Dr Suzie Bekir

Where and how long have you lived in Sydney’s east?

I’ve lived in the eastern suburbs all my life. Grew up in Dover Heights and was a Kambala girl then lived in Bondi for 10 years and recently moved to Woollahra which we are really enjoying!

How many children:

5 in our current ‘Brady bunch’ – 2 of which are my own; Jem who is 9 and Leila who is 8 years old.

Favourite Park:

Holdsworth Street community centre playground is our local, just a few steps away; gated, room to kick the ball and basketball hoop for older boys but my favourite bit is the communal gardens next door – volunteering a quick water in the garden while watching the kids and perfect for a few Sprigs of herbs for soup!

Favourite Beach:


Favourite kid friendly cafe:

Taste Providore on Queen Street makes a real effort to get to know the local kids! There’s nothing more welcoming than a special greeting to your kids and an extra marshmallow in their hot chocolate.

Favourite Coffee Spot:

Spicer St Cafe – it’s almost our personal canteen. Plus their muffins are always freshly baked and warm and taste
light and home made.

Favourite date night place:

Kenny Rens on Queen Street. By day makes awesome poke bowels but by night their Japanese inspired food with cocktails makes for an intimate night out! I’m a sucker for their Akuma cocktail with miso glazed eggplant! Introduce yourself to owner Nick and tell him I sent you!! The place is worth stumbling home for ❤️

Favourite Local Day Out Activity:

Grabbing a Charcoal Charlie’s family picnic pack and heading down the road to our local park.

Favourite Local Shop:

Maloney’s Grocer. The best last minute dinner ideas in the quick sale section means you can whip up a gourmet dinner under $20!

Favourite wet weather location:

Woollahra Library – what an amazing reno.

Describe an ideal day in Sydney’s eastern suburbs for you?

Sunny Sundays in Woollahra with the kids at home. Our front balcony has access to see the whole street.

We let the kids make cookies and muffins and sit back and watch them make their own pocket money for the week!

What area of the east have you yet to explore much but would like to?

Paddington. So many pubs I’ve never even stepped foot in.

Work or SAHM:

Working is so much easier!

My main work is as a general practitioner and clinical director at collective.care, Australian Allergy Centre, Taylor Clinic and Dr Ink Tattoo Removal. My philosophy is that every patient deserves to explore all the options for their health, and I believe in a compassionate, thorough and thoughtful approach to all clinical problems. As a millennial Doctor practicing millennial medicine, this means innovating a new approach to health care where primary general practice care connects seamlessly with specialist care and other therapies in a health care home model, which also integrates nutritional, environmental medicine and mindfulness.

Modern day motherly advice – keeping things local keeps things simple! Use your local shops, local schools, local doctors and local parks!

When all else fails, I always remember my mum’s best advice – just feed them, love them and keep them alive…. eventually they grow!

To chat further with Dr Suzie on any medical issues contact: https://www.collective.care/