About Wilks Street Medical practice

About Dr Rachel Cann

General Practitioner, Aviation Medical Examiner


Dr Rachel Cann graduated in Medicine from the University of Melbourne in 1993. She is a fully qualified General Practitioner and a fellow of the RACGP.  She has a Diploma of Child Health from the Royal College of Physicians of London, a Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis from the Australian College of Medical Hypnosis, and she is qualified to provide focussed psychological strategies. She  has obtained an Australian Certificate of  Civil Aviation Medicine, and is a DAME (Designated Aviation Medical Examiner)  for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), Australia, and for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), USA. She is also an MRO ( medical review officer), having received qualification from the Australasian Medical Review Officers Association.

She is a member of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners,  the Aerospace Medical Asssociation and the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine.

Highlights of her career include a year of rural medicine in Timboon and Dimboola; a Summer locum stint in Guernsey, Channel Islands; 6 months of paediatrics in Sunderland, North East England; several years of working in general practice in Toorak and then in East Keilor;  and now opening Wilks Street Medical Practice and becoming an Aviation Medical Examiner for CASA and the FAA. Obtaining a Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis, has been very beneficial.

Rachel delivers conscientious and thorough general medical care.

She has a special interest  in  aviation medicine ;  preventive health, including helping people to QUIT smoking, to obtain and maintain a healthy body weight, and to manage stress ; and inflammatory bowel disease and other chronic medical conditions. She is qualified to follow up on positive drug and alcohol tests in the workplace as an MRO.