Welcome to Sante Medical! ‘Sante’ is a French word for ‘good health’ and we feel it perfectly summarises what we are about. Our mission is to guide you to use simple, targeted lifestyle modifications to improve your overall health and reverse or reduce your risk of chronic disease.
Dr Jaclyn Montefiore – Medical Director and Founder
Hello, I’m Jackie Montefiore, a fully qualified Medical Doctor with a fellowship in General Practice. Prior to my career in medicine, I was an Accredited Practising Dietitian. In total, I’ve accumulated almost 20 years of experience and education in the fields of medicine and dietetics. However, it’s only been in recent years I’ve discovered the power of using simple but effective lifestyle measures and witnessed the profound effect these can have on improving my patients’ and my own health. I’m passionate about bringing to you the most reliable, unbiased advice to genuinely improve your health status. No expensive supplements, gimmicks or gadgets.
I look forward to partnering with you!
Dr Tiffany Litvine
Dr Tiffany Litvine is an experienced Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Anti-Wrinkle treatment Doctor. She completed her medical training in Ireland in 2009, before completing her General Practice Fellowship in Australia, working in a variety of city and country locations.
Dr Litvine realised early in her GP career that skin cancer detection and treatment was her passion and obtained advanced clinical certificates in dermoscopy and skin cancer surgery through the Skin Cancer College. She feels strongly about delivering quality care and getting the best possible outcomes for her patients.
When away from work, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her husband and young daughter. Being Belgian-born, Dr Litvine speaks fluent French and enjoys sampling exotic French cuisine, such as boeuf tartare!
Dr Deidre Stark
Dr Deidre Stark is a general practitioner with a special interest in metabolic health, autoimmune conditions, diet, fitness and maximising health while enjoying life. She is a proponent of the low carb/keto lifestyle as well as intermittent fasting and the enormous positive impact they can have. She has completed a science degree in neuroscience and an Arts degree in politics before working internationally as a journalist. Living in Bermuda she decided to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a doctor so returned to study Medicine at University of Queensland graduating with 3 toddlers in tow.
She has worked at the Princess Alexandra, Mater, Prince Charles and recently spent a year working in Logan Hospital Emergency Department. She is an experienced GP who has worked at clinics in Browns Plains, Annerley and Indooroopilly. In her free time she loves hiking south east Queensland’s incredible tracks and cooking for her children and husband.
Dr Mary Tiffin
Dr Mary Tiffin is an empathetic low-carb GP with an interest in obesity management. She obtained her medical degree from The University of Queensland in 2006, and worked in diverse areas of medicine including paediatrics and infertility prior to completing her fellowship in General Practice.
Dr Tiffin enjoys working collaboratively with patients to achieve their health goals.
Away from work, Mary spends her time reading and gardening, and is devoted to her expanding succulent collection.
Dr Nicola Shankey
Dr Nicola Shankey graduated from the University of Queensland in 1998. Dr Shankey has been a fellow of the RACGP since 2007. Nicola was introduced to the Low Carb lifestyle a few years ago by her PT who is a Type 1 Diabetic. Since then Nicola has done lots of reading and has attended a Low Carb Down under conference and has found this lifestyle of special interest to her. Nicola has also completed her Diploma of Child Health in 2015 with an interest shared antenatal care.