Meet Our Team
Dr Heleen KampraathDoctor
Dr Heleen qualified in Leiden in Holland in 1996. She initially specialised in tropical medicine and worked for Doctors without Borders (Medicins sans Frontiers) in Angola and Nigeria. In 2010 she re-qualified as a general practitioner in Holland, and joined the team at the International Health Centres. Special interests include well woman clinic, diabetes, eating disorders and palliative care.
Apart from working at the International Health Centres, Dra Heleen is the resident doctor at the eating disorder clinic in Loule (Human Concern). Like many Dutch, she enjoys the outdoor life, walking in the countryside with her family and dogs.
Dr Ana RodriguesDoctor
Ana Rodrigues qualified in Paris in 2008, where she specialised in General Practice at la Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital. After her internship, she worked in general practice and accident and emergency in hospital Nord Parisien in Paris. Although Ana has lived all her life in France , she is of Portuguese parentage and felt that she would like to return to her roots.
Ana joined the IHC team in October 2017 and is looking forward to being the year-round resident doctor, working both in the clinic and doing home visits. When not working, Ana enjoys being with her young daughter and husband, and keeps fit with outdoor walks, sub-aqua diving, horse riding and other outdoor activities.
Dr Pedro CarmoDoctor
Dr Pedro Carmo qualified in the UK in 2012 at the Hull York Medical School. After spending some years working in accident and emergency, he completed his GP training in East Sussex. Originally from Lagos in the Algarve, and having lived in the UK for 17 years, he decided to return to Portugal to spend more time with his family and look for a new professional challenge. He joined the practice in 2021. Time off is spent micro-light flying and playing the guitar.
Bernard V.W. VrijaldenhovenPhysiotherapist
Berry has been an osteopath/physiotherapist for 28 years. He had his own clinic in The Hague, Netherlands, and moved to the Algarve in 2000. He is especially trained in (chronic) back and neck problems and sports injuries. For the last couple of years he has specialised in diagnostics by Muscular-Skeletal Echography and treatment by Shockwave. In his spare time he likes to play golf.
Teresa Ferreira is in charge of reception at the International Health Centres. The reception provides an important link for patients with the practice and is your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with patient records, carrying out searches and booking specialist appointments, amongst other things. Teresa is always available for a chat about any queries you may have.
As our practice continues to grow, Michelle joined in September 2021 and works alongside Teresa in reception. Michelle also makes patient appointments with our doctors, physiotherapist, podiatrist and psychologist, and will also guide you regarding using our online repeat prescription service as well as booking specialist appointments, amongst other things.
Gail SerraPractice Management
Gail Serra is involved in managing the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.