A General Practitioner and Urological Surgeon have renovated a 1940s building into a new medical clinic that aims to improve the sexual health of men in North Queensland.
Previously serving as a General Practitioner at The Family & Diabetic GP Clinic in Hyde Park, Dr Jonathan “Jonny” Fenton has partnered with Urological Surgeon Dr Philippe Wolanski to open Verve Men’s Clinic, focusing on men’s health and erectile dysfunction.
“Our mission is to recharge men’s health in North Queensland,” says Dr Jonny.
“Erectile dysfunction affects men of all ages, however until now, new and investigative treatments for this issue have never been available to regional Queenslanders.“
Verve Men’s Clinic normalises the conversation around erectile dysfunction and argues that men’s health is just as important and easily-treated as other ailments that people may present with to their doctor.”
These safe and emerging therapies will be on offer alongside revolutionary non-surgical cosmetic treatments for men’s intimate health.
“At present, men in Townsville and the greater North Queensland region have to travel to Brisbane to seek out these popular long-lasting, reversible and doctor-administered injectables to improve penis size.”
To bring their vision to life, Dr Jonny purchased 68 – 70 Denham Street, a historical building which has the distinction of being the former premises of Townsville politician, Sir Arthur Fadden, who served as Prime Minister for just 39 days in 1941.
Dr Jonny says they were attracted to the CBD location as a hub for specialised medical services, and were able to benefit from Townsville City Council grant funding to modernise the historical building.
“There are a multitude of other professional medical and allied health services moving into the city. It’s changing the way people view the city centre and it’s rejuvenating it with a new group of professionals,” says Dr Jonny.
“With the new West End State Hospital coming, medical businesses are beginning to consider the city side of the railway line. The bonus of course, there are lots of untapped old buildings, begging to be restored and reused.”
The renovations included the demolition of the interior 1980s fit out to reveal the building’s original four metre high ceiling and cornicing, and a medical clinic fit out with two consulting rooms and one treatment room. The clinic is currently taking enquiries and expects to be open for patients in October 2023.
Main Image: Dr Philippe Wolanski and Dr Jonathan Fenton.
Image credit: Vetta Creative
Original article printed in BDmag April 2023 (Issue 16).
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