I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, an autoimmune condition 3 years ago. For these past three years I have suffered with a very broken digestive system, severe joint pain and inflammation. I lost a lot of weight, I couldn’t look after myself or my 3 children and was in and out of hospital, with long periods of being unable to walk. I was given 8 month of great health in the middle of these three years by using strong hospital administered immuno-suppressants, but not surprisingly it came back, no real healing had occurred. It was a nightmare that really ended the day I walked into Tracy’s clinic in Queenstown. Here I had found a Doctor who really cared about me and my health. It was the most thorough medical examination and discussion I had had with any doctor. For my family it was essential I had a doctor that operated within the western medical model. I was about to give up on the western health system after so many terrible drug reactions, I was just getting sicker with all the ‘help’ I was offered by doctors. I was finally told by a gastroenterologist (after a 15 minute consult) that next option was to have my bowel removed. For me, that was not an option I was happy with. There had to be another way, I then found a possible drug trial but again strong immuno-suppressants were all that were on offer. It wasn’t until I started working with Tracy and functional integrative medicine that anyone in the western medical field was really looking at any depth to why I had these symptoms. Rather than just trying to suppress the symptoms integrative medicine gave us a framework to investigate, with extremely thorough diagnostics, the symptoms and why this was all happening to my body. After about 8 months working with Tracy, I am back on the ski slopes and enjoying life again. I am still building up muscles from atrophy and though its a slow process I appreciate it all. I am also still detoxing some nasty mould toxins that cause inflammatory responses in the body and will for another year as the detoxing agent is quite strong and this is a gentle process on my body. Integrative medicine also provides a sustainable health model. Suppressing symptoms, removing organs will only mean the dis-ease will come back, maybe in another form, using integrative medicine to get to the root of the problem, the cause and then healing this is the only way that I can see that the healing is sustainable. I can’t, and don’t want, to imagine where I would be if I hadn’t found Tracy and integrative medicine. M.S. September 2019
If you’re not feeling quite right, or you’re not getting the answers you need from your doctor, then Dr Tracy is just the person you’re looking for. This woman is AMAZING! And definitely next-level in getting you back to feeling 100%. I can’t recommend her highly enough. She’s been incredible with restoring my health. The best thing you can do for yourself right now is pick up the phone and call her. Thanks Dr Tracy for your care and support. I’ll be forever grateful. K.S. August 2019
Great to have an integrative GP with a holistic approach to healthcare! J.O. November 2018
So thankful to have an amazing integrative doctor like Tracy in New Zealand! She takes the journey to perfect health to the next level in such an intuitive and compassionate way. She is truly a wealth of knowledge with a deep understanding of the body that you sense from the moment she starts sharing her knowledge. Thank you Tracy for all that you do. S.O. November 2018
After a lot of in-depth testing and supplementation I am feeling more energised and resistant to many ailments which would normally have troubled me. I highly recommend Dr Wellness to anyone struggling with health issues which may or may not be apparent to their regular GP. S.H. July 2018
I have the highest praise for the Chandler Clinic. Dr Tracy Chandler carried out a detailed investigation into my health issues and diagnosed treatment necessary to set me on the path to improve my symptoms, with great results already. C.H. March 2017
I arrived at the Wellness Clinic in a sad state of affairs, while I thought I was doing OK my body was telling me I wasn’t. Appointment after appointment with conventional medical practitioners would only result in constant taking of antibiotics, steroids and anti-inflammatories. Furthermore, I couldn’t control my weight which I thought was a lack of willpower. I finally took the leap and booked in with Tracey and boy I am so glad I did. Through a well-rounded, informative and supportive process, I have emerged a new person who is full of energy with a huge enthusiasm for life again. Tracey has a kind, genuine and individualised approach to her practice, she listened to me and tailored a simple approach to improving my life, something I didn’t think was possible before. Such small steps but so much reward – what I thought was a lack of willpower was actually my body telling me that I was not at MY optimum. Now, no cravings, no cramps, no persistent tiredness and kilos lighter already! Also, April has helped me greatly with understanding my skin health better and helped me implement a great skincare regime and Tam is always happy to help when you pop in randomly to pick things up on a quick lunch break! A great bunch of lovely ladies, I wish them well and give this testimony with complete admiration for what they are doing to improve people’s lives. M.L. February 2017
I recently visited Tracy and her girls at the Clinic in Timaru. I absolutely enjoyed my experience there. Her clinic as very special, nothing like other “clinical ” places I have experienced. It is quiet and quite lovely, very unique. Tracy really knows her stuff and I found her to be right up there with her knowledge. I felt complete confidence in her and will go out of my way to go to her in the future, I tell people about her, I am so impressed! Tracy is generous with her advice (something I have found lacking in others), so I can look forward to more improvements. I am thrilled I have discovered Tracy. – 14/01/2015.
I really do appreciate the service you give to your clients – it makes it a pleasure to visit your surgery. Keep up the good work and know that you do make a difference to a lot of people”. – 03/01/2013
Dear Manager, I have been a patient of Dr Tracy Chandler for a couple or so years now, I would imagine in your job, it can be a very thankless job at times. Plus, on a number of occasions, I imagine it to be very stressful, with this in mind, I would think at times it is hard to keep compassionate, jovial, professional, and pleasant to everyone all of the time, which brings me to my point.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my absolute admiration and respect for your doctor, Tracy Chandler; she is always the same very pleasant, plus jovial and compassionate at the appropriate time, helpful and always the complete professional. She is precise and articulate in her explanations to me, (not always an easy task for her at times) but very kind, concise plus compassionate when it is called for, never stepping over the mark professionally.
She knows and understands, I worry about most small details, so she goes out of her way to make everything as painless as possible, especially at the time of any changes, she will go through it with me, knowing I will worry if she doesn’t, which would exacerbate my pain levels. Tracy is very conscious of and considers this along with my other medical problems in a professional and precise manner. I am sure at times this must be a nuisance to her; she never shows it at all in anyway, she always goes the extra mile, well and truly above her call of duty, but always with the upmost professionalism, a credit to both Tracy and the practice.
Tracy always makes us (my husband and I) feel like we are very welcome and she is pleased to see us, plus she enjoys us being there professionally. Which I am sure is not the case at times with our challenging woes.
Tracy in our opinion is an excellent doctor, we have had doctors both here, and in England but never have we had such a doctor as doctor chandler, with so much empathy nor excellence and compassion that makes sure things are followed up.
So it just remains for me to thank Tracy for her patience, professionalism, information plus her jovial nature when appropriate, it puts me at ease and makes me smile even now, when I think of her. Which leaves me only to congratulate the management for their excellence and foresight in appointing doctor chandler to your team and into the position she holds as she is such an asset to the surgery and your team as I imagine you already know. Please pass my comments onto Dr Tracy Chandler.
I wish her well I am sure whatever she endeavours ‘both now, and in any future positions she endeavours’ to try. She will succeed in her usual compassionate, professional, perfectionist way. Doctor Tracy, thank you. You are generally, delightful, nice Dr, but more importantly a great human being. – 03/03/16