Over 100 guests including prominent medical professionals and local business representatives attended the official opening of the region’s newest purpose-built medical precinct, “Mingara Health”, on Wednesday 31st January, 2018.
Guests were welcomed by Mingara Medical Directors Dr Michelle Reiss and Dr Quinten Willemse before the complex was officially opened by The Honourable Emma McBride, Federal Member for Dobell.
Mingara Health is a brand new, modern medical precinct developed by local construction company Stevens Group, in conjunction with the owners of Mingara Medical. The concept was born in 2012 and has now come to fruition, with the creation of a medical centre providing high quality, integrated medical care to the growing Central Coast region.
The centre is comprised of Mingara Medical, HealthPoint and Central Coast Neurosciences, with the Tumbi Umbi Chemist Outlet relocating soon.
Mingara Medical is a privately-owned practice. Established in 2013, it has grown rapidly due to its reputation as being one of the leaders in general practice on the Central Coast, providing high-quality medical services and progressive preventative care.
Mingara Medical has 11 GPs (five of whom are female) three practice nurses, on-site Douglass Hanly Moir pathology collection centre, an in-house dietician, diabetic educator and exercise physiologist, efficient practice management and friendly reception staff.
“Mingara Medical delivers all aspects of general practice, including antenatal shared care, advanced skin cancer management, lifestyle medicine, weight management, allergy testing and cosmetic procedures. We also manage levels of acute care (emergencies), thereby allowing patients to be treated sooner,” said Mingara Medical Director Dr Quinten Willemse.
HealthPoint is the Coast’s newest allied health services provider. Recognising the need for integrated healthcare between all disciplines of medicine, HealthPoint supports all general and specialist practices in the area.
HealthPoint’s highly qualified professionals provide expert care in the areas of audiology, chiropractic care, dietetics, exercise physiology, massage therapy, osteopathy, physiotherapy, podiatry, psychology and speech pathology, with more services to come.
Having these services all under the same roof allows for comprehensive patient care, inter-referral capacity and the convenience of having all care in one location.
Bookings can be done directly through HealthPoint or through referrals from any Health Provider. HealthPoint is a private billing practice and accepts all Health Funds, WorkCover, NDIS and EPC referrals.
Central Coast Neurosciences (CCNS) is headed by Associate Professor Jonathan Sturm, a neurologist with 20 years’ experience.
A full range of neurological services will be provided, including neurological testing such as EEGs, nerve conduction testing and EMG, vestibular function and cognitive assessments.
CCNS Research conducts research studies and clinical trials with a particular focus on dementia.
CCNS has extra rooms for use by other specialists.
The practitioners in this state-of-the-art facility combine general practice, allied health service and neurosciences to deliver much needed comprehensive integrated health services to the growing region of the Central Coast.
Pictured L-R: Dr Quinten Willemse, Dr Jonathon Sturm, Dr Michelle Reiss, Dr Chris Lloyd, The Honourable Emma McBride, Federal Member for Dobell.