Health is a state of body. Wellness is a state of being

J Stanford

Integrative Womens’ Health


Menstrual issues

Menopause management

Womens’ Mental Health

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Integrative Weight Management


Hormonal health

Genetics

Gut dysbiosis

Body Image

Integrative Chronic Pain Management


Medicinal cannabis (CBD) therapy

Mind body medicine

Food as medicine

Integrative Gut Health


Functional abdominal bloating

Abdominal cramps

Reflux

Irritable bowel syndrome

Constipation

Why see an integrative doctor?

Integrative medicine refers to the blending of conventional and evidence-based natural and complementary medicines and therapies with lifestyle interventions to deliver holistic, patient-centred care.

I want to facilitate YOUR journey to better health. Chronic illness is a complex issue and there is no “one size fits all” approach. We all have an individual genetic make-up, lifestyle, diet, emotional and stress response. The basic pillars of good heath are diet, sleep, stress management, exercise, and human connection. Getting the basics right can sometimes be the most challenging aspect of finding good health. When we look at the “BLUE ZONES” on the planet, where individuals who live the longest and are the healthiest reside, it is often these simple parameters that they have nailed.

Integrative medicine encompasses finding the “root cause” of why we are unwell. Taking this approach is important to restore long term better health. Determining the antecedents, triggers and perpetuators requires taking a detailed medical history, focussed physical examination and relevant medical investigations. Taking a holistic approach in medicine requires a significant amount of time and lays the groundwork to forming a good doctor-patient relationship.

There has been considerable research in integrative medicine over the past decade. The gut microbiota and its role in an individual’s general health is a great example. The endocannabinoid system and the role of medicinal cannabis in treating multiple health conditions including chronic pain and anxiety is yet another example.

I look forward to embarking on the journey of integrative medical care with you. It is an expanding and innovative area of medicine where both traditional, lifestyle and complimentary medicine intersect to provide a variety of treatment options specific to each individual.

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Qualifications


  • MBBS (University of Melbourne)
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • PhD (Dept Paediatrics, University of Melbourne)
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Certificate (Family Planning Victoria)
  • Antenatal shared-care provider (Mercy Hospital for Women)
  • Primary modules Australian College of Environmental and Nutritional Medicine
  • Bio-Balance Training
  • Advanced Lifesaving Skills (ALS)

Memberships


  • Member of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Member of Australian Medical Association
  • Member of Australian Menopause Society
  • Member of Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine
  • Member of Society of Cannabis Clinicians

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