Dr James Read MBBS, FRACGP, Grad Dip Rural GP, JCCA qualified GP anaesthetist

Dr Read is a teaching faculty member and the former Vice President of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine.

He has numerous post graduate qualifications including Fellowships in General Practice, Rural General Practice, Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, a Master Degree in Public Health majoring in Nutrition and post graduate qualifications as a GP anaesthetist. He works both in chronic disease focussing on lifestyle nutrition and environmental factors as well as in acute rural and remote medicine where he provides locum anaesthetic and emergency medicine services to rural remote and indigenous communities.

He is an internationally renowned presenter in clinical nutrition having taught in India, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. He is a rural GP by trade where his scope of practice extends to Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Anaesthesia.

His real focus is on providing holistic healthcare integrating the best of nutritional, environmental and lifestyle medicine alongside mainstream western medicine in all his patients.

Approaches to treatment include examining and modifying lifestyle factors including diet, sleep and stress management. He also examines toxin exposure and utilises detoxification, nutritional supplementation including intravenous and individually compounded nutrients and hormonal therapies to treat a variety of clinical conditions. 

Areas of interest
  • Children’s Health
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Autism
    • Learning disorders
    • Food intolerances
    • Allergy including colic and reflux
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Emotional and Mental Health
  • Weight Management and Diabetes
  • Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia
  • Nutritional Interventions for chronic disease (Autoimmune disease and cancer)
  • Natural Hormone Management

All existing patients of Dr Read MUST complete the relevant questionnaire prior to your appointment.

*Forms are only to be completed by patients who already have an appointment booked with Dr Read. If you do not have an appointment, please call the practice.

*Follow Up Consultation Questionnaire

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Dr James Read is available Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Consultations are by appointment only. Please call our receptionist between 9:00am and 5:00pm to make an appointment.

Dr Nick Krasner MBCHB, DRCOG, FRACGP, MSC Sports Med (UCL)

Dr Nick Krasner qualified as a doctor at Liverpool University (UK) in 1992. He gained his GP qualifications and his Masters in Sports Medicine in London, where he also lectured doctors and medical students and later worked for Tottenham Hotspur and Barnet soccer teams.

He has a special interest in psychology, having written the book on depression entitled ’10 Simple Paths to Happiness.’ Dr Krasner has been studying and treating skin cancers for the last 4 years and recently completed his initial ACNEM training, which leads to a fellowship in Nutritional and environmental medicine (Integrative Medicine).

Dr Krasner has also been an expert for BBC World News, a presenter on Channel 10’s Cruise Mode, a children’s author and International motivational speaker.

Areas of interest
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic and Complex Disorders
  • Depression
  • General Practice
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Sports Medicine
  • Stress Management

Dr Nick Krasner is available Wednesday 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Consultations are by appointment only. Please call our receptionist between 9:00am and 5:00pm to make an appointment.

Dr Richard Moore BMed, B App Sc, B Sc (Hons), Grad Dip (Acupuncture), MSc Adv Med (Musculoskeletal), ACNEM

Dr Richard Moore is a registered Medical Doctor, Osteopath and Acupuncturist, and has studied through ACNEM (Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine).

Using manual therapy, nutrition, osteopathy, medicine and acupuncture, he teaches clients how to support their bodies while also identifying possible environmental factors or stress that may be having a negative impact on their overall well being.

Areas of interest
  • Acupuncture
  • Bio-Injection
  • Biomesotherapy
  • Chelation Therapy
  • Cranio-Sacral Therapy
  • General Medicine
  • Intra-muscular Vitamins
  • Intravenous Vitamins
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Neural Therapy
  • Osteopathy
  • Prolotherapy
  • Trigger Point Injections

Dr Richard Moore is available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday morning.

Consultations are by appointment only. Please call our receptionist between 9:00am and 5:00pm to make an appointment.

Fernanda Cavalari B.H.Sc. (TCM) – UTS Sydney, CHt

Fernanda Cavalari is a Hypnotherapist, Counsellor and Chinese Medicine Practitioner (Acupuncturist and Herbalist), member of the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association – IMDHA, USA.

Her approach to treatment includes examining and modifying lifestyle factors through hypnosis, acupuncture and counselling with the aim to resolve the causes of your health and emotional challenges.

Fernanda has worked extensively with hypnosis and has found it to be a very effective therapy in assisting the body in healing itself from dis-ease, stress, anxiety, aches and pains, and a myriad of imbalances in the body and mind.

Your unconscious mind holds the patterns, which cause your issues – but also holds the solutions that you are looking for. Hypnotherapy is about tapping into your internal resources to free yourself from the past, resolve problems and challenges and find solutions for what you are struggling with.

Hypnosis works directly with the subconscious mind. Acupuncture affects the parasympathetic nervous system. Counselling complements both hypnosis and acupuncture to achieve very powerful healing outcomes.

Consultations in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Services can be claimable on private health insurance.

Areas of interest
  • Aches and pains / arthritis
  • Anxiety
  • Auto-immune diseases
  • Chronic fatigue / fibromyalgia
  • Conflict
  • Depression
  • Digestive disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Feelings of not being successful
  • Feelings of not going anywhere in life
  • Frigidity
  • Grief / sadness / anger
  • Hearing impairments
  • Insomnia
  • Lack of confidence
  • Lack of coordination
  • Locomotor difficulties
  • Low immunity
  • Migraines / headaches
  • Not feeling good enough
  • Poor memory / brain fog
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Respiratory problems
  • Sexual dysfunctions
  • Skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis, allergies)
  • Stress
  • Submissive behaviour
  • Tinnitus (ear ringing)

Fernanda is available on Monday.

Consultations are by appointment only. Please call our receptionist between 9:00am and 5:00pm to make an appointment.

Sylvia Tarchalska Certified MINDD/Functional Medicine Health Coach (FMCHC), Bachelor of Commerce

Sylvia Tarchalska is a certified MINDD/ Functional Medicine Health Coach. Her mission is to help clients and their families feel better and whole again – back to what a good life looks like for the patient. She works as part of the team of practitioners at The Grove Health Bondi.

In this role she helps clients facilitate behaviour change by working with them to understand their motivations for change and co-create a realistic goal-based plan to implement the Doctors recommended protocol.

Depending on where the client is at, this can involve motivational interviewing, character strength analysis, protocol translation and targeting lifestyle modification including sleep, stress response, hydration, physical activity and shopping habits.  This process aims to achieve lasting positive change for clients, by helping them realign values and behaviours.

As they journey toward better health, Sylvia aims to guide, support, nurture and empower patients to discover the “why” part of the need for changes and then the “how”.

Sylvia’s journey to becoming a Health Coach began after the birth of her first child in 2009. Having worked in the finance industry at Merrill Lynch/BofA as a portfolio trader for 16 years in Australia and Hong Kong, she faced a raft of chronic health issues that needed to be understood and addressed.  This led her initially to the works of Weston a Price and in more recent years to retrain as a functional medicine health coach to take back control of her own health. She works every Tuesday in the clinic but is available most days with notice.

Areas of interest
  • Executive health
  • Parents health
  • Children’s Health
  • Overcoming Overwhelm
  • Interpreting protocols

Sylvia’s hours are Tuesday 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Consultations are by appointment only. Please call our receptionist between 9:00am and 5:00pm to make an appointment.

Margaret Crowley BA (Psychology) Grad Dip Counselling MAppScience (Health Psychology)

Margaret Crowley is a registered Psychologist, Member of The Australian Psychological Society and Member of The Australian Institute of Company Directors.  She has a naturally engaging, warm, professional manner. Margaret offers an extensive set of skills and experience having worked in the community, health, education, public and corporate sectors.

Margaret has substantial experience as a psychologist, CEO, senior executive, organisational development and change management consultant, lecturer, researcher, professional supervisor, tribunal member, coach and mentor. Her experience extends from working with children through to elderly clients. She has worked as a medical researcher in psycho-oncology and has experience in health coaching and adjustment following diagnosis. Margaret also enjoys working with executives and professionals during times of career transition.

Margaret provides psychological therapy for a variety of presentations including; anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anger, work-life balance, relationship issues, workplace stress, resilience training, and bereavement counselling.  Margaret applies a range of evidence-based techniques and interventions including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Positive Psychology, Relaxation training, Mindfulness, Hypnotherapy, EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Family Group Conferencing and Solution Focussed Brief Therapy.

Margaret is currently working at Bondi and Pymble on alternative Thursdays, she does face to face and phone consultations. Consultations are by appointment only. Please call our receptionist between 9:00am and 5:00pm to make an appointment.

Mary Kharma Naturopath

Mary Kharma is a Naturopath with a vibrant passion for holistic health. Qualified with an Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy she works with many modalities to support and enhance the mind and body bringing them back to optimal strength and well-being. Working alongside highly regarded Practitioners specialising in integrative and holistic health, she is committed to investigating and identifying the causes of imbalances in the body, as she believes in supporting the mind body and soul.

Areas of interest
  • Immune support
  • Health and well-being
  • Female health
  • Gut/digestive health
  • Skin conditions
  • Allergies, Eczema, Psoriasis
  • Mood disorders
  • Stress and anxiety support
  • Weight loss
  • Pain and inflammation
  • Sleep support

With a passion for natural medicine with evidence-based research and new innovative ways to help her patient, Mary is driven in educating and empowering her clients while providing them with a personalised program for each presenting health problem in improving physical, emotional and mental well-being health.

Comprehensive functional testing and analysis referrals, blood work and food allergy testing available in clinic.

Providing and working alongside diet, lifestyle changes, supplementation, herbal medicine and other modalities to support a distinct system of primary health care that emphasises prevention and the self-healing process through the practice of natural therapies


Consultations are by appointment only. Please call our receptionist between 9:00am and 5:00pm to make an appointment.

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