Meet the Team

The unifying philosophy of our team of general practitioners is the drive to practice ‘meaningful medicine’: focusing on finding solutions to the health problems that have the most impact on your wellbeing.

Between our general practitioner team at Village Practice, we manage all ages, specialties and stages of health. But we all have a keen interest in lifestyle and nutrition, and in the connection between a healthy body and a healthy earth.

We’re all Woonona doctors raising our families here in the Illawarra, so we’re personally invested in helping create a healthier community. And we’re familiar with the local health services and specialists, because we use them ourselves.

"… inspired to open a practice in the Illawarra that offers something more meaningful."

Dr Mark Melek

Dr Mark Melek

  • Mental Health
  • Men's Health
  • Children's Medicine
  • Teen and Adolescent Wellbeing
  • Functional (Preventative) Medicine
  • Antenatal Shared Care

Woonona doctor Mark believes wholeheartedly that we are nourished by each other.

Mark was inspired to open a practice in the Illawarra that offers something more meaningful – a place to connect with your general practitioner, your community and each other.

Mark is passionate about his patients’ mental wellness. He appreciates the importance of nutritional and environmental health and is studying that field. He finds purpose in cooking.

"She has been a general practitioner for a decade now but feels her journey is just beginning."

Dr Zeenath Hassim

Dr Zeenath Hassim

  • Women's Health
  • Family Planning
  • Antenatal Shared Care
  • Mental Health
  • Teen and Adolescent Health
  • Aged Care / Complex Disease
  • Mirena (IUD) Insertion

Zeenath appreciates the importance of nurturing the doctor-patient relationship and patients’ long term health journeys. She has been a general practitioner for a decade now but feels her journey is just beginning.

She enjoys all aspects of general practice, in particular womens health, antenatal shared care, adolescent and aged care, mental health, aged care and preventative health. She believes a healthy body sustains a healthy mind and spirit.

Zeenath is a passionate gardener with a fruitful, permaculture-based organic vegetable garden, thoughtfully designed and built by fellow team member Paul. The garden brings her family much joy, sharing their crop with family and friends. In her “spare time” you can find her teaching ethics to primary school kids at Austinmer Public School which gives her great satisfaction.

"Paul believes that we can connect our own health to the health of the planet"

Dr Paul Hoskins

Dr Paul Hoskins

  • Children's Health
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Mens Health
  • Aged Care
  • Complex Illness

Paul grew up on the North Coast of NSW and has always felt a special connection to the land and sea.

His fondness for permaculture, as well as cooking for family and friends, led him to focus on the importance of nutrition in health. Paul believes that we can connect our own health to the health of the planet, from our food choices on the plate to getting our hands dirty in the veggie patch.

Natalie

Practice Manager

Haley

Nurse

Diann

Nurse

Mel

Nurse

Amelia

Reception