The BioMedica Story
BioMedica is an Australian owned company, completely dedicated to the natural healthcare practitioner. Co-founded in 1998 by highly experienced clinicians, Daniel Baden and Garth Harris, BioMedica's sole focus is to ensure the viability of practitioners in clinical practice. BioMedica was formed as the need for a truly 'Practitioner Only' company became increasingly evident.
"Like many Australian practitioners today, we became increasingly disappointed and frustrated with so-called 'Practitioner Only' products appearing on retail shelves. Our recommended supplements were being substituted for inferior products, which simply wasn't in the best interests of our patients, nor did it support the longevity and viability of our clinic business."
Why Practioners Only
Our products are just a part of the healing puzzle.
We believe that herbs and nutrients have their place in the healing journey, but taking any supplement without viewing health holistically won't produce the most effective long-term health outcomes. We are often asked why our products are not available on retail shelves and can only be accessed via the prescription of a qualified natural healthcare practitioner, after a consultation.
There are several reasons why we operate a strict practitioner-only policy:
One size does not fill all
A fundamental principle of holistic medicine is that each person is different and must be treated with consideration of their differences. Just because a particular product or practice has worked for someone else, does not necessarily mean it will be right for you. You are unique and a natural health practitioner is trained to offer personalised guidance, tailored to your individual needs.
Self-prescription can be costly to your wallet as well as your health
Natural medicines are not all necessarily safe for everyone and your practitioner is best placed to advise what products are best for you. Self-prescription can lead to products being taken unnecessarily which is wasteful to your wallet. It can also result in unwanted side effects, health complications or interference with other medications being taken, doing more harm to your health than good.
Patient-practitioner relationships are key
It can be hard to stay motivated and focussed when the road to full health is longer than you hoped. Your practitioner is there to support you along the way in making positive and lasting change. When purchasing a retail product, the relationship ends with a completed transaction but the ongoing guidance from your practitioner can be the difference between reaching your goals and not.
If you are a practitioner and would like to access these unique products and services please contact our friendly customer service team or alternatively on Freephone NZ 0800 88 44 33 or AUS 1800 177 959.
If you are a patient and would like to access these products and services please click here to request your nearest practitioner