About Us

We are a full-service bulk billing family practice of dedicated, caring and experienced doctors, nurses and administration staff providing comprehensive health care services to our patients in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We believe in working closely with our patients to maintain and improve their health.

Our mission is to provide health care to the highest standards offering accurate diagnoses and management of patients in a professional and friendly environment and are committed to promoting health, wellbeing and disease prevention.

We provide general GP services including immunisations, health assessments, skin checks, skin cancer treatment and chronic disease management, amongst many other services. Services are bulk billed under Medicare or Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

We hold COVID-19 Vaccination clinics at both practices for the AstraZenica vaccine (60 and over).  Bookings can be made online.

Private medicals (including insurance reports), travel vaccinations and non-government vaccines attract a private fee. These fees will be advised at the time of booking or prior to the consultation.

Our opening hours are:

Monday to Friday: 8am – 5.30pm
Saturday: 10am to 2pm

We are appointment based and we ask that patients do not turn up too early for their appointment.  This enables us to keep the number of patients in the clinic to a minimum so that we remain COVID safe.

New patients are welcome.

Meet The Team

Dr Philip Crook
Dr Philip Crook
MBChB, MRCGP, FRACGP

Dr Crook is a UK trained Doctor who moved to the Central Coast in 2014. He completed his training in the North West of England and has an interest in Dermatology, skin surgery and chronic disease management.

As a founding member of Coastal Health Medical Centre, Dr Crook is an enthusiastic and motivated GP with a strong focus on patient centred care.

He is an excellent communicator and thrives on building long-term Doctor-Patient relationships to provide excellent quality care. He works at both The Entrance and Toukley clinics.

Dr Vijay Varsani
Dr Vijay Varsani
MBChB, MRCS (Eng), MRCGP, FRACGP, DRCOG, DOHNS, DACCO

Dr Varsani is a UK trained Doctor who moved to the Central Coast in 2013. He completed his training in London and has an interest in skin surgery and aesthetic medicine.

As a founding member of Coastal Health Medical Centre, he is enthusiastic and driven in providing excellent quality care and developing a long-lasting relationship with his patients. He has developed his surgical skills alongside his General Practice career by gaining additional qualifications in general surgery, skin cancer and head & neck surgery.

He provides skin cancer consultations, cosmetic injections such as Botox, and works at both The Entrance and Toukley clinics.

Dr Sultan Ahmad
Dr Sultan Ahmad
MBBS, MRCGP, FRACGP

Dr Ahmad is a British trained GP who completed his training in Glasgow. He is passionate about providing quality care to his patients while addressing their physical and mental health.

He has special interest in managing general medical conditions and chronic diseases. He works full time at our Toukley clinic.

Dr Nithya Ramalingam
Dr Nithya Ramalingam
MBBS, MRCGP, FAEG, Dip Clinical Dermatology

Dr Nithya Ramalingam is a female UK trained GP who joined our clinic in June 2019. She has a special interest in dermatology and aesthetic medicine and has vast experience in women’s health, children’s health and elderly care. She is committed to improving standards of care to maintain her patient’s health and quality of life.

As a general practitioner she believes in a family centred approach, always trying to put her patients at ease whilst communicating and inspiring their trust. She works in partnership with her patients and their families, and formulates treatment plans tailored to the patient’s needs, keeping their social and cultural background in mind throughout the consultation.

She is available now for bookings from Monday to Saturday at our Entrance clinic.

Dr David Parker (Skin Cancer Clinic)
Dr David Parker (Skin Cancer Clinic)
MBBS, DIP LAW

Dr Parker has over 30 years experience in the detection, treatment & prevention of skin cancer in Australia.

Second to avoiding sun damage the most important factor in the management of skin cancer is early detection and effective treatment. Book your skin cancer check with Dr Parker today.

Dr Manish Kumar
Dr Manish Kumar
MBBS, MRCGP, FRACGP

Manish is an experienced and enthusiastic General Practitioner with 15 years’ experience based predominantly in the United Kingdom.  He has special interest in managing general medical conditions and chronic diseases, is an excellent communicator and believes in building the patient/doctor relationship. He works full time at our Entrance clinic.

Dr Robert Salisbury
Dr Robert Salisbury
MBBCh MRCS (Eng), MRCGP, FRACGP

This is Rob – a fresh arrival to our sunny shores from the Valleys of the Old South Wales with a mission to see if NSW is better!

His medical degree was obtained at the University of Wales College of Medicine where he then trained as a surgeon gaining membership of the RCS England with extensive experience in trauma and orthopaedic surgery throughout the UK. Following this he saw the light & turned to the dark side of the force and retrained as a GP with a specialist interest in Sports and musculoskeletal conditions and urgent care management in Primary Care.

He has a keen interest in most sports (typically rugby given his origins!) and enjoys tinkering with all things mechanical and electrical in his spare time. He is also a full time employee of Dads Taxis and Cavapoo Dog-walking Services Ltd😀

Dr Richard Morrow
Dr Richard Morrow
MB BCh, BAO, MRCGP, FRACGP

Dr Richard Morrow is a UK trained Doctor, graduating from Queen’s University Belfast in 2003. He completed his GP training in Glasgow and moved to the Central Coast in 2015.

Richard has special interest in chronic disease management and general medical conditions and works full time at The Entrance clinic.

Dr Natalia Samarkina
Dr Natalia Samarkina
MBBS

Dr Natalia Samarkina is a General Practice Registrar.

Special Interests:

Mental Health, Aboriginal Health, Neurology, Neurophysiology.

Natalia graduated with an MBBS in 1999 in Russia and has been working in Australia since 2016. Since moving to Australia with her husband she has become an Australian citizen and has worked mostly for Hunter New England Local Health District between John Hunter Hospital, Belmont Hospital, Morisset Hospital and Mater Hospital. She spent most of her time in Emergency and Mental Health with some time in General Medicine and Neurosurgery.

We have a highly experienced team of nurses who work together with our Doctors to provide comprehensive healthcare services to our patients in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Danielle Charpentier
Danielle Charpentier
Endorsed Enrolled Nurse
Anna Gregory
Anna Gregory
Registered Nurse
Rebecca McMillan
Rebecca McMillan
Registered Nurse
Madeline McGuinness
Madeline McGuinness
REGISTERED NURSE

On arrival, you will be greeted by our friendly and professional reception staff. These ladies are the backbone of Coastal Health Medical Centre with many years of experience. They have a friendly and positive attitude, are knowledgeable and ready to help all our patients access our services.

Glenys Stabback
Glenys Stabback
Practice Manager
Bette Reid
Bette Reid
Assistant Practice Manager
Rhyanna
Rhyanna
Reception Staff
Mikayla
Mikayla
RECEPTIONIST
Michaela
Michaela
RECEPTIONIST
Jennifer
Jennifer
RECEPTIONIST
Kate
Kate
Receptionist