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Meet The Team

Meet the Advanced Functional Medicine team of Australian Functional Medicine Practitioners. The growing team has a diverse range of skills and training. Our practitioners provide advanced medical testing and consult with patients Australia wide.

Jarrod Cooper - ND

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, Thyroid Disorders, Autoimmune Disease, Fatigue & Chronic Disease in general.

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.

Joolz Nasir – CPN

Joolz is a degree qualified Nutritionist & Functional Medicine Practitioner

Her main interests are Chronic Fatigue, CIRS (Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome), Mould & Biotoxin Illness, Breast Implant illness, Environmental Medicine, Thyroid, Weight Loss & Menopause, Sleep & Autoimmune

Joolz has undertaken further study & a has keen interest in the practices & works of Dr Shoemaker , Dr Sanjeep Gupta, Intergrative Oncology & CIRS/WDB.

Lucia Ferguson-NP

Lucia is a Nurse Practitioner and Functional Medicine Practitioner. 

She specialises in a number of key areas including women’s health, menopause, mental health, autoimmune disease, Thyroid disorders, fatigue and gut health.

Lucia has extensive knowledge and training in womens health and mental health and has a long list of world renown mentors that she has been trained by.

Tess Jurewicz - ND

Tess is a Degree qualified Functional Medicine Practitioner.

She specialises in a number of key areas including women’s health, women’s hormones, skin conditions, gut health and gut related conditions, autoimmune and thyroid disorders, fatigue, insomnia, stress and anxiety.

Tess has undergone training and mentorship by some of the great Functional Medicine Practitioners in both Australia and the USA.

Rachel Balm - ND

Rachel is a degree qualified Naturopath & Functional Medicine Practitioner.

She specialises in a number of key areas including Gut Health, Detoxification, Mental Health, Sleep issues, Fatigue, Thyroid conditions, and General Wellbeing.

Rachel has further training from Monash University and Dr Nirala Jacobi in FODMAPs, and SIBO and IBS management. She has also been mentored by some of Australia’s top functional medicine practitioners.

Shiree Walker - NP

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.

Shiree has extensive knowledge and training in Women's health and has been mentored by some of the great Functional Medicine Practitioners in Australia and the USA.

Dr William Barnes

Dr William Barnes in an Integrative GP and Functional Medicine Doctor.

He specialises in a number of key areas including Inflammatory Diseases, Gut Health Autoimmune Disease, Parasites and fungal infections, Allergies, Mental Health, Chronic Fatigue, Cardiovascular Disease, Heavy Metal Toxicity and Chronic Disease in general.

Dr Barnes in a pioneer of integrative and functional medicine with nearly 40 years experience in nutritional, integrative and functional medicine practice.

Cherie Carter – NP

Cherie is a Nurse Practitioner & Functional Medicine Practitioner.

She specialises in a number of key areas including Women's Health and Children & Community Health.

Cherie has extensive knowledge, qualifications, education and experience from working over 38 years throughout the public health system in Australia - across the whole life spectrum and more recently in integrative and functional medicine.

Milva Pervan - ND

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,  Healthy 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.

Emma Judges
A-CFHC

She specializes in helping clients achieve their ideal self by exploring needs and wants, building healthy habits, setting goals, recognizing strengths and values, assisting with accountability and finding value in investing in their health.

Emma is a certified Functional Medicine Health Coach through the Kresser Institute in the USA, a member of HCANZA and the IOC (Harvard Medical School Affiliate).

Melissa Langfield
BA (Hons), A-CFHC

Melissa is a Certified Functional Health Coach and is currently completing her Master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition at Deakin University.

Through connective conversation, she specialises in inspiring clients towards personal transformation utilising the exploration of the clients’ own values and needs to elicit the intrinsic motivation necessary for incremental and sustainable behaviour changes.

Melissa is a member of HCANZA, and has Health Coaching certifications from both the Kresser Institute and the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.