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Natural Health Medicine

Meet the Team

Our aim is simple: we want to help you with your health goals, taking you from where your health currently is to where you would like it to be and where it can be.

Our strategic style of assessing your health not only through your symptoms, but through in-house or external testing, allows us to measure exactly your progress and improvement, and allows you to evaluate the effectiveness of our therapies.

In your journey to a better health, you will meet us:

Maria Harpas:

Director, Naturopath & Clinical Nutritionist

I’m Maria Harpas, the director of Natural Health Medicine, Clinical Nutritionist and a Naturopathic practitioner with over 12 years experience.

Years of dealing with my kid’s health, my health and over a decade of watching the theory of nutritional and lifestyle medicine work its magic on real people has placed me in the unique position of understanding what works and what doesn’t work and when!

Tim Jaeger:

Nutritional Medicine Specialist and Bredesen Protocol Certified

Apart from being a person with a passion to help our clients in clinic, a nerdy scientist at times, someone that enjoys/ enjoyed running, road cycling and playing lacrosse (even played in the 1998 World Lacrosse Championship in Baltimore USA in the German National Lacrosse Team) and someone busy doing all the other ‘things’ we do and think are so important in our lives, I’m really and most importantly a father and husband and lastly a friend to all the people in my life.

Jo Kastrappi:

Acupuncturist

Being raised by a grandmother who always cured our winter ills with herbal remedies was my first encounter with natural therapies. Being a very healthy child and never going to doctors was the norm for me. As I became a teen, I soon realised I could help others learn about ways to stay healthy particularly through the use of herbal medicine and nutrition. I studied Naturopathy straight out of high school and was practicing by age 20.

Margherita Officer

Naturopath and Clinical Nutritionist

I am very proud of being involved with Natural Health Medicine. Maria is a colleague and friend from school and our relationship is built on fun, honesty, integrity and love of health.

I have been a practicing Naturopath since 2002 and I still get excited and love this dynamic industry of heath.

As a teenager I was exposed to Natural or Complimentary Medicine when my very young father was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour.

Anne Clarke:

Counsellor, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Naturopath & Bredesen Protocol Certified

Anne is a highly qualified and experienced integrative practitioner, who has an interest in mind-body medicine. She has been practising as a naturopath, counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist for more than 10 years.

Anne seeks to find the underlying causes of her clients health conditions, rather than just treating symptoms. She inspires and supports clients to achieve their health goals, via education, as well as individually tailored treatment plans.

Sofi Bevan

Reception

I was raised by parents who are passionate about natural living and when I had allergies as a kid they used food and herbal medicine to cure me completely so I was exposed to natural therapies and lifestyle from a young age. I have been practicing yoga since I was 18 and went to Italy to get my teaching certificate. I loved learning about the philosophy of yoga and the connection of body mind and spirit. I also studied Holistic Nutrition in Canada and currently studying Naturopathy in Adelaide. I love learning about the complexity of our body and constantly reminded of how important it is to be in-tuned to our selves and to connect to our body. My perfect day will be starting with a good cup of coffee, swim in the ocean, baking banana bread, enjoying music and laughter with my friends! Looking forward to meeting you.
Sofi

Anna-Lisa Focareta:

Reception

Being the past Practice Manager of Body Energy and Integrated Health Therapies and a practitioner of frequency specific microcurrent, a pain management therapy. I have always been fond of natural therapies, my husband and my two daughters eat fresh wholefood meals and stay active.

Vicki Lange:

Reception

Hi, I’m Vicki and I am here at Natural Health Medicine as your first point of contact to direct, support and help to make your experience with us the best one possible!
I have been involved with Medical and Dental Reception over the years, together with Beauty Therapy where I owned my own salon for a few years.
Working at Natural Health Medicine is close to my heart, as I have a passion for all things natural and anything that can ultimately  enhance our overall health and wellbeing.
It is the best place to work, as the entire team here are so positive, fun and passionate about what we do!
I look forward to seeing you soon 

Vicki

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