Helping patients is a ‘real honour’

“I’m very passionate about general practice,” Dr Arabena told MO. “It is such a privilege for me to be in a position to help patients – it’s a real honour,” she said.

Medicine was Dr Arabena’s third degree after communications and then a stint as a nurse, and her previous health-care experience stood her in good stead for her new career.

But it has been Dr Arabena’s contributions to raising awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health that has stood her apart.