« Patients have the main role to play in their health, by adopting the right habits. »

Dr Mendes is a globetrotter, which began at the age of 12 when she followed her parents to Macau until she came of age. Following her medical studies at the New School of Medicine in Lisbon, she spent two years working for NGOs in Guinea Bissau followed by a year in Spain as an emergency doctor.

Today, she divides her time between consultations and emergency shifts in Lisbon and the Azores, as well as occasionally returns to Africa for missions. She starts each day of the year with a yoga session and a sea bath, accompanied by a healthy and conscious diet – that’s the place to start.

Her tools

  • General medicine

  • Travel medicine

Ce qu’elle traite le plus souvent

  • Chronic diseases (diabetes, hypertension, depression...)

  • Acute illnesses (urinary tract infections, gastroenteritis, flu...)

  • ENT diseases

  • Infectious diseases

  • Sexually-transmitted diseases

  • Health check-up

  • Pain management

  • Pre-travel vaccination

  • International pre-travel assessment

  • International post-travel review

Her background

2014: Postgraduate course in Travel Medicine, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Lisbon

2013: Postgraduate course Tropical Diseases, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Lisbon

2011 – 2015: Specialisation in Family Medicine

2000 – 2006: Faculty of Medical Sciences, New University of Lisbon, Portugal

Spoken languages : English, Portuguese

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