Dr. Barbara is a General Practitioner with over 20 years of experience. She graduated from the University of Zagreb Medical School in Croatia in 2000 with a Degree in Medicine, subsequently obtaining her Medical Practitioner licenses from the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia, and the Department of Health, Dubai.
She obtained a Diploma in Diving Medicine in 2009 with competence to perform assessments of working and recreational divers, or compressed air workers. She can manage diving accidents and advise diving contractors on Diving Medicine and Physiology.
She worked as a General Practitioner in an Outpatient clinic in Zagreb before moving to Dubai in 2004.
Dr. Barbara Vela enjoys a variety of work in the field of Family Medicine, with a special interest in chronic diseases, women’s health and preventive medicine. Her approach is holistic, and patient centred, and she practices evidence-based medicine. She has a strong focus on preventive health, including immunisation and travel vaccinations and advice, cervical screening/mammography, as well as various general health check-ups.
- European Underwater and Baromedical Society (EUBS)
- Royal College Of General Practitioners (International member)
- Divers Alert Network Europe (DAN Europe)
- Croatian Medical Chamber
- Oil & Gas (UK)