Dr Danielle Stewart
Dr Danielle Stewart was honoured to be one of two finalists chosen for the 2017 NT GP Of The Year (NT Health Professionals Of The Year Awards).
Danielle studied medicine at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 1996. She moved to Darwin a year later and completed her General Practice training in the NT. She has worked overseas with Medecins Sans Frontieres and in indigenous health for many years in various remote NT communities. She has provided women’s health clinics to remote communities through the Royal Flying Doctors Service, worked with medical students as a Senior Lecturer at the NT Clinical School (Flinders University), and worked as a sexual assault forensic doctor for 12 years.
At university, Danielle dreamt of a style of practice that incorporated medicine with a more naturopathic style. In 1998 as a junior doctor she was thrilled to discover ACNEM, The Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, and did their primary post-graduate training, then that of the Australian College of Herbal Medicine. After focusing on indigenous health for the next decade, she reconnected with ACNEM training in 2013 and returned to her passion of nutritional medicine.
Since then, she has expanded her skills in functional and integrative approaches by completing various courses with ACNEM, Biobalance (nutrient therapy for mental health, child behaviour and autism) and the Mindd Foundation (biomedical therapy for paediatric disorders affecting the mind). In 2016, Danielle did a year-long functional medicine course through the Kresser Institute, the inaugural year of training provided by Chris Kresser (American functional medicine practitioner) with a small group of 200 accepted from around the world.
She is a member of ACNEM and ACIIDS (The Australian Chronic Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases Society).
She attends conferences and training several times a year and actively participates in several international and Australian practitioner peer groups, staying in touch with best practice and cutting edge research in functional medicine.
In October 2015, Danielle opened her own practice with a vision to provide Darwin with a high quality functional and integrative medicine service, alongside excellent GP care. From June 2016, Northside started offering a monthly LGBTI clinic, providing another specialised service to Darwin that had been absent. The demand for and popularity of both services has been exceptional and it has been very exciting to see Northside grow and establish its place as a refreshing, creative and vibrant service doing something special in Darwin.