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 Carli Westmore
Dr Carli Westmore
MBBS

Carli (CJ) is a General Practice Registrar.

She is an Australian trained local doctor of indigenous decent and is passionate about helping people live a healthy life and helping them achieve their goals, even when unexpected health challenges occur throughout life. She has special interests in paediatrics, obstetrics women’s heath, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, and minor surgeries.  CJ is looking forward to expanding her experience in GP medicine.

Dr Bronwyn Thompson
Dr Bronwyn Thompson
MBBS
Dr Rogan Kennedy
Dr Rogan Kennedy
MBBS (Hons)

Rogan is currently a GP Registrar.

A new doctor to the Central Coast, he trained in Melbourne and regional Victoria and has had experience in all aspects of medicine including paediatrics, women’s health and psychiatry. He has a special interest in mental health, holistic medicine and chronic disease, and is always happy to meet new faces. He works full time at Toukley.

Diana Bentele
Diana Bentele
Clinical Psychologist

Diana is a registered Clinical Psychologist and a member of the College of Clinical Psychologists in the Australian Psychological Society.

She provides services under the Medicare Better Access to Mental Health Care Program as well as services for Workers Compensation and Motor Accidents covered by the NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority.

Diana works with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy and Positive Psychology. Diana also provides services in German if required.

Nikki Witney
Nikki Witney
Diabetes Educator

Nikki is a credentialled Diabetes Educator who lives and works on the Central Coast.

She has been offering education to people with diabetes in hospitals around Sydney before setting up her private practice, Coasties Diabetes, a few years ago. She is passionate about offering good quality care that is close to home.

Nikki is a Registered Nurse and is currently studying to complete her Masters of Nursing to become a Nurse Practitioner. She is a certified pump trainer (CPT) for Medtronic, T Slim Insulin pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM). Nikki enjoys working with people who have all forms of diabetes to help them best manage their diabetes and to ensure they have the tools and knowledge needed to feel confident to do this. Nikki understands diabetes is a challenge and believes everyone does their best each day and she will support and guide you to achieve your personal diabetes goals.

Kate Upton
Kate Upton
Dietitian BSc(Hons), MdietSt, APO

Kate is our fully Accredited Practising Dietitian who has a wealth of experience in providing nutritional advice for many clinical conditions. She is passionate about nutrition and believes a healthy balanced diet is core to the well-being of every individual. She runs a clinic weekly and is available to see patients from our surgery and other clinics with a referral, helping you meet your nutrition goals using the latest evidence based guidelines.

Gareth Salkield
Gareth Salkield
DIETITIAN

Gareth is an accredited practicing dietitian and a credentialed diabetes educator (CDE). His experience has given him first-hand understanding of the impact good nutrition has on performance and he’s passionate about helping initiate improvements in your nutrition and lifestyle choices to optimise and maintain excellent health.

Gareth will assist in the achievement of peak health; a long, active life not defined by disease or loss of ability.

Gareth’s interests include stand-up paddle boarding, kite surfing, high-performance cars and boats.

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
Diane Woodcock
Diane Woodcock
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
Alex
Alex
Reception Staff
Rhyanna
Rhyanna
Reception Staff
Mikayla
Mikayla
RECEPTIONIST
Katherine
Katherine
RECEPTIONIST
Tia
Tia
RECEPTIONIST
Michaela
Michaela
RECEPTIONIST
Jennifer
Jennifer
RECEPTIONIST
Kate
Kate
Receptionist