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Dr Michael PJ Brenters
Dr Brenters is an Australian trained specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology.

He trained at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Subsequently he moved to the UK where he worked in General Practice and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

In 2000 he moved to Australia, where he initially worked in remote locations in WA, as a General Practitioner and District Medical Officer, with special responsibilities for Obstetrics. In 2004 he started his specialist training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at King Edward Hospital. After successfully completing his training he moved into private practice and consults at SJOG Wexford Medical Centre at Murdoch and operates and delivers at St John of God Murdoch and occasionally at King Edward Memorial Hospital.

In addition to obstetrics, his is also a very highly skilled and experienced Gynaecologist, specialising in vaginal, abdominal and laparoscopic surgery. He can provide routine gynaecological check-ups, manage abnormal Pap smears, colposcopy, menstrual problems, benign pelvic tumours (fibroids), vaginal prolapse, laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery, endometrial ablation, permanent sterilisation and miscarriage management and can refer cases of suspected or proven gynaecological malignancy to his sub-specialist colleagues.
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Andrea Dawson
Medical Secretary
Andrea was trained as a Registered Nurse and spent her nursing career working throughout Perth's major hospitals. After raising her family of four, she returned to General Practice as a medical receptionist. She then advanced her career and moved into the specialist field and has been with Southbank O & G for over two years now.
Cathy Chalk
Registered Midwife & Lactation Consultant
Cathy was born in Zimbabwe and completed her Diploma of Nursing in Harare and then moved to South Africa where she completed her Diploma of Midwifery. In 1992 Cathy and her family immigrated to Perth. Cathy has over 30 years of midwifery experience, is a qualified Lactation Consultant and a Grief councillor. She has been with Southbank Obstetrics & Gynaecology for over 5 years and is very much a valued member of our team. In addition to working with us, Cathy also works on St Mary's Ward at SJOG Murdoch.
Jennifer Vulin
Clinical Psychologist, Perinatal Specialist
Jennifer is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked extensively with women and their families in the complete perinatal period. This refers to the time before pregnancy begins to the years following.

She provides psychological support, understanding and effective strategies for women who are on the journey to motherhood, encompassing conception, pregnancy, birth, parenthood and beyond.

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