Dr. Brett Frenkiel
Sport & Exercise Medicine Physician
MBBS, BBSc, MSurg (Hons), FACSEP
Dr Brett Frenkiel is a Sport and Exercise Medicine specialist and has a passion for treating all musculoskeletal injuries as well as being an advocate for a healthy and active lifestyle. Whether they be elite athletes or weekend warriors, Brett strives to achieve optimal outcomes for his patients through a compassionate, caring and thorough clinical approach using open and clear communication.
After completing his undergraduate degree in biomedical science at Monash University, Brett graduated in medicine from Bond University in 2009. Ranked amongst the top of his class, he received multiple awards for academic excellence as well as the prestigious vice chancellors award. Following this he trained as a junior doctor with Austin Health where he gained extensive experience in general medicine, emergency medicine, paediatrics, trauma and surgery. Dr Frenkiel spent two years at Monash University completing his masters degree, researching new ways to treat problematic inflammation and fibrosis and was awarded honours for his research. Recently, Brett has been admitted as a Fellow of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians. Brett is committed to constant learning, development and research. He has multiple publications in respected medical journals and has presented his work at international conferences.
Dr Frenkiel has extensive sports medicine experience. He is currently club doctor at St. Kilda football club. He has worked with elite and sub-elite athletes in AFL, soccer, rugby, athletics, tennis, ironman, winter sports and motor racing to name a few. He has been involved with multiple national teams including the Futsalroos, Joey’s and the Australian Maccabiah team. He has successfully completed 4 years of specialty sports medicine training with the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians, spending time at Olympic Park Sports Medicine, Lifecare Sports Medicine and Epworth Sports Medicine. Brett is also trained and qualified in musculoskeletal ultrasound and interventional techniques.
Brett lives an active and healthy lifestyle and is passionate about all things sport. His own personal highlights include captaining the Bond University AFL team at two university games as well as representing Australia five times at international level, playing for the “Docceroos” in the world medical football championships.
Although it is not essential, a higher Medicare rebate will be received if you have a referral to see Dr Frenkiel from your GP prior to your appointment.