Dr Karen Spielman

Dr Karen Spielman

 

Dr Karen Spielman is a GP in a mixed billing General Practice in Paddington in Sydney where she has been for nearly 20 years, seeing many people with chronic complex issues. She has also worked in Youth Health, in various roles and settings, and is now Clinical Lead GP at Headspace Bondi. Dr Spielman has an interest in Eating Disorders and is a Primary Care Advisor at Inside Out Institute. She discovered ASPM only a few years ago and is delighted to have "found her tribe". 
 
What do you do to relax? 
I soak in my new hot tub which arrived just in time for the pandemic. 
 
What is your favourite book that you are reading at the moment? 
Obsessed with newspaper at the moment. Otherwise reading "Sick Enough" by Jennifer Gaudiani which is an excellent book about medical complications of eating disorders. Sad but true. 
 
Why have you decided to join the ASPM Committee?
I'm embracing my inner "Karen" becoming an angry old woman and wanting to change the world - well at least get a better deal for mental health GP's. 
 
Do you have any particular interests in the Education, Collegiate Connection, or Political Advocacy agendas of the APSM?
Advocacy - recognition of GP's role in whole person care, supporting and enhancing recognition of GP mental health skills, and care for the "missing middle".