About Dr Moodley

Dr Vinesh Moodley is a paediatrician in Durban. After graduating as a specialist paediatrician in 2003, Dr Moodley worked and gained invaluable experience in large referral hospitals in the Ethekwini Metropolitian area. Thereafter he joined the Paediatric critical care unit at  the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital in Durban and worked there for 6 years before entering private practice. His practice is situated at the Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre off Nandi Drive in the Riverhorse Valley Business Estate.

Services offered by the practice include general outpatient ambulatory care and services, hospital care, attendance at deliveries and newborn care, preventive health care eg. vaccinations and developmental assessments as well as critical care for the severely ill child.

Special interests include:

  • Critical Care
  • Paediatric Emergencies
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Asthma
  • Constipation, Picky Eating & Related Disorders
  • Newborn / Neonatal Paediatrics and Breastfeeding
  • Appropriate Drug / Antibiotics Use

...with a particular emphasis on:

Empowering parents through knowledge; and  imparting a detailed awareness and understanding of their child's illness.

Parents’ anxiety about their childs illness will often not instantly dissapear after a doctors visit. The challenge of caring for an ill child leaves parents anxious, paranoid and feeling helpless. This can be significantly reduced through a better and realistic understanding of the illness, its natural course over time, when to get concerned, when to follow up; disspelling myths and importantly understanding the judicious use, and role of drugs (especially antibiotics - where relevant)  in managing the illness.