- Sr Ann-Mary Hromek
RN, ND, FACNEM(hons), FINMA, MATMS
Ann-Mary Hromek completed her General Nursing training at Gosford District Hospital in 1984, then gained 12 years experience working in hospitals, private nursing and palliative care, as well as a stint in Saudi Arabia. She then went on to qualify as a Naturopath at Naturecare College, St Leonards, Sydney in 1996. Following this, Ann-Mary completed a certificate in Female Sexual Health with NSW Family Planning in 1999.
With twenty years experience in applying her training in holistic therapies and in running a successful Nutritional Medical Centre with husband Dr Karel Hromek in Mullumbimby, Northern New South Wales, Ann-Mary and Karel sold their practice, and both remain practising part-time at Mullumbimby Integrative Medical Centre under Dr Oscar Serrallach, who also specialises in nutritional and environmental medicine.
Ann-Mary has a particular interest in female sexual health from menarche through to menopause. Also, from 1999 until the present, she has run a busy intravenous therapies clinic utilising chelation therapy and IV nutrient therapies, especially IV vitamin C.
Ann-Mary was also involved in the fitness Industry, completing her fitness leader training with Network Fitness in 1989. She specialised in Aquarobics, presenting nationally and internationally, lecturing at conferences and also participating in the development of the Aquarobics manual for education purposes. She had a very successful Aquarobics business in Hornsby, Sydney, from 1990 until she moved to Mullumbimby in 1996.
Having been a presenter (especially in IV nutrients and chelation therapy programs) and an Education Committee member for ACNEM (Australasian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine) for some time, by 2007 Ann-Mary accepted the role of Education Co-ordinator with ACNEM, where she is still an integral part of their education team and its many programs. This role has allowed her to develop and utilise considerable skills as integrative medicine program co-ordinator, group facilitator and lecturer.
Over the last ten years, Ann-Mary, with husband Karel, have travelled extensively in Thailand, Malaysia and India, living their passion of Integrative medical education for doctors by supporting the development of integrative medical programs and colleges in those countries.