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Sinamed Family Practice


Shop 5, Ocean Village Shopping Centre
84 Rajah Rd, Ocean Shores



Sinamed Family Practice is a GPA Accredited Medical Centre focusing on creating a positive experience for all patients! Our Doctors and staff are highly qualified and very experienced within the Medical Industry, making your health their priority.

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Monday to Friday | 8am – 3pm




Dr Hassan obtained his degree in the renowned Cairo University in 2009. He has extensive experience and has worked in many fields, including general surgery, orthopedics, sports medicine, plastic surgery, skin cancer surgery and general practice for over 12 years. He obtained his AMC (Australian Medical Council) certificate in 2017 and his Membership into the Royal College for Surgeons of Ireland (MRCSI) in 2018, his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) 2021.

Dr. Hassan has a special interest in Skin Cancer Checks and treatment and currently working towards his accreditation with the Skin Cancer College of Australia.

Special Interests

Skin Cancer Checks

Mole Checks

Mole Removal

Skin Cancer Treatment


Sports Medicine

Dr Shimaa Aref


Dr Shimaa had her Bachelor of Medicine, MBBS at Assuit Medical College, Assuit University, Egypt in 2007. She worked as a general practitioner for two years at Assuit before working as a resident medical officer in the Psychiatry department for two years. She later worked in the Ministry of Health in Kuwait as a general practitioner for five years.

Dr Shimaa has a special interest in women’s health, ante-natal care and paediatrics.

Dr Shimaa loves fitness and martial arts and is a proud mother of two teenage girls.

Dr Marie Cris Santos


Dr Marie earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the prestigious University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines in 2012. Since then, she has been on a remarkable journey, driven by her unwavering commitment to improving the lives of her patients.

Having served as a skilled GP in the Philippines, Dr Marie’s expertise and devotion to her profession led her to seek new horizons. In 2018, she achieved her Australian Medical Council (AMC) certificate, opening doors to a fulfilling chapter of her career in Australia.

Throughout her time in Australia, Dr Marie has exemplified versatility and resilience, working in different hospitals across Queensland and New South Wales. Her extensive experience as a locum GP in emergency departments reflects her ability to excel even in the face of challenging situations.

Dr Marie has developed special interests in women’s health and mental health. Her genuine passion for these fields underscores her commitment to promoting holistic well-being and fostering a supportive environment for those under her care.

Equipped with fluency in both Tagalog (Filipino) and English, Dr Marie bridges cultural divides and ensures effective communication with her diverse patient base, making her a beacon of inclusivity and understanding in the medical community.

So, if you seek a knowledgeable, compassionate, and culturally sensitive healthcare provider to guide you on your health journey, Dr Marie is undoubtedly a remarkable choice.

Dr Shireen Abbas


Dr Shireen completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in India in 1998.

She then moved to Australia and worked at the Gold Coast University Hospital as a registrar practising in Medicine and Geriatrics from 2007 – 2014.

Dr Shireen has worked in general practices on the Gold Coast and Northern NSW over the last 7 years and has now decided to bring her empathy, warmth, knowledge and experience to Sinamed Family Practice.

Dr Shireen has special interests in Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Chronic Pain Management, Women’s Health and Aged Care.


Sophie Skalkos

Accredited Practicing Dietitian
Diabetes Educator

Offering a caring holistic approach to help patients achieve better health outcomes.

My special interests lie in

  • Weight Management- providing the tools you need to achieve your personal weight loss goals.
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders dietary management including (IBD, IBS, Diverticular Disease, GORD, for improved nutritional status, normal / improved bowel habits, minimized abdominal discomfort, improved body weight.
  • Diabetes Management for improved Blood Glucose control, reduced risk of complications and improved body weight (BMI)

Nutrition Support in Gastroenterology is focused on assisting patients to optimise their intake by identifying any relevant food intolerances contributing to symptoms such as abdominal bloating, irregular bowel habits, constipation, diarrhea, pain, discomfort, flatulence, reflux and maintaining healthy gastrointestinal environment to maximize absorption of nutrients and build a robust immune system.

My approach in establishing goals with patients includes taking into account individual food likes and dislikes, misinformation, unnecessary self-restriction of food groups, megadose micronutrient supplementation and alternative / complimentary therapies. All these issues are considered and addressed within the patient’s work and family setting for improved nutritional status and stabilization of body weight.

Most Australian health funds have levels of cover that give a rebate for visits to private practice Accredited Practicing Dietitians. Alternatively, patients may also get a rebate through the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) primary care items for a chronic health condition.