Dr Ben Eksteen joined Mingara Medical in October 2013. Originally from South Africa, he spent 17
years in general practice in Canada before deciding to join previous colleagues of his in sunny
Ben enjoys all aspects of general practice, from neonatal to palliative care, including all acute and
chronic ailments and prenatal shared care. Women’s health including contraception, pap smears and
Mirena IUD insertion are also areas of interest.
Ben has done further training in skin cancer treatment including a Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine
and he manages a range of skin care conditions, including skin cancer screening and management.
He promotes a holistic approach to medicine and health in general and appreciates the value of a
balanced lifestyle and prevention of disease.
In addition, Ben also has excellent experience in sports medicine, having worked in close relation with
several Orthopaedic Surgeons with a subspecialty in sports-related injuries. He also has an interest and
a background in peri-operative medicine.
Personally, Ben enjoys spending time with his young family. He lives an active lifestyle, participating in
long-distance cycling, mountain biking, running and triathlon – having competed and finished in the
Canadian Ironman competition.He is also an aspiring guitarist and surfer and although neither
He is also an aspiring guitarist and surfer and although neither comes naturally, he is not about to give
He is one of the directors of Mingara Medical, is committed to the practice and hopes to spend the rest
of his career here.