About Sante

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. 

Our Team

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!

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Dr Sara Sabery Raieni

Dr. Sara Sabery Raieni has been practising general medicine for over 20 years, with postgraduate qualifications and extensive experience in cosmetic medicine. Dr Sara welcomes patients from all walks of life, her areas of interest include family medicine and community health.

Her special interests are:
General medicine
Antenatal care, cardiology, chronic disease management, infectious diseases, Female and Mens health, minor injuries, skin check and excisions, occupational health and medicals, musculoskeletal conditions, reproductive medicine, respiratory medicine, sports medicine and weight management.

Cosmetic medicine
Providing consultations and management for skin aging, pigmentation and dullness with a range of treatments, such as: anti-wrinkle injections, Dermal filler injections (all face), PDO thread skin tightening and lift, double chin fat dissolving, contouring of face, skin chemical peel, microbotox, hand dermal filler and neck lift.

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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!

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Dr Ravi Gornall

Dr Ravi completed her MBBS/BSc in the UK, working in General Surgery before making the move to Australia 12 years ago. She is an experienced GP and attained Fellowship of the RACGP in 2016 with a Diploma in Child Health.

With a special interest in Functional Medicine, Dr Ravi completed the ADAPT Functional Medicine training with Kresser Institute by Chris Kresser and plans to undertake training with Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM). This is an individualised, patient-centred, science-based approach to address underlying causes of disease using an ancestral/low carb diet. When away from work, Dr Ravi enjoys time spending time with her husband and is kept busy looking after her three young children.

Appointments with Dr Ravi are tailored for each patient, therefore require a longer time slot.

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Dr Shylet Sitima

Dr Shylet has over 10 years’ experience as a General Practitioner; she completed her training in the UK before moving to Brisbane in 2010. With a special interest in Obesity and Chronic Disease management, Dr Sitima has focused her patient care to provide lifestyle medical services for prevention and management of obesity.

Dr Shylet has experience working with Bariatric surgeons, offering medical management to patients undergoing bariatric surgery pre and post operatively. Following completion of a Master of Sports Medicine at University of Queensland, Dr Sitima also helps assist patients returning to an active lifestyle after sports injuries in conjunction with allied health service providers.

Away from work you will find Dr Shylet spending time with her family and training, whether it be in the gym or doing long distance running.

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Melanie Walters, APD

Melanie Walters is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who is passionate about food and cooking. She became a dietitian to combine her love of food and desire to help others. Melanie enjoys helping people optimise their health and wellbeing through improving their lifestyle. She provides patients with evidence-based nutrition strategies to help them meet their goals through practical dietary recommendations and sustainable health and lifestyle changes. She has a strong interest in low carbohydrate eating, but understands there is no one diet fits all approach. After some weight gain in her thirties Melanie started experimenting with reducing obvious sources of carbs in her diet, after successfully losing weight she began to research the benefits of low carb eating. She found low carb easy to adapt to a busy lifestyle, including plenty of eating out, and was able to reduce and maintain her weight without feeling restricted. After finding personal success, she has seen similar success with many patients for weight loss and many other chronic conditions. In her spare time, she is busy looking after her two young daughters, collecting recipe books and adapting recipes to reduce carbohydrates (including some delicious desserts!)

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Amirah Nikwan, Practice Nurse

Amirah is a registered nurse with a wide variety of both private practice and public health nursing experience. Much of her clinical exposure has been at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in the Cardiothoracic surgical ward. However, Amirah enjoys the change of pace and patient-centred interactions she experiences in general practice.

She has particular clinical interest in cardiovascular health, hypertension management and bariatric nutrition. On the side, she has fostered interest and skill in holistic health and beauty, preventative aging and cosmetic medicine. Amirah works alongside the cosmetic and skin GPs at Sante Medical to develop and deliver tailored treatment plans aimed at enhancing the natural beauty of their clients. She has a passion for administering high-quality, patient-specific nursing care and believes that there is no such thing as ‘one size fits all’ in health and wellness.

Amirah works confidently and seamlessly alongside the Doctors at Sante Medical to ensure the best quality of care is provided to you and your family.

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Kelsey – Administration team

Kelsey joins the team with over 10 years’ of customer service experience as a hairstylist and educator for a global brand, she aims to make patients experience as easeful and enjoyable as possible. While studying a Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Kelsey wanted to find a career that is more relevant to her studies and interests. On the weekend you can find Kelsey adventuring, reading and painting.

Jessica – Administration team

Jessica joins the team with over 5 years’ experience in holistic health and wellness administration. Jessica has a passion for organisation and enjoys making patients feel calm and informed. Anyone who knows her would say she has a strong devotion for her indoor plants and home styling. Weekends you will find Jessica out and about adventuring with her young family.

Angela – Administration team

Angela has enjoyed many years working in patient/customer care positions across the Healthcare, Dental and Beauty sectors.  She has operated her own small business and places a very high value on creating positive customer experiences from the moment they arrive.  Angela enjoys spending her spare time with her family, including her cat, Roly and puppy, Roger.

No gimmicks. No supplements. No surgeries.