Making a difference in health and care
Our Medical and Wellbeing Centre is a new modern centre offering GP consultations, physiotherapy, podiatry, allied health services and nursing services to the local community. The service is open to the general public, so you don’t have to be a Bupa health insurance member or aged care resident to visit our GPs and allied health professionals. The centre is also co-located with our aged care home. Bupa Seaforth offers superior accommodation for 76 residents with a specialised dementia community, supported by a caring passionate team.
The team at Bupa Seaforth Medical and Wellbeing Centre are committed to delivering thorough and friendly care to every patient. We offer a range of health services including:
We aim to make your visit convenient and stress-free by offering:
- Pathology and X-ray results over the phone where appropriate
- No appointment necessary.
Dr Peter Purches
M.B., B.S. UNSW (Hons), Dip. Obstetrics RCOG, FRACGP, Grad Dip Health Services Management (Charles Sturt University)
Peter has worked as a GP in rural NSW and in Sydney. His interests in the country were paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, surgery and anaesthetics and acupuncture, followed by six years as a geriatrician, before finally moving to Balgowlah in Sydney. Peter has continued with paediatrics, skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, mental health, general medical and family practice, and in examining pilots for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
Dr Nick Krasner
Nick qualified as a doctor at Liverpool University (UK) in 1992. He gained his GP qualifications and his Masters in Sports Medicine in London, where he also lectured doctors and medical students and later worked for Tottenham Hotspur and Barnet soccer teams. He has a special interest in psychology, having written the book on depression entitled ’10 Simple Paths to Happiness.’ Dr Krasner has been studying and treating skin cancers for the last 4 years and recently completed his initial ACNEM training, which leads to a fellowship in Nutritional and environmental medicine (Intergrative Medicine).Dr Krasner has also been an expert for BBC World News, a presenter on Channel 10’s Cruise Mode, a children’s author and International motivational speaker.
Christine is a physiotherapist with over 25 years’ experience in private practice, community and hospital settings. She graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) and then undertook further study to obtain a Master of Health Science (Physiotherapy). She has also obtained an International Certificate of Hand Therapy.
Her interests are hand therapy and splinting, post injury and surgical rehabilitation, aged care and exercise rehabilitation. In her spare time, Christine likes to swim, read, cook and (tries!) to play golf.
Georgina is a Registered Psychologist. She graduated from the University of Sydney with an honours degree in 2000, after which she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Practice to become a Registered Psychologist. She is an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Georgina has worked in various fields in both the public and private sector. She commenced her career working in occupational rehabilitation and more recently, spent four years with a private organisation as the Psychological Services Coordinator.
She has worked with a wide range of counselling clients with a variety of presenting issues, including depression, anxiety, stress, sleep disturbances, fertility issues, perinatal depression and grief.
Matthew is a Podiatrist who graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine degree from University of Western Australia. He has worked in private practice, aged care and home care settings in Western Australia and New South Wales.
Matthew has a keen interest in biomechanics, diabetes management, nail surgery and ultimately improving patient’s quality of life. In his spare time, Matthew likes to run, hike, snorkel and play various social sports.