Improved metabolic health for you and your partner - preconception and for life
Trusted expert combining extensive experience and knowledge with state-of-the-art technologies
When you want an industry leading professional who is always kind, respectful and takes the time to explain
“I am fortunate to have been involved in the care of thousands of Gold Coast women, helping infertile couples to achieve pregnancy, providing pregnancy and gynaecology care, delivering thousands of babies - each time with the same sense of pride, appreciation for the miracle of birth and satisfaction from a career I absolutely love.
Continuing education is important for us all and in recent years I completed a Masters in Palliative Care, however nutrition became my preferred research topic when I recognised that our society has a major health burden from nutritionally related chronic diseases such as obesity, fatty liver, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s. The ‘Developmental Origins of Health and Disease’ hypothesis suggests that these chronic diseases have their origins in the period from preconception, through pregnancy and very early childhood. In addition, poor metabolic health before pregnancy, overweight and obesity, of either partner, can have profound effects on fertility, miscarriage rates, as well as predisposing the developing child to the full range of chronic diseases in later life.” - Dr Tim O'Dowd
Drawing on his experience as an Obstetric, Gynaecology and Infertility specialist, combined with the attainment of a Masters Degree in Palliative Care and complemented by two separate courses in nutrition, Dr O’Dowd is uniquely qualified to introduce this program.
Dr Tim O’Dowd’s Nutritional Lifestyle Program unveils a new era in health care for women and men, with a much-needed focus on preconception nutrition and lifestyle.
This program is for couples planning pregnancy; women who have had gestational diabetes, those with polycystic ovary syndrome, those who are overweight or obese, infertile couples and IVF clients.
It will focus on nutrition advice, in particular, low-carbohydrate, real-food nutrition. Advice will also be given about pre-natal supplements, immunisations and blood tests.
This Program complements care given by GPs and fellow specialists. The focus is to improve pre-conception metabolic health and thereby improve fertility, lower the miscarriage rate, and give children a safer intra-uterine environment. The outcome will be healthier Gold Coast families and a healthier next generation.
Dr O'Dowd is available to discuss all aspects of fertility, even if only to reassure that all is well, to discuss the basics of reproduction, recognition of ovulation and timing of intercourse.
When there is a delay in achieving pregnancy, discussion, examination and investigations will determine a cause in 90% of couples. We can then decide on appropriate assistance which may range from advice to ovulation induction, insemination or IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation).
We can collect sperm or eggs for storage for those couples who require such a service. These procedures may be required as an insurance policy for the future, or where medical or cancer conditions require this precaution.
Our IVF unit is in-house, in Suite 6. Our fertility staff, including nurses, receptionists and scientists, are caring and supportive whilst remaining highly professional. We are part of QFG (Queensland Fertility Group), Queensland’s most successful IVF group. We have access to the best fertility research, management and success rates in the country.
Fertility/Infertility support includes (but is not restricted to): Evaluation and options (for male and female), ovulation induction, insemination, IVF (in vitro fertilization), sperm aspiration, ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection), fertility options for same-sex couples, fertility options for single women, egg freezing, sperm freezing.
Our IVF service also includes TFC (The Fertility Centre), an affordable IVF clinic managed by Dr O'Dowd and colleagues.
I understand the delicate and private nature of gynaecological concerns and examinations. All discussions and examinations are carried out in a gentle and sensitive manner.
I am available to perform routine annual gynaecological check-up, pap smear, ovary and uterus ultrasound. I am also available to give second opinions and I will give appropriate time and effort to help you make the best decision.
Common gynaecological problems are regularly dealt with, such as abnormal periods or bleeding, pelvic pain, sexual difficulties, and I have a special interest in menopause management, PCOS (polycyctic ovary syndrome) and endometriosis.
Surgery is required occasionally and you can be assured that I have many years experience in gynaecological operating including keyhole procedures.
Gynaecological support includes (but not restricted to): menopause, period abnormalities, smear abnormalities, polycystic ovary disease, endometriosis, keyhole surgery, hysterectomy, contraception, mirena, endometrial ablation, vulval disorders.
Suite 1, Pindara Place,
13 Carrara St
Benowa QLD 4217