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The highly experienced family physicians (GPs), specialist doctors and nurses at Valvekliinik are ready to help you with both urgent ailments and chronic illnesses. The patient’s needs are always our starting point, and we do our best to find a solution for each health problem. Our doctors and nurses will help to determine the most likely reason behind the patient’s health problem, assess the risks, and if necessary, provide instructions for further treatment or tests.
The mission of Valvekliinik is to be available to everybody in need of medical care and offer patient-centered treatment at the very moment when it is needed the most.
During our 5 years of work, Valvekliinik has helped over 12,000 patients from more than 100 countries.
Our highly experienced doctors will help to determine the cause behind the patient’s health problem and provide instructions for further treatment or tests.
Valvekliinik – personalized care in the centre of Tallinn
Dr. Ann Savisaar 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 Savisaar is a member of Estonian Junior Doctors’ Association and the Estonian Gyneacologists’ Society.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr Laura Rähni has worked as an assistant nurse in the Tartu University Hospital in the department of hematology and bone marrow transplantation (from June to August 2018). She was an assistant doctor in the internal medicine department of Southern Estonian Hospital between June 2019 and June 2021. Dr Rähni has worked as a general doctor in the surgery, internal medicine department, and emergency department of Põlva Hospital and in the Confido Tartu Lõunakeskus clinic from July 2021 to August 2022. Currently, she is working as a Doctor-Resident in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology field at West Tallinn Central Hospital since September 2022.
Dr Rähni has a great willingness to learn and she is very dutiful and committed. She is part of the Estonian Medical Association and Estonian Junior Doctors’ Association.
Dr. Hille Sepp has worked as an anesthesiologist and emergency medicine physician at Põlva and Valga Hospitals. She specializes in family medicine and is a member of the Estonian Young Family Doctors Association (MTÜ Eesti Noored Perearstid).
Eeva Protas has worked as a Family Doctor and a General Doctor since 2018. She is fluent in Estonian, Russian, and English and values precision.
Eeva Protas is part of The Estonian Society of Family Doctors and Estonian Society of Junior Family Doctors (was part of the board in 2021/2022). She has also been an active member of the Estonian Medical Students’ Association (EstMSA) and the sexual health work group leader in 2016/2017.
Dr Jekaterina Konstantinova has simultaneously done her main Residency cycles in a hospital and worked as a General Practitioner in Perekliinik and Rosenthali Perearstikeskus. Dr Konstantinova is part of various specialty unions: Estonian Medical Association, Estonian Society of Junior Family Doctors, Estonian Junior Doctors’ Association
In her work, Dr Jekaterina Konstantinova is guided by the desire to contribute to a better future of Estonian medicine.
Dr Eva-Lotta Aasjõe worked as an assistant doctor in the Dermatovenerology Department of the Northern Estonian Regional Hospital in 2020. She has also worked in the same hospital in the Emergency Medicine Department as an assistant doctor (2021 and 2022) and as a general practitioner (in 2022). In 2022, she has also worked as a general practitioner at the Kivimäe Family Medicine Center.
Dr. Sergei Abramov has spent the last 5 years working in health centers, private clinics and on-call rooms in Finland and Estonia.
Dr. Brita Kroosmann has worked in health centers and hospitals, Internal Diseases Department, and in an on-call room in Finland.
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. Lindström is the doctor in charge for various retirement homes in Southern Finland since 2021.
Dr. Ingmar Lindström is a graduate of the Estonian School of Diplomacy and the EBS Healthcare Leader Development Program.
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.
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.
Dr Darja Belova has worked as a Paediatric Cardiologist at the Tallinn Children’s Hospital, as a doctor at the Tallinn Emergency Medical Service (2012-2014), and as a doctor at the Järveotsa Family Medicine Center (from 2022 onwards). She is specialized in paediatric cardiology and paediatrics. Darja is a member of the Estonian Society of Paediatricians, of the AEPC, and the Estonian Medical Association.
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.
Kerttu Randmaa has worked as a school psychologist in the Kivimäe Elementary School (2018-2020) and is working as the school psychologist at the Tallinn European School since 2021. She specialised in working with children and adolescents.
Kerttu is taking part in the 2022/23 school psychologist professional development year and she is working on her speciality knowledge with a supervisor. She has gone through an introductory course in cognitive-behavioural therapy, training in motivating interviewing, and a short training in skills learning. Currently, she is going through training in the introduction to family psychology and family therapy. Kerttu is part of the Estonian Association of School Psychologists.
Marie Lugenberg has worked at the Psychiatric Clinic of North Estonia Medical Centre and Kivimäe Family Medical Centre. She specialises in child and adolescent psychiatry, but also has work experience with adults at the Psychiatry Clinic of North Estonia Medical Centre and the Kivimäe Family Medical Centre. She currently works full-time at Tallinn Children's Hospital. Marie has participated in the process of creating the treatment manual for ADHD and is a member of the Estonian Society of Junior Psychiatrists and the Estonian Junior Doctors' Association.
Sandra Howarth has graduated from the University of Brighton with majors in Psychology and Criminology and has practical experience from various educational institutions in the UK, working with children and adolescents. She has been working on her master’s degree since 2019 in Estonia and worked as a school psychologist, complementing her knowledge regarding social-emotional development, infatuational relationships, behavioural problems and learning difficulties for children and adolescents. Sandra works with children, adolescents, parents, and individual counselling.
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.
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.
Dr. Raudsepp has previously worked as a general practitioner in the Emergency Medicine Department of East Tallinn Central Hospital (2016–2021). Since 2022, she has been working as a sports physician at the Sports Medicine Foundation.
Dr Tatjana Matvejeva has worked at the Pathology Center of the North Estonian Regional Hospital and at the Tallinn Emergency Medical Service. She loves to work as part of a team and care for the patient’s wellbeing.
Dr Riste Kaaret has worked as an assistant nurse at the Tallinn Children’s Hospital, as an assistant doctor at the East-Tallinn Central Hospital and as a general doctor at the Confido Medical Center. She is part of the Estonian Junior Doctors’ Association.
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.
Since graduating from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Tartu, dr. Sandra Kase started her residency in the field of Oncology and has worked in the major hospitals of Estonia and part-taken in speciality training as part of her residency. She has also spent part of her residency at Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau in Barcelona, at Královské Vinohrady University Hospital in Prague, and at Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital in Riga.
During her residency, she also simultaneously worked in the Emergency Medicine Department of East-Tallinn Central Hospital. She is a PhD student in Medical Sciences at University of Tartu since 2021. Dr. Sandra Kase joined Valvekliinik in 2019.
She believes that in order to become a good and trustworthy doctor, one needs to have a wide variety of knowledge and experiences and being a good doctor is not only based on actions, but also the nature of the person.
Liis Jürise works at the Tallinn Emergency Medicine Service and at Valvekliinik.
Kätriin Timian has worked at the oncology department of Tallinn Children’s Hospital (2017-2018), as an assistant nurse in the orthopaedic department of East-Tallinn Central Hospital (2019), as a family nurse in Perearst Reet Polli OÜ (2020), as a dental nurse in Novamed (2017-2021) and as a procedural nurse in Synlab (2020-2023).
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.
Irina Osichkina has worked as a family nurse in family medicine centres and has been a part of the Valvekliinik team since 2020. She is very focused on being patient-centred in her work.
Eva-Maria Sentifoli-Saluveer has worked as a family nurse and as the nurse in charge in Perekliinik OÜ.