Dr Daniel Lewis MB.BS (Hons), FRACP is a musculoskeletal, arthritis and pain management specialist with more than 25 years experience in patient care.
The central focus of his work is to use the best scientific evidence available to guide treatment decisions. Wherever possible, he recommends safe, lifestyle, nutritional and non-drug treatment options. These treatments integrate mainstream medicine with natural approaches to health and wellbeing.
Daniel continues to be involved in academic research and his practice provides up- to- date, evidence- based treatment approaches.
For individuals who require more intensive treatments, Daniel conducts hospital- based multi-disciplinary rehabilitation programs.
In 1995 his interest in a whole person approach to medicine led to him being appointed as the inaugural Director of Complementary Therapies at a Melbourne private hospital. He has also served as President of the Arthritis Victoria for 3 years.
His current professional appointments include:
Senior specialist at the Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne,
Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Medicine at Monash University
Member of the Medical Panels of the Victorian WorkCover Authority.
An Independent Medical examiner for WorkSafe Victoria
Co- director of the Deakin University Integrative Health Research Unit.
In 2003 he founded the Lewis Institute for Health and Wellbeing. This is an education, training and research organisation which provides evidence- based information about ways to create health.
More information about the Lewis Institute for Health and Wellbeing can be found at www.pathways2wellbeing.com.au.
His approach recognises that life is a journey and that illness is an obstacle on the path. Illness is viewed as an indicator of imbalances in the systems of the body which usually develop over time.
The starting point in overcoming the obstacle of illness is to provide you with a comprehensive, broad-based, evaluation of your current situation and diagnosis. From this starting point he develps with you a balanced approach to the treatment and management of all the relevant health issues.
He recommends treatment options after a detailed process that focuses on your entire person. This includes consideration of:
- Your medical history, dietary, physical and lifestyle habits
- Your illness profile
- Your emotional wellbeing
- The results of appropriate investigative testing
His shared goal is to assist you in rebalancing the systems of your body.
He maintains a commitment to be abreast of the world research literature in order to provide you with the leading edge therapeutic choices.
He invites you to become actively engaged in your own recovery.