Taylor Clinic welcomes to our team Dr James Read, a holistic GP who combines the science of modern evidence-based Western medicine, lifestyle modification, clinical nutrition and psychological support to address a wide variety of clinical conditions often poorly managed by medicine alone. He combines the best of science with the spirit of patient centred health care.
Dr Read is an internationally renowned nutritional medicine practitioner and medical educator. He has numerous post graduate qualifications in nutrition including a Master of Public Health majoring in Nutrition and a Fellowship of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. He also has post graduate qualifications in General Practice, Rural Medicine and Anaesthesia.
His private practice recently has focussed on complex conditions such as obesity, chronic fatigue, cancer, hormone imbalances, irritable bowel syndrome, food and chemical intolerances, chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, and non-drug approaches to conditions such as ADHD, depression and anxiety. He also provides ongoing locum services in Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesia to rural and remote towns and indigenous communities.
Approaches to treatment include examining and modifying lifestyle factors including diet, sleep and stress management. Dr Read examines toxin exposure and utilises detoxification, nutritional supplementation including intravenous and compounded nutrients and hormonal therapies to treat a variety of clinical conditions.
Dr Read is a teaching faculty member and previous Vice President of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. He has taught nutritional environmental medicine at conferences in India, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand for organisations including the CSIRO, ACNEM, AIMA, MINDD and the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine.
Areas of interest:
- Gastrointestinal disorders including food allergies and food intolerance
- Weight Management and Diabetes including management of weight loss surgery patients and gastric band adjustments
- Child Health (ADHD, Autism, Learning disorders, Food intolerances and allergy including colic and reflux)
- Emotional and Mental Health
- Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia
- Nutritional Interventions for chronic disease (Autoimmune disease, allergy and cancer)
- Natural Hormone Management