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Jarrod Cooper - ND

Functional Medicine Perth

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Perth Integrative & Functional Medicine clinic

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Meet the Australian Advanced Functional Medicine Team

Jarrod and the team work together on all cases during the Medical Review stage and as required throughout the patient journey. 

Both In Person and Telehealth appointments are available.  Telehealth patients across Australia have access to the same resources and testing options as face to face patients. 

We are electronically linked with all major Medical Testing Labs across Australia.  All appointments are conducted through a secure medical link, no need to download any software with access available from your smartphone or PC. 

To manage all aspects of your healthcare journey, patients have access to our secure Patient Portal.  Medical test results can be viewed in the portal when complete.  Patients also have the ability to direct message their practitioner or admin staff and upload previous test results for practitioner review.

New technology and laboratory integration has made the highest level of healthcare available to everyone, no matter where you live.

Meet Jarrod

Jarrod is a Degree qualified Naturopathic Doctor & Functional Medicine Practitioner.

He specialises in a number of key areas including Gut Health, MTHFR & Genetic Testing, Mental Health and Thyroid Disorders.

He has been mentored by some of the best minds in functional medicine in the world and is passionate about natural medicine and helping others.

Meet Shiree

Shiree is a Nurse Practitioner & Functional Medicine Practitioner.

She specialises in a number of key areas including Women's Health, Hormones, Skin Conditions, Gut health, Fatigue and Sleep issues and Autoimmune Disease.

Being a Nurse practitioner allows Shiree’s in person patients to claim Medicare rebates on her consultation fees.

Meet Milva

Milva is a degree qualified Functional & Nutritional Medicine Practitioner.

She specialises in a number of key areas including Autoimmune Disorders, Heavy Metal Toxicity, Parasites, Gut Health,  Cognitive Decline & Aging, Fatigue, Inflammation and Chronic Disease in general.

Milva has been trained by some of the best Integrative GP's and Functional Medicine professionals in both Australia and the the USA.

Testimonials

Jarrod has helped me greatly with my sinus issues. Highly recommend
Sean Savage
Sean Savage
01:38 06 May 22
Dr Rachel Balm found out what was wrong with me when no other doctor could. Western medicine ruled out any obvious cancers etc, however they couldn’t identify anything further and I was suffering with so many stomach problems and other issues. I lost so much weight due to my health issues and suffered so much, however I have finally found relief and answers to my issues after years of suffering, thanks to the amazing Doctors here.Cannot recommend this practice enough and I recommend everyone to this practice with health issues that are complicated which normal doctors cannot find answers to.Thank you Dr Rachel and to the amazing staff at this practice as well, that have helped me through my journey!
Mary Chetty
Mary Chetty
09:17 17 Apr 22
The Professionals at Advanced Functional Medicine take an invested interest in your health and work with you to ensure you have a holistic and achievable approach to better health. After spending 18 months with my practitioner I have achieved excellent results and much improved health!
Cathy LeCerf
Cathy LeCerf
07:53 12 Apr 22
I came to Shiree after being told by another doctor I needed to go onto thyroid medication. I didn’t want to be on a life long medication so I was seeking out an alternative. Shiree was very thorough and took my concerns seriously. After a few tests, she recommended doing the AIP diet (Autoimmune Protocol) and starting a variety of supplements. I committed fully to the plan and within 6 months I eliminated almost all thyroid antibodies, drastically improved liver function, increased my energy level, balanced my hormones and other levels. I also lost 15kgs which is just a bonus! Throughout the process Shiree was supportive and answered any questions I had. I couldn’t have done it without her. I am so thankful I found Shiree at Advanced Functional Medicine and recommended her to ANYONE looking for natural ways of healing.
Heather Menzies
Heather Menzies
23:30 12 Feb 22
Cindy Wijaya
Cindy Wijaya
10:34 27 Jan 22
I have had very positive experiences when attending my appointments with Jarred. Since going on the AIP eating program and taking prescribed supplements I can't remember the last time I felt so good, both mentally and physically. I have lost around 20kgs so far. This was not my aim, I have an auto immune disease that needed controlling and with this plan the weight just fell off as a side effect. A good side effect for a change.
Judy Hardie
Judy Hardie
04:25 05 Dec 21
Shiree and the wonderful team have been amazing in supporting my health journey, particularly with my hormones and gut health. I have struggled for years seeing many different practitioners and within a few weeks of starting my new protocol under Shiree’s care the results spoke for themselves. Highly recommend!
Steph J
Steph J
10:25 04 Nov 21
Shiree Walker was such a great help! I had low energy levels, trouble sleeping, bloating, skin flareups and mood swings. I discussed my symptoms on the phone to her and within the next week I received the testing kits. After getting back the results Shiree assessed my symptoms and test results and recommended a course of supplements. After 3 months of the supplements I feel the best I’ve ever felt! Great sustainable energy levels, little to no bloating, my skin is the clearest it’s been and my sleep is great. Highly recommend!
Lauren Woulfe
Lauren Woulfe
02:29 17 Sep 21
From my very first consult Jarrod set my mind at ease regarding a supplement plan and way to move forward dealing with my autoimmune condition. The initial testing process was thorough and hassle free enabling my plan to be specific to my individual needs and requirements rather than a symptom text book approach. I can honestly say that within a few short weeks of implementing my plan the difference was very noticeable and continues to keep me on the right path. Jarrod provides far more than just the right supplements he also explains and communicates reasons for and details around why. I wish I'd sought Jarrod's expertise years ago and highly recommend Advanced Functional Medicine to anybody who values their health and well being. I must also mention Maya, the Patient Care Coordinator who always ensures appointments and supplements are set and sent without delay, fuss or hassle. All results and communications are stored on a user friendly portal ensuring all information is on hand at any time required by all parties. Do yourself a favour make the call today your body with thank you for it.
Michelle Evans
Michelle Evans
03:55 09 Sep 21
Milva is an extremely knowledgable practitioner and has been a great help in sorting out previous health issues that I could not seem to shake off, I highly recommend Milva to anyone wanting to get on top of their health and feel good again.
Joe Borovina
Joe Borovina
11:41 30 Aug 21
I have dealt with stomach issues for as long as I can remember. Been in hospital, ambulance called, scans, tests etc and been told, nothing wrong. I knew there always was. I am really interested in functional medicine so I booked an appointment with Shiree and she was able to give me the answers after 20 years of suffering!!!! I’m week 6 and feeling so great, I've had no stomach issues, my rosacea is clearing, my head has cleared and Im just so grateful. I don’t know why functional medicine isn’t more well known, it can help so so many more people. I can’t wait till I complete the treatments, I feel like I’ll be a whole new person!
Jodie Q
Jodie Q
08:51 30 Jul 21
I highly recommend Jarrod to anyone looking to take control of their health. He is friendly, caring and invested in working with you to get to the bottom of issues and achieve results.After only 3 1/2 months, my persistent weight gain (24kg) over 7 years of peri-menopause is finally shifting. I have energy, have lost 15 kg and am starting to feel like my old self again. I still have a way to go, but my goal weight is now in sight and it feel like something has finally clicked in my body. Two naturopaths during this time helped me with other symptoms but the weight gain was a constant battle no matter what I tried, and believe me I had tried.Upfront testing is not cheap but worth it to get to the root of problems. You can't put a price on your health and well-being and I am so grateful to Jarrod and his team for their help.
Janet Newton
Janet Newton
07:49 28 May 21
Shiree has been a huge help in getting my health back on track. She listened to all of my concerns and was incredibly understanding, and didn't dismiss anything. I have had great results with the low dose naltrexone she prescribed for my fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue - something most doctors and specialists tell you to just deal with using painkillers which is not sustainable. We are now working on my digestive issues and I am feeling better than I have in years. Can't thank the team at AFM enough!
Ashley Lauren
Ashley Lauren
04:47 25 May 21
I've been working with Shiree since the start of the year after a cancer diagnosis in late 2020. She has been incredibly helpful. The tests we've completed have uncovered some really interesting deficiencies and explained some of the health issues I was experiencing. I've since started on a variety of supplements and look forward to seeing how I've improved once I'm done with my treatment plan. I definitely feel better and no longer suffer from the day-to-day irritations I had attributed to "just getting older".
Maree Carr
Maree Carr
03:48 24 May 21
I have been under Jarrod's care for around 6 months and I have seen a significant improvement in my health. Although it hasn't been easy going all the time especially sticking to my diet, it has been well worth it. I am looking and feeling great and have been able to return to running as my inflammation and pain has subsided. I would recommend a consultation at Advanced Functional Medicine Perth to anyone.
Andrew Brown
Andrew Brown
04:17 14 May 21
Sophie Green
Sophie Green
05:07 06 May 21
I have Rheumatoid Athritis and was diagnosed in 2015. To this day not one specialist or GP has wanted to help me like Shiree has. From the very first appointment, she was up front and honest about tests available for me. We have worked together in trying natural + dietary changes and are now testing LDN (low dose naltrexone) as an option to treat my auto immune condition.No other Dr was happy to work with me in this option and only wanted to prescribe harsh and damaging drugs which I'm not yet ready to try until I have exhausted all other options. Right now my pain levels have halved from my first appointment with Shiree. I have more energy, I have lost weight and am feeling positive about the road ahead.I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done and will continue to do for me. You have saved my life and you deserve more than just a 5 star review.
Camelia Drakakis
Camelia Drakakis
09:47 19 Apr 21
Shiree has been a fantastic practitioner and has really assisted me to feel healthier. I have previously been to GP’s and have been frustrated and wanted to go somewhere that would assist me to maximise my health goals . I had a lot of gut and hormone issues before coming to see Shiree - the tests she completed were very extensive and after six weeks I am feeling 200x better! I had forgotten how great it feels to not be in constant pain and discomfort. I can’t thank advanced functional medicine enough
rebecca singleton
rebecca singleton
13:08 29 Mar 21
Yucel Yilmaz
Yucel Yilmaz
02:59 25 Feb 21
For many years I have had gut issues and in just 2 months Jarrod has helped me reduce inflammation and massively reduced my IBS symptoms.I would highly recommend anyone who has any gut issues to see Jarrod. It has greatly improved my life.
Leanne
Leanne
02:53 11 Feb 21
After many years of frustrating health issues and dead end treatments with main stream options I sort out alternatives and happened to stumble upon Jarrod's practice on the web. At my first appointment I told Jarrod he was the end of the road for me to which he quite confidently assured me that he could help. Jarrod immediately ordered a full spectrum of tests for me to under go which eventually diagnosed that I had long term gut issues and in addition several parasites which had taken hold in my colon. The treatment regime which Jarrod put me on started with a very strict Autoimmune protocol diet as well as a range of supplements to rid me of the parasites and support the rejuvenation of my gut and microbiome. At times during the treatment I lost hope as many of my symptoms persisted particularly long standing itchy skin problems. During each visit to Jarrod he re-assured me to keep going and I can now say that after approx 4months I am psoriasis free and my most recent tests show that I am also clear of the parasites - I was sooooooo wrapped to hear that news:) Jarrod is now working with me to further restore my depleted energy levels and overall health.For anyone who has had long standing health issues and want to go beyond a band aid fix I would strongly recommend a visit to Jarrod...his approachable demeanor and thorough understanding of the pathways to health are outstanding...I am truely grateful.cheersJohn
John McInerney
John McInerney
02:46 28 Jan 21
I made an appointment with Jarrod after being diagnosed with a progressive lung disease, 18 months earlier. Rather than just treating the symptoms, he determined the possible causes and an appropriate course of action, which supported the prescription drugs I am on. As a result, my health has markedly improved and the specialists are slowly reducing my medication.
Maureen Wall
Maureen Wall
02:43 25 Jan 21
Thanks to Jarrod, 2 parasites removed and other issues addressed that have changed how I feel and act.I will be forever grateful for stumbling across Jarrod. I was unable to get any referrals from friends so went down the google path and finally choose Jarrod. It was my husband who had several issues that weren't being addressed thru the standard medical approach and many other supplements we were taking. After seeing Jarrod in action with my husband I wanted to have the baseline tests to see what was causing bloating, gas and a myriad of other irritating issues, none of which would have taken me to Jarrod thinking they weren't that serious.Well its all history now.What I love about Jarrod's approach is that he keeps things simple. The clarity of his approach combined with an amazing understanding of how to treat ailments is very assuring. I felt on solid ground and for anyone trying to get answers to symptoms they are experiencing, that's a rare thing!. Friends I have since spoken to that go to naturopaths, have been given long lists of supplements and actions that they don't or can't stay on.On a side note, when I went for a retest to see if the parasites had gone, (requiring a blood test) the doctor I visited said "good luck, I've got the same parasites and I've tried everything to get rid of them". When I got the negative result I was blown away....She needs to see Jarrod!
Sallyanne Lyons
Sallyanne Lyons
00:27 17 Sep 20
Excellent care from Jarrod and the team at Advanced Functional Medicine.
Samdvet
Samdvet
22:53 16 Sep 20
Jarrod has been an incredibly important part of my recovery journey. His in depth knowledge is amazing and was crucial in developing a treatment plan that actually worked! I saw multiple doctors before visiting Jarrod, none of them could help me at all. Thanks again Jarrod!!
Nic
Nic
06:38 30 Jun 20
I have been seeing Jarrod for some months now to help with my Auto-Immune issue (Rheumatoid Arthritis). Since following the treatment plan he has devised for me, my health has improved significantly, I feel great, have heaps of energy, sleep well and have had no flare-ups with the RA (which previously was happening on a regular basis).He is very caring and knowledgeable and I know I am finally on the right path to fix my issue and not just to mask the symptoms.
Genevieve Smith
Genevieve Smith
03:06 09 Jun 20
I started my journey with Jarrod Cooper - ND at the end of February 2020. I've had hypothryoidism for years but never realised my body was so out of sync. After thorough testing, Jarrod prescribed a range of supplements. I knew my journey would be slow, but the improvements so far outweigh the time factor. Years of not feeling 100% is slowly being reversed and my body is being healed.Thanks Jarrod
Margaret Lawrence
Margaret Lawrence
06:26 03 Jun 20
Dr Jarrod is a God send! It’s been a blessing to find a functional medicine practitioner who is actually a naturopathic doctor (and not a charlatan, rip-off snake oil salesman “clinician”). Jarrod has faced and overcome some of the obstacles I currently face which is of great comfort. He is compassionate. His knowledge of the methylation cycle is outstanding. It’s an investment into your health - not going to lie here - the financial cost is significant, BUT you will get to the bottom of your issues and therefore a resolution a heck of a lot faster than your regular GP or naturopath. We can’t get back time. A faster road to recovery in order to improve quality of life is something worth investing in.
Shannon D
Shannon D
03:50 03 May 20
Jarrod Cooper is an exceptional Naturopath who has been able to diagnose and rectify many issues that I have had for years and no-one else has been able to identify. He is very knowledgeable and his methods are very scientific. He is a warm and caring professional, and I highly recommend his medicine clinic.
Nicole Meagher
Nicole Meagher
16:43 01 Apr 20
I highly recommend Jarrod, After having multiple blood tests for my hormones and cortisol that kept coming back as “normal” I decided to try a naturopath.I had the Dutch and organic acid testing done, and there were quite a few hormone imbalances and gut health issues that I hadn’t even considered. These were all causing me to feel exhausted all the time and affecting my mental health and sleep severely.After only 4 weeks on the supplements Jarrod prescribed me I am not only actually sleeping, I have lost weight, have the energy to actually train 3-4 times a week (as opposed to struggling to get 1 session in a week) and mentally feeling so much better. Excited to see what changes occur after I have finished my treatment plan!
Nicole Wester
Nicole Wester
10:28 01 Apr 20
After being diagnosed with an auto-immune condition and being told by my Doctor there was nothing I could do except take medication for the rest of my life, I started researching my condition.Jarrod came up in my search, and I immediately booked an appointment with him. Jarrod is friendly, approachable and extremely knowledgeable - he explains what is happening in my body, and the changes I need to make, in a clear way that I can understand. He has made sure to understand the underlying condition of my issue, and not just the quick fix.I have only been seeing him a few months but already feeling 100% better than I would of thought possible.
Tarryn Rowe
Tarryn Rowe
06:24 16 Dec 19
Just turned 60 and had been feeling a little lackluster,Suffering from very dry and very thin hairdry skin and not sleeping wellwhilst looking for a NatrupathI found Jarrod Cooper from Advanced Functional Medicineand he’s quite possibly the best thing that’s happened to me for years!!Within just a month I simply cannot believe the changeMy hair has more body and it’s curl back and my skin is so much softerI’m loving what I’m eating ( have become regular) which is a huge bonus!And eat way more and haven’t put on an ounce of weight!!Jarrod focuses on gut health and good eatingHe’s very personable, happy to help and really knows his stuffI throughly recommend him
Grace Whiting
Grace Whiting
02:19 03 Dec 19
Jarrod is fantastic! Warm, friendly & provides you with excellent, easy to understand information.
Ellie Stone
Ellie Stone
05:56 12 Nov 19
I was in a frustrated place with my health when I seeked out further help with Advanced Functional Medicine, after working with a Naturopath for a while I couldn’t get the answers I was looking for, I believed there was something deeper going on.I loved the holistic approach Jarrod took in assessing my health and after a consultation and a few tests, he revealed to me the root cause of many of my health problems. Since then I haven’t looked back and am now on the journey of healingIt has been a transformational experience. Jarrod has an abundance of knowledge and is very open to share. Thank you for everything.
Amy Shiell
Amy Shiell
09:43 14 Oct 19
After struggling with severe anxiety and major gut health issues for some time I was recommended to see Jarrod by a friend in Perth. I have been under Jarrod's healthcare for the past 3 months and I am absolutely amazed at the progress I have made. My anxiety and mental health is the best it has been in years and my gut issues have all but resolved.
Ryan Robson
Ryan Robson
09:02 14 Oct 19
I was having a range of gut and mental health issues and found Advanced Functional Medicine online. I first met Jarrod a few months ago and right from the start I knew I had come to the right place. Jarrod arranged some functional testing and after receiving the results, I was put on a concise treatment protocol. My anxiety and mood issues began to fade and my gut problems resolved very quickly, something that many other practitioners I have seen in the past haven't been able to achieve in a number of years. Jarrod is the most down to earth and humble practitioner I have met and I would encourage you to see him if you are experiencing any health issues.
John C
John C
23:05 10 Oct 19
I would highly recommend Jarrod as a Naturopathic Doctor and integrative medicine practitioner in Perth. He has a wealth of knowledge on gut health, methylation and mental health among other areas.
Gemma Bennett
Gemma Bennett
13:50 10 Oct 19
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What is Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine is a science-based whole systems approach to healthcare that treats the body as a whole. Rather than just treating symptoms, we investigate the underlying causes of your disease and correct these imbalances. This approach addresses the problem at the root cause, meaning the problem is resolved, instead of being masked by a medication or supplement.

To find out more about our Functional Medicine clinic in Perth and how Jarrod will uncover what is driving your symptoms or disease state, please click here.

The Advanced Functional Medicine Process

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Your Case History

At our Perth clinic of Advanced Functional Medicine we listen to your story and build a comprehensive case on both your current symptoms and full life history. We work with you to investigate your underlying causes of disease and imbalances

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Advanced Functional Testing

We venture further than standard lab testing, with our Advanced Functional Testing capabilities allowing us to thoroughly investigate. Often there are multiple areas of your body that are not functioning correctly which contribute to your condition.

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Targeted treatment protocol

With the information obtained from your initial consultation, lab testing and case review, we will provide a targeted and specific treatment protocol with a timeline to get your body back to optimal condition using supplements, herbal medicine and diet & lifestyle measures.

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Ongoing Support

Our integrative medicine practitioners will be there to guide you through your treatment protocol and timeline as much as required. Some patients don’t need a lot of ongoing support after their initial treatment protocol, while others require regular check-ins. We have a dedicated online patient portal that allows questions, updates and messages to be delivered securely 24/7.

Amy-Jo

"I was in a frustrated place with my health when I seeked out further help with Advanced Functional Medicine, after working with a Naturopath for a while I couldn’t get the answers, I believed there was something deeper going on. I loved the holistic approach Jarrod took in assessing my health and after a consultation and a few tests, he revealed to me the root cause of many of my health problems. Since then I haven’t looked back and am now on the journey of healing, it has been a transformational experience."

Amy-Jo

Elizabeth-Testimonial

"My daughter has suffered from anxiety since early childhood.  Although she was prescribed medication to address her symptoms, I was compelled to find a holistic alternative to get to the “cause" of those symptoms.   After much research, I found Jarrod who is experienced in treating mood and anxiety disorders.  Since our initial consultation with Jarrod, he has targeted the underlying causes of my daughter’s condition and has prescribed a treatment protocol that has improved my daughter’s health and well-being in so many ways"

Elizabeth

Shane

"Jarrod is a highly intelligent practitioner who provides professional service and treatment to all his patients. Since seeing Jarrod and following his treatment I have felt the best I have in a long time.  My moods are no longer controlling my life.  I look forward to continuing my recovery from anxiety, depression and OCD with Jarrod and encourage others to try this path."

Shane

Cathryn

"After a long search for a Naturopathic Doctor in Perth I was recommended Jarrod by a few different people. After securing a booking I met with Jarrod. I found him to be the most genuine, down to earth doctor I have seen. He conducted thorough testing and subsequently treated me for a parasite in my gut and for my anxiety. The outcome has been nothing short of amazing. I would highly recommend Jarrod if you are looking for a Naturopathic and Functional Medicine Doctor in Perth."

Cathryn

Anothony

"After struggling with my health for a number of years, I found Jarrod through his knowledge and expertise in MTHFR and genetic testing. I have been searching for answers in regards to my long standing anxiety, depression and energy issues. Jarrod conducted some testing and identified key areas where my methylation pathways were breaking down. Shortly into the treatment plan I had a shift and it was like a veil had been lifted from me, my anxiety was gone, energy was up and I felt happy and positive for the first time in a long while. Thank you so much Jarrod."

Anthony

Julie

"I have been suffering from a multitude of symptoms for many years. After reading an article I suspected that I may have Pyrrole disorder. I did some further research and booked an appointment with Jarrod at his Perth clinic. Jarrod arranged pyrrole testing along with a few other tests. The pyrrole test came back positive and I have been working with Jarrod and his natural medicine treatments for the past 6 months. All I can say is that my life has completely turned around, I am back working full time and enjoying life again!! If you are looking for a Perth based Naturopath Doctor I would not hesitate to recommend Jarrod."

Julie

Jess

"I went to see Jarrod through a recommendation from a friend. My health had slowly declined over the past couple of years and I wasn’t getting the answer I was after from the doctors and practitioners I had seen. I booked to see Jarrod, within about 15 minutes of questioning Jarrod advised me that my “gut health” is likely at the root cause of my fatigue, bloating and hormone issues. He explained everything very well and was extremely helpful. After some testing and following the treatment path I am finally feeling like myself again. If you are searching for an integrative medicine practitioner in Perth I would encourage you to contact Jarrod."

Jess

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