In response to patient feedback where people still preferred the smaller more traditional General Practice, Silverdale Medical made the decision to open Millwater Medical in May this year.
There are three doctors at the Millwater clinic – Dr Dave Hassan, Dr Marcus Ang and Dr Genevieve Shyed. Drs Hassan and Ang are two of the eight Silverdale Medical partners, and both share their time between Millwater Medical and Silverdale Medical.
“It was paramount that we were able to provide a medical service for the growing Millwater community,” Dr Hassan says. “While the Millwater practice is modern, it is designed to make patients feel relaxed from the time they enter. We wanted families to feel welcome and I think we have achieved that.”
Dr Hassan is a registered General Practitioner, who gained his PhD at Otago University. He worked overseas for some time before settling with his family in North Rodney.
Dr Ang graduated from the University of Auckland’s School of Medicine. He made the move to Orewa recently with his wife Vanessa and two young children. Dr Ang can speak Mandarin and Cantonese.
Those patients who prefer to see a woman can enroll with Chicago-born Dr Genevieve Syed. Dr Syed received her medical degree at Rush University in Chicago and moved to New Zealand in 2014. Her focus is on family planning, child and youth health, women’s health, and preventative medicine.
Dr Hassan says that Millwater Medical and Silverdale Medical Centre will work together.
“Patients can move freely between them both, depending on their needs,” Dr Hassan says. “This gives patients a real wrap around service if they need to be seen outside of our General Practice hours. We are committed to the Millwater community long term and we encourage new families to the area to enrol with us. As our patient register grows we will employ more doctors.”