Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine Canberra

Looking for a GP with a holistic and collaborative approach?

Dr Orla Teahan is a GP with over 20 years experience in General Practice. Over the years Orla has extended her conventional medical training in a number of key areas including nutritional and environmental medicine, meditation, mindfulness and expressive art therapies in order to be able to broaden the range of options she can offer to facilitate restoring health and wellbeing. Orla does not ordinarily replace your existing GP but offers another perspective for complex conditions where the standard approaches may not have been effective. 

When Orla started on this path there was no word for it! Now this style of medicine is known as 'Integrative Medicine" a term that describes a combination of the best of conventional western medicine and evidence-based complementary medicine. The aim being to utilise the most appropriate treatment to meet an individuals health needs. 

An Integrative GP considers the whole picture: your physical, psychological, social and spiritual wellbeing and has a keen focus on illness prevention and boosting wellbeing.

Most importantly, Orla is a GP who likes to establish a positive collaborative partnership with her clients. Restoring wellbeing means enabling and empowering people to be the best versions of themselves and to take control of their health and journey to wellness. 

Special Areas of Clinical Interest

  • Gut health

  • Mental health/mind matters/emotional well being

  • Obesity

  • Preventative & Lifestyle Medicine

  • Thyroid & Adrenal Conditions

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • General Evidence Based Nutritional Medicine

Fees and Medicare Rebates

Orla's consultations are longer than a standard GP appointment to allow for a more in-depth analysis and discussion of your health and how best to achieve your wellbeing goals. Standard consultations are between 40-60 minutes to allow time for an assessment of your needs and to enable planning for further sessions as required. 

Standard Consultation (40 to 60 mins) $255
Medicare rebate $107.15
Gap payment $147.85

Mental Health Wellbeing Plan (60 mins) $270
Medicare rebate $134.10
Gap payment $135.90          

Mental Health Wellbeing Coaching (60 mins) $270
Medicare rebate $132.75
Gap payment $137.25

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to talk with our wonderful reception team. 

To book an appointment with Dr Teahan online please click the button below or call us on 02 6295 0400.


Meet Dr Orla Teahan


Dr Orla Teahan M.B. B.Ch. B.A.O. FRACGP qualified from Trinity College, Dublin in 1990.
In 1991 she moved to Australia with her Australian husband and son. After some travelling adventures and two more children she settled in Sydney where she completed her fellowship in General Practice and subsequently ran her own private practice in Newport for close to twenty years. Orla is particularly passionate about women’s health and improving mental health in families.

Learn more about Orla

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Dr Teahan write scripts/prescribe medications?
Yes of course! Dr Teahan is a fully qualified GP and uses a pharmacological approach when appropriate. 

Will I get a Medicare Rebate?
Yes, bring your medicare card and we will process your Medicare refund at the time of your consultation so your out of pocket costs are limited to the 'gap payment'.