Our Team

Our team at Travel Doctor-TMVC Canberra are passionate about travel and experienced in providing relevant travel medicine to a variety of travellers. Our medical team have undertaken additional training in this discipline to enable them to provide accurate and individualised advice, all relevant to your destination and itinerary.

Travel Doctor-TMVC employs eight experienced travel medicine practitioners and ten trained nurses. This is complimented by an enthusiastic administrative team who work together to provide a professional service to all patients.

Dr Bethan McDonald

Medical Practitioner

Dr McDonald studied medicine in Adelaide working in various rural practices around Australia and New Zealand. Developing a passion for Travel Medicine, Dr McDonald joined the team in 2016 after working for four years with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) in Sudan, Chad and Lebanon.

Dr McDonald has particular interest in expedition and adventure travel with experience in altitude medicine and keeping people healthy in polar, jungle and desert environments. She is also certified to perform recreational dive medicals to keep people safe while exploring the underwater world.

In her free time Dr McDonald enjoys spending time outdoors: bushwalking, rock-climbing or cross-country skiing.

Dr Yong

Medical Practitioner

Dr Yong graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1996. He has graduate diplomas in both Travel Medicine and Occupational Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow and University of Singapore respectively.

With over 20 years’ experience in emergency, general practice and travel medicine throughout Singapore, Dr Young joined the Travel Doctor-TMVC Canberra family in early 2017.

As an avid traveller, Dr Yong has explored most of Asia, many parts of Europe and Africa, and a world class multi-award winning photographer in his field of travel photography.

Dr Strelnikow

Medical Practitioner

Dr Strelnikow graduated from UNSW in 1988 before moving to Canberra to train in family medicine. He has worked with Travel Doctor-TMVC for over 10 years while continuing to keep a hand in general practice. In addition to a variety of travel experiences with his family he enjoys the outdoors, particularly camping.

Dr Collwell

Medical Practitioner

Dr Colwell is a GP who has worked in in urban, rural and remote places in Australia as well as in Papua New Guinea. She has special interests in infectious diseases, teaching and preventative health which led to postgraduate study in public health and tropical medicine. She has been with the Travel Doctor-TMVC Canberra team since 2012. Outside of the clinic, Dr Colwell also provides clinical and technical advice to support public health responses to communicable diseases and natural disasters.

Leanne Albrecht

Clinic Manager

Leanne joined the Travel Doctor-TMVC team as a Registered Nurse in 2016. Leanne's background is in Paediatrics and Maternal and Child Health and Management. Leanne was a Nurse Manager with a local agency for 17 years prior to joining the Travel Doctor-TMVC team. 

Leanne is passionate about immunisation and  has extensive knowledge in the field.  She enjoys working as part of the team at the Canberra clinic.

Nursing Team

All of our nurses have travelled extensively and most have worked overseas or been involved in volunteer programs or nursing training abroad. They are all highly skilled and trained to give injections and are able to alleviate the fears of the most anxious `fully grown child’!

Phone
(02) 6222 2300
Fax
(02) 6222 2399
Email
canberra@traveldoctor.com.au
Canberra