About Dr Natasha Feingold
Natasha is passionate about working in General Practice because it allows her to assist patients become their best self.
Prior to studying medicine, she tutored at the Public Health department at UC Berkeley in the United States, where she developed curriculums and ran several undergraduate classes. There she began to understand the importance of prevention and the social/environmental determinants impacting one’s health, which she applies in her practice with patients today. She wholeheartedly believes in the mantra, “Prevention is better than cure,” and has even applied this to her own health after being diagnosed with the BRCA1 genetic mutation, which dramatically increases her risk of breast and ovarian cancers. Natasha has gone through risk-reducing surgery, which has also allowed her to gain an understanding of what it’s like to experience life from the patient’s perspective.
Natasha has a keen interest in women’s health, mental health and sexual health and pursued further studies in this area, completing a Master’s degree in Sexual Health from the University of Sydney. Additionally, she continued to work in research in HIV medicine and sexual health education and is currently applying to be an s100 prescriber. She is also an antenatal shared care provider for RPA/Canterbury hospitals.