Dr Richard Schloeffel MB BS (NSW), FRACGP, FAMAS, Dip Acup (China), OAM

Dr Richard Schloeffel graduated in 1978 from NSW University along with post-graduate training in an isolated rural general practice. He worked in country practices for thirteen years and spent five years working in the developing world, including Papua New Guinea, China, India, Bali and Eastern Europe.

For the last twenty years he has been the principal at Pymble Grove Health Centre where he has been treating complex and chronic disorders with an integrative team of practitioners.

This broad experience has been invaluable in developing the diagnosis and treatment of chronic disorders and the ability to look beyond the existing paradigms to a deeper and more profound understanding of complex diseases, particularly Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Borreliosis and co-infections as well as Auto Immune Disease.

Dr Schloeffel has treated over three and a half thousand patients with CFS and related disorders, refining diagnosis and appropriate investigations and management protocols. He has lectured widely on CFS as well as Borreliosis and co-infections.

He is currently President of The Australian Chronic Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases Society (ACIIDS) and is assisting with The Tick Bourne Disease Research Unit at Sydney University. He is pro-active in helping Doctors and Patients understand chronic disease.

It is with great pleasure that we announce that in 2017 he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his work with Chronic and Infectious Diseases.

Areas of interest
  • General Practice
  • Total management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and auto-immune diseases
  • Adolescent and child chronic and complex illnesses
  • Women’s health
    • Hormone replacement therapy
    • Menopause
  • Digestive disorders
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Nutritional medicine
  • Acupuncture – for current patients

Dr Schloeffel’s hours are Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 4.30pm.

Consultations are by appointment only. Please book an appointment online, or call our receptionist between 9:00am and 5:00pm to make an appointment

Dr Antony Underwood MB BS (Syd), FRACP

Dr Antony Underwood is a Consultant Paediatrician who has trained in Australia, England and Germany. He has a holistic approach to medicine.

Since establishing himself in private practice in Sydney, he has developed a special interest in autistic children.

Other areas of interest:
  • Food intolerances
  • Asthma
  • Gut problems
  • General childhood illnesses
  • Baby checks
  • Allergies
  • Developmental problems – such as learning difficulties, attention deficit disorder and developmental delay.

Dr Underwood’s hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays and some Fridays 9am – 5.30pm

Consultations are by appointment only. Please book an appointment online, or call our receptionist between 9:00am and 5:00pm to make an appointment

Dr Nick Goodman MB BS, DCH, FFHom

Dr Nick Goodman’s interests provide additional management opportunities for many patients. He is a holistic GP who attained his medical degree in 1977. After 9 years of varied hospital medical and surgical experiences, (3 years of which were in London studying homeopathy), by 2020 he has been a GP for the last 34 years. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Homeopathy, and uses this medical discipline when appropriate. Homeopathy was initially developed 220 years ago by doctor and chemist Samuel Hahnemann, as a method of stimulating natural healing responses, by using a medicine made from a substance that can induce similar symptoms to those of the patient. Homeopathy is the leading form of complementary medicine in Europe and is also popular in India, with a relatively low side effect profile because of the highly diluted nature of the medicines. Recently, scientific evidence for homeopathy has grown, with information supporting homeopathy’s effectiveness and studies are beginning to indicate how homeopathy may exert its biological effects.

Areas of interest
  • General Practice
  • Individualised assessment and treatment for acute and chronic health issues
  • Homeopathy
  • Minor surgery
  • Women’s health
  • Nutritional medicine
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Bowen therapy

All patients please print and fill in the relevant New Patient Questionnaire form below and bring with you to your first appointment.

Dr Goodman’s New Patient Adult Questionnaire

Dr Goodman’s New Patient Child Questionnaire


Dr Goodman is available on Friday 9am – 5pm.

Consultations are by appointment only. Please book an appointment online, or call our receptionist between 9:00am and 5:00pm to make an appointment

Dr Yuwen Lee MBBS (NSW) FRACGP, Grad.Dip.Nutri.Med (RMIT)

Dr Yuwen Lee graduated from The University of New South Wales in 1990. In addition to her initial training in conventional general practice, Dr Lee completed a post-graduate diploma in Nutritional/Functional Medicine at the Royal Melbourne University of Technology.

She was also trained by the USA Pfeiffer Outreach Program in biochemical restorative treatment in mood disorders and learning difficulties. Dr Lee has since developed a unique style of medical practice that aims at activating the body’s intrinsic healing mechanism to achieve each individual’s functional potential.

Dr Lee’s treatment modalities include:

  • Dietary intervention
  • Nutrient supplementations
  • Life style coaching
  • Psychological profiling and support

Her hobby is to rediscover ancient food wisdom and recipes from different cultures.

Please read Dr Yuwen Lee’s article on Emotional Well Being and Pfeiffer protocol. Check out her Blog.

Areas of interest
  • Women’s Health
  • Food allergy
  • Digestive dysfunction
  • Weight problems
  • Pfeiffer treatment protocol for genetic biochemical imbalance see Pfeiffer Treatment
  • Natural hormone replacement

Dr Lee is available from 10:00am to 3:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Consultations are by appointment only. Please book an appointment online, or call our receptionist between 9:00am and 5:00pm to make an appointment.

Dr Nasim Romina MD FRACGP

Dr Nasim Romina is a medical doctor by training and a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Dr Romina is an experienced GP, and can manage all aspects of general practice.

Dr Romina has completed the Advanced Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine, the Advanced Certificate in Dermoscopy and Advanced and Professional Certificates of Aesthetic Medicine. She also holds a certificate of family planning and sexual health.

Dr Romina considers herself a patient advocate. She listens to her patients very carefully to understand the problem and to be able to provide holistic care for her patients.

Outside of medicine, she is a book lover and enjoys playing piano.

Areas of interest
  • General practice
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Weight management
  • Chronic disease management
  • Preventative medicine
  • Lifestyle medicine
  • Family planning
  • Reproductive health
  • Skin cancer checks
  • Cosmetic medicine

Dr Romina is available from 8:00am to 2:00pm Tuesday.

Consultations are by appointment only. Please book an appointment online, or call our receptionist between 9:00am and 5:00pm to make an appointment.

Dr Kanav Malhotra BMed (UNSW) MD (UNSW) MS (USyd) FRACGP

Dr Kanav Malhotra is a general practitioner who completed his training in 2019, together with a Masters of Surgery from the University of Sydney. Dr Malhotra specialises in the non surgical management of rhinosinusitis and common ENT conditions as well as various allergy conditions. He also has a keen interest in Workcover medicine, chronic pain, chronic fatigue and gut health.

Dr Malhotra completed his Bachelor of Medicine/Doctorate of Medicine from University of New South Wales in 2014 and then subsequently trained at Westmead, Coffs Harbour and Mt Druitt hospitals before commencing private practice.

Dr Malhotra likes to hike, keep fit, travel and spend time with his family when he is not at work and has also acted in stage dramas for charity.

Consultations are by appointment only. Please book an appointment online, or call our receptionist between 9:00am and 5:00pm to make an appointment.

Helen Padarin BHSc (NAT), Adv Dip Nat, DN, DBN, DRM, MATMS

Helen Padarin completed studies in Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition and Massage and has worked as a practicing Naturopath since 2001.  She has also done postgraduate training with the Mindd Foundation in the area of Autism, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Asthma, Eczema, Gut dysfunction and Allergies.

A consummate professional and a great listener, Helen is committed to helping her clients achieve lasting health and wellness by combining cutting edge evidence-based medicine and time-honoured naturopathic principles. Read more about Helen Padarin.

Areas of interest
  • Allergies
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism & Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Bloating, Constipation & Diarrhoea
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Detox Protocols
  • Food Sensitivities And Intolerances
  • Gut Dysfunction
  • IBS
  • Inflamed Gall Bladder/Gall Stones
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Liver And Bowel Cleansing
  • Optimal Ageing
  • Poor Immunity & Recurrent Infections
  • Poor Memory & Concentration
  • Stress, Headaches & Migraines
  • Support For Medically Managed Conditions
  • Thyroid Disorders, Adrenal Exhaustion, Insulin Resistance
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Weight Management

Helen’s hours are Monday and Tuesday 8:00am – 5:00pm and every 2nd Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm.

Consultations are by appointment only. Please book an appointment online, or call our receptionist between 9:00am and 5:00pm to make an appointment.

Reema Saab BHsc (Comp Med), Adv Dip Nat

Reema Saab is a Functional Naturopath and Nutritionist passionate about healthcare working in cooperation with functional medicine practitioners. Naturopathic medicine and functional medicine approaches involve encouraging people to greater health by comprehensively assessing the diet, lifestyle, mood & wellbeing, biochemical individuality and environmental influences that can impact health.  Reema is committed to investigating and identifying the causes of imbalances in the body and providing strategies and plans toachieve optimal health and wellbeing.

Reema’s treatment modalities encompass individualised herbal medicine, custom nutraceutical supplementation, dietary guidance and lifestyle recommendations. Naturopathic practitioners are concerned with the identifying and managing the cause of your health challenges, and focusing treatment on managing the causes and exacerbating factors of your health concern to achieve a longer lasting results. Managing symptoms are important but treating the cause will prolong the positive health outcome.

Areas of interest
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Lyme like illness + Co-infection management
  • Mood – Anxiety, Depression
  • Digestive Health – Reflux, indigestion, chronic constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Chronic fatigue support (general)
  • Post Viral fatigue
  • Chronic infection
  • Chronic Inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS)
  • Systemic Mould toxicity
  • Cardiovascular health – Cholesterol management, reduction in diabetic markers, waist cm reduction
  • Diabetes
  • Pain & Inflammation
  • Preconception + Pregnancy care
  • Eczema, Psoriasis, Allergy
  • Weight loss
  • Women’s health
  • Methylation MTHFR + associated complaints
  • Detoxification
  • Comprehensive functional testing and analysis:  Further Investigation.

Please note that functional tests are not always recommended. Only in cases where it is clinically relevant and useful to your health journey.

Basic Blood testing: To inform a baseline of personal health

Stool testing:  The gut is the seed of general health and investigating into the drivers of gut inflammation such as parasites, candida, bacterial overgrowths and beneficial undergrowths is useful in managing gut health.

Wellbeing DNA testing: DNA testing is the premium standard of preventative health care. Identify and investigate your genetic susceptibilities to disease and imbalance. This testing involves measuring genetic potentials that affect organ function (like MTHFR, Comt, DAO etc.) This gives us a snapshot into your liver, energy metabolism, hormone metabolism, vitamin D status, immune potential, cognitive function and so much more.

Organic Acids:  Suitable to assess how your health condition is affecting your biochemistry and metabolic processes and helps to establish targeted nutritional protocols based on your individual biochemistry.  This gives us an idea of what the problem is systemically and if the imbalance is affecting essential processes in the body and the brain.

Hormone profiles: Female hormonal profiles

Reema also recommends a range of other functional tests depending on your current situation.

Are you interested in testing your personal health genetic profile? Ask Reema at your next consultation.

For more information please see Reema Saab Naturopathy.


Reema is available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Consultations are by appointment only. Please book an appointment online, or call our receptionist between 9:00am and 5:00pm to make an appointment.

Come along to one of Reema’s information sessions held the last Friday of every month. Learn more about the various topics to be discussed.
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Margaret Crowley BA (Psychology) Grad Dip Counselling MAppScience (Health Psychology)

Margaret Crowley is a registered Psychologist, Member of The Australian Psychological Society and Member of The Australian Institute of Company Directors.  She has a naturally engaging, warm, professional manner. Margaret offers an extensive set of skills and experience having worked in the community, health, education, public and corporate sectors.

Margaret has substantial experience as a psychologist, CEO, senior executive, organisational development and change management consultant, lecturer, researcher, professional supervisor, tribunal member, coach and mentor. Her experience extends from working with children through to elderly clients. She has worked as a medical researcher in psycho-oncology and has experience in health coaching and adjustment following diagnosis. Margaret also enjoys working with executives and professionals during times of career transition.

Margaret provides psychological therapy for a variety of presentations including; anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anger, work-life balance, relationship issues, workplace stress, resilience training, and bereavement counselling.  Margaret applies a range of evidence-based techniques and interventions including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Positive Psychology, Relaxation training, Mindfulness, Hypnotherapy, EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Family Group Conferencing and Solution Focussed Brief Therapy.

Margaret is currently working at Pymble and Bondi on alternative Thursdays, she does face to face and phone consultations. Consultations are by appointment only. Please book an appointment online, or call our receptionist between 9:00am and 5:00pm to make an appointment.

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