Dr. Michela Sorensen

Dr Michela SorensenDr Michela Sorensen is a Sydney-based GP, with extensive experience working in rural and isolated locations. She is passionate about building empowered and thriving communities and believes that helping remote communities access reliable health information, is the best pathway to do it.

She has a keen interest in women’s health, paediatrics, fertility and mental health. In particular, she’sfocused on the challenges facing young women in the digital age, such as the pressures of ‘hustleculture’ and beauty standards displayed on social media and she works extensively with women aged14-30 to enhance resilience and mental wellbeing.

Over the past few years Michela has built a reputation for breaking down medical information into easily digestible messages relevant to everyday Aussies. Her warmth and trustworthiness have made her a favourite with the media and audiences everywhere with thousands connecting with her on social media and reading and watching her interviews.
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Looking Out for Our Kid’s Mental Health

Looking Out for Our Kid’s Mental Health

Dr. Michela Sorensen
Mental illness is not just an adult issue. We know more and more young children are struggling with their mental health. In fact, up to 20 per cent of children experience mental health issues. It can be hard enough for adult to talk about this, let alone 5-year-olds. So, let’s look at some of the warning signs that a child might be struggling with their mental health.  
5 Symptoms No Women Should Ignore

5 Symptoms No Women Should Ignore

Dr. Michela Sorensen
While we are making inroads when it comes to talking about women’s health issues, there are still a lot of very common issues we don’t talk about. Whether it be fear or embarrassment, women still face barriers when it comes to accessing healthcare. So, this Women’s Health Week, lets look at 5 very common, but lesser talked about, symptoms that no women should ignore.  
Medical Gaslighting – How to Make Sure it Doesn’t Happen to You

Medical Gaslighting – How to Make Sure it Doesn’t Happen to You

Dr. Michela Sorensen
Medical Gaslighting – it might be an “on trend” phrase, but it’s not a new, nor a light hearted issue. Medical gaslighting is the feeling of being dismissed or made to feel like it’s all in your head by a health professional and its a serious issue. As a doctor, here are my tips on how you can be your own advocate and make sure it doesn’t happen to you. 
Why Your Child Should Have an Annual Check Up

Why Your Child Should Have an Annual Check Up

Do you really need to worry about taking your child to the doctor when they are well? The short answer is YES. Just like we recommend adults have an annual check, children should too. Not only does it provide the perfect opportunity to discuss all those questions you wouldn’t necessarily make an appoint for, but it also helps the child establish confidence and trust with their doctor. Doing this early on in life puts children in a great position when it comes to taking care of their health later in life.   
CMV in pregnancy – What you need to know to protect your baby

CMV in pregnancy – What you need to know to protect your baby

Dr. Michela Sorensen
When it comes to pregnancy there is an overwhelming amount of information on the do’s and don’ts. Yet one topic that is often neglected is a very important one, and that is the effect of certain viruses in pregnancy, in particular cytomegalovirus (CMV). CMV is one of the leading causes of 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 congenital disability in Australia. So lets look at the basics around CMV and how you can protect yourself.
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