Dr Erin Stalenberg

MBBS, FRACGP, BBiomedSc, GradDipScCom

“I always aspired to be a doctor. I had a fascination with the natural world and science and was also a bit of a problem solver for my friends”. 

Erin moved to the North Coast in 2012 and finished her GP training in 2014 after the birth of her first child. Prior to studying medicine at the University of Sydney, Erin worked in health communications, education and PR.

Erin believed working in the country would provide a better work-life balance for herself and her family. She also believed rural medicine better enabled a close relationship with patients to allow her to educate and empower them, so they can better manage their own health.

Erin also works at Bullinah Aboriginal Health Service and undertakes locum work in remote Northern Territory Aboriginal communities.

She has advanced training in family planning and contraception, including intrauterine device (IUD) insertion and medical termination of pregnancies. She understands that termination is a difficult decision but is ultimately a woman’s right and should be available as long as it is safe and effective.

She thoroughly enjoys life outside of work; her three young children bring her much laughter and joy and she loves keeping fit and healthy.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (BBiomedSc)
  • Diploma in Science Communication (GradDipScCom)
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP)
  • Qualified breastfeeding counsellor with The Australian Breastfeeding Association

 

Special interests

  • Family planning, contraception and unplanned pregnancy
  • Parenting
  • Antenatal and postnatal care
  • Breastfeeding
  • Infant/early childhood development
  • Aboriginal health
  • Healthy ageing
  • Mental health
  • Medical education, registrar teaching and exam preparation