Meet Our Clinical Staff

Samar Hamid

Samar Hamidedit


I completed my Medical Degree in Pakistan in 1996. I completed my hospital and GP training in NSW and Victoria in Australia. I have recently moved to New Zealand with my husband and three children. I am Vocationally registered. I am fluent in English, Urdu and Hindi.
Anuj Gupta

Anuj Guptaedit


I graduated from National University of Singapore in 1999 and have been a GP for 15 years. I love the challenges and satisfaction that come with being a GP. I have a special interest in diabetes and asthma. I migrated to NZ in 2016 and love the cosmopolitan lifestyle in North Shore. I am able to speak Hindi, Mandarin and Malay.

Alison Payne

Alison Payneedit


I emigrated from the UK in 2013. I have over 25 years experience of paediatric nursing both in hospital and in the community setting. I have also worked ad a Public Health nurse and was instrumental in commencing an opportunistic vaccination program within the local hospital. I enjoy the diversity of my role as a Practice Nurse and am particularly interested in paediatrics, emergency medicine and vaccination.

Annette O'Sullivan

Annette O'Sullivanedit


I have been a Practice Nurse since 1995, a large proportion of those years spent at Albany Family Medical Centre. Along with contact with people, I enjoy the vast diversity that Practice Nursing brings, and my areas of special interest are Childhood Vaccination, Wound care, and Asthma and Diabetes Clinic teaching. In my spare time, I enjoy travelling, walking and biking with friends.

Anna Wang

Anna Wangedit


My employment at AFMC started in July 2014 and I am really enjoying working with my kind, funny dedicated colleagues. I feel lucky to be part of this wonderful team.

I love travelling, and am an enthusiastic foodie. I'm enjoying my New Zealand experiences - particularly surf school at Piha, and I recently learnt to SCUBA dive.

Mary Thuell

Mary Thuelledit


I started with AFMC in 1997 and have been humbled and privileged to have been able to share so many wonderful people's lives and families. My special interests are now paediatrics, wound care, emergency medicine, and collaborating with my colleagues to provide a standard of care which I believe we can be very proud of. 

Grace Beshara

Grace Besharaedit


I emigrated to NZ in 2001. It is a great opportunity to work with the team at Albany Family Medical Centre. I enjoy all aspects of General Practice and my special interests are women's and children's health. In my spare time I enjoy doing activities with my family and two children.

Jacqueline Tam

Jacqueline Tamedit


I graduated from Otago University in 1991 and spent time in Australia before I returned to work in Auckland. I'm married with two children and one fur child who keep me busy when I'm not at work. It is a privilege to get to know and help patients especially those I have seen for many years.

'Harry' Martin

'Harry' Martinedit


After qualifying as a doctor in the UK, I travelled extensively before settling in Auckland in 1993. Being a GP and working with the team is great! I like all aspects of General Practice particularly children and women's health. Outside work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three young adult children, music, cycling, being outdoors and planning future adventures.

Nelly Steinemann

Nelly Steinemannedit


I graduated in Berne, Switzerland and ended up in New Zealand soon after. I have a particular interest in women's health, children and the elderly. I am keen on computers in medicine. I bring a lot of life experience, being a wife, mother and stepmother and speak German and French. When I am not at work you might see me jogging, swimming or hear me playing the flute or singing Swiss folk songs.

John Kyle

John Kyleedit


John first started as a General Practitioner in Albany in 1985 working in solo practice  until 2001 at which time he joined Paul and Philip at the current address. For many years he functioned as an examiner for the Royal New Zealand College of GP's and currently is a teaching partner with the Department of General Practice at the University of Auckland. In his spare time (when he gets some!) he enjoys painting, fishing and playing guitar.

Philip Gluckman

Philip Gluckmanedit


Third generation of NZ doctors - an old family curse. Keen musician, my novel "Harry from the Agency" is available in all libraries. Absolutely love my job and I have a special interest in treating patients with Hyperhidrosis.