Meet our doctors

Your family doctor is your healthcare partner. At The Doctors Fred Thomas, your family doctor will provide you with all the day-to-day advice, information and support you expect from your GP. At The Doctors Fred Thomas, your doctor can also draw on a large team of doctors, each with specialist family medicine interests. We also have a great team of complementary health professionals – nurses, physiotherapists, radiologists, sonographers, CT Scanning, nuclear radiology, pharmacists, clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, midwife and a skilled phlebotomy team. We all share your interest in shaping a healthy future – and managing any health issues you have.

Adam Perley

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MB ChB (Otago), PG Cert CPU, GPEP2 Registrar
Dr Adam Perley completed his GPEP1 training with us in 2017 and now joins us full time at Fred Thomas. He has worked for 5 years as a surgical registrar and passed his Surgical Part 1 Exams so has an interest and skills in skin lesions and minor surgery. He also has an interest in Urology and Men’s Health.

Outside of work he enjoys playing cricket & soccer, travelling, volunteering and eating chocolate!

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Arthur Young

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MB ChB (Otago); Dip Obst (Auckland); FRNZCGP

 

Dr Arthur Young’s special interests are family medicine and minor surgery. Dr Young has been in practice on the Shore for over 30 years and is a Fellow with the Royal NZ College of GPs. You can book appointments with him at both Fred Thomas and Hauraki Corner. 
On his days off he enjoys his golf, family, his granddaughters and wine tasting.

 


Upeksha Settinayake

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MB ChB (Auckland), PG Cert Women

Dr Upeksha Settinayake has special interests in family medicine, women's health, geriatrics and palliative care. She has also previously worked as a high school doctor and enjoys working with young people.  She obtained Fellowship of the Royal NZ College of GPs in 2016.  In her spare time she enjoys creative writing and travel.

Tracey Opperman

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MB ChB (Auckland), FRNZCGP Family Medicine

Dr Tracey Opperman has special interests in family health, children and women's health, and care of the elderly. Tracey has been in general practice since 2000 and is a Fellow of the Royal NZ College of GPs. She has two teenagers and enjoys gardening in her spare time.

Phone 972 9020 for an appointment.

Beverley Howcroft

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MB BS (UK), DRCOG (UK), FRNZCGP Family Medicine, Minor Surgery, Travel Medicine, IUCD (Mirena) insertion
Dr Beverley Howcroft’s special interests include family medicine, women’s health, family planning, paediatrics, travel medicine, skin cancer surgery and care of the elderly. As well as being a GP, Beverley undertakes Fellowship Assessments for the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners. This involves visiting general practitioners and medical practices throughout NZ. She is also a member of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal.

Beverley is an avid traveller and in her spare time can be found at spin class, kayaking or occasionally playing golf.

John Russell

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BSc, BMedSc, MB ChB (Otago), Dip Obst (Auckland), MBA (Massey) FRNZCGP Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, Skin Surgery, Vasectomy

Dr John Russell has special interests in family medicine, men’s health, sports medicine, travel medicine and minor surgery for skin cancer, vasectomy and neonatal circumcision. John is local to the Shore, born in Narrow Neck. He became a local GP 40 years ago and is a Fellow of the Royal NZ College of GPs. When he is not seeing his patients he has a keen interest in his family, viticulture, pressing olives from his olive grove and vintage cars.

Phone 972 9020 for an appointment.

Veronica Lamplough

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MB ChB (Auckland), Dip Obst (Auckland), FRNZCGP
Dr Veronica Lamplough is vocationally trained as a Fellow of the Royal NZ College of GPs. Her expertise is in all aspects of Family Medicine: women's health, paediatrics, care of the elderly and minor surgery.  In addition to her role as a G

P, Veronica serves on Professional Conduct Committees convened by the Medical Council of NZ, and she is an educator and examiner for the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners. In her spare time Veronica is a keen gardener and enjoys Pilates and paddle boarding.

Phone 972 9020 for an appointment.

Rowan Waters

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MB ChB (Auckland), Dip Obst (Auckland), FRNZCGP Family Medicine, Geriatrics
Rowan is passionate about all aspects of family medicine with a special interest in care of the elderly, women’s health and mental health. Rowan has practised on the Shore for over 30 years and she is a vocationally trained Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Rowan is a sailor, gardener and busy grandmother. Rowan is based solely at Fred Thomas and is unable to take on new patients at this stage.
Renate Tolks

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Aerztin/Hamburg, FRNZCGP Family Medicine, Women and Children’s Health, Holistic Medicine and some Homeopathy
Dr Renate Tolk’s special interests include family medicine, women and children’s health, holistic medicine and some homeopathy. Renate works as a locum and on alternate Saturday mornings at Fred Thomas Health. Phone 972 9020 for an appointment.