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 Andrew Ladhams

Dr Andrew Ladhams is an experienced GP with a broad interest in ‘family medicine’, that is, caring for local busy hardworking families from the ‘cradle to the grave’. He enjoys using his skills and knowledge in acute and preventative care to optimise the health of his patients.

Dr Ladhams also has a background in identifying and treating skin conditions, allergies, endocrine, thyroid, ears, noses, STIs, mental health particularly adolescent mental health, men’s health, menopause and andropause.

He has interest in sports medicine, musculoskeletal complaints and can dry needle, and perform a variety of manipulations and manoeuvres.

Areas of interest:
• Family Medicine
• Musculo-skeletal Medicine
• Skin cancer Checks
• Sports Medicine

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Dr Stephanie Sheu 

Growing up in the inner west of Brisbane, Dr Sheu moved to Sydney for university where she completed her Medical Degree at the University of New South Wales in 2008.

Dr Sheu has worked in tertiary hospitals in Sydney and as a GP caring for families in Sydney and more recently in West End and Indooroopilly.

She enjoys a broad range of general practice and has a special interest in Women’s Health, Paediatrics and Preventive Medicine. She particularly enjoys helping women make informed choices about contraception and family planning, caring for pregnant women and managing issues with fertility. Continuity of care is very important to Dr Sheu and she likes getting to know her patients well.

When she is not at work, she is at the park with her two young children and loves to run to stay fit and compete in marathons.

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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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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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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.