Compassionate Health Care
Dr Darren Fahroedin joined Dr Michael Buckley in 1994. After 8yrs working successfully together Dr Buckley retired and Dr Fahroedin became the principal owner of the Jan Juc Medical Centre, as it was then known. Passionate about community General Practice and the bigger picture of health and healing, Dr Fahroedin had been exploring possibilities for the future direction of the clinic.
His participation in the ‘Mind, Immunity and Health’ conferences helped to clarify his vision. The conferences honoured the different healing traditions, the emerging science of psychoneuroimmunology, and brought together worldwide leaders from their respective fields.
‘It was a revelation to be amongst kindred spirits who saw possibilities beyond the conventional medical model” explains Dr Farhroedin
Gathering with friends and colleagues – Louise Kerwin (nee Soltau), Carolyn Bischof, Dr Tony Scanlan and later Dr Peter Ryder, resulted in the establishment of important foundations to create a health setting dedicated to principles of integrity, excellence, innovation and compassion.
From these beginnings, the Karuna-maya Medicine Tree was born in 2002.
Karuna is a word that comes from the ancient language of India; Sanskrit meaning compassion or the emotion one feels toward the afflicted. Maya is the embodiment of that sentiment. Medicine Tree captured the philosophy of drawing from the benefits of Western medicine and scientific pursuit, coupled with the respect for the wisdom and healing that springs from Nature.
In the last 15 years Karuna-maya Medicine Tree’s reputation as a positive provider of health care has continued to grow within the Surfcoast community and beyond. Remaining true to the guiding principles established at its inception, the clinic has retained the very best of comprehensive General Practice care along with a unique blend of allied and complementary health services.
“Our practitioners have always generously shared their knowledge and experience with each other. This enriches what each practitioner understands and ultimately benefits the patients who come to see us in what is a holistic and integrative health care setting,” explains Dr Fahroedin.
In 2016 the name Karuna-maya Medicine Tree was simplified to Karuna-maya Medicine. The clinic team continues to provide its unique level of integrated compassionate health care to make patients feel valued – whether that be a friendly welcome from the reception team, nursing care with a smile from registered nurses or engaging with KMM’s experienced practitioners.
Dr Fahroedin remains inspired by the future of the clinic and its capacity to have a positive impact on its patients’ lives. “The connection between the team and with our patients, making a difference in patients’ health and well-being and more broadly throughout our community is incredibly rewarding.”
KMM continues to evolve remaining true to its foundation principles and providing compassionate health care for its patients.