Dr. Ben Eksteen


Dr. Ben Eksteen


Originally from South Africa, he spent 17 years in general practice in Canada before deciding to join previous colleagues of his in sunny Australia.

Ben enjoys all aspects of general practice, from neonatal to palliative care, including all acute and chronic ailments and prenatal shared care. Women’s health including contraception, pap smears and Mirena IUD insertion are also areas of interest.

Ben has done further training in skin cancer treatment including a Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine and he manages a range of skin care conditions, including skin cancer screening and management.

He promotes a holistic approach to medicine and health in general and appreciates the value of a balanced lifestyle and prevention of disease.

In addition, Ben also has excellent experience in sports medicine, having worked in close relation with several Orthopaedic Surgeons with a subspecialty in sports-related injuries. He also has an interest and a background in peri-operative medicine.

Personally, Ben enjoys spending time with his young family. He lives an active lifestyle, participating in long-distance cycling, mountain biking, running and triathlon – having competed and finished in the Canadian Ironman competition. He is also an aspiring guitarist and surfer and although neither

He is also an aspiring guitarist and surfer and although neither comes naturally, he is not about to give up!

Ben consults from the Mingara Medical Consulting Rooms 4 days a week at Tumbi Umbi.  He also assists with orthopaedic surgery at North Gosford Private Hospital and visits local aged care facilities to ensure those frailer members of our community are receiving regular medical assistance.

Fee Schedule

Children under 16 years of age and adults 80 years and older, will be bulk billed for most services.

Gold & White card DVA Card Holders will be bulk billed via DVA

Patients over 16-79 years of age with Commonwealth Health Care or Pensioner Card will be billed at a reduced rate

All other patients attract a private billing including elderly

Monday To Friday

Payment is required at the time of the consult

Saturday (Private Billing All Patients)

Standard Consult


(Rebate $41.40)

Long Consult


(Rebate $80.10)

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