Dr. Michael

Dr. Forrester is a Board-Certified General Paediatrician. He completed his undergraduate Medical training at McMaster University, and Paediatric residency training at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He also holds a PhD in Microbiology & Immunology from Dalhousie University.

In his early years, Dr. Forrester was inspired to work both as a doctor and a researcher – in memory of his sister, Liane.  But ultimately, he felt greater joy and sense of purpose sitting with families in the clinic, rather than sitting with test tubes at the lab bench.

Dr. Forrester’s passion for Paediatric medicine comes from a deep desire to advocate for more inclusive healthcare, with a focus on well-being and illness prevention. He wants families to feel confident in caring for their child, and he wants that confidence to be accessible to all families.

Michael, his wife, and their 2 beautiful (and hilarious) children live in Burlington.  Little by little, he is learning to slow down and enjoy the quiet moments in life.

Dr. Forrester accepts referrals that cover a wide range of Paediatric concerns. He will also happily provide a “medical home” for children and adolescents involved with subspecialist care.

Examples of referrals include:

  • Premature infants / Low birth weight / IUGR
  • Complex care (ex. Down syndrome, CP, G-tube feeds)
  • Lactation / Breastfeeding support (including tongue tie assessments)
  • Asthma
  • Eczema
  • Allergies
  • CMPA
  • Food intolerance (ex. Celiac disease)
  • Snoring / Mouth breathing
  • Rashes
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Heart murmurs
  • Headache
  • First seizure
  • Failure to thrive
  • Short stature / Growth delay / Delayed puberty
  • GERD
  • Jaundice (including persistent neonatal jaundice)
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Hematuria / proteinuria (ex. Henoch-Schonlein purpura)
  • Isolated anemia / thrombocytopenia / neutropenia
  • Autism
  • Eating disorders “bridging care” — monitoring from time of diagnosis until patient has established relationship with multi-disciplinary team