Dr Najma Hussain, MBBS DRCOG MRCGP
Dr Hussain, Medcare’s founding GP, trained and qualified as a doctor at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals, London, in the mid-1990s. She then went on to train as a GP in Reading. Her further qualifications include the Diploma of the Royal College of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians and membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Dr Elizabeth Delank, GP
Dr Delank is truly international. A German national, she attended school in both Argentina and Germany before coming to Spain to study medicine. She gained medical qualifications in the USA and worked at the Royal Sussex County Hospital and General Brighton Hospital in the UK. She later trained as a GP in Alicante and has worked in various busy GP surgeries. Dr Delank speaks German and Spanish to native level and is fluent in English and Swedish. She also speaks advanced level French.
Dr Teresa Bernabeu Abad, cosmetic surgeon
Dr Bernabeu brings more than 20 years of cosmetic surgery to the Medcare team. In addition to consulting at Medcare, she is consultant plastic surgeon at Medimar Hospital, Alicante.
Her wealth of experience in the field includes teaching facial rejuvenation at Complutense University of Madrid, working as a professor of plastic surgery at Alicante University, and working as a consultant plastic surgeon in the burns unit of Alicante Hospital. She also has experience in head and neck reconstruction, micro-surgery and correcting congenital malformations. Dr Abad regularly consults at Medcare, where she offers free initial consultations.
Dr José Salvador, Specialist in reconstructive and aesthetic surgery
Dr Salvador is a member of the SECPRE (Spanish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery), and associate professor of the Faculty of Medicine of Elche UMH professor. He heads a team in the unit of Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, Medimar International Hospital of Alicante. He has undertaken specialist courses in cosmetic surgery in Brussels and Paris and is now director of numerous postgraduate courses, including breast reconstruction and facelift at UMH Elche. He participates in numerous symposia, conferences and national and international scientific meetings on Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery and is the author of large number of scientific publications in national and international journals.
Timothy Holt, dentist
Tim graduated from Leeds University in 1978 and has worked in the UK as a dentist in both the NHS and private practice. He owned and operated a dental clinic in Blackburn for 25 years until 2010. With 33 years overall experience in dentistry, Tim brings our patients a wealth and depth of experience in all aspects of dental treatment. Having treated many thousands of patients, there is very little in dentistry Tim has not seen and dealt with. Tim remains registered with the UK General Dental Council and is also fully registered with the Alicante Dental College.
Rocio Valesco Ascarrunz, dentist
For Rocio, dentistry is in her blood; with the profession going back three generations it is practically a family business. Rocio graduated from university in 2006 and is registered with the dental college in Murcia. She is very popular with our patients who love her gentle manner and the fact that she always takes time out to explain treatment plans and follows ups with sound aftercare advice every time.
Daniel Oliveros Soria, dental implantologist
Daniel is our expert implantologist and takes care of all implant surgery at Medcare. Daniel, who has 20 years dentistry experience, studied dentistry at Barcelona University before going on to take many specialist courses in both Barcelona and Madrid. After working as a general dentist for two years, Daniel specialised in oral surgery, periodontics and implants.
Dr Pedro Lloret Luna, Dermatologist
Dr Lloret qualified as a dermatologist at Clinica Universitaria Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. He continued his studies in the USA, with a fellowship at the Department of Dermatology, Rhode Island, and Phlebology training in San Diego.
He has also undertaken fellowships in the UK and Germany, and has extensive experience in cutaneous surgery.
Dr Lloret has been published several times in eminent American and British dermatological journals.
He is a member of the Spanish Association of Dermatologists, the American College of Phlebology and the Spanish Group of Cutaneous Surgery.
Dr Lloret speaks English, German, and Spanish.
Susan McCrossan, nurse
Susie trained as a nurse at Dumfries & Galloway College of Nursing & Midwifery, Scotland, and has specialist qualifications in critical care, diabetes and palliative care. She continued her nursing career in Scotland until 2004 when she moved to Spain, settling first in Menorca. Susie has experience in many branches of nursing, including geriatrics and mental health, emergency medicine, coronary care and intensive care.
Marcos Morote, osteopath and physiotherapist
Marcos qualified as a physiotherapist at Valencia University and later took post-graduate courses in osteopathy at university in Barcelona. He has professional qualifications from various European institutes, including St Thomas’ Hospital, London. He has been practising for some 15 years. Marcos uses osteopathy and physiotherapy to treat many painful conditions, including back and neck pain, frozen shoulder, whiplash, repetitive strain injury and migraines. Born in Canada, Marcos speaks English, Spanish and French.
Steve Ashley, psychologist and psychotherapist
Steve Ashley has been with Medcare since we opened in 2005. He is a graduate psychologist with a post-graduate qualification in psychotherapy, holding registrations with the London-based UK Council for Psychotherapists, the European Association of Psychotherapy in Vienna, the Ministry of Science and Innovation in Madrid and the Official College of Psychotherapists in Valencia. Steve holds weekly surgeries in the Medcare clinics. He deals with problems such as depression, child sexual and physical abuse, addictions, bereavement and rape. Steve was instrumental in setting up the Samaritans for English speakers in Spain.