MBBS, BSc, BA, DTMH, FRACGP
Dr Anita Calalesina is a born and bred Perth GP who has worked as a doctor throughout Western Australia since 2011. Following undergraduate Bachelor degrees in Science and Arts, Dr Calalesina completed her postgraduate degree in Medicine at the University of Notre Dame Fremantle in 2010. She has worked in many hospitals throughout Perth in both adult and paediatric medicine, and subsequently spent several months abroad in 2014, completing a Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the UK. Dr Calalesina returned to pursue further training in General Practice and completed her fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) in 2016.
Dr Calalesina is passionate about delivering high quality, holistic, long-term health care, and believes in promoting preventative health, with an emphasis on educating patients to empower them to better understand their health conditions. She values good patient-doctor communication and practices with a philosophy of being open and non-judgemental, thus fostering an excellent therapeutic relationship. Dr Calalesina prides herself on practicing thorough medicine and getting to the bottom of diagnostic challenges, and exercises a high standard of clinical care in managing both acute and chronic conditions. She enjoys immersing herself in all aspects of General Practice, with a strong interest in women’s health (including implanons), sexual health, paediatrics, and travel medicine/infectious diseases.
In her free time Dr Calalesina loves spending quality time with her family, being outdoors, and exercising. She is passionate about physical activity, performed ballet for over 20 years, and now practices regular yoga.