About MedicFirst

MedicFirst is Saltwater Coast’s Premier Medical & Dental Centre. MedicFirst aims to provide high quality care to all patients in a friendly and welcoming environment. 

Welcome to Our Family Medical & Dental Centre 

MedicFirst was built by a family who has lived and worked in Point Cook for more than 12 years. The team at MedicFirst are very understanding of their community needs. Hence, we are offering a wide range of services and continue to expand. 

Practice Owners

Dr Sahar Alkassab

Principal Dentist

Co-owner

Dr Sahar Alkassab is our principal dentist & co-owner of MedicFirst.

Dr Alkassab is also the founder of Alkassab Dental Surgery in Stockland Point Cook Shopping Centre. 

She graduated from Baghdad University in 1989 and had a particular interest in oral surgery.  She opened and worked in 3 clinics in Baghdad and Beirut before moving to Australia in 2003. 

Dr Alkassab became a member of the Australian Dental Association and a fellow in 2006. 

Dr Alkassab opened up her first private practice, Alkassab Dental Surgery, in 2008 and is proud to have provided the very best care for each of her of patients. 

In 2020, Dr Alkassab opened up her second practice, MedicFirst. 

She is currently working between both of her clinics whilst mentoring her associate dentists. 

She has established a commitment to continuing education. She takes many hours of continuing education courses each year, ranging from orthodontics and implants to 3D CBCT imaging, with an emphasis on high quality and the most up to date treatment methods. 

Dr Sahar has a special interest in oral surgeries, orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. 

Dr Sahar is also known to be a great cook. Ask her for her special hazelnut cake recipe when you visit her!

Dr Firas Alhamdani

General Practitioner

Co-owner

Dr Firas Alhamdani, MBchB FRACGP, is our head General Practitioner and co-owner of MedicFirst. He has been practicing in Point Cook for more than 12 years. Dr Firas graduated from Baghdad University in 1989. He is well equipped with more than 30 years of experience in various fields of medicine. He fled his country, Iraq, after the Gulf war and arrived in Australia in 2002. Dr Firas is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He is also an associate member of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery.

His main interests are in:

  • Family Medicine
  • Pediatric Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Minor surgical procedures (e.g. ingrown toenail)
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Implanon insertion and removal
  • Lipoma excision
  • Variety of lumps and bumps removal

 Dr Firas’ main hobby is playing and watching soccer and is a big Liverpool supporter.  

Dr Marina Nassim

General Practitioner

Gynaeocologist

Dr Nassim has over 20 years experience as a GP in Russia, UK and Australia.

Having practiced in Point Cook for 12 years, Dr Marina Nassim is one of the most well known and well loved GPs in Point Cook.

Her special interests are:

  • Antenatal Care. She is registered as a Shared Care provider with Werribee Mercy Hospital, Sunshine Hospital and Royal Women’s Hospital.
  • Women’s Health (Contraception, Fertility issues, Sexual issues, HRT, Breast issues)
  • Newborn baby checks, antenatal checks/issues
  • Paediatrics
  • IUD and Implanon insertions and Removals
  • Dermatology (acne, eczema, psoriasis, mole/Skin Cancer check)
  • Mental Health (Eating Disorders, Sexual issues in adolescents, Anxiety/Depression)
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Cosmetic medicine (Anti-wrinkle injections, Dermal Fillers, Micro Needling, PRP/Plasma injections, treatment of pigmentation, skin tags, Keloid scars, acne scars and Alopecia Areata)

 

Dr Rakesh Bhaskar

General Practitioner

Gynaeocologist

Dr Bhaskar has over 50 years experience, worked across the Western suburbs a majority of his professional career. He also speaks multiple languages to cater for the areas demographic population

Dr Midia Alias

Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Gynaeocologist

In her role as an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Midia has supported countless women on their health journey from adolescence to menopause providing a safe space, respectful care and sensitive advice to women across all cultural backgrounds.

Her areas of specialty are :

OBSTETRICS

  • Preconception Care
  • Early Pregnancy Care
  • High risk Pregnancy/Twins
  • Vaginal Birth & Caesarean

GYNAECOLOGY

  • Adolescent Gynaecology
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • PCOS
  • Abnormal Pap Smear & Colposcopy
  • Pelvic Pain & Endometriosis
  • Hysteroscopic Surgery & Hysterectomy
  • Recurrent Miscarriage
  • Contraception
  • Fertility
  • Menopause & HRT
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Urinary Incontinence

With a passion to educate and increase community awareness Dr Midia who advocates as a speaker across many forums, is fast becoming a champion for women’s healthcare, raising the benchmark for Women’s Health in Melbourne’s West.

She’s also a loving mother of two teenage boys and has been a Point Cook local for 16 years, practicing women’s medicine since 2005.

Dian Valentina

Dental Practitioner

Gynaeocologist

Dr Dian Valentina has been practising dentistry since 2012. She grew up in Indonesia and she moved to Australia in 2015.

Dian enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially pediatric and cosmetic dentistry. She puts a strong emphasis on providing dental treatment in a gentle caring manner. She believes patient-centered care is the cornerstone of a strong practice.

As a member of Australian Dental Association, she keeps her professional development continues by participating in seminars and courses. 

Outside of work, she enjoys watching Netflix, baking, travelling, and spending time with friends and family.

Tulin Kocacik

Children’s counselling & play therapy

Gynaeocologist

Tulin has years of experience working for not-for-profit and community  organisations and as  a human service practitioner in the West, she has worked with the most vulnerable and disadvantaged communities including, Aboriginal people.

Tulin holds expertise in working therapeutically with children and families who present with complex  and challenging needs,  trauma, attachment and mental health concerns.

Tulin is also well experienced in working collaboratively with multiple agencies and professionals that are involved in the child and family’ life.

Pascale Young

Dietitian

The science of good nutrition had such a profound effect on Pascale’s lifestyle that it was no surprise Dietetics became her chosen career.

Now a practicing Dietitian for 4 years with a Masters of Dietetics and Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) Pascale brings to MedicFirst the knowledge and experience that now sees her specialising in chronic and long term conditions such as -:

  • Gut Health
  • Weight Loss/Weight Management
  • Diabetes
  • Heart health
  • Fertility
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Pre operative nutrition

 

In addition, Pascale also specialises in Sports Nutrition supporting athletes, adults and children with their training & nutritional requirements to enhance performance and immunity.

 She helps those managing health conditions through diet by being there for a journey that they don’t have to go it alone anymore.

By providing medical tailored advice, nutritional assessments, goal setting and guided strategy Pascale successfully leads her patients back to wellness and obtain those much longed for results in the a supportive and motivating way.

Ahmad Al Rady

Podiatrist

Ahmad’s clinical experience stems from his many years working within the public and

private health sector.

This included experience in the High Risk Foot Departments of Royal Northshore Hospital, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Balmain and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

As a skilled High Risk Foot clinician, Ahmad’s expertise include diabetic foot ulcer management, medicated dressings therapy, compression therapy and pressure offloading, including the application of total contact casts.

In addition to his work within the public health sector, Ahmad is the founder and lead podiatrist at the Podiatric Medicine Centre and Bexley Podiatry: Foot & Ankle Clinic.

Within private practice, Ahmad manages and treats musculoskeletal injuries & provides general podiatric care to the local community and routinely consults as a member of a multidisciplinary team on chronic conditions.

Lisa Ilori

Practice Nurse

Emma Cambridge

Practice Nurse

Emma has lived in Saltwater Coast since 2014 and is a mother of one.

She trained at St Vincents Hospital, Melbourne, and has completed postgraduate study in pre operative  and recovery room nursing with 20 years of operating theatre experience.

She made the move into correctional nursing and now joins the team at MedicFirst. Her Special interests include plastic and cosmetic surgery.

Olga Martchenko

Practice Receptionist

Olga has 5 years experience as a medical receptionist.

She has attended a number of workshops and has training in CPR for general practice, practice staff suicide prevention, managing infection risk and dealing with difficult and challenging behaviour. She prides herself on dealing with patients’ needs with empathy and professionalism.
She is an energetic person with a love of sports and has participated in Run for the Kids and Mother’s Day Classic marathons. 

Suada Karalic

Practice Receptionist

Zuzanna Pabich

Dental Assistant

Sharon Cooper

Practice Receptionist

Sharon has worked in the Dental Health Industry for 4 years. Her knowledge of dental procedures and her comforting, easy going nature can put the most anxious patient at ease.

After having managed a number of retail stores during the last 20 years, she utilizes her fantastic customers service skills.

Sharon has a passion for Point Cook and enjoys supporting the local community and her childrens’ school.

In her spare time she loves spending time with her family and friends and watching her kids play basketball.

03 7018 7477

0490 400 124

Opening hours

Monday- Friday 9am - 6pm

Saturday 9am - 3pm

Services

Medical 

Dental

Pathology

Allied health

Address

Tribeca Village

14-15/15 Kenswick St

Point Cook 3030