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Dr Leah Pemberton grew up in Townsville and has lived and worked here since graduation from the University of Queensland in 1987. Following her two year residency at Townsville General Hospital, she has practiced general family medicine in Townsville for over 30 years. She has made valuable connections with many specialists and allied health professionals in that time.

It is in her nature to be thorough and to listen. These traits combined with her years of experience, drive her to get to the source of the problem and formulate a plan forward for her patients.

The experience of having her own four children and her years of working at Family Planning Queensland equips her with many skills:

  • information for pregnancy planning and conception
  • a passion for education aiming for a positive and informed birth experience
  • support and advice for the new parents
  • breastfeeding advice and support, care of many common difficulties
  • general Women’s Health and screening including cervical screening, breast examination and education
  • assistance with menstrual problems and questions
  • contraceptive options explained
  • Implanon insertion (contraceptive bar)
  • IUD removal
  • menopause assistance, and
  • sexual health and screening.

Dr Leah values the care of children and she is delighted to see them in the clinic. Her manner is welcoming to ensure your child feels comfortable during:

  • general medical examinations
  • growth and milestone checks
  • vaccinations, and
  • monitoring of learning and social skills.

If learning difficulties exist, parents can be confident Dr Leah can assist. Dr Leah has over nine years’ experience working closely with a behavioural pediatrician facilitating Skype consults and has been liaising with local pediatricians for many years.

She knows what information in a child’s history is important, what needs investigating, and what needs inclusion in the specialist referral to expedite the best management for your child.

Dr Leah believes all children should reach their full learning potential. If your child is having difficulties at school or not passing subjects Dr Leah would love to see them. Learning is closely linked with self-esteem and mental health. It is a true privilege to see a child’s delight when learning improves, and they are proud of their achievements.

Dr Leah also worked at JCU Clinic for approximately 3 years, giving her an understanding of university staff and student needs and stressors.

Additionally, Dr Leah worked at Lavarack Barracks for approximately six years giving her an understanding of Defence members’:

  • medical needs
  • the pressures members face
  • common injuries, and
  • the difficulties deployment causes.

Dr Leah assists in the training of fifth-year medical students in the area of general practice with a focus on listening, being thorough and formulating a suitable management plan. The student gains exposure to the variety of health problems seen in general practice.

Dr Leah welcomes existing and new patients. Please phone 4434 5000 to book.

Speciality General Practitioner
Credentials MBBS
Languages English
Special Interests Pregnancy education, children, detection of ADHD, women’s health, preventative health.
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