Dr Edward Butterworth is a General Practitioner who turned to Integrative Medicine more than 20 years ago. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with particular expertise in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement for men and women, thyroid care, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), men’s health, scoliosis and postural problems caused by the imbalance of foot muscles.
After graduating from Edinburgh University Medical School and a residency year in Launceston General Hospital in Tasmania, Dr Butterworth returned to Sydney to “re-learn” Medicine in Lewisham Hospital after six years in commerce. He has been in private practice in Rose Bay, the Wentworth Hotel, Bligh St and medical centres in the CBD but is now pleased to join the Elevate CBD clinic with our integrative approach and multidisciplinary practitioners.
What is integrative medicine to you?
Integrative medicine to me is the use of all forms of medical knowledge and information in the pursuit of wellness.
What are your areas of interest?
I have three areas of expertise and interest. Firstly, my long experience in general practice allows me to offer practical and often unconventional advice and treatment for the common ailments that beset humankind with emphasis on occupational stress.
Secondly, I promote the use of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement (BHRT) for both men and women. My practice has been influenced by the writings of the late Dr John Lee MD who published two major works, “What your doctor may not tell you about Breast Cancer” and “Progesterone, the magical hormone”.
Finally, as a result of having a daughter who had the steel rod operation for scoliosis I have developed a simple non-invasive procedure for that condition and the many other postural problems caused by imbalance of foot muscles.
What are your core beliefs about health care?
My core belief is simple – all disease has a cause and doctors must be resourceful in the search for that cause and thus be able to offer the appropriate treatment.
What is the most difficult thing for patients to address and why?
The saying in medicine is that patients will forget 40% of what they have been told by the time they leave the surgery. I therefore try to make my consultations memorable!
What led you to Elevate?
The need to join a practice where the culture was directed towards integrative complimentary medicine.