Valvekliinik – personalized care in the centre of Tallinn

Personnel

GYNAECOLOGISTS

Resident of gynecology

Languages: English, Estonian, Russian, Finnish

  • 2018 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine
  • 2018 Residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dr. Ann Maser worked as an assisting nurse in the Emergency Medicine Department of the North Estonian Regional Hospital in 2015 and as an Intensive Care Unit nurse in the Emergency Cardiology Department of the Heart Clinic of Tartu University Hospital. Dr. Ann Maser is a member of Estonian Junior Doctors’ Association and the Estonian Gyneacologists’ Society.

Gynaecologist

Languages: English, Estonian, Russian, Finnish

  • 2000 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine
  • 2005 Residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dr. Ivi Saar graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in University of Tartu 2000 and the residency of Gynaecology and Obstetrics in 2005.

Since 2007 Dr. Ivi Saar has been mainly working in Finland as a Gynaecologist and Deputy Chief Doctor in the Obstetrics Department at the Päijät-Häme Central Hospital.

Dr. Ivi Saar consults patients on all matters of Gynaecology; her specific interests are related to pregnancy, including ultrasound and other tests and examinations.

 

Gynaecologist

Languages: English, Estonian, Russian, Finnish

  • Miina Härma Gymnasium, silver medal
  • 2008 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine
  • 2012 Residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dr. Liina Rajasalu has been working in the Women’s Clinic of East Tallinn Central hospital since 2012. During her specialty work, she has focused on health problems during pregnancy and performs all necessary fetal ultrasound examinations. She has a license for first trimester screenings since 2009.

Dr. Liina regularly performs with presentations in trainings and conferences for her specialty.

Dr. Liina Rajasalu is a member of the Estonian Gynaecologists` Society, Estonian Perinatal Society, and International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Gynaecologist

Languages: English, Estonian, Russian, Finnish, Swedish

  • 1977 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine

Dr Reet Lindström has worked as a Gynaecologist at the First Women’s Clinic of Tallinn and as the manager of the Women’s Department in the Lasnamäe Clinic.

Dr. Reet has also been working at the SL Meedik Medical Care Centre since its foundation in 1993 and at Valvekliinik since 2017.

Gynaecologist

Languages: English, Estonian, Russian, Finnish

  • 1975 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine
  • 1976 Internship completed in Pelgulinna Maternity hospital, specializing as a Gynaecologist

Dr. Svetlana Kobin has worked in the First Tallinn Maternity hospital, the Women’s Clinic of Mustamäe, Sakala Maternity Hospital and in the Gynecology Department in Nõmme. Since 2001 Dr. Svetlana has worked in the Pelgulinna Maternity Hospital, gathering experience in the Department, Emergency Room, Ultrasound Room as well as Women's Counseling Center. During years 2011 to 2015 Dr. Svetlana worked as a Gynaecologist in Finland. Her main employer since 2016 has been the West Tallinn Central Hospital. Dr. Svetlana Kobin has more than forty years of experience as a Gynaecologist. She owns an international license for first trimester screenings and has also performed amniocentesis in the past.

Gynaecologist

Languages: English, Estonian, Russian

  • 2006 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine
  • 2010 Residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dr. Anna-Maria Gavšina is mainly involved in outpatient Gynaecology, gyneacological ultrasound and colposcopy. Dr Gavšina is constantly adding to her knowledge by taking part of various trainings in Estonia and abroad. She contributes to organization of training others and has presented on various topics. She is committed to her work and friendly, always giving her best for her patients.

Dr. Anna-Maria Gavšina is a member of the Estonian Gynaecologists Society, the Estonian Society of Colposcopy, the Estonian Medical Association, and the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

FAMILY PHYSICIANS

Family Physician

Languages: English, Estonian, Russian, Finnish

  • 2014 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine
  • 2020 Residency in Family Medicine

Dr. Sergei Abramov has spent the last 5 years working in health centers, private clinics and on-call rooms in Finland and Estonia.

 

Resident of Family Medicine

Languages: English, Estonian, Russian, Finnish, French

  • 2015 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Brita Kroosmann has worked in health centers and hospitals, Internal Diseases Department, and in an on-call room in Finland.

Family Physician | Concierge Doctor

Languages: English, Estonian, Russian, Finnish

  • 2001 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine
  • 2005 Residency in Family Medicine
  • 2005-2007 Doctoral studies in Clinical Pharmacology, including giving lectures and seminars, and making presentations to Pharmacology and medical students as well as to practicing doctors

Dr. Ingmar Lindström has mainly worked in different hospitals and health centers in Finland between 2007 and 2018. He was the Head of the Kuusankoski Health Centre in Finland in 2014-2015, the Head of the Health Centre in the town of Kouvola in 2017 and Head of the Health Centre in the town of Pyhtää in 2018.

Dr. Ingmar has worked as a doctor in a childrens’ department for four years and has more than 3500 hours of on-call experience in Finnish health centers and 1500 hours in hospitals.

Dr. Ingmar Lindström is a graduate of the Estonian School of Diplomacy and the EBS Healthcare Leader Development Program.

Family Physician

Languages: English, Estonian, Russian, Finnish

  • 2015 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Jaan Prantsibel is currently a doctor-resident in the field of Family Medicine. He has 3 years of experience working in Finnish health centers and has worked in a childrens’ counseling center for 2 years.

Resident of Family Medicine

Languages: Estonian, English, Russian, Finnish

  • Tallinn English College,  International baccalaureate diploma (IB) program
  • 2019 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine
  • 2019 Residency in Family Medicine

Dr. Kristi Särgava has worked at the Tartu University Hospital as a nurse in the General Intensive Care Unit, as an Assistant Doctor in the Oncology Department of East-Tallinn Central Hospital, as a General Practitioner and Family Doctor in family doctor centers. She also has work experience as an on-call doctor in the Emergency Medicine Department of the North-Estonian Regional Hospital.

Dr. Kristi has contributed to the development of personal medicine in Estonia, being a member of the Personal Medicine steering group.

Dr. Kristi Särgava is a member of the Estonian  Medical Association, The Estonian Society of Family Doctors, and Estonian Junior Doctors’ Association.

 

INTERNISTS

Internist

Languages: English, Estonian, Russian, Finnish

  • 2011 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine
  • 2021 Residency of Internal Medicine

Dr. Anastassia Samovitš has spent her residency being on-call in the largest Estonian hospitals: the North-Estonian Regional Hospital, East Tallinn and West Tallinn Central Hospitals and the Tartu University Hospital, both as an Internal Medicine Doctor and as an Emergency Medicine Doctor.

Dr. Anastassia is mainly interested in counselling and treating patients with internal and cardio-vascular diseases.

Internist

Languages: English, Estonian, Russian, Finnish

  • Miina Härma Gymnasium, silver medal
  • 2011 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine

After graduation, Dr. Maria Pintsaar practiced medicine as a resident of Internal Medicine in the Tartu University Hospital, the North-Estonian Regional Hospital and East-Tallinn Central Hospital.

Dr. Maria also worked in Finland, mainly in the Internal Medicine and Emergency Departments, but also in primary care centers as an On-call Doctor and as a regular Doctor.

Dr. Maria Pintsaar has been a member of Estonian Society of Internal Medicine since 2011.

SONOGRAPHERS

Doctor-resident in Radiology

Languages: English, Estonian, Russian, Finnish

  • 2012-2018 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine
  • 2018 Residency in Radiology

Dr. Vladislav Tiškovski is currently a doctor-resident in the field of Radiology. He has worked at North Estonian Regional Hospital, East Tallinn Central Hospital, and West Tallinn Central Hospital during his residenture.

Dr. Vladislav Tiškovski has also worked in different health centers in Finland as a general doctor.

Ultrasound doctor

Languages: English, Estonian, Russian, Finnish

OTHER SPECIALISTS

Resident in General Surgery

Languages: English, Estonian, Russian

  • 2020 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine
  • 2020 Residency in General Surgery

Dr Sergei Rõbakov has worked in the Tallinn Ambulance Service, in the Emergency Department of the East-Tallinn Central Hospital, and in the Psychiatric Clinic of the North-Estonian Regional Hospital. Currently, dr Rõbakov is a resident in General Surgery and he works in the Surgery departments of East-Tallinn Central Hospital and North-Estonian Regional Hospital.

 

Resident in Orthopaedics

Languages: English, Estonian, Finnish

  • 2017 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine
  • 2017 Residency in Orthopaedics

Dr Silvia Koljal is currently a resident of Orthopaedics in the North-Estonian Regional Hospital, where she also works as an on-call doctor in the Emergency Department. Since 2019, Dr Koljal works in the Pärnu Hospital Surgery Clinic and she has also worked as a general doctor in various Finnish health centres and in Emergency Departments of Estonian hospitals.

 

 

Resident in Neurosurgery

Languages: English, Estonian, French

  • Tallinn French Lyceum
  • 2017 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine
  • 2017 Residency in Neurosurgery

Dr Martti Vaske has worked in the Emergency Department of Hiiumaa Hospital, in the Neurosurgery department of Tartu University Hospital, as an on-call doctor in the Emergency Department of Viljandi Hospital, in the Neurosurgery department of North-Estonian Regional Hospital, and as an on-call surgeon in Haapsalu Hospital.

Dr Martti Vaske is specialized in Neurosurgery. Due to his specialty, he is able to examine nervous system diseases that require surgical treatment and can assist patients in need of minor surgeries. He emphasises communication with the patient and providing clear information. It is important for Dr Vaske that the person understands the nature and possible treatment or management of their disease.

Paediatrician

Languages: English, Estonian, Russian

  • 2001 Saint-Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University
  • 2005 Residency in Paediatrics
  • 2007-2011 Doctorate in Paediatrics

Dr. Natalia Antonova worked in the Paediatrics and Obstetrics Department of Ida-Viru Central Hospital in 2008-2013 and in 2011 in the Paediatrics Department of Al Wasli Hospital in Dubai. Since 2014, she has been working as a Paediatrician at Tallinn Children's Hospital.

Dr. Natalia Antonova advises patients from birth and her narrower interests include acute infections, recurrent fever of unclear genesis, and Paediatric Rheumatology.

In 2013, Dr. Antonova defended her doctoral dissertation on "Diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired defects of the jaws and face of children and concomitant connective tissue dysplasia".

Dr. Natalia Antonova is a member of the European Academy of Paediatrics, the Estonian Society of Paediatricians and the American Austrian Open Medical Institute.

Doctor-resident in Pulmonology

Languages: English, Estonian, Russian, Finnish

  • 2020 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine
  • 2021 Residency in Pulmonology

Dr. Anžela Tjuljukova is currently a doctor-resident in the field of Pulmonology. While studying in university, she worked as an assistant nurse in the Urology Department of the Surgical Clinic of Tartu University Hospital and as an assistant doctor in the Emergency Department of Põlva Hospital. After graduation, she spent a year in Finland, working  in the field of infectious diseases and pulmonary diseases.

Pulmonologist

Languages: English, Estonian, Russian, Finnish

  • 2000 Jõgeva Gymnasium
  • 2007 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Kadri Jaama has previously worked as a general doctor in the Emergency Unit of Rakvere Hospital and as a Pulmonologist in the Tartu University Hospital and the Kymenlaakso Central Hospital in Finland. Dr. Kadri Jaama has been working as a Pulmonologist in the East-Tallinn Central Hospital since 2018.

In her profession, dr. Kadri Jaama has specialized in bronchoscopies and is competent in all Pulmonology issues: asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sleep apnea, post-COVID-19 lung lesions, lung tumours, diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia.

Resident of Oncology

Languages: English, Estonian, Russian, Finnish, Latvian, Spanish

  • 2018 Riga Stradins University

Dr. Sandra Kase is currently a resident doctor of Oncology. She started actively working in medicine while studying at the University, assisting in surgical operations and continued as an assistant physician at the Hematology and Oncology Clinic of Tartu University Hospital.

After graduation, dr. Sandra applied for residency in Oncology and currently, she has been able to practice in the Tartu University Hospital, East Tallinn Central Hospital, and North Estonian Regional Hospital. In addition to residency, she has worked in the Emergency Department at East Tallinn Central Hospital.

Dr. Sandra Kase has also enrolled in professional training at the Hospital de la Santa Creu in Sant Pau in Barcelona, ​​Charles University in Prague and Paul Strandins University Hospital in Riga.

Dr. Sandra believes that to become a good and trustworthy doctor, one has to have vast experience and knowledge. Because of this, she finds her work in Valvekliinik to be very important to be able to help patients with more common and also rarer illnesses, while she uses her specialty knowledge.

 

Vascular Surgeon

Languages: English, Estonian, Russian, Finnish

  • 2001 Rakvere High School of Sciences, gold medal
  • 2007 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, cum laude
  • 2014 Residency in Cardio-Vascular Medicine

Dr. Geidi Rajaste has been working at the Vascular Surgery Department of Tartu University Hospital since 2016. She has worked in Finnish and Estonian Emergency Departments for over 10 years, gaining valuable experience from a wide variety of medical situations and specialties.

NURSES

Nurse

Languages: English, Estonian, Russian

  • 2018 Tallinn Health Care College, Nursing
  • 2020 Tartu University, Masters in Nursing Sciences

Nurse Maria Nääb spent the year 2012 working as a leading member in a rehabilitation center for the blind in Russia. She currently works as a nurse in the 3rd degree Intensive Care Unit in the North Estonian Regional Hospital.

Maria is also interested in topics relating to Gynaecology and counselling in this field.

Nurse/Consultant

Languages: English, Estonian, Russian

  • Tallinn Health Care College, Nursing
  • Kholodenko School of Psychology
  • Wiesbaden Psychotherapy Academy, Basic Consultant in Positive Psychoteraphy

Nurse Kira Weber has worked in the field of Psychosomatics since 2013 and has accumulated more than 500 individual hours working with clients during this period.

In addition to regular work with clients, Kira is taking part of a yearly program regarding Psychosomatic work in Kiev. You can regularly listen to Kira on Radio 4 and read her articles in “Delovõe Vedomosti”, in which she shares recommendations and comments regarding questions about her specialty. In year 2018, Kira published her first book regarding Psychosomatics, which includes recommendations and guidance based on her current counselling career and which can help in the most common issues that her clients have had.

 

Nurse

Languages: English, Estonian, Russian

  • 2010 Tallinn Health Care College, Nursing
  • 2013 Tartu Health Care College, Intensive Care Nursing

Nurse Jekaterina Morina finished her specialty learning as a Nurse-Brigade Manager in Tallinn Ambulance Service. She has worked in different departments in the North Estonian Regional Hospital since 2006 – in Vascular Surgery and Emergency Department.

Nurse Jekaterina has been working in ambulances since 2008, this is something that is of big interest for her until this day.

Nurse Jekaterina annually takes part of different additional courses, seminars, and medical competitions. She has experience in Family Medicine from year 2017.

ADMINISTRATION

Chief Executive Officer

Languages: English, Estonian, Russian

  • 2016 Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences, master
  • 2022 Estonian Business School, Healthcare Leader Development Program

The CEO of Valvekliinik, Marge Iidel, is a determined and cheerful person who is never afraid of new challenges or difficult situations. In addition to running Valveliinik, Marge leads the SL Meedik private clinic and Perekliinik OÜ, where amongst other tasks she coordinates the whole action plan as well as leads and motivates the team.