Dr Louise Stone is a General Practitioner (GP) with clinical, research, policy and educational expertise in mental health. She has led Master’s programs in GP psychiatry and completed her PhD exploring the management of patients with medically unexplained symptoms, so she sees many patients with mixed emotional and physical symptoms.
Dr Stone is the Deputy Chair of the ACT Health Human Research Ethics committee and is a member of the GP Mental Health Standards Collaboration. She has previously worked at Yarralumla Surgery and The Junction Youth Health Service and writes extensively about GP mental health care in various journals.
Dr Stone understands the complex and intersectional issues of mental health, physical health and life circumstances, the barriers to accessing mental health support, and how mental health can impact a person’s overall well-being. She believes that healthcare is a partnership, and encourages collaboration in her consultations.
Dr Stone also offers a Doctor’s Clinic to give doctors access to quality care which she runs in conjunction with her regular services. She is leading an international book on doctors’ health and another on GP mental health care in Australia.
Role: General Practitioner
Age Range: Adolescent (12-18), Adult (18+), Children (under 12), Older Persons
Specialities/Interests and Experience: General Practitioner
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