the current Australian and NZ Associate Allergists representative to ASCIA and is regularly involved with GP education. Kathryn has a passion for enabling children to achieve their optimal health.

 

DR SOPHIE WILLCOCKS

BMED FRACP 

Paediatric Immunologist and Allergist

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Dr Sophie Willcocks provides care for children of all ages and has expertise in the diagnosis and management of a range of allergic conditions, including food, medication, and insect allergies. She also has an interest in assessing and treating patients with eczema, asthma, allergic rhinitis, and other disorders of the immune system.
Sophie graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Newcastle in 2011 and began practicing medicine shortly thereafter. She embarked upon paediatric training in 2014, working at several metropolitan and regional hospitals throughout Queensland. Sophie has since completed subspecialty training in Paediatric Immunology and Allergy at Queensland Children’s Hospital, where she has recently worked at a consultant level. In addition to her fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Sophie is an active member of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy.
As a mother herself, Sophie is passionate about supporting patients and their families to navigate the challenges of living with allergic disease. She loves working with children and experiences great joy in seeing her patients grow and develop into healthy, confident, and thriving adolescents and young adults.

 

DR VENETIA WHITEHEAD

MBBS FRACGP GRAD CERT ALLERGIC DISEASES

General Practitioner with special interest in allergy

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Dr Venetia Whitehead is a General Practitioner with a special interest in allergy. She has a Graduate Certificate in Allergic Diseases. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australia College of General Practitioners and has worked as a GP in Brisbane for the past eight years caring for adults and children. She has a young family and understands first-hand the challenges of living with allergies.