Dr Shahid Haque | Paediatrician | Frankston, Berwick and Mornington Peninsula

Dr Shahid Haque

Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Shahid Haque is an experienced Paediatrician and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. After completing his paediatric training and obtaining his Fellowship in South Africa in 1993, Dr Haque became a Consultant Paediatrician in an academic tertiary hospital in Durban, South Africa and trained in interventional paediatric cardiology, where he was the departmental head until 2004. He maintains his keen interest in clinical paediatric cardiology and has QIP credentialing to perform echocardiography. With extensive experience in all areas of general paediatrics including Paediatric Cardiology, Neonatology, childhood asthma and eczema, Dr Haque accepts children from birth to adolescence with all neonatal and childhood problems and builds friendly relationships and trust with his youngest patients. He strongly believes in a family centred approach, based on partnership and respect.

His experience and interest in newborns includes:

  • Neonatal resuscitation at birth
  • Six week baby checks
  • Reflux problems
  • Unsettled babies
  • Suspected cow’s milk protein intolerance
  • Issues with growth and nutrition and developmental milestones
  • Plagiocephaly or odd head shape
  • Down’s syndrome and related problems
Dr Haque also accepts referrals for ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, migraine, seizures and epilepsies, fainting and syncope, constipation, gluten intolerance or coeliac disease, and abdominal pain.

All referrals will be triaged according to the individual child’s need and urgency, and will be seen in the shortest possible time frame. Infants and children with suspected congenital or acquired heart diseases, or for evaluation of a heart murmur, will be seen for an initial clinical assessment as a priority. Further cardiac assessment may include an ECG, echocardiography, and in some cases a chest x-ray, followed by a comprehensive formal report and management plan.