Dr Caroline West specialises in Healthy Lifestyle Medicine and is one of Australia’s best known doctors. As a medical practitioner she has extensive clinical experience helping clients make healthy changes for life. Dr Caroline aims not only to inform but inspire, always encouraging her clients and audiences to put their knowledge into action. Her areas of expertise include healthy lifestyle, stress management, better sleep, nutrition and weight management, happiness and positive psychology. Her philosophy is simple: a healthy lifestyle anchors wellness, boosts energy, longevity and peak performance. She has been described as a “medico who brings solutions to the real health issues of real people”. She joined East Sydney Doctors in 1988 and she has also worked at Holdsworth House Medical Practice, Bondi Road Doctors and as a doctor in aboriginal health doing remote locum work in the Northern Territory.
As a leader in the field of healthy lifestyle and preventative medicine Dr West communicates the latest in medical advances not only to her clients but also to a broader audience through her work as a media doctor. Currently Dr Caroline is the health and fitness host for Guide to the Good Life. She has also been a TV presenter for other top rating programs including the internationally acclaimed Beyond Tomorrow series, Good Medicine, Beyond 2000, 60 minutes and George Negus Tonight. As Director of the healthy consultancy group Healthy Difference, Dr Caroline West also provides advice, coaching, seminars, strategic health planning and workshops and keynotes for corporate and community based groups.
Dr Caroline is currently the President of the Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association (ALMA). She is an adjunct Professional Fellow at Southern Cross University and consultant lecturer at their School of Lifestyle Medicine and Health Promotion Unit. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery from the University of NSW. On graduation she was awarded the prize for most outstanding achievement in community medicine. She has undertaken extensive post graduate training in the areas of lifestyle and preventative medicine, nutrition, weight management and counselling/ psychology.
Dr Caroline is an ambassador for cycling in the City of Sydney appearing in the "Everything's connected, Caroline" series. She enjoys keeping active with surfboard riding, cycling to work and kayaking. She was the World Masters gold medalist in the marathon kayaking 2009. She also has a love of art, music and the ukulele.
Caroline is also a vocal champion of preventative medicine and has been an ambassador for Global World Sight Day promoting prevention of vision loss.