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Dr. Alice WhittakerObstetrician & Gynaecologist

What I Do

I provide a range of gynaecological services at rooms in South Brisbane that I share with trusted colleagues and mentors Dr Amy Mellor, Dr Megan Castner, Dr Luke McLindon and Dr Leanne Chapman. As a General Gynaecologist, I am passionate about delivering quality health care to women at all stages of life, from adolescence through to older age.

How I Approach my Patients

My warm and compassionate manner, as well as my open-minded and holistic approach, will make your  journey an easier one. I will take the time to listen to your health issues, and how they are relevant and significant to you. I believe in empowering women though education and knowledge about their condition. Together, we will work together to manage your health issues and regain balance in your life.

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About My Training and the Care I Provide

I have advanced training in areas of minimally-invasive surgery (including hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgery), urogynaecology and pelvic pain. Thus I am able to provide treatment for endometriosis, persistent pelvic pain, ovarian cysts, fibroids and abnormal bleeding (including laparoscopic hysterectomy), as well as pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. I stock a wide range of pessaries for prolapse. With an interest in colposcopy and vulval health, I help women with abnormal cervical screening tests and manage vulval conditions such as lichen sclerosis and recurrent vulvo-vaginal infections. I have worked with the Queensland Persistent Pelvic Pain Network and have many links to help woman with pelvic pain access the care and multidisciplinary attention they require. I also provide pelvic floor Botox treatments.

Staying Abreast

I work as a staff specialist at both the Mater Mother’s Hospital and QEII Hospital where I am actively involved in teaching medical students and O&G trainees. Involvement in the multidisciplinary teams and complex cases at a tertiary hospital helps me stay abreast of the latest evidence and practice. I am also a regular attendee at conferences both in Australia and overseas, and am a member of the Urogynaecological Society of Australasia (UGSA) and the Australian and New Zealand Vulvo-Vaginal Society (ANZVS).

Reaching Out

I am passionate about helping women in the developing world. In 2015, I spent six months volunteering in an Obstetric Birth Centre at a refugee camp on the Thai-Burmese border. In 2017, I accompanied Professor Judith Goh and Dr Hannah Krause to Uganda where I helped operate on women with prolapse and obstetric fistula. I hope to do more of this in the future.

Besides Work

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and toddler and our French-Australian family, cycling, yoga and spending time being active in nature.

  • Mater Health
  • UroGynaecological Society of Australasia
  • ANZ Vulvovaginal Society