Dr. Danielle Stewart
Principal Doctor.

Functional Medicine & Integrative GP 

GP Darwin

Dr Stewart set up Northside Health NT in 2015 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.


Dr Jane Chapman

Visiting Functional & 

Integrative GP


Dr Jane is a highly experienced medical doctor with a 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."

Naomi Ralph

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Naomi Ralph is an Accredited Practising Dietitian.

She works with adults and children in private practice and has worked in hospitals across Australia.

Naomi takes a compassionate and holistic approach to her practice and enjoys sharing her experience and love of food and cooking with all her clients.


Her professional interests include paediatric nutrition, disordered eating and eating disorders, irritable bowel syndrome and the low FODMAP diet as well as chronic disease management.


  • Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours), Monash University.

  • National Paediatric Dietetic Training, Child and Dietitians Australia Centre of Advanced Learning.

  • Member of the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED).

  • Accredited Practising Dietitian and Member of Dietitians Australia.

Naomi is a Darwin local returning to the Northern Territory after exploring the joys of camping and bush walking in Tasmania. She is also a qualified yoga teacher and keen runner.

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Dr George is an experienced Darwin GP  with over 15 years in General Practice. Dr George has joined Northside full-time and is available 5 days a week.

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 an RACGP Fellow.

Dr. Rebecca George
General Practitioner


Dr Thanh Tran

General Practitioner

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Dr Thanh is providing Telehealth only until he is able to return to Darwin.

Dr Tran grew up in Perth and completed his medical training at the University of Western Australia. He is returning to Darwin after time spent in Canada and Melbourne in 2019-2020. Prior to this Thanh was already a much loved Darwin GP.

He holds postgraduate Diplomas in Children’s Health, and Women’s Health, and enjoys looking after young people and their families.

He has a passion in mental health and men's health and encourages men to pop in and see him as he'll be sure to sort out whatever you need in the easiest way possible.

In his spare time he like to run, cycle and find swimming holes for his two children and spouse.

Dr Penny Steele
General Practitioner
"2021 GP of the Year SA/NT RACGP"


Dr Penny has been working in Darwin for 17 years. She graduated in medicine from Oxford and London Universities. She has worked as a mainstream GP in Adelaide and Darwin, including as Medical Director of Family Planning NT, a GP at Danila Dilba and 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.

Dr Penny has a special interest in the health and wellbeing of mature women. While this group may also have acute and chronic health issues, the overlapping menopausal changes often add to the complexity. She enjoys offering her expertise and ongoing learning in this area to women in Darwin.

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

Deanne Mitchell

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Deanne graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Science and a Masters of Osteopathic Medicine, and she also holds a Bachelor of Nursing. As a  fully qualified Osteopath, Deanne's main goal is to assist patients to move well.

Deanne has developed a strong focus on supporting mothers to adapt to the postural changes associated with pregnancy and birth.


Deanne also has a special interest in the care of infants and children and was mentored by one of Australia’s leading paediatric osteopaths.

She uses very gentle treatment to assist little ones with breastfeeding issues, asymmetric movement, torticollis and plagiocephaly. 


Deanne is a thoughtful and thorough clinician with excellent diagnostic skills and she has undertaken further postgraduate training in Cranial Osteopathy, paediatrics and maternal health.


Deanne is registered with Medicare and you may be eligible for Medicare rebates.

Ashlee Dodd
Physiotherapist &
Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Ashlee is a Pelvic Health physiotherapist with a passion for improving people’s confidence and management of varying pelvic conditions.


Ashlee is a Territorian born in Tennant Creek who is eager to bring more specialist physiotherapy care to Darwin. She has had varied experience working in Melbourne at pelvic specialist clinics and the Royal Melbourne Hospital. She has also worked for the ADF in Darwin, and at Darwin Private Hospital setting up pelvic health services.  

Ashlee treats the following:

-Urinary urgency, frequency and incontinence.

-Bowel dysfunction and incontinence.

-Persistent pelvic pain (including endometriosis).

-Sexual pain

-Pelvic organ prolapse.

-Pregnancy-specific musculoskeletal conditions

-Postnatal pelvic floor, abdominal rehabilitation and fitness.

-Lactating breast conditions (blocked ducts and mastitis)

-Pre and post gynaecological surgery rehabilitation.

-Pre and post prostatectomy rehabilitation.

-Erectile dysfunction

-Childhood continence and bowel conditions.


Ashlee has a musculoskeletal background and is also confident in treating any musculoskeletal- based injuries. She is LGBTQIA+ friendly.

More info:

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)- University of Melbourne 2010

Graduate Certificate in Continence & Women’s Health- Curtin University

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Dr Pippa Wilson
General Practitioner

We welcome Dr Pippa Wilson to Northside! More info coming soon.



Dr Shanti Krishnamoorthy
Functional Medicine Doctor

Dr Elizabeth Buchholz

General Practitioner

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MBBS (Melb) FRDC ORL (Edin), Dip Anat,

Dip Aesthetic Med, ABAARM (A4M),

AFMCP (London) (IFM),

Biological Medicine (Switzerland), MA.

We welcome Dr Shanti to Northside!

Dr Shanti is a Functional Medicine Doctor who is offering a Telehealth service to our Darwin clinic every Monday.

Dr Shanti completed her medical degree at the University of Melbourne, worked for many years as an ENT surgeon overseas, then GP and anatomy lecturer! Shanti has done extensive training and practice in functional medicine in the last decade. Her passion is guiding people back to health through exploring the deep causes of ill health including hidden toxicities and chronic infections.



Dr Libby is currently unavailable.

Dr Libby is originally from country Victoria.  She graduated from Monash University in 2012 & completed General Practice training in Lorne, Victoria, before moving to Darwin in 2020.

Libby enjoys spending time outdoors with friends and is busy exploring all of the Top End.


Libby has worked in both rural and metro settings alike, with most of her experience in rural general practice and urgent care. 


Libby is interested in all areas of general practice, with a particular interest in women's health and antenatal care. Libby strives to empower people to make positive choices to live happy healthy lifestyles.

Dr Libby is currently in Victoria and is unavailable at this time.

Dr Melanie Parashar

General Practitioner

Dr Melanie Parashar joined Northside in 2019  having 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 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.



Michelle Taylor
Registered Psychologist

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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 24 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.

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We welcome Nina Booysen to the team as an experienced Relationship Counsellor and accredited Clinical Psychosexual Therapist.

Nina offers skilled support around issues including:

- Sexual dysfunction such as erectile problems, premature ejaculation, low libido/ sexual desire, sexual pain, inhibited ejaculation, sexual/porn addiction, orgasm issues and more.

-Relationship counselling for issues such as infidelity, mismatched libido or low desire, negotiating intimacy after chronic illness, reigniting sexual and emotional intimacy and other issues experienced by  relationships in distress.

Nina provides a non-judgmental environment, sensitive to clients needs and confidentiality.

Nina's goal is to equip you with the tools you need to move forward on your own and to help you find what is good enough for you, or you and your partner. 

Nina is LGBTIQA+ & TGDNB-friendly.


More info:

1998 Bachelor of Arts - Psychology 

2018 Masters of Social Work-Southern Cross University 

2020 Certified Psycho Sexologist- European Federation of Sexology and European Society of Sexual Medicine.

2012 Masters of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health Counselling - University of Sydney

2014 Graduate Diploma of Community Counselling - Canberra University 

2019 – EMDR Advanced Training and Gottman Level 2

Nina Booysen

Relationship Counsellor &

Intimacy Therapist