Dr Caroline West

GP, Health Broadcaster & Keynote Speaker / Workshop Facilitator

Dr Caroline West is an experienced GP, a medical practice leader and a health broadcaster with a high profile having hosted and appeared on popular television programs that include Catalyst, 60 Minutes, The Drum, Ask the Doctor and The Project.  After working as a GP in Kings Cross for 30 years, in 2020 Caroline shifted her attention to remote area medicine in outback Australia.

An engaging speaker, Caroline draws on her expertise in nutrition, mental health and preventative medicine, to communicate the latest in medical advances, not only to her patients but also to her audiences. She speaks on topics that range from stress management and general wellness to ageing well, sexual health, and mental health. Caroline leaves her audiences with practical information and tools to help reduce stress and improve productivity.

More about Dr Caroline West:

Dr Caroline West is the managing director of East Sydney Doctors, which has a team of 40 staff.  She has always been passionate about helping communities facing drug and alcohol issues in the Sydney’s Kings Cross area, where the medical practice is located.

After working as a GP in Kings Cross for 30 years, in 2020 Caroline shifted her attention to remote area medicine in outback Australia and working as a doctor in Broken Hill NSW.

In 2020 – 2021, she joined the Royal Flying Doctor team working as a doctor in remote communities and providing frontline support in Covid Respiratory Clinics from Hungerford QLD, to Yunta SA to Wilcannia NSW.

In March 2021 she joined the health team in Aboriginal health at Maari Ma, Broken Hill with a special interest in children’s health issues, women’s health and mental health.

Caroline’s TV credits as a medical journalist include Catalyst, The Project, Good Medicine, 60 Minutes, Beyond 2000, Sex/Life, Living Longer, Guide to the Good Life, Mornings, and The Drum. She is a presenter with Catalyst and Ask the Doctor on ABC TV and The Project. She has also written more than 1,000 health features and columns for online, print and magazine journals.

Caroline was President of the Australian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM), has ambassador roles with Chronic Pain Australia, the City of Sydney, and presents seminars on wellness and lifestyle medicine. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery from the University of NSW and a Fellowship of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. On graduation from UNSW she was awarded the prize for most outstanding achievement in community medicine.

Caroline is a thought leader in the area of wellness and leadership believing that corporate and community leadership significantly drives healthy changes that enhance productivity, engagement and performance. Her workshops have been commissioned by many of Australia’s leading companies from Commbank, to Austrade and KPMG.

Caroline is a passionate advocate for the health and wellbeing of health practitioners. She has designed, written and implemented “Don’t just survive but Thrive” series of accredited courses with the RACGP that encourage health professionals to value their own wellness and mental health.

Caroline regularly cycles to work and enjoys surfboard riding, swimming and kayaking. A lover of art and music, she plays the guitar and ukulele at music festivals and has written songs for Australian country artists who have appeared on ABC records.

Caroline enjoys spending time with her extended family of children with her husband Tim.

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