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Gold Coast’s Most Powerful Combination of Holistic Medicine and Natural Health Practitioners

Meet the Team
The Medical Sanctuary brings together a team of health practitioners from different fields of conventional and alternative medicine. These include holistic doctors, naturopaths, nutrition specialists, chiropractors, osteopaths and massage therapists. Our practitioners all come together to help our patients achieve greater levels of health, well being and happiness, at a convenient Gold Coast location. Our practitioners can work with you individually, or with each other, to provide collaborative care. With so many health professionals at one service, you will be certain to attain the right support that your body needs. Arrange an appointment today, and make your health your greatest priority.
Dr Elen ApThomas

Dr Elen ApThomas

Holistic Doctor

Dr Elen ApThomas is the founding doctor of The Medical Sanctuary and a leading General Practitioner with over twenty years of private clinical experience practicing integrative nutritional medicine. Nearly a decade ago her vision was to create a multi-disciplined integrative medical practice which would provide a sanctuary for health and wellbeing. Find out more
Dr. Jolanta Paszkiewicz

Dr. Jolanta Paszkiewicz

Holistic Doctor

A G.P with over 30 years experience, Jolanta treats all types of female & male health issues and has many years experience in addressing hormonal problems. For the past 15 years she has worked as an integrative holistic medical practitioner in Melbourne, incorporating both orthodox and complementary medicines in the management of her patients. Find out more.
Dr Cris Beer

Dr Cris Beer

Holistic Doctor

As an expert in nutritional medicine Dr Cris specialises not just in the prevention and treatment of illnesses, but in the attaining of optimum health. She believes that this state is achievable for anyone and passionately shares this message as a media personality. Dr. Cris holds qualifications in medicine, biomedical science, integrative and nutritional medicine, health coaching, as well as personal fitness training. Find out more.
Cassi Cowlam

Cassi Cowlam

Naturopath

Cassi Cowlam qualified as a Naturopath from The Australian College of Natural Medicine in 2007, although also studied in London at the College of Nutritional Medicine and graduated in 1993. Having a passion for nutrition, Cassi is highly-skilled in the art of natural medicine, not only in clinical practice at The Medical Sanctuary, but has been lecturing and supervising final clinic students at the Endeavour College of Natural Health for the past 8 years. Find out more.
John Burchell

John Burchell

Naturopath

John Burchell is a highly regarded Naturopath, Homoeopath and integrative medicine practitioner. John brings to the Medical Sanctuary 25 years extensive clinical experience. Johns experience enables him to manage and overview patients’ health from a holistic perspective, treating varying levels of disease. Find out more.
Peter Carter

Peter Carter

Osteopath

Peter Carter has been successfully treating patients for over twenty five years and has gained extensive hands on clinical experience. His Osteopathic approach is centred on promoting a strong structural base and restoring normal mobility and function to all areas of the body. Find out more.

Dr Karen Hall

Dr Karen Hall

Chiropractor

Karen Hall initially completed a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Osteopathy at the University of Western Sydney and then had the opportunity to finish her studies with a Masters in Chiropractic at Macquarie University. This combination gives Karen a unique understanding and skill set to help optimise structure and function. Find out more

Jennifer Kirk

Jennifer Kirk

Massage Therapist

Jennifer’s training as a massage therapist coupled with her background as a professional athlete provides her with a comprehensive understanding of the human body and the effects that physical training exerts upon it. Find out more.
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