Dr Baulderstone graduated from Flinders University Medical School in 1996. On completing her internship at the Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park SA she worked in Paediatrics at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, North Adelaide. She was awarded a Post-graduate Diploma in Child Health in 1998. Dr Baulderstone then specialised in family medicine and obtained the Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2004. She then trained in the Griffiths Child Developmental Assessments in 2010 and in Medical Psychology (Interpersonal Therapy) in 2011.
She has worked at the Oakden Medical Centre since 2013. Dr Baulderstone is passionate about helping parents with the “best and hardest” job in the world in the world. Her proudest professional achievements in the last year have been becoming a certified provider of the two following evidence based programs: “What’s the Buzz” child social and emotional skills programme (July 2016) and the Melbourne University “Tuning in to Kids” Parenting Program (May 2017). Her proudest parenting achievement this year is not getting into arguments with her children over homework at the end of the day. She is still working on how to get the housework done as well.
Dr Michaela Baulderstone provides special clinics for child health and wellbeing and parenting support. These include the Kids Clinic and the “Potties & Pillows” Sleep and Toileting Clinic. She has undertaken targeted training in primary care child health, child behaviour, parenting counselling and interpersonal therapy.