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Dr Ashwini Gana Baskaran

Principal GP

Dr Ashwini Gana Baskaran is a highly experienced female GP and is the Principal Doctor of Sanctuary Wellness and Medical Centre. She has completed three fellowships, Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Fellowship of the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine and Fellowship of the Australian Lifestyle Medicine. She holds a Certificate in Advanced Dermoscopy and Histopathology and Primary Care Skin Cancer Therapeutics and Professional Certificate in Skin Cancer surgery. She has also completed her Professional Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine and Advanced certificate of Aesthetic Medicine.

She is constantly striving to provide the best care for her patients and believes that optimal health and wellbeing is achieved only through a holistic approach to health. This has further lead her to continue her academic pursuit in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine and continues to work with her patients with a Functional and Integrated approach to get to root course of their illness and improve their health and wellbeing.

Dr Ashwini Gana Baskaran enjoys the intellectual challenges of being a GP and understands that every patient is unique and important. She always strives to achieve the best health outcomes for her patients. She is a true believer in providing quality care with respect and compassion. Dr Ashwini Gana Baskaran is a member and examiner of RACGP( Royal Australian College of General Practice) and a member of Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) and Australian College of Lifestyle Medicine.

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Dr Alan Shortt


Dr Alan is UK trained GP. Experienced in all areas of General Practice including Men’s and Women’s, Older People and Children. Special interests in Orthopeadic and Musculoskeletal Medicine., Acupuncture, Functional and Integrative Medicine

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Dr Anita Calalesina


Dr Anita Calalesina is a born and bred Perth GP who has worked as a doctor throughout Western Australia since 2011.  Following undergraduate Bachelor degrees in Science and Arts, Dr Calalesina completed her postgraduate degree in Medicine at the University of Notre Dame Fremantle in 2010. She has worked in many hospitals throughout Perth in both adult and paediatric medicine, and subsequently spent several months abroad in 2014, completing a Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the UK. Dr Calalesina returned to pursue further training in General Practice and completed her fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) in 2016.

Dr Calalesina is passionate about delivering high quality, holistic, long-term health care, and believes in promoting preventative health, with an emphasis on educating patients to empower them to better understand their health conditions. She values good patient-doctor communication and practices with a philosophy of being open and non-judgemental, thus fostering an excellent therapeutic relationship. Dr Calalesina prides herself on practicing thorough medicine and getting to the bottom of diagnostic challenges, and exercises a high standard of clinical care in managing both acute and chronic conditions. She enjoys immersing herself in all aspects of General Practice, with a strong interest in women’s health (including implanons), sexual health, paediatrics, and travel medicine/infectious diseases.

In her free time Dr Calalesina loves spending quality time with her family, being outdoors, and exercising. She is passionate about physical activity, performed ballet for over 20 years, and now practices regular yoga.

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BHSc (Naturopathy)

Holly graduated with a bachelor of Health Science from Endeavour College of Natural Health in Perth, Western Australia and has been mentored by numerous experienced senior naturopaths over the last 2 years which diversified her practice. Holly Practices with an integrative, evidence-based approach, with a special interest in skin and women’s health. In addition to conditions like acne vulgaris, psoriasis and eczema, other clinical interests include gastrointestinal conditions and mental health. Holly’s treatment protocols are individualised and address the root cause of a condition through clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, dietary modifications and lifestyle advice. Essential to her practice is working alongside a collaborative team of health professionals. Holly will refer to, and work with, a patient’s other health professionals as required, to optimise patient care. Holly is an accredited member of NHAA (Naturopath and Herbalist Association of Australia)

Julia Middeke

Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics
Accredited Practicing Dietician

Julia is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian who is passionate about mindful eating. She likes to work with clients of all ages and to help empower them with the skills and knowledge they need to create healthy habits for themselves and their families.  

She is originally from Germany, and have lived in a small community in the Australian dessert before completing her Masters in Dietetics. In her free time, she enjoys walking at the beach with a coffee, gardening and drawing. 

Special interests include: 

  • PCOS 
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease (including high cholesterol, stroke and hypertension)
  • How nutrition impacts mental health 
  • Fibre and Diverticulitis 
  • Mindful eating 
  • IBS
  • Endometriosis  
  • General healthy eating for adults and children 

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