Integrated Health Care

At Coolangatta Medical Centre we have integrated health specialists who actively implement integrated care strategies and practices throughout medical care.

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Meet our Integrated Health Practitioners

Dr Michaelia Verbeek – “Currently not accepting new patients”

Dr Verbeek is an Australian trained GP with a special interest in holistic health and preventative medicine. Holistic medicine explores the many different facets that contribute to one’s health and aims to identify areas that may be driving illness rather than symptom management alone. This includes assessing the complex interaction between physical, psychological, genetic, environmental and social factors. Holistic medicine utilises a team-based approach to health care and combines the best available treatment strategies from conventional western medicine and evidence based natural therapies.

Dr Verbeek has completed training with the Nutrition Network in low carbohydrate diets and is undergoing further study through the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental medicine and Institute of Functional Medicine. As a Mum of young children, she is passionate about working with both children and adults to create a personalised health plan to achieve a sense of wellness and vitality. She is an avid learner and can regularly be found attending conferences, courses, reading papers and listening to podcasts to increase her knowledge and expertise. She loves sharing that knowledge with her patients to empower them to manage their health.

In addition to providing all the regular GP services, Dr Verbeek may be able to assist with:

– Functional gut disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, reflux, constipation

– Conditions associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome, type 2 diabetes

– Preconception care and fertility management

– Contraception care including non-hormonal options.

– Children’s health including common infections, eczema and constipation

Dr Verbeek does not currently prescribe bio-identical hormones or perform IV nutrients/chelation therapy except for iron infusions .
As Dr Verbeek aims to understand the different factors that may be affecting the health, she recommends new patients schedule a 30min appointment. Emergency on the day appointments may be available for regular patients by phoning reception in the morning as these are not displayed online.

Please note a different fee structure applies for Dr Verbeek.

Integrated Health Care

Here at Coolangatta Medical Centre the doctors actively implement integrated care strategies and practices throughout medical care.

With the ageing populations growing in size with a rising prevalence of chronic illnesses, higher expectations for quality care and rising costs within limited health budgets, integration of healthcare has been seen as a solution to these challenges.

Many Australians are admitted to hospital for chronic illnesses that very well could have been prevented or managed within their community. There is a high rate of diabetes, heart and respiratory diseases throughout Australia which is why integrated health aims to enhance primary care and the outcomes and experiences of patients with these illnesses.

Integrative medicine is a philosophy of healthcare that emphasises the importance of the relationship shared between practitioner and patient, by focusing on individual patient care through combining the best of conventional western medicine with evidence-based complementary medicine and therapies. Practitioners of Integrated medicine utilizes natural remedies to help the body heal itself by embracing many therapies, including acupuncture, exercise, nutritional counselling, stress reduction, and psychotherapy.

What do we aim to achieve? At Coolangatta Medical Centre, there is a dedicated team of qualified doctors who have the requisite skills to help you manage and treat these chronic illnesses.

The Integrated Health Practitioners work collaboratively with the healthcare team to help motivate patient engagement with their health along providing high quality care to the patients.

Doctors practising at Coolangatta Medical Centre provide seamless and efficient care that reflects the entirety of a person’s health needs including both physically and mentally. They necessitate a greater focus on a person’s needs, better communication between healthcare providers in primary care, and better access to community-based services close to home.

If you have been struggling with a persistent chronic illness or any pain then you can easily book an appointment on the website with one of the doctors in Coolangatta on the Gold Coast. Restricted Bulk billing is available for pension, concession and DVA card holders along with children under the age of 16 with most but not all the doctors.

Restricted Bulk Billing

Did you know that GP Management Plans, Reviews and Health Care Assessments for Chronic Disease management are bulk billed.

Please check with your GP if you are eligible.

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Saturday 8:30am – 1pm
Sunday 9am – 12pm

PH: (07) 5599 1400
91 Griffith Street, Coolangatta, QLD