New medical practice is now open in Cannonvale
"WHITSUNDAY residents looking for a quality medical service to deal with ailments from the common cold to worker's compensation claims to emergency relief need to look no further than Cannonvale Medical Service."
These are the words of Dr Juan Sabag who has worked as a general practitioner in Australia since 1977 with specialisations in primary care, musculoskeletal therapy, dermatology and skin cancer treatment.
Dr Sabag is passionate about health. He owned and operated his own medical practice in Sydney for 20 years before moving to Cairns where he worked for a 24-hour medical practice, The Doctors.
After travelling to the Whitsundays, Dr Sabag fell in the love with the region and said he identified a strong need for more doctors in the local community.
He moved to the Whitsundays in September last year and opened the doors to Cannonvale Medical Services on Monday.
The practice is located at the Whitsunday Business Centre in the same location as the former Cannonvale Medical Centre which was opened in 2009 by Dr Michael McFall and closed in August 2013.
"Medicine is my life and I wanted the challenge of working for myself again so I saw the practice in Cannonvale as an excellent opportunity to bring a reputable bulk-billing medical service to the Whitsunday community," he said.
Dr Sabag said the practice had the capacity to accommodate up to eight doctors and he was looking to take on more staff to meet demand.
He will also be travelling to an international hospital in Bangkok in Thailand later this month to work with one of Australia's leading stem cell treatment specialists Dr Rhett Bosnich.
He said stem cell treatment for degenerative diseases was a relatively new practice in modern medicine and he was determined to bring the technology to the Whitsundays.
Dr Sabag speaks Portuguese, Italian, Spanish and English and offers a bulk billing service with an electronic HI-CAP machine to offer clients of participating health funds the convenience of automatic claims processing.