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Caroline
West

Media doctor, healthy lifestyle specialist.

Profile

Dr Caroline West is one of Australia’s best-known media doctors. She is an expert in the areas of wellness, prevention and lifestyle medicine.

Current work

Medical Expertise: Dr Caroline West is a GP and is the Managing Director of East Sydney Doctors with a team of 40 . Caroline has a special interest in lifestyle medicine and wellness. Her areas of expertise include nutrition, stress management, work life balance, healthy lifestyle behavioral changes, mental health, sleep, exercise and preventative medicine. Dr Caroline remains committed to the latest developments in lifestyle medicine believing that prevention is the key for better health. She is a leader in this field and communicates the latest in medical advances not only to her patients but also to a broader audience through her work as a media doctor, health broadcaster, corporate speaker and consultant.

Dr Caroline West is the past President of the Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association (ALMA). Around Australia she regularly presents seminars on Lifestyle Medicine, wellness and prevention.

Dr Caroline is an ambassador for cycling in the City of Sydney appearing in the "Everything's connected, Caroline "series. She enjoys keeping active with surfboard riding, cycling to work and kayaking. She was the world masters gold medalist in the marathon kayaking doubles in 2009. She also has a love of art, music and the ukulele.

Caroline is also a vocal champion of preventative medicine and has been an ambassador for Global World Sight Day promoting prevention of vision loss.

Previous experience

TV: Dr Caroline has an extensive background in TV media and print journalism. Her credits as a TV presenter and producer include Beyond Tomorrow (enjoyed by a global audience through the discovery channel) Good Medicine, Beyond 2000, 60 minutes, Sex/Life, Living Longer, Everybody and George Negus Tonight, Guide to the Good Life and Mornings. She is the GP expert for ninemsn and has written regularly for the Sun Herald and Australian Doctor. Caroline currently regularly appears on TV programs The Project and The Drum on ABC and is currently a presenter on Catalyst .

Caroline enjoys spending time with her blended family of 5 children (3 are teenagers) with her husband Tim. They are not quite the Brady Bunch, but sometimes it comes close.

Dr Caroline West holds a Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery from the University of NSW. On graduation she was awarded the prize for most outstanding achievement in community medicine.

Dr Caroline West aims not only to inform but to inspire, always encouraging clients to put their knowledge into action

Expertise
Topics

Lifestyle & Wellbeing

  • Work-Life Balance
  • Stress
  • Nutrition
  • Relationships

Motivational

  • Celebrity & Media
Feedback
Dr West delivered a highly engaging seminar as part of Open Universities Australia Workplace Wellness .The key focus was a general introduction to wellness and also stress management. It was well received and rated very highly by those attending. Staff were given practical information and tools to support them and a way to re focus their activities and priorities to reduce stress and improve productivity. Some of the initiatives and practical activities Dr West introduced to the group were immediately implemented and various groups formed quite spontaneously. I would highly recommend Dr West to lead highly motivating and interactive workplace sessions. Open Universities Australia
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