“I find it rewarding to be a true family doctor. It is a gift and a true privilege to be allowed into people’s personal lives”.
Dr Nora Abelev encompasses the true meaning of general practice in all that she does. With a passion for medicine she approaches each individual with interest, care and enthusiasm. She uses the biopschycosocial model of health. In her eyes people are individuals with complex care needs which may be physical, psychological and social.
Dr Abelev speaks fluent Russian and has had vast experience working with bilingual, multicultural, low socio-economic families. She understands and has experience in true family medicine with experience treating literally the whole family.
Dr Abelev is a familiar face in her previous community, working in a busy practice in Waterloo, where she has been for the last ten years. She has participated in antenatal shared care, given postnatal checks and paediatric immunization. Of course the babies grow up and she has seen a vast range of paediatric illnesses. With open arms she greets all the kids who love to see ‘Dr Nora’. Of course the mums and dads follow and so do their grandparents. It is a role she truly loves.
General practice not only addresses physical illness. A doctor is also an advocate, a confidant and a co-ordinator in a persons health needs. Dr Abelev has vast experience in the art of chronic disease and geriatric medicine. She feels allied health care personel are a valuable part of a patient’s care needs.
Qualifications and experience:
Bsc(med)MBBS hons (UNSW). FRACGP
Cert Family Planning in sexual and reproductive health
Dr Abelev graduated with honours from the University of New South Wales. She joined the Royal Australian College Of General Practitioners and obtained postgraduate training with Family Planning Australia in Women’s health. Medicine is a never-ending path of learning. Hence she remains up to date through ongoing educational activities.
‘I feel truly blessed not only to work in a job I love but to have a family which I love to come home to ‘
Dr Abelev has been married to Michael for 15 years and has three children.
Dr Abelev is welcoming new patients.