Dr Tamara Nation

Integrative Medical Practitioner

MBBS FRACGP PhD

BackgroundDr Tamara Nation

Tamara graduated from the University of Melbourne medical school in 2002. She then spent a number of years working at St Vincent’s hospital and the Royal Children’s hospital, Melbourne. She completed a PhD at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in 2011, further developing her special interest in paediatrics.

Tamara then went on to undertake general practice training and became a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

She is experienced in women’s health and has a certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health with Family Planning Victoria. She is also an antenatal shared-care provider with the Mercy Hospital for Women and a member of the Australian Menopause Society. She is also an examiner for the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Tamara believes that good health lays the foundation to a good life and loves sharing her knowledge and skills with clients.

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Special Interests

  • Medicinal Cannabis
  • Infant and child gut health
  • Adolescent Health Issues: anxiety and depression, gender identity, contraception
  • Women’s health: irregular menstrual cycle, integrative fertility optimisation, menopause and body identical hormone therapy
  • Weight management
  • Gut health and the Microbiome.
  • Pain management
  • Management of cognitive decline
  • Rapid Weight Loss

Qualifications

  • MBBS (University of Melbourne)
  • Fellow of Royal College General Practitioners
  • PhD (Dept Paediatrics, University of Melbourne)
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health certificate (Family planning Victoria)
  • Ante-natal shared-care provider (Mercy Hospital for women)
  • Primary modules Australian College of Environmental and Nutritional Medicine
  • Bio-Balance training
  • Advanced Lifesaving Skills (ALS)
  • Undertaking Fellowship Australian College of Environmental and Nutritional Medicine
  • TGA approved Authorised Prescriber Medicinal Cannabis

Memberships

  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Australian Medical Association
  • Australian Menopause Society
  • Australian College of Environmental and Nutritional Medicine

Consultation times, fees and bookings
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Dear Patients,

It is important to me that your medical needs are met with the highest standards of modern western medicine and that you are also given the opportunity to access evidence based integrative therapies. As an Integrative General Practitioner I am happy to discuss taking a “whole person” approach to your health.

I have also developed a special interest in medicinal cannabis therapy and travelled internationally to hear from experts in the field. I would love to share with you my experience in this area and help navigate this often challenging therapeutic option.

Women’s health and hormone therapy is another area that can often be a challenge to navigate through. It is complex and often multifactorial with significant changes occurring with hormones during the life cycle. I adopt an evidence based and up to date approach in this area and am an antenatal shared care provider with the Mercy Hospital for Women, a member of the Australian Menopause Society and certified with Family Planning Victoria in sexual and Reproductive Health.

Weight management can be an issue for so many and it often stems from hormonal dysregulation and stress. Have you ever considered an integrative approach to weight management?

Gut health can also often be at the heart of one’s health concerns, as the gut-brain, brain-gut connection is quite evolutionary. In both adults and children intestinal dysbiosis and issues with microbiome can lead to a range of health issues. Again, I have travelled nationally and internationally to hear from experts in the field and learned about the latest trends in therapy and methods of restoring good gut function.

Having worked for a number of years at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne and having a PhD in Paediatrics with the University of Melbourne and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, I am enthusiastic about child health and serving families to achieve optimum health for their kids. In particular child health where the issue may have stemmed from issues with gut health. Can we restore this person’s microbiome so that it is functioning at its optimum capacity and providing a growing body all the nutrients and functionality it requires?

At the other end of the timeline is ageing and cognitive decline. Before we suffer from dementia, what is the “grey zone” in between and how can our cognition be optimised to improve our performance. There are a significant number of integrative therapies that can be utilised to optimise cognitive function.

During a consultation we will delve deep into your health history. We will discuss your timeline and the risks, triggers and current issues which have led to where your health is at this particular point in time. Wherever your health is at, I am happy to meet you at this place and work with you to get to the place you would like to be at.

Regards,
Dr Tamara Nation