‘Dr Sun’ has a special shine for women’s health


WITH a total of 20 years of experience, a British trained GP, Dr Shiamala Suntharalingam has spent 10 of those years living and working in Canberra.

Dr Suntharalingam graduated from St George’s Hospital Medical School in the UK in 1997 and later trained as a general practitioner.

She has a particular interest in women’s health and family planning, including STI check-ups and contraceptive insertion/removal.

Doctor Sun… focuses on providing patient care in an accessible, confidential and inclusive manner.

“Dr Sun,” as her regular patients call her, recently moved her practice, Canberra Family Planning Practice, to Molonglo Valley Medical Center in Coombs, where she works full-time. Dr. Sun welcomes new patients.

In her practice, Dr. Sun says she focuses on providing patient care in an accessible, confidential and inclusive manner. For women, she says, Dr. Sun is able to help women with fertility issues, prenatal and postnatal care, perimenopause and menopause, osteoporosis, breast and heart health screening.

Dr. Shiamala provides care for patients of all ages, from children’s health and vaccinations to chronic disease management.

She is also interested in preventative care, travel and acute medicine, offering minor procedures such as suturing of wounds and biopsy/excision of skin lesions (not head or neck).

Dr. Shiamala Suntharalingam’s areas of interest are:

  • Women’s health – from menarche to menopause and beyond
  • Fertility surveys and referrals
  • Prenatal and postnatal care
  • Child health checkups/immunizations and acute and chronic presentations
  • Management of mental health and eating disorders
  • men’s health
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Immunizations – child and adult
  • Sexual health
  • Contraception – Insertions and removals of implants and hormone/copper IUDs
  • Management of unplanned pregnancies
  • Medical Termination of Pregnancy
  • References for surgical termination of pregnancy
  • Travel medicine
  • Preventive care
    • Heart checkups for ages 30+
    • Health checks 45-49 years old
    • Health checks of 75 years and over
    • Diabetes screening
    • Screening for osteoporosis
  • Management of overweight and obesity
  • Iron infusions
  • Workers Compensation Claims
  • Biopsy and excision of skin lesions/ Cryotherapy – not of the head or neck

More at canberrafamilyplanning.com.au, or book a make an appointment with Dr Shiamala Suntharalingam at molonglovalleymedicalcentre.com.au or call 5110 3155. Molonglo Valley Medical Center is at 110 Woodberry Avenue, Coombs.

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