Doctor Andrew Heslop
The Principal here at the Healing Centre, continues after more than 20 years in Bellingen to be committed to the improved health and vitality of our small community. Consulting from the Healing Centre and a visiting Medical Officer at our local hospital, his wholistic approach to healthcare has proved to be valuable to the lives of many and an asset to the community.
Dr Andrew Heslop, MBBS, Fellow Royal Aust. College of General Practitioners, Fellow – Aust. College of Nutrition/Environmental Medicine, Diploma Royal Aust/NZ College of Obstetrics, Diploma in Herbal Medicine, Certificate in Naturopathic Nutrition, Certificate in Psychotherapy, Visiting Medical Officer – Bellingen District hospital, Bellorana Nursing home and Hostel.
Doctor Dorothea Eburn
Dorothea is an experienced GP who has lived and worked in the Bellingen Shire since 1995.
Dorothea enjoys the variety of General Practice. She offers comprehensive individual care with an emphasis on preventative strategies.
Her particular interests are Sports Medicine, Womens’ & Childrens’ Health and Holistic Health Care.
Fellow of the Rural College of General Practitioners. Diploma of Sports Medicine UNSW.
Doctor Adrienne Newman
Adrienne is excited to be at BHC working amongst, and with, those who also believe in the body’s ability to heal itself, using natural methods of healing where possible. She also enjoys keeping up to date with current best practice in Western medicine to support patients in their choices when this is required. She is interested in working with the diverse health issues of men, women and children.
Outside of work Adrienne enjoys spending time with her family, singing in a choir and learning to play the saxophone.
Doctor Iwan Williams
Iwan trained and worked as a General Practitioner in the UK.
He has completed a degree in Pharmacology and Physiology in the UK and a PhD in Medicine at the University of Sydney. He is a visiting medical officer at Bellingen River District Hospital and Bellingen Nursing Home.
Outside of medicine Iwan enjoys spending time with his young family, surfing, swimming and being an active member of Sawtell Surf Life Saving Club.
Doctor Lauren Hammer
Lauren completed her General Practice Training at Goondiwindi Medical Centre.
She has lots of interests at work including emergency care, women’s health, adolescent health, paediatrics, mental health, skin, preventative care and geriatrics.
Outside of work she enjoys being a mum, spending time with family and friends, reading, baking, quilting, keeping active, and watching good movies or tv series.
Doctor Gull Herzberg
BSc(Hons), MBBS (USyd), FRACGP.
Gull is a GP based on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. He specialises in integrative medical
solutions for patients suffering from chronic pain, fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, mood disturbance which may be due to any number of conditions or diseases.
He practices Integrative Medicine, which means that, in addition to a conventional medical approach, he also considers and uses other approaches that may not have been considered previously. As far as possible he uses an Evidence-Based Medicine approach.
Amongst other clinical modalities, Dr Gull has been prescribing Medical Cannabis since 2017.
He is a keen collaborator and in addition to his clinical work, is involved in Local Health District and Primary Health Network health system improvement processes in order to help “the right people get the
right treatment in the right place at the right time”.
He has a passion for Digital Health, actual and potential, is a founding Director of the Australian & New Zealand College of Cannabinoid Practitioners, and sits on the board of the Karl McManus Foundation.
Dr Mark O’Meadhra
Mark began his medical career with a Bachelor of Health Science working for over a decade as an intensive care paramedic in Melbourne and Adelaide. Whilst performing emergency ambulance duties Dr Mark was awarded the Australian ‘National Medal’ for service to his fellow man. In 1999 Dr Mark became a clinical lecturer at Flinders University and in 2006 completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. Whilst studying medicine Dr Mark received an Honour Society scholarship award for ‘Outstanding Academic Merit’ and 1st prize for a national medical paper on the ‘Deleterious Effects of Foundry Fumes on Children at Waldorf School’. In 2007 Mark was registered as a Doctor and commenced work in numerous hospital departments including; Emergency, Medicine, General Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics, Geriatrics and Psychiatry. In 2012 Dr Mark became a General Practitioner and has since been successfully employed at a number of Victorian GP clinics, including over a decade of integrative natural medicine practise at ‘The Melbourne Therapy Centre’. From 2017-2019 Dr Mark travelled to Switzerland and Germany studying integrative medicine at the Filder Klinic and Arlesheim Hospital completing European EU accreditation as an ‘Anthroposophic physician’. Dr Mark has recently moved to NSW and intends to continue his practise of Integrative natural medicine at the Bellingen Healing Centre.