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Allied Health Services at Saratoga Medical Centre

Meet our specialised Allied Health Services professionals who pride themselves on delivering patient oriented care. We offer a range of services with our dietician, podiatrist, psychologist, chiropractor, and physiotherapist. We look forward to meeting you and partnering with you on your journey to health.

Bring your health fund card to claim on the spot using our HICAPS machine.

Meegan Field, Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist

Meegan Field, dietician and nutritionist SaratogaFrom a young age, Meegan was fascinated by food, health and nutrition and wanted to help people make the right decisions for optimum nutrition. She attended Macquarie University to receive a Bachelor of Science. Then, she went on to the University of Wollongong to achieve a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, followed by obtaining a Master of Community Health from the University of Sydney.

I really enjoy translating scientific nutrition into practical advice for my patients.

Meegan Field

At Saratoga Medical Centre, she works together with our medical staff and other allied health professionals for a team approach that benefits the patient.

Outside of work, she like horse riding, dancing, swimming, walking and shopping.

Ms Maryanne McHugh, Podiatrist

Maryanne McHugh, podiatrist SaratogaAn attraction to a profession in which she could care for others led Maryanne to podiatry. She was fascinated by the biomechanics of the human body — the way we walk, run, dance or swim, and wanted to help people move better.

She obtained a Bachelor of Nursing from Edith Cowan University (WA) and a Bachelor of Podiatry at the University of Newcastle (NSW). During her education, she gained a greater understanding of the forces acting upon our bodies, the physics involved in movement and how to unlock our potential for a better athletic performance.

At Saratoga Medical Centre, Maryanne enjoys educating people on taking responsibility for their health.

I particularly enjoy working with patients with diabetes who need assistance in controlling and managing their wellbeing.

Maryanne McHugh

Maryanne is a member of the Australian Podiatry Association and the Australian Wound Management Association.

Outside of work, Maryanne enjoys speaking at seminars to educate other health professionals on podiatry. She loves kayaking, bush walking and is a keen gardener. With two active boys, you can find her at the beach, kicking a ball or catching a ball. She’s involved with the MacMasters Beach SLSC (surf life saving club), Terrigal-Avoca Juniors AFL and Central Coast Oztag. Maryanne is also a supporter of Clean4shore, cleaning up fore shores and mangroves on the Central Coast.

Pauline Brown, Psychologist

Pauline Brown, Psychologist SaratogaPauline’s desire to become a psychologist was initially motivated by her early experiences witnessing the impact of mental illness in families.

I became drawn to finding ways to provide effective support for people living with mental illness.

Pauline Brown

Pauline has had a varied route to get to this point with training and working as a nurse, then as a dance movement therapist. Since moving to Australia, she qualified at Charles Stuart University and completed the training required to become a psychologist.

Pauline is passionate about working with patients to find creative ways to help them deal with their struggles, to grow and find a greater sense of meaning in their lives. “This work is a great privilege.” She strongly believes that people need to be able to access mental health treatment in the community.

Outside of work, Pauline enjoys spending time with her children and supporting them in their sporting passions. She also likes swimming, bush walking and dancing and is involved in surf life saving.

Wolf Messthaler, Chiropractor

Wolf Messthaler, Chiropractor SaratogaAs a young man, Wolf experienced low back pain that only the chiropractor could help. Influenced by this encounter, he began his studies at Otago University in Dunedin, New Zealand. After earning a Bachelor of Science, he enrolled at Macquarie University in Sydney to achieve a Master of Chiropractic. While there, he studied a variety of health-related topics and learned that most headaches are actually referred pain patterns that are muscular in origin around the head. Headaches are one of the many conditions he’s helped patients find relief from at Saratoga Medical Centre.

Chiropractic may be a fast and lasting way to get long-term improvement for day-to-day pain conditions.

Dr Wolf Messthaler

Wolf enjoys the contact he has with patients at our practice who see great results with our hands-on work, self-help exercise and advice.

Outside of work, Wolf loves outdoor activities such as camping, rock climbing, mountain biking, surf life saving and is a keen photographer and architecture buff. He’s a volunteer presenter for Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE.org.au), a PNC member at his children’s high school, a member of a surf life saving club and the Greens NSW.

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