About - Julie Farrelly
Julie is an Integrative Nurse Practitioner and Functional Medicine Practitioner.
She has a special interest in a number of key areas including Weight Loss and Menopause, Fatigue, Gut Issues and Autoimmune conditions.
Julie has extensive knowledge and experience in Integrative and Functional Medicine. She is a member of ACNEM and has been certified through the School of Applied Functional Medicine (USA).
Julie Farrelly - NP
Integrative Nurse Practitioner and Functional Medicine Practitioner
I'm Julie Farrelly, a passionate Functional Medicine Nurse Practitioner dedicated to helping individuals achieve optimal health and wellness. I believe in empowering my clients to take control of their health and uncover the root causes of their chronic conditions. With over 40 years of experience in healthcare, I have seen firsthand the limitations of conventional medicine and the transformative potential of Functional Medicine.
My Health Story
Like many of my clients, I have faced my own health challenges. It was the heartbreaking experience of watching my mother and grandmother succumb to the devastating effects of Alzheimer's disease that sparked my interest in exploring alternative approaches to healthcare. I realised that conventional medicine often focused on managing symptoms rather than addressing the underlying causes of disease. This realisation ignited my desire to find a more comprehensive and holistic approach to health and well-being.
Journey to Functional Medicine
My journey led me to delve into further studies, including nutritional and environmental medicine. While these fields provided valuable insights, I still felt that there was something missing. It was when I discovered Functional Medicine that everything fell into place. Functional Medicine resonated with me because it views the body as an interconnected system, focusing on identifying and addressing the root causes of illness rather than merely treating symptoms.
I am committed to continual learning and stay up to date with the latest advancements in integrative and functional medicine through conferences, seminars, online courses, and webinars. This dedication ensures that I can provide the most comprehensive and effective care to my clients, guiding them on their journey towards optimal health.
- Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)
- Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine
- Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) training
- AFMC Certified Practitioner (School of Applied Functional Medicine, USA)
- Professional Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching
- Metabolic Balance® Practitioner certification
- Life Coach certification
- Naturopathic Emotional Release™ certification
- Australian College of Nursing
- Nurses Professional Association of Queensland
Clinical Special Interests:
- Women’s Health
- Weight Loss and Menopause
- Gut Issues
- Autoimmune conditions
Julie sees her patients via Telehealth consultations which can be based anywhere in Australia. Medicare rebates are offered for her consultations.
Being a Nurse Practitioner and Functional Medicine Practitioner allows Julie to formally diagnose disease, prescribe or de-prescribe pharmaceutical medications if needed and combine these offerings with her full suite of functional medicine practices and treatments.
The combination of Nurse Practitioner and Functional Medicine Practitioner qualifications allows Julie to work in the same sense as a Functional Medicine Doctor, with the ability to order blood tests and other relevant testing through Medicare. Advanced Functional Medicine testing is offered to all patients, in addition to Medicare funded testing.