Northside Health NT  Tel: 79997448

Dr. Danielle Stewart
Principal Doctor.

Functional Medicine & Integrative GP 

Dr Stewart set up Northside Health NT in response to the ever growing patient need for an Integrative and Functional Medical "home" surrounded by high quality practitioners.

Dr Stewart started her nutritional medicine training in 1998 and since then has been trained by a range of medical organisations such as BioBalance, MINDD, ACNEM & The Kresser Institute. Her main focus is to help people solve often longstanding health problems by finding the underlying cause. She believes quality time spent with each person can be radically life changing when they are able to rediscover wellness and vitality.

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Jane's next Darwin dates are

February 2020

Jane is a highly experienced medical doctor with an holistic approach to health and wellbeing, who does more than treat illness and manage symptoms.

Jane's philosophy is one of Complete Wellness for all her patients by addressing the underlying causes of poor health.

 She regularly attends conferences world-wide, obtaining up-to-date education on nutrition, hormonal imbalances, weight management, metabolic diseases, thyroid disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, mental health issues and “The 21st Century Syndrome”: adrenal fatigue.  Jane is a BioBalance practitioner and a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis expert.  

"My approach to my patients' wellbeing is to reverse the process of degeneration, decrease toxicity, and to encourage function in the body rather than dysfunction. My ultimate goal is for each of my patients to be able to enjoy life to the full in every way possible."

Dr Jane Chapman

Visiting Functional & 

Integrative GP

Dr George has been in Darwin for over a decade and she has many years of experience in mainstream General Practice. 

She is interested in women's health, child health, preventive health and any general health concern. She is available for acute issues or may be booked in advance for your General Practice health needs.

She provides caring and thorough approaches and has a following of dedicated patients. Dr George is taking new patients for non-integrative medical care.

Dr George practises at Northside on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Dr George is an RACGP Fellow.

Dr. Rebecca George

General Practitioner

Anne-Marie McDonald


Anne-Marie graduated with a Bachelor Naturopathy from Southern Cross University in Lismore in 2001. She thrives on learning, researching and implementing evidence based natural medicines to complement and enhance the medical care her patients are receiving. 

Her particular interest in thyroid, autoimmune and woman’s hormonal disorders is driven by personal experience. After the birth of her second child, Anne-Marie was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune thyroid condition, which took her on a journey of self-reflection and healing that would draw not only on her clinical experience and skill, but also test her faith in the power of natural medicine. She triumphed over weight gain, fatigue, depression and hair loss to run three half marathons and a full marathon in the following years, and has not required medication for over 10 years. 

Anne-Marie believes that the body is designed to heal and that most of the time, the solutions can be found in nature. She also believes that if we are brave enough to discover how our body works and empower ourselves with the knowledge and skills to make sustainable changes, we can enjoy optimal health and wellbeing and take on anything we choose. 

Dr. Roxane Craig

General Practitioner

Dr Roxane Craig is certified as a Lifestyle Medicine physician by the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine and is an experienced GP who believes in best practice from both conventional medicine and evidence-based complementary medicine. She has specialised in general practice for 10 years, trained as a psychologist, and trained with the College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine.

Roxane is a GP focussed on helping people to achieve their health goals, to prevent or reverse disease, and to optimise health and well-being in a holistic way using lifestyle modification, medications and other non-drug interventions. Roxane enjoys working in teams of health practitioners to optimise patient care, including specialists, psychologists, dieticians, nutritionists, physiotherapists and other health workers.

Roxane values connection with her patients and is committed to making herself available to her long-term patients when they need to see her. Roxane has been practicing in Darwin for over 10 years and specialises in mental health and women’s health including antenatal shared care. She has a caring and whole-person patient consultation style, and is a popular and well-respected GP in the Darwin community. Roxane is an RACGP fellow.  

Dr Penny Steele

 General Practitioner

Northside is very excited to announce that Dr Penny Steele is joining the team from February 10th 2020!


Dr Steele has been working in Darwin for seventeen years. She graduated in medicine from Oxford and London Universities. She has worked as a mainstream general practitioner in Adelaide and Darwin; Medical Director of Family Planning NT, general practitioner at Danila Dilba, Darwin, at Genwise in Leanyer, and as a remote medical practitioner in Arnhem Land. Consequently she has developed many skills in treating acute health issues along with managing the complexities of chronic conditions.

Each month, Dr Steele spends time in Adelaide looking after her very aged parents, as well as enjoying the company of her husband, children and grandchildren.


When not working she spends time at the Darwin swimming pools or her golf club. She also enjoys yoga, bird-watching and bush walking.

Michelle Taylor


Michelle is originally from Melbourne but now calls Darwin home after more than 20 years here!


A true adventurer, Michelle shifted from working as an Intensive Care nurse in hospital, to delivering health and stress management coaching before becoming a Registered Psychologist. 


Her love of Energy work lead to training and then teaching in Reiki and meditation.

Her psychology practice is informed by Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Epigenetics, Psychoneuroimmunology and Mindfulness Therapies. She uses a very wide range of approaches, tailoring her choice to the needs of each client.


She has facilitated programs for the last 22 years for all Levels of local, state and federal government and been a keynote speaker at health forums, and delivered 

workshops for large and small private businesses in topics such as Mindfulness, Stress Management, Resilience, Wellbeing and Communication Skills.

Samantha Richter

Physiotherapist &​ Osteopath

Samantha is a registered physiotherapist and osteopath, who has a special interest in pelvic health. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Samantha also earned a Masters of Health Science and Bachelor of Clinical Sciences degrees from Victoria University in Melbourne. She has worked in private practice, women’s and pediatric clinics. Samantha’s expertise is in treatment of pelvic floor disorders and dysfunctions for everyone age 5-105. She received her Board Certification as a Women's Health Clinical Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She has received biofeedback certification for pelvic muscle dysfunction (PMDB) via Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. 

Samantha can help you improve and manage any of the following conditions:

Pregnancy and postpartum:

·       Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain

·       Birth related injuries

·       Coccyx pain and injury

·       Abdominal muscle separation (DRAM)

·       Return to sport and exercise after childbirth

Pelvic issues:

·       Genito-pelvic pain disorder (vaginismus)

·       Vulvodynia and vestibulodynia

·       Sexual pain

·       Pelvic muscle pain / spasm

·       Urinary frequency, urgency and incontinence (leakage)

·       Fecal incontinence

·       Prolapse

·       Post surgery – prolapse, continence sling, hysterectomy or prostatectomy, gender affirming surgeries.

Dr Melanie Parashar

General Practitioner

Dr Melanie Parashar joins Northside in 2019 

having recently moved from Jakarta where she ran the Australian Embassy Medical Clinic for three years. Prior to Jakarta she worked in an Aboriginal Medical Service for 2 years, with a special interest in Rheumatic Heart Disease and mental health. Dr Melanie received her Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery from The Australian National University. She studied Psychology and Biochemistry in Tasmania prior to her medical studies.

Dr Melanie now calls Darwin home and has settled here with her family. 

She welcomes new patients looking for a long term, experienced GP. She is skilled in all GP areas including women's and children's health, acute & chronic disease and enjoys skin 

issues, travel medicine and vaccinations.


Dr Parashar is an RACGP Fellow and also speaks German.



Caitlin Ficken

Caitlin is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with clinical and private practice dietetic experience. Caitlin has a strong background and passion for all things health and fitness and also works as a Personal Trainer. She has a commitment to teaching people from all walks of life new skills and helping them to realise their body's true potential.

Caitlin recognises how overwhelming and contradictory the world of nutrition can be and aims to empower individuals through education, tailored nutritional planning, supplementation and lifestyle protocols in order to heal their body and start them on a journey towards vitality, happiness and great health.

Caitlin’s  areas of expertise include:

●  Selective/ “fussy” eating

●  Growth faltering/ failure to thrive

●  Coeliac disease

●  Gastrointestinal disorders and gut health (including SIBO, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, reflux)

●  Under-nutrition, malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies

●  Food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities

●  Weight management (overweight, underweight)

●  Children with behavioural issues and/ or sensory sensitivities (including Autism Spectrum Disorder)

●  Eating disorders

●  Sports and performance nutrition

Kate Walker

Speech Pathologist

We welcome Kate Walker to the team from February 2020.

Kate is a certified practising speech pathologist with special interests in voice, swallowing, upper airway and neurological disorders.  She has worked across the continuum of care from acute hospital settings to outpatient clinics for over 10 years in both Australia and the UK. Prior to studying speech pathology Kate trained as a music theatre performer and is now helping run True Colours Chorus, Darwin's first queer choir. As a singer, she has a passion for the area of voice including supporting clients wishing to modify their voice to align with their identity. Kate also has an interest in management of upper airway disorders such as chronic cough and vocal cord dysfunction. Outside of speech pathology Kate is a naturopath and herbalist and brings her holistic approach to client care to her work as a speech pathologist.  

Kate will be at Northside on Fridays offering speech pathology services in voice, swallowing, and communication.