Dr Marcus Hewitson
MBBS B.Sc(Med) FRACGP
Marcus is an experienced General Practitioner and educator in the emerging field of Personalised Medicine.
He graduated from UNSW in 1998 with an MBBS & Medical Science degree. A generalist at heart, he spent a decade gaining wide experience in rural Australia. Eventually he took his stethoscope to Byron Bay where he settled, attaining RACGP Fellowship in 2009.
In 2011 he fell gravely ill. Despite his years of training and the world's best medical care, the cause of illness remained elusive. What followed was a journey of discovery into complex illness causation and a long road back to health.
Today he combines comprehensive patient assessment with cutting edge Functional Laboratory testing to uncover and address the root cause of disease. He lectures nationally and internationally to medical audiences interested in helping some of their most complex cases.
While remaining a committed generalist, Marcus has special interests in brain and gut disorders, fatigue and complex illness.
§ AFMCP - Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (IFM)
§ Primary Training - Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM)
§ Australasian College of Medical Nutrition (ACMN) - Whole Patient Assessment and Injectable Nutrients
§ Walsh Research Institute Practitioner Training (Biobalance) – advanced nutrient therapy protocols for mental health disorders
§ A Year of Polyvagal - Deb Dana (PCPSI)
Dr Karel Hromek
Dr Karel is one of Australia’s most experienced Nutritional & Environmental Doctors and has been serving a loyal patient base in the Byron Shire for decades. He has many areas of special interest including the use of intravenous vitamin therapy and Allergy Medicine.
Karel is well recognised as a leading educator in the field of NEM and has taught and mentored many of todays emerging NEM doctors, both in Australia and South East Asia. When not doctoring Karel runs a Farm where he grows some of the Shires best avocados and finger-limes. An avid music fan he is also an accomplished guitarist.
Dr Cat Quinn
Dr Catriona Quinn is a wholistic medical practitioner, focusing on Nutritional and Environmental Medicine to help people towards enjoyment of better health, wellbeing and happiness. Cat loves to work collaboratively with patients motivated to improve health and lifestyle for themselves and their families. Cat’s specialty areas include gut health, mental health, family medicine – women, children, men and elderly, thyroid and other endocrine issues, and she enjoys a challenge. Cat also enjoys Emergency Medicine and works in the Byron Central Hospital Emergency Department. She is an extremely diligent, and very caring doctor (and a great detective) and her perseverance and support has helped many people improve their quality of life.
Clinical Support Staff
Lorelei’ s passion for working with people crystallised after volunteering with the Byron Youth Service in 2005 where she worked as a mentor for young people, liaising with local services and DOCS. Seeing a real need to develop her knowledge of Drug And Alcohol issues she began her training as a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor, moving into Life Line Counselling in Lismore.
Wanting to expand her skills further, Lorelei entered into the field of Nursing and graduated in 2007 from the Australian College of Nursing, where she worked in a range of settings such as Medical Emergency, Drug and Alcohol, Methadone Clinic, Paediatrics and Orthopaedics.
Over the last 10 years Lorelei has worked as an Integrative Health Nurse, running a busy IV clinic, specialising in intravenous nutrients and chelation therapy. She has worked in many areas from management and administration to practice nursing and women's health. She has undergone extensive training in injectable nutrients and has gone on to train nurses entering into Nutritional and Environmental Nursing. Lorelei also completed her Well Women's Screening Course with Family Planning NSW and offers her patients Well Women Health Checks, including Cervical Screening Test and breast checks.
Lorelei has a clear passion for supporting her patients and assisting them to reach their optimal health by creating a warm and friendly environment. Having a young child with allergies she has had first hand experience in the benefits of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine.