Dr Karen Bridgman


Dr Karen Bridgman M App Sci (Social Ecology) M Sc (Hons), M Ed (Higher Ed), PhD ND, DBM, Dip Hom

Areas of interest

  • General health
  • Women’s health – from teenagers to the elderly
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Neurological disorders, including learning problems
  • Cancer and life-threatening illness
  • Cardiovascular health

Booking an appointment

Ring the surgery on 9418 1388 option 1 weekdays between 9am and 5pm or Fax: 9418 1418

New patient appointments

The initial consultation is for one to one and a half hours.

Current patient appointments

Current patient appointments are for half an hour.


Karen charges $290 per hour on a pro rata basis


Karen is available every second Friday from 8.30am to 3pm

Consultations are by appointment only. Please ring our secretaries between 9am and 5pm to make an appointment.

More information about Karen

Coming from a Nuclear Medicine background, Karen has been working clinically as a Naturopath for over 20 years, the last fifteen in a holistic medical practice (Pymble Grove Health Centre) and a private pathology laboratory (Sydney). She lectures at the University of Sydney in the Masters of Herbal Medicine. She has been on the Academic Review Committees of the Southern Cross University School of Complementary Medicine (Lismore) and the University of New England (Armidale).

Karen was a founder and the Vice President for NHCA (Natural Health Care Alliance), and was on the Health Claims and Consumer Protection Advisory Committee for the Department of Health (NSW).

Karen is the managing director of Starflower Pty Ltd/Starflower Herbals, a small business selling Australian grown organic dried herbs and herbal books as well as a director of Biological Medicines Australia Pty Ltd.

Karen speaks regularly at seminars and conferences and consults for the manufacturing industry. She has been on the Board of the International Cancer Association Network and was an executive director and examiner of the National Herbalists Association of Australia.

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