Our allied health team

Benjamin Darcy

Availability:

Monday
10am - 12pm

Ben studied on the Gold Coast at Griffith University before transitioning into hospital-based Physiotherapy. After working at Prince Charles ICU, Ben began working in private practices and travelling across Melbourne, Ballarat and Brisbane before returning to the Gold Coast. Within this time, he was involved in sports physiotherapy for the Brisbane Broncos Reserves and other notable sporting teams. Ben offers dry needling/Western acupuncture, as well as manual/'hands-on' therapy to ensure that you receive a comprehensive and effective treatment session. Treatment plans can consist of massage, dry needling, trigger point therapy, home exercise prescription and electro therapy.

Patients with valid EPC referral from GP:
- No gap fee (covered by Medicare)

DVA / WorkCover / CTP Claims:
- No gap fee

For private patients:
- Initial - $80
- Subsequent - $75
*Private health funds are accepted

Area of Interest:

  • Musculoskeletal spinal pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Workplace/WorkCover injuries

Lexi Lan

Dietitian BHlthSc, MNutrDiet, APD, AN

BBDiet (Back To Basics Dietetics) is a private dietetics practice that provides nutrition services to medical centres, residential aged care facilities and home visits on the Gold Coast and Brisbane. We offer face-to-face consultations as well as online and phone consultations for local and overseas clients. www.bbdiet.com.au

We specialise in exceptional food and nutrition knowledge to help you achieve your health goals. We know life is busy, that’s why we specially created BBDiet Nutrition Programs to tailor the needs of busy people who are highly motivated to make dietary changes with guided health professional support.

We run nutrition workshops (group sessions) regularly. Face-to-face and virtual sessions are available on request.

We believe that healthy living doesn’t mean starving yourself, dieting, or spending endless hours hit the gym. It’s about finding ways to enjoy healthy foods that nourishes your body and develop a healthy eating and lifestyle routine for sustainable healthy living.

Languages spoken: English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

Fees

- For all patient referrals under EPC will be fully bulk-billed (30min per session)
- Private patients: Initial $180, Subsequent $85
- For all DVA: fully bulk billed, including home visits
- Home visits available on request (bulk bill within close proximity, or with some out of pocket for traveling expenses - rates depending on distance travelled)

Area of Interest:

  • Medical nutrition therapy
  • Diabetes, Pre-diabetes
  • Weight management
  • Arthritic Pain & Chronic Inflammation
  • Cancer Nutrition
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Osteoporosis
  • Liver Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Gastro-intestinal Issues (Constipation, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn Disease, Diverticulitis etc.)
  • Food intolerances/Allergies
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Reflux/GORD
  • Anaemia
  • Disordered eating issues (Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating) Lifestyle nutrition
  • Child Nutrition
  • Pregnancy Nutrition
  • Plant-Based Nutrition
  • Multi-Cultural Diets
  • Meal Planning for One or Family
  • Nutrition for Seniors
  • Healthy Eating for disease prevention
  • Stress Management
  • Quit Smoking Program
  • Quit Alcohol Program
  • General Healthy Eating
  • And More

Lynne Wu

B.A. Psych M.A. Prof Psych M.A.P.S.

Availability:

Wednesday
8am - 5pm

pyschologist

Lynne is a licensed psychologist in Gold Coast with over 19 years of counselling experience in the U.S.A. and Australia. In addition to English, she speaks fluent Mandarin and Taiwanese (會說中文 (華語) 的心理諮詢師) .

She has a wide range of professional work experience in various clinical settings (e.g. Community Mental Health, inpatient and outpatient programs at the hospital, correctional centres and local medical / GP centres.) and for local multi-cultural communites.

Lynne is very skilled in providing individual, group and family counselling.

Since settling on the Gold Coast in 1996, Lynne has worked in liaison with multi-disciplinary teams (e.g with medical doctors / GP, nurses and other Allied Health Professionals)

She is joining St George on Mermaid Beach Medical Centre from 8/9/2021 and will be counselling every Wednesday 8am to 5pm

Area of Interest:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
  • Phobia
  • Trauma
  • Loss & Grief Counselling
  • Sexual abuse survivors, recovery
  • mid-life crisis counselling
  • family dynamics

Veronika Davydov ND

Clinical Naturopath Nutritionist Member of A.N.T.A.

After graduating from Business college in the Czech Republic, Veronika moved to Australia in 2000 when she chose a carrier of Natural & Integrative Medicine. Became a Naturopath and member of Australian Natural Therapies Association in 2004. She further extended her studies with Dipl. Of Integrative iridology (iris analysis) and kinesiology. In 2018, Veronika has undertaken a year-long independent learning intensive entitled Integrative Oncology in Practice sponsored by BioCeuticals and led by Lise Alschuler, ND FABNO (USA).

Veronika works closely with our General Practitioners to provide patients with the highest level of expertise of Personalized and Integrative Medicine.

The initial consultation runs for 75 minutes to allow time for a thorough review of all health issues causing concern and also to allow the patient the time to ask questions and gain confidence in their treatment.

Languages: English, Czech Polish & Russian (passively)

Area of Interest:

  • Gut health & food intolerances
  • Skin disorders
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Women’s health
  • Preventative and anti-aging medicine