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Excellence in health service and education...

Cessnock Community Healthcare caters for all your health care needs. We are also an accredited training practice for general practice registrars and for medical, nursing and allied health students.

Clinical Staff

Clinical Director

Dr Mark Foster  MBBS FRACGP M.Med.Sci.  Dr Foster joined us April 2016, He consults from both our Cessnock and Kurri Kurri clinics.  


General Practitioners

We have  doctors (both male and female) available across our two clinics including registrars. All registrars are fully qualified doctors who spend 6 – 12 months at the clinic finalising their specialist general practice training.

Our current Cessnock  doctors are:

  • Dr Mark Foster ( Clinical Director) 
  • Dr Saif Alkadhi
  • Dr. David King 
  • Dr. Julia Gan
  • Dr. Abid Mahmood
  • Dr  Fidel Rodrigues
  • Dr Oliver Williams 

Our current Kurri Kurri doctors are:

              Dr Mark Foster
              Dr John Heard
              Dr Linda Heard
              Dr Sam Salem  
              Dr Oliver Williams  

Nursing Staff

Our practice has experienced nursing staff. Our nurses work closely with your doctor in your care. Ongoing care nurses gather information on your history and support the doctors in performing health assessments and developing management plans for your health care. They perform ECGs, spirometry, injections, immunisations, wound dressings and assist the doctors in minor surgical procedures. Two  of our nurses are trained to do pap smears. We also have a registered nurse available.for antenatal and postnatal care and baby checks. ( Kurri Kurri )  Our credentialed mental health nurse works with your doctor to arrange counselling, psychologist or social support services if needed.

Administration Staff

Our Operations Manager and Practice Manager  are available for any questions or feedback you may have about our clinic or services. Just call 4991 0333 (Cessnock) or 4939 3300 (Kurri) or email . We hope you do not need to make a complaint. However, if you do and we cannot resolve it you may wish to contact the Healthcare Complaints Commission on 1800 043 159

Our team of friendly and efficient Patient Support Officers will help you over the phone and at the reception desk

Making an Appointment

There are several ways to make an appointment:

Book Cessnock appointments below
Book Kurri Kurri appointments below
  • Call our main phone line on 0249910333 (Cessnock) or 4939 3300 (Kurri)
  • Email
  • Make an appointment time at our reception desk
  • Appointment times are in demand. If you are unable to keep your appointment, PLEASE advise the Clinic as soon as possible. We operate on an appointment booking system. If you arrive without an appointment you will be offered the next available appointment. If you feel your problem needs attention today, please inform reception and we will arrange for you to be assessed. For non-urgent appointments please phone 2 days in advance. Please book a long appointment for complex medical issues, insurance or pre-employment medicals or if there are any forms that need to be completed by your Doctor. Sometimes delays can occur due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. You may find it helpful to phone the clinic to find out if your appointment is on time.

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