Our staff

Choose from our experienced male and female doctors who cover a broad range of medical interests.

JullianDr. Julian Scullin MB, BS. DRANZCOG FAICD

“I am passionate about the diversity of General Practice including paediatrics, geriatrics, minor surgery, travel medicine, and am involved in supervising trainee doctors.”

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Graduated medicine from Sydney University in 1978 and spent my resident years at Concord and Auburn hospitals and gained the Diploma of Obstetrics in 1980.

I worked at The Entrance Medical Centre in 1980-81 then:

  • Travelled extensively through Southeast Asia, eventually arriving in the UK, where I worked in 1982-83 in Paediatrics
  • Returned to The Entrance Medical Centre in 1984
  • Served as Chair of the Long Jetty Hospital Medical Council and later,
  • Director and Chair of the Central Coast Division of General Practice

KinDr. Kin Lee MB, BS. (University of Sydney)

“Having practiced at The Entrance Medical Centre since 1980, I am proud to have given medical advice and treatment to many individuals and families of multiple generations for over 35 years.”

I am privileged to see patients of all ages and provide continuing long term medical care.

  • Graduated from University of Sydney in 1974.
  • Wide experience as resident doctor at Canberra Hospital, RGH Concord, St George Hospital and Crown Street Women’s Hospital.
  • General Practice experience in Dubbo, Newcastle and Sydney.
  • Supervisor for GP Training Registrars and resident doctors at Long Jetty Hospital where I provide inpatient care.
  • Keenly involved in medical management of residents of Age Care Facilities.

Dr Sasikala Dr. Sasikala Balaraman MB, BS. FRACGP 

“I really enjoy being a GP and caring for my patients.”

 

As well as general medicine I have a special interest in Women’s Health and Mental Health.

I graduated in Medicine in 1990 and worked in Malaysia for 17 years before moving to Australia.

I have three children, and enjoy being  involved in their activities. My interests outside of work are playing piano, reading and singing.

dr_john_harrisDr. John Harris MB,BS.(Hons) Dip. RACOG FRACGP

Graduated Medicine from Sydney University with Honours in 1965.

I spent my Resident days at Royal North Shore Hospital. Following this I spent 3 years in the Highlands of Papua providing medical care to the native community. The next 21 years I spent in a group practice in Mudgee and the Mudgee District Hospital providing a medical, surgical, obstetric and anaesthetic services.

I now live and work on the Central Coast and am married with two sons, who are engineers.

I enjoy the company of my friends, playing social golf, gardening, reading and cruising to various parts of the world. I enjoy practicing medicine and the bulk of my practice is now providing medical care to older citizens.

Dr Maria KahloonDr. Maria Kahloon BMEDSCI (QLD), MMBS (Sydney), FRACGP

“I believe health is more than just the absence of disease, but a combination of mental, spiritual and physical wellbeing. I like to offer a holistic model of care for my patients.”

I have undertaken study in Neuro-Psychiatry at Cedars – Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles USA and published papers on wellbeing in world renowned journals.  I have a special interest in mental health, positive psychology as well as sports medicine and believe strongly in non – pharmacological treatment modalities. I believe healing begins when my patients feel empowered to make their own informed decisions.

I have recently joined The Entrance Medical Centre having previously worked in Terrigal NSW and Mackay QLD.

As a creative and performance arts enthusiast, I like to travel, read and meet new people. I am also a Chocaholic, crazy about cars and an animal lover.

DrDr. George Miller MB,BS. (University of Sydney)

“I enjoy the diversity of people and work in General Practice Medicine. I believe the quality and continuity of relationship between doctor and patient is a key ingredient in great medical care.”

I graduated from Sydney University in 1975 and went on to do further study for General Practice in Family Medicine including, obstetrics and gynaecology, anaesthetics and paediatrics before settling on the Central Coast in 1984.

Through my aged care work I developed an interest in Palliative Care and I have served for several years on the board of  the Central Coast Palliative Care Volunteer Foundation.

In my 30 years in practicing medicine I have cared for five generations of the same family. I am married with three sons – and grandchildren. I enjoy family life, my friends, the bush, books, the beach and much more.

dr3Dr. Simon Chang MB,BS.

“I really enjoy the different facets and challenges of General Practice Medicine and getting to know different members of a family.” 

I was born in Mauritius and did my medical training in Bordeaux, France.

I moved with my wife and daughter to Australia in 1986 and started working at the Prince of Wales hospital and some general practices in Sydney while doing the Family Medicine Program. My family settled on the Central coast in 1991 where I joined the Killarney Vale family medical practice.

My interests outside of work include my family, travelling and keeping fit. I am really enjoying my time working with the team and patients at The Entrance Medical Centre.

Practice manager

Heather Gerwin

Heather Gewin JP

“In 2003 I earned a fantastic job as a Medical Receptionist. I loved it and I have been privileged to follow my work passion ever since.”

Encouraged by a great group of my peers I undertook further study and in 2008 I completed a Diploma in Practice Management. Working with many different people is really enjoyable and seeing families grow, develop and be cared for by the health professionals we work with is very rewarding.

I work hard to foster a positive culture in my teams and relish the challenges managing a medical practice brings.

In 2007 I was appointed a Justice of Peace and continue to serve the community of the Central Coast. Away from work I enjoy Horses and competitive dressage, live concerts and most outdoor activities.

Registered Nurses

KimKim Hemmerle

“I enjoy nursing as a valuable way to contribute to the local community.”

I completed a Bachelor of Nursing at Newcastle University in 2009. I spend my time between Nursing in General Practice and Nursing in a variety of wards in the local major hospitals.

I have experience in Emergency Nursing, General Practice Nursing and Casual Pool Nursing.

I strive to support patients health care needs with a caring heart and with attention to providing the latest evidence based nursing care. In my spare time I enjoy my family and friends, beach activities and creative arts.

sharleneSharlene West

“I have been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years and have a background in medical surgical rehabilitation medicine.”

Having worked in various hospitals I have developed special interests in dermatology, asthma and diabetes management and also have postgraduate qualifications that include Immunisation, Women’s Health and Wound Management.

Our friendly administration team

 

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Heather (practice manager) and front office team Helen, Chris, Kathy, Elise, Marie and Gail.

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The Entrance Medical Centre

120 The Entrance Road
The Entrance
NSW 2261
Ph: (02) 4332 1300
Fax (02) 4333 1202

Important information

For after hours medical advice:
Emergencies call "000"
After hours emergency (02) 4367 9699