“At the age of 42 I began to experience night sweats, sleeplessness and mood changes. Even as a women’s health specialist 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 Royal Australian Air Force as a Medical Officer until 2010. As a civilian GP she gained Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and developed her interest in women’s medicine with a Graduate Diploma of Women’s Health, further studies in reproductive and sexual health and surgical assisting. Dr Teagle is the Founder and Principal of WellFemme Women’s Health Services. She sees patients via Telehealth or in person at her Canberra clinic. She also writes blog articles and is a women’s health speaker.
Katie 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 to women who don’t have services like hers where they live… a perfect addition to the WellFemme team!
Lynda is a GP in Canberra. She specialises in the management of Complex Disease, Preventative Health and Women’s Health. 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 and returned to general practice in 2016 . A serious illness in 2015 caused her to start reassessing her direction in life, and led her to discover a passion for menopausal medicine. Outside of medicine her interests are anything outdoors – bushwalking, cross country skiing, and gardening to name a few.