Dr Khyentse was born in Rockhampton, Queensland and her Air Force family moved to various places in Australia, Scotland and Malaysia. After a Bachelor of Science, she worked in an Air Force pathology laboratory before completing teacher training and teaching secondary Science in the Northern Rivers. She then coordinated and lectured Bioscience units in the Bachelor of Nursing at Southern Cross University, where she completed a research Master’s degree in Neuroscience.
After 20 years, she studied Medicine at the University of Queensland followed by internship and Mental Health residency at GCUH. She completed the rest of her residency in Palliative Care, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Rockhampton Base Hospital and Gladstone Hospital and General Medicine and Urology at QEII in Brisbane.
Dr Khyentse began General Practice training at Gundagai Medical Centre where the five GP Registrars also took turns to staff the hospital and Emergency Department during the week and on weekends. Retrievals by road or air to higher levels of care sometimes had to be organised. From Gundagai, she went to West Ballina Medical Centre before moving to The Bright Side Clinic, where she is currently undertaking Fellowship exams.
Dr Khyentse practices evidence-based medicine and has a special interest in Paediatrics. She likes to spend her spare time with her grandchildren and participating in meditation activities.