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DR ANNA ALDERTON

Dr Anna Alderton is a NZ trained GP, currently working in the Women’s health field on the Gold Coast. Dr Anna works as a GP with special interest at the Gold Coast University Hospital in Gynaecology, in addition to General Practice. She graduated in Medicine from the University of Otago (NZ) in 2005, and since graduation has completed post graduate qualifications in Women’s Health and Child Health.

Prior to studying medicine Anna  completed a Bachelor of Physical Education and a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine.  She moved to Australia with her family in 2013. She has been working as a GP specialising in women’s health since graduation and has developed special interest areas in the management of heavy menstrual bleeding, vulval skin conditions, contraception, fertility, and menopause management. She enjoys running, participating in ultra-marathons, and loves the outdoors, camping and hiking.

Appointments available on Mondays and Tuesdays

 

DR KATIE KENT

Dr Katie Kent, WellFemme Menopause expertKatie is a UK trained GP but after spending 6 months in Darwin in 2003 decided to resettle in Australia with her family and moved here permanently at the beginning of 2019. She has worked for the last 14 years as a GP specialising in women’s health, sexual health and contraception. 

Through this Katie developed a special interest in perimenopausal medicine. She soon realised that women need to have access up to date, evidence-based advice and be able to freely discuss the symptoms they’re experiencing. Katie operates a specialist clinic at her General Practice in Woonona (near Wollongong) but loves to reach out by Telehealth to women who don’t have services like hers where they live.

Appointments available on Mondays

 

DR MARITA LONG

Dr Marita Long is a Victorian based GP working 3 days a week in clinical practice and 1 day a week in medical education. After completing her Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive health, Marita worked for Family Planning (Tasmania) which has positioned her well to work with women across the various ages and stages of their lives. She has developed a strong interest in menopause and has recently become a board member of the Australasian Menopause Society.

Marita is also current committee member for the Australian Society of Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  In her medical education roles Marita has developed and delivered many educational, face to face and online workshops and is passionate about upskilling GP’s to deliver the best evidence-based care to patients- especially women, who so often feel their voices aren’t heard. Marita also presents on radio, podcasts and webinars, and works with Dementia Training Australia.

Appointments available on Thursdays (some after-hours)

 

DR LYNDA NEWMAN

Lynda is a GP in Canberra. She graduated from Melbourne University in 1991, completed a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1994 and obtained her Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 1996. Dr Newman worked in emergency medicine for fourteen years.

A serious illness in 2015 caused her to leave the hectic environment of the emergency department and return to general practice where her focus is on the management and prevention of chronic illness. This led seamlessly to the management of menopause, an area where so much more can be done to improve a woman’s quality of life and prevent future disease. Outside of medicine Lynda is interested in all things outdoors – bushwalking, cross country skiing, paddling and travel.

Appointments available on Thursdays (after hours) and Fridays

 

DR RUTH SPENCER

Dr Ruth Spencer is a rural GP specialising is women’s health.  She has a particular interest in supporting women through the menopause transition.

“As a rural GP I see the difficulties that many women face in accessing supportive, empathetic and knowledgeable healthcare around menopause issues.  I’m really passionate about wanting to provide great quality care for women who may be struggling with perimenopausal symptoms.  Telehealth services are such an amazing and important way of being able to access this care wherever you live in Australia.”

Ruth is originally from the UK but settled in Australia many years ago now.  She provides a women’s health-focused clinic at her GP practice in Daylesford in Victoria and also works as a specialist women’s health GP for Jean Hailes in Melbourne.

Appointments available Wednesdays

 

DR KELLY TEAGLE

“At the age of 42 I began to experience night sweats, sleeplessness and mood changes… it took quite a while to work out that it was early menopause. This experience helped me to understand how difficult it is for women to recognise what’s happening to them in perimenopause.”

Dr Kelly Teagle is a GP in Canberra specialising in Women’s health. She graduated in Medicine from the University of Queensland in 2001 and worked in the RAAF as a Medical Officer until 2010. As a civilian GP Kelly gained Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, a Graduate Diploma of Women’s Health, completed further studies in reproductive and sexual health, worked in a menopause clinic and assisted in obstetric and gynaecological surgeries. Dr Teagle is the Founder and Principal of WellFemme Women’s Health Services.  She also writes blog articles and is a women’s health speaker.

Appointments available Mondays and Wednesday-Fridays.  CANBERRA RESIDENTS ONLY can book in-clinic consultations with Dr Teagle.

 

Drs Kent, Newman and Teagle: Working lunch, April 2021.