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Our Locum Team.

Dr Vlado Krstevski is at his sister clinic in Macedonia from 5 June - 14 August 2023.


The clinic is open and tended to by two of our locum doctors. Familiar faces in the clinic, Dr Dorota Swiderski and Dr Elissa Lee are caring and experienced practitioners who have a long association with the clinic.

Tuesday 10am-2pm
Wednesday 1pm-7pm
Friday 1pm-7pm

Monday 1pm - 7pm
Tuesday 10am -2pm
Wednesday 10am - 7pm 
Saturday 9am-3pm

Dr Dorota Swiderski

Dr Dorota Swiderski is a registered Chinese Medicine practitioner.

An experienced and familiar face at Westgarth Chinese Medicine clinic Dr Dorota Swiderski has worked as an assistant beside Dr Vlado for many years whilst managing her own busy practice. Dr Dorota has extensive experience in the practice and teaching of Qi Gong, with particular focus on teaching Brecan/Counterpart to support women with cancer. 

Dr Dorota has an interest in supporting all aspects of health, with a special interest in IVF support, mature women’s health, chronic illness, immune health and pain conditions. She uses many adjacent techniques in her treatments such as massage, gua sha, cupping (asian and polish styles), heat therapy, Qi Gong, breath work and herbal medicine.

Dr Dorota Swiderski is available:

Tuesday 10:00am – 2:00pm
Wednesday 1:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturday 9:00am – 3:00pm

Dr Elissa Lee

Dr Elissa Lee is a registered Chinese Medicine practitioner and holds double Bachelor degrees in Applied Science and Chinese Medicine from RMIT. 

With an extensive background in dance and bodywork, Elissa has over 8 years of clinical experience. Having spent many years working as a clinical assistant at Westgarth Chinese Medicine, Elissa is familiar with Dr Vlado’s style of practice and is relishing the chance to spend some time in the space she has always considered a “second home”.


Dr Elissa enjoys the variety of general practice and also has particular interest in the areas of pain management (acute and chronic), pregnancy (all stages, postnatal recovery, breastfeeding issues), IVF support, digestive health (IBS, bloating, reflux), anxiety and stress disorders

Along side her clinical life, Elissa keeps herself busy with a young family and is a devoted student of Qi Gong. 

Dr Elissa Lee is available from 11 July:

Monday 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am – 2:00pm

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