Dr Alison Munt
I joined the Adelaide Obstetrics & Fertility team in 2013.
Born in Adelaide, I completed my medicine degree at the University of Sydney, returning to Adelaide to specialise further in obstetrics and gynaecology within the South Australian public health system.
I chose obstetrics and gynaecology as a specialty because I wanted to contribute to improving women’s health.
As well as working at Adelaide Obstetrics & Fertility, I am a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology at the Lyell McEwin Hospital, where I help train junior doctors in this specialty area.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends.
One of the great benefits of working in private practice is that you get to develop a deeper understanding of your patients over time. This translates into a more tailored and individual approach to healthcare.
As a patient, you should feel as informed as possible. Medical terminology can be very confronting and sound ominous, particularly in women’s health, so it’s important to me to be able to explain what’s going on and present people with clear and informed choices.
I am always keen to give patients the birthing experience they want, including involving both parents and support people.
While delivering babies is the obvious joyful part of being a doctor, there’s also the daily reward of helping someone with a health issue that has been bothering them for some time. For better or worse, society doesn’t talk openly about women’s health issues, but within the patient-doctor relationship, women can become confident, comfortable, and less stressed by something that we can typically easily address.