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 – GP and Practice Owner
Dr Montefiore is a General Practitioner and the Practice Owner of Sante Medical. Her main area of professional interest is using Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction with her patients to help with weight loss, diabetes control and other medical conditions. Using her background as a Dietitian, she combines medical therapies with Nutrition prescription to help patients achieve their health goals. She is a Scope-certified Obesity Medicine practitioner and is obsessed with understanding the complex physiology of metabolic health and hormonal control of body weight to personalise treatment plans for her patients.
Her other main area of interest is Skin and Skin Cancer Medicine. She has undertaken extra training in skin cancer diagnosis and treatment and offers skin cancer checks and treatments for skin cancers and cosmetic skin concerns such as acne, age spots, seb k’s and anti-wrinkle injections.
Her spare time is spent with her husband, 3 young girls and elderly Labrador. She enjoys sneaking off for a solo jog from time to time which is her ‘me’ time.
Dr Amelia Stephens
Dr Amelia Stephens is a GP with special interest in Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine. Amelia has been working as a GP since 2014 and has been a specialist GP Fellow of theRoyal Australian College of General Practitioners since 2016. She gained her university qualifications through the University of QLD and subsequently worked there in a teaching academic role during her training.
Dr Amelia is passionate about all areas of ongoing learning and is currently undertaking another Fellowship qualification with the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine to further her current Integrative Medicine knowledge and experience.
When not at work or studying, Amelia loves spending time with her young family and cooking/enjoying delicious food.
Dr Amelia is currently on maternity leave and will be returning part-time from mid-January 2024
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 Rebecca Ostrenski
Rebecca graduated with Honours from Griffith University, Queensland, in 2009. She spent the next several years rotating through all specialties at Logan Hospital, QLD, with a particular focus on Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and General Medicine.
Rebecca is passionate about Women’s and Children’s Health, Adolescent health, Mental Health and General Medicine, emphasizing preventative measures and general health promotion. She has a Diploma of Child Health from Westmead Hospital, Sydney. She was awarded Fellowship of RACGP in 2016 and has found a love of caring for families of all shapes and sizes in North West Brisbane.
In her home time she is a parent to 3 busy kids (4 year old twins and a Tween), a terrible but devoted new piano player, and loves to squeeze a mix of exercise in around all the demands of being a working parent. She also has terrible taste in television and will happily watch old reruns driving her partner mad.
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 by 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 therapeutic carbohydrate restriction (low carb) but understands there is no one diet fits all approach.
She finds low-carb eating easy to adapt to her 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!)
Isabel Oliver, Practice Nurse
Isabel is a registered nurse with 3 years experience as an RN, but her career in the medical field started as a medical receptionist, which inspired her to become a Registered Nurse.
Isabel works confidently and seamlessly alongside the Doctors at Sante Medical to ensure the best quality of care is provided to you and your family.
On the weekends you’ll either find her at the beach, listening to her record collection or eating delicious food with her partner.
Jessica – Administration team
Jessica joins the team with over 5 years of 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 to her indoor plants and home styling. At weekends you will find Jessica out and about adventuring with her young family.
Hannah – Administration team
Hannah is currently studying social work and her passion for helping others makes her perfect for our medical receptionist role. She come with many years of customer service experience and loves chatting with people. When she’s not working or studying, you can usually find her spending time with friends, trying out new bars and restaurants, and going for long podcast-fueled walks.